Women

Janine Melnitz from Ghostbusters

Janine Melnitz is the inexplicably loyal – if somewhat exasperated – receptionist for the Ghostbusters, played by the ever-memorable Annie Potts. She put herself between the Ghostbusters and a possessed Louis Tully, not to mention the Ghostbusters and the EPA. She does a kind of busting all her own and her distinctly ’80s outfits would make a great cosplay.

Janine’s outfit is quintessential ’80s. A short brown wig, large glasses on a red cord, a red button down, black skirt, black tights, and simple black heels all say ’80s office worker. The look is wrapped up by a sleeveless shrug in grey that you’ll need to add black stripes to using black fabric markers.

Libby Folfax from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Libby Folfax is a character in the Nickelodeon show, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. While she’s often the voice of reason in class, her singing voice is off-key. She is the best friend of Cindy Vortex, and often shares the same opinion. When Libby helps battle mummies in Egypt by posing as an ancient queen, who happened to be her identical ancestor, she keeps her hair in dreadlocks. She also gets an outfit change from a casual dress to a striped sweater and jeans.

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Sailor Jupiter from Sailor Moon

Makoto Kino (voiced by Emi Shinohara and Amanda Céline Miller) is a Sailor Guardian in the anime and manga series Sailor Moon.  Known as Sailor Jupiter when in her Sailor form, Makoto is an orphan, having lost her parents in a plane crash.  She is tomboyish and loves cooking.  Makoto has long brown hair that she wears in a ponytail.  Her school uniform consists of a khaki skirt and matching blouse.  Finding an exact match can be tough, but you can recreate the look with a similarly colored sailor sweatshirt (though you may want to pin the rabbit ears on the hood out of sight).  When fighting evil by moonlight with Sailor Moon and the rest of the Guardians, Sailor Jupiter’s costume is dark green with matching boots.  In both her civilian and Sailor forms, she wears pink rosebud earrings and a green hair tie in her hair.

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Female V from Cyberpunk 2077

V (voiced by Cherami Li when female) is the main character in the RPG game Cyberpunk 2077V is a fully customizable character and the decisions you make about V’s appearance and other attributes can all impact the story.  The female V has an asymmetrical haircut and wears a bomber jacket with moto-inspired pants.  If you don’t want to shell out for a replica jacket, you can recreate the look with a brown bomber jacket by adding light strips to the inside of the collar.

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Cindy Vortex from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Cindy Vortex is a character in the Nickelodeon show, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Bossy and stubborn, she despises Jimmy Neutron for being smarter than her, and thus the smartest kid in class. They compete over pretty much everything, and tease or insult each other at every turn. Although Cindy will never admit that she harbors a crush on the boy genius. Her best friend is Libby Fairfax.

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Weird Girl from Frankenweenie

Weird Girl (voiced by Catherine O’Hara) is a character in Tim Burton’s stop-animation film Frankenweenie.  Weird Girl is a classmate of Victor Frankenstein.  Weird Girl has long hair with bangs and wears a floral-printed dress.  To recreate her costume, you can use either a white or grey dress, depending on your preference, and add the black flowers with fabric paint.  Some light grey body paint can help give you a ghoulish appearance to match.

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Numbuh 362 from Codename: Kids Next Door

Rachel T. McKenzie (voiced by Rachael MacFarlane), better known as Numbuh 362 is a recurring character on the Cartoon Network series Codename: Kids Next Door.  As the Supreme Leader of the KND organization, Numbuh 362 is serious but fair, always concerned for the well-being of the operatives under her command before she retires and Numbuh 5 takes over at Supreme Leader.  Numbuh 362 has blonde hair and wears a colander with two blue sabers and an orange decal with her designated number on it as a hat.  Her uniform consists of a teal jumpsuit and orange sweater, with grey sandals.  To recreate Numbuh 362’s hat, cut craft foam pieces to look like her number plate and sabers before gluing them to a grey colander.  A tiger stripe sweatshirt or plain orange pullover can help evoke her costume look depending on your preference.

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Abby Park from Turning Red

Abby Park (voiced by Hyein Park) is the shortest, feistiest member of the friend group at the heart of Disney-Pixar’s Turning Red.  As one of four best friends, Abby spends much of her time with Mei Lee, Miriam Mendelsohn, and Priya Mangal.  Abby truly wants to help Mei, but can sometimes misremember crucial information.  She’s a big fan of Mei’s red panda form, though, and is very supportive.  Abby wears purple overalls layered over a sweater.  To make your overalls look more like hers, you can add iron-on flower patches.

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Henrietta von Marzipan from Codename: Kids Next Door

Henrietta von Marzipan (voiced by Candi Milo) is a recurring antagonist from the Cartoon Network show Codename: Kids Next Door.  Henrietta appears as Heinrich for most of the episodes she is in.  Henrietta was once Numbuh 5‘s best friend before the incident that transformed her into Heinrich.  Henrietta wears army green pants and sturdy boots, with brown gloves, vest, and safari hat.  Her blonde hair is worn in braided pigtails and she dons a monocle over her left eye.

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Mulbruk from La-Mulana 2

Mulbruk is an ancient who remained dormant within the ruins of La-Mulana before they were destroyed and she was awakened.  In La-Mulana 2, Mulbruk has undergone a modern makeover.  Though she still often falls asleep when her mind wanders, she has traded in her traditional robes for striped socks, boots, and a purple tank top.  Her hair is wrapped in golden thread with a large purple bow tied on top.  If you don’t want to commit to holding a cold cheeseburger all night, a chew toy can make for a more convenient prop.