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Ranni the Snow Witch from Elden Ring

Ranni, also known as the Snow Witch (voiced by Aimee-Ffion Edwards) is a character in the Elden Ring video game.  Ranni provides the Tarnished with the Spirit Calling Bell after receiving the Torrent from Melina. Ranni’s costume includes an oversized hat that can be difficult to pin down unless you purchase a pre-made cosplay set.  If you’re looking to build your own costume, you may need to scale down the hat size or scour handmade shops on Etsy.  Either way, adorning the brim with an adjustable silver headpiece can help it look more like Ranni’s from the game.  Whether you decide to make your own costume with different pieces such as a medieval-inspired dress and faux-fur trimmed cloak or purchase a full set pre-made, you can always take your outfit to the next level by adding pale blue body paint and a matching wig.  Likewise, if you’d like to create extra arms–Ranni has four–you can follow a tutorial like this one if you’re feeling a bit crafty.

Melina from Elden Ring

Melina (voiced by Martha Mackintosh) is an important character in the action RPG Elden Ring.  Melina aligns herself with the Tarnished to help them on their journey in exchange for them accompanying her to the Eldtree.  If you want an exact replica of Melina’s costume, you can find full cosplay sets available for purchase.  Pair this one with a wig and boots to really pull the entire look together.  Otherwise, you can layer a cloak and tunic over a skirt and add a brown cinched belt to evoke a similar feel.

female v from cyberpunk 2077

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.

Misty from Cyberpunk 2077

Misty from Cyberpunk 2077

In Cyberpunk 2077, Misty Olszewski is a new age spiritualist who owns Misty’s Esoterica, where she does tarot card readings. She is good friends with Viktor Vektor and V. Misty’s character design draws inspiration from Pris in the cyberpunk classic Blade Runner.

Grahams Meat-Cook from Fallout 76

Graham’s Meat-Cook from Fallout 76

A post apocalyptic wasteland isn’t the ideal spot for a summer barbecue. But when a friendly super mutant shows up and offers big rewards for hosting the best barbecue this side of the Appalachians, you give it your all. It doesn’t hurt that the rewards include some sweet looks for your next summer cook out.

There are a couple of ways to style the reward you get from Graham. You can rock the cleaner look with a black “Fancy Chef’s Hat” and “Grillmaster” outfit complete with a white button down cuffed at the elbows, a black bow tie, a clean white apron, black slacks, and black shoes.

Or if you want a grittier look you can for the Bloody Chef’s hat and a bloody apron over your button down and slacks. Just take the fake blood spray to one chef’s hat and one apron.

In both cases you’ll want a couple of handy cleavers and you can even paint your own meat week flag using fabric paint, a blank white flag, and the picture above as a guide. After all, you can’t be too prepared in the world of Fallout.

cloud strife from final fantasy vii

Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII

Cloud Strife is the main playable character in Final Fantasy VII and its remake.  Cloud wields broadswords at his primary weapons, including the massive Buster Sword.  Cloud’s appearance is similar between the two versions of the game, though more solidly black and streamlined in the 2020 remake.  To recreate his look, you’ll need a sleeveless turtleneck, wide leg pants, and combat boots, not to mention his signature blond, spiky hair and larger-than-life sword.

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Judy Alvarez from Cyberpunk 2077

Judy Alvarez from Cyberpunk 2077

Artist. Fighter. Mox. Judy Alvarez has made a niche for herself in Night City after moving up from Laguna Bend with her grandparents as a child. When they left she stayed. Now she is as much a part of the city as the rest of her gang. She’s one of the best braindance technicians around but getting her work for yourself isn’t exactly easy to do. Judy has her morals. And if you don’t stack up, she’s gone.

A personality as bold as Judy’s usually comes with a lot of flash but Judy likes to keep it simple. A white tank top tied up above her navel, black leather overalls, and black high tops. She also has a number of tattoos that you can replicate using a tattoo marker and temporary tattoos.

The hard part is copying Judy’s hair. You can choose a similar style that doesn’t require buzzing half your hair off, you can mimic her style directly, or you can use a wig. And when it comes to wigs you have two options. The first is a premade wig that uses fabric to indicate the shaved area. The second option is to buy a white wig, follow this tutorial for another wig alteration originally filmed for another cosplay, and then dye the wig using pink and green Rit dye which should lock the color into the wig’s synthetic fibers.

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2

Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2

Handsome Jack (voiced by Dameon Clarke) is one of the antagonists in Gearbox Software’s hit franchise BorderlandsHe is charasmatic, engaging, and thoroughly evil. Of course everyone loves a good villain and Handsome Jack is no exception. Of course it helps that he is modeled after two other fan favorite characters: Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Mal from Firefly. Neither man would get along with Handsome Jack, unless of course we’re talking about their style.

There are two keys to getting Handsome Jack’s look: His mask and his layers.

You can buy a premade mask on Etsy. Or, if you want something more pliable, you can use face paint to recreate the look of his mask.

His layers are a little bit easier. Start with a long-sleeve yellow shirt and add a long white collared overshirt on top. Then put on a brown leather vest and finally a short blue coat. Once all that is in place you can finish off the clothes with black jeans and a brown belt with a large buckle, brown sneakers, and a large digital watch. The finishing touch, a brown wig, will have you set to hatch your own schemes in no time.

Soul of Cinder from Dark Souls

Soul of Cinder from Dark Souls

In Dark Souls, the Soul of Cinder is a being made up of all previous lords of Cinder. This not only makes it incredibly hard to beat but also terrifying to behold. Getting the exact look takes some painting skill and possibly wearable pyrotechnics (which we really don’t recommend).  But we’ve found pieces that will get you close!

To start you’ll want a black compression shirt and compression pants. They’re tight fitting and breathable so your clothes won’t get twisted up under your armor and you won’t overheat too quickly. On top of that you’ll want a set of knight’s armor, though we recommend plastic over metal for ease of movement. You’ll also need a set of swords to deal with the challengers you’re sure to encounter. If you’ve got a bit of extra money to spend you can get a Cinder replica helmet. They aren’t easily affordable, however, and with some paint a standard knight helmet should do the trick. And finally a can of chalky gray spray paint topped with an oxidizing effects paint kit should help give your armor the eternally burned look Soul of Cinder is known for.