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Zarya Moonwolf from Mysticons

Zarya Moonwolf (voiced by Nicki Burke) can be as tough as they come. But when it comes to her friends, she is nothing by loyalty and love. Which is why it’s a good idea not to cross them. Or her. You might end up on the wrong end of a Mysticon Ranger’s bow!

Cosplaying Zarya takes a little bit of patience and a fairly steady painting hand. Her blue hair can be copied with a wig while boot toppers and gauntlet gloves come close to her look. To get her top, however, you’ll need a light blue shirt as well as dark blue, white, and gold fabric paint. The paint serves to add in the various designs of her shirt as well as the main portion of her belt. The same paint decorates dark blue leggings to resemble her pants and the cuffs of the gauntlet gloves.

Link’s bow is a close second to Zarya’s in general shape and some paint adds in the proper details. Spray paint it dark blue, then go back in with light blue acrylic paint and highlight the details. A light blue cape finishes the look once its edges are properly tattered.

Circus Baby from Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location

Circus Baby is the primary antagonist of the horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location.  Circus Baby is a doll-like animatronic that houses the soul of Elizabeth Afton.  She has red hair pulled into pigtails and wears a two-piece red outfit with matching red jester shoes.  When recreating this look, you can opt to buy the full-face Circus Baby mask, or choose to paint your face and wear a red pigtail wig instead.  Either way, you’ll want to layer your dress and crop top over a white undersuit to replicate the pale white of Circus Baby’s body.  For an extra effect, you can take some time to add the animatronic seam details with fabric markers.  Last but not least, you could glue or sew gold bells to the tips of your jester shoes so your victims can hear you coming.

Anna Kone from Pen15

Anna Kone from Pen15

It’s the year 2000. In Hulu’s cringe comedy Pen15, Anna Kone and Maya Ishii-Peters are two best friends navigating the trials of seventh grade at the turn of the 21st century. At the core of the show’s hilarity is the fact that actresses Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine are real-life best friends in their 30s, portraying fictionalized versions of their former selves while surrounded by a cast of actual 13-year-olds. Anna (or ‘Na!!!!’ according to Maya) is a lanky tween with a heart of gold and a mouth of metal. Like most middle schoolers, she is swayed easily by her peers. In the iconic garage scene of S1 E2, Anna dresses to impress in true Y2K fashion with choker necklace, teeny tiny purse, low-rise camo, and a generous display of midriff.

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Cinderella

Cinderella is a classic princess from the animated film in 1950. Based on the fairytale of the same name, she works as a maid for her wicked stepfamily. They forbid her to attend Prince Charming’s ball, but the Fairy Godmother arrives to cast a spell to make her wish come true. Now with a carriage, horses, and dress, Cinderella can enjoy the ball, but she must return before midnight. She dances with the prince and falls in love. She loses her glass slipper, which is how he finds her. The shoe fits, and together they live happily ever after.

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Trina from Big Hero 6

Trina is a character in Big Hero 6: The Series, the animated television spinoff of the Pixar movie. On the outside, she appears to be a normal teenage girl who befriends Hiro Hamada. However, she’s really an android controlled by the malevolent Okabe, gathering intel on Hiro to orchestrate the perfect crime. She is voiced by Christy Carlson-Romano, who also starred in Even Stevens.

Maya Ishii-Peters From Pen15

Maya Ishii-Peters from Pen15

It’s the year 2000. In Hulu’s cringe comedy Pen15, Maya Ishii-Peters and Anna Kone are two best friends navigating the trials of seventh grade at the turn of the 21st century. At the core of the show’s hilarity are 30-year-old actresses Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle portraying fictionalized versions of their former selves while surrounded by a cast of actual 13-year-olds. Like most teens, Maya Ishii-Peters lacks self-awareness; but that’s what makes her perfectly endearing and oddly amusing. In the iconic garage scene of S1 E2, Maya dresses to impress in true Y2K fashion with layered choker necklaces, an embroidered tank, low-rise khakis, and a large plaid shirt (which most likely came from dad’s closet).

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Momo Yaoyorozu

Momo Yaoyorozu is a character in the hit anime, My Hero Academia. She got into Class 1-A at U.A. High School through official recommendations. Her enthusiastic dedication to becoming a Pro-Hero makes her a natural leader. Although she acts kind and polite, Momo can be brutally honest, but only to help her classmates improve. Her Quirk is Creation, which gives her the ability to create any object from her fat cells by knowing its molecular structure.

Nobara Kugisaki from Jujutsu Kaisen

Nobara Kugisaki from Jujutsu Kaisen

Nobara Kugisaki (voiced by Asami Seto and Anne Yatco) is a first-year student at Tokyo Jujutsu High alongside Yuji Itadori and Megumi Fushiguro in the manga and anime series Jujutsu Kaisen.  Under the tutelage of Satoru Gojo, Nobara is determined to stay true to herself and become a fearsome sorcerer.  Nobara has short ginger hair cut in a long bob and wears a navy blue school uniform paired with dark tights and loafers.  Nobara’s primary weaponry consists of a hammer with a heart on it and nails she imbues with cursed energy.  She sometimes requires the use of a straw doll to perform exorcisms.

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Mei Lee from Turning Red

Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang) is the main character in the Disney-Pixar film Turning Red.  Prior to her initial transformation into a red panda, Mei is outspoken and outgoing.  After her power activates, she has to learn to control her emotions in order to avoid transforming.  Mei’s dark hair turns red after she transforms into a red panda.  She wears a blue skirt over burgundy leggings with a pink collared shirt and red-orange sweater.  Mei is a big fan of all things late-90s/early-2000s including choker necklaces, boy bands, and her Tamagotchi virtual pet.

Kneemoi from Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

Kneemoi from Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego

Kneemoi may look sweet but don’t take your eyes off her. She’s a shapeshifting grifter who has no issue stealing whatever she wants. Once she even stole all knowledge of Tai Chi! As one of Carmen Sandiego’s henchwomen, she is comfortable in a life of crime, something you probably shouldn’t bring to your Kneemoi cosplay.

Along with setting aside her criminal tendencies, Kneemoi cosplayers have a unique challenge. Kneemoi, in her normal state, is a pink floating ball with arms and, sometimes, a hose-like nose. A pink bodysuit is a good start, as are false lashes and pink face paint. You can add a pink skirt and pink flats if you would like a few more layers. And if you want to copy the nose she has in some variations, you can use skin-safe glue to attach a plastic hose over your nose.