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Summer Rose from RWBY

Summer Rose (voiced by Sandy Lee Casey) is the deceased mother of RWBY‘s brave young protagonist, Ruby. The circumstances of her death are mysterious, but as Rooster Teeth’s anime-inspired webseries progresses, we are learning small details about her past and personality, from master cookie baker to responsible team leader with a “bratty” streak.

Barbara Minerva / Cheetah from Wonder Woman 1984

In the Wonder Woman 1984 movie, Barbara Minerva (played by Kristen Wiig) is an insecure scientist who befriends Diana.  After being exposed to a mystical force, Barbara eventually transforms into Cheetah, arch enemy of Wonder Woman.  Barbara’s look evolves almost as much as the character.  From her frumpy 80s style at the outset of the film, to the sexy animal prints she wears later, there is a lot of room to have fun with the era.  Barbara’s fully evolved Cheetah form looks like a humanoid cat, so some adaptations to a standard leopard or cheetah Halloween costume can make it look more intimidating and better suited to the character.

Poppy from Trolls World Tour

Poppy from Trolls World Tour

Queen Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) is the leader of the Pop trolls. She’s one of the most adventurous – and definitely among the most energetic – of nearly all the trolls. After creating peace with the Bergens, how hard can peace among the trolls be?

Getting Poppy’s perfectly pink look takes some work but is well worth it! You’ll want to start with a pink wig and pink body paint. A green headband and some felt flowers can recreate her headband while you can get close to her felt dress with printed blue dress to match the pattern on hers. And, yes, technically Poppy runs around barefoot but that’s not a safe option. Pink sandals will get you close enough unless you can find a tutorial for invisible shoes, which might come in handy for other costumes!

xena from xena warrior princess

Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena (played by Lucy Lawless on Xena: Warrior Princess) is a reformed villain originally introduced in the TV show Hercules who fights for the greater good in pursuit of redemption.  Xena is a formidable warrior who takes the villager Gabrielle under her wing, eventually training her falling in love.  Replica armor for Xena can be prohibitively expensive, so the easiest way to recreate her look is to find studded leather pieces that evoke the same warrior feel as many of Xena’s outfits from the show.

Cara Dune from The Mandalorian

Cara Dune from The Mandalorian

Cara Dune (played by the fantastic Gina Carano) is a former member of the Rebel Alliance. When the Empire fell the Alliance largely disbanded and Dune began wandering the galaxy on her own. She’s savvy and quick with a sharp tongue sharper knife. In short she’s everything a Mandalorian could ask for in a friend!

Cara’s costume requires a little bit of DIY and some patience, specifically when it comes to her armor. You can buy the pre-printed pieces above or, if you know your way around a 3-D printer, you can order the patterns from Etsy and print the pieces yourself. In both cases you’ll have to go through some trial and error to get the paint colors right in order to finish the appearance of the armor.

Once the armor is done, though, the rest of the costume is a bit of a breeze. A black compression shirt provides a foundation for the armor while leggings and boots make up the rest of her outfit. You can style a brunette wig to mimic her hair and apply temporary tattoos to match Cara’s. Just make sure you cover up with an arm band if you’re going near any Imperial holdouts!

umaru doma from himouto! umaru-chan

Umaru Doma from Himouto! Umaru-chan

Umaru Doma (voiced by Aimi Tanaka in Japanese and Emily Neves in English) is the main character of the anime Himouto! Umaru-chan.  Umaru has three different “modes,” providing ample opportunity for costuming.  In her “outdoor mode,” she wears a typical school uniform in burgundy.  Umaru’s “indoor mode,” or what is described as her true form, is also a chibi and she wears a cozy hamster hoodie.  As “UMR,” a feared gamer at the local arcade, Umaru wears a hoodie, hat, and mask to keep her identity concealed.

Breezie the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog

Breezie the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie)

In the Sonic comics, Breezie is a savvy businesswoman. Whether she’s a good guy or a bad guy depends on who you ask and which comic you’re on. But whether she’s good or bad, there’s no denying she’s driven and will go to any lengths to reach her goals!

If you’re going to dress as Breezie then the first thing you need is a red power suit and a matching pair of red pumps. A white button down shirt and ascot round out her clothing while chunky gold bracelets are her only accessories. Finally, teal tights, white gloves, a teal wig, and face paint give you the tools you need to become Breezie the Hedgehog!

sage from disneys star darlings

Sage from Disney’s Star Darlings

Sage (voiced by Libe Barer) is a main protagonist in Disney’s Star Darlings, and a student at Starling Academy studying to be a Wish-Granter. Sage is also a member of the Starling Academy Band, where she plays guitar. Sage is a great costume for anyone who loves glitter and the color purple, as her entire appearance is based around the shade. As with all Starlings, her skin is somewhat sparkly, so don’t skimp on the body glitter for this look.

Little My from Moominvalley

Little My is brave and has a rather bold personality. She does what she wants, and knows what to do to get what she wants. Little My does have a soft side, but most times her strong will is front and center. Little My enjoys her mischievous adventures in MoominValley.

Lilith from Supernatural

Lilith from Supernatural

Lilith (played primarily by Katherine Boecher) is know as the first demon. She was once human until Lucifer twisted her soul in an act of spite against God. This eventually led her to become the first-ever demon and as such as has some unique traits.

Most unique of all are her completely white eyes. It is possible to achieve this look using white contacts but as any actor will tell you it is very hard to see when you have them in. Unfortunately you will have to get these from an eye care professional but as long as it is the best way to ensure you do not damage your eyes.

Lilith’s costume is otherwise very simple: she prefers white dresses that are simple but elegant with small jewel details. She also prefers delicate sandals instead of shoes. And in the series she is shown to prefer blondes when possessing adults. This means a blonde wig might be necessary but it’s also a versatile piece for other cosplay options!

Beyond the outfit, Lilith stands out from other demons in her personality. She is very cheerful and even playful – often possessing children – but she is quick to anger and just as quick to violence. There is an underlying menace to her cheerful nature that scares everyone she is around. It is as much a part of her character as her white eyes and demonic powers.