adventure game

Empress of Light from Terraria

The Empress of Light is a Hardmode boss from the Terraria video game.  She is encountered in the Hallow.  The Empress of Light has a beautiful, prismatic appearance, despite her vicious attack style.  To recreate her look, use golden yellow body paint on your face and neck to match the color of your bodysuit.  Then, you’ll pair it with a blue monokini or cut-out leotard, gloves, boots, and ruffles worn around your upper arms, as well as a pink wig and matching pink open-front skirt.  Finally, you’ll need a pair of elf ears (which you can make appear more yellow with the same body paint used on your face), a blue unicorn horn, and gold crown.  Finally, don’t forget your impressive multicolored wings.

Momo from Stray

In the adventure game Stray, Momo is a Companion Robot and a member of the Outsiders. Momo resides in an apartment in the Slums, where he’s lonely and depressed, only a TV with poor signal to keep him company. His long Hawaiian shirt may be a reference to Max Payne, who often wore tropical shirts even in the snow.

lara croft from shadow of the tomb raider

Lara Croft from Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Lara Croft (voiced by Camilla Luddington) is back in the latest iteration of the well-known adventure game.  Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third, and reportedly, last, game in the Survivor Timeline of the series.  Lara’s look remains as gritty and practical as in earlier installments, with dark cargo pants, fingerless gloves, and a blue and black tank top as her primary costume.  It’s unlikely you’ll find pieces to exactly match her in-game outfits, so focus on getting as close as you can.  Lara uses a pickaxe that would set you back several hundred dollars, so if you decide to accessorize with one, don’t be afraid to go with a cheaper model.

asra from the arcana

Asra Alnazar from The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story

Asra Alnazar is a powerful magician from the mobile game The Arcana: A Mystic Romance – Love Story.  Asra is very fond of the Apprentice, as well as being one of their six potential romantic partners.  Asra is also friends with Muriel, as they both grew up together as orphans on the Docks, and a colleague of Julian Devorak, as they worked together to find a cure for the Red Plague.  Asra has white hair and wears a shirt open at the chest.  While traveling, he dons a patterned sleeveless coat as well as a black wide-brimmed hat with a brightly colored feather.  If you can’t find a single feather to fit the bill, consider layering several colorful feathers together.

mulbruk from la-mulana 2

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.

Cole MacGrath from inFAMOUS 1

Cole MacGrath from inFAMOUS

Cole MacGrath (voiced by Jason Cottle) is the main character of inFamous. Whether he is the hero or the villain depends on the player. Either way, he’s got a journey ahead of him that changes not only his world but the world around him.

Cole dresses like a man who knows he has an adventure coming up in his life. Green cargo pants and thigh pouches work with hiking shoes to make sure he’s ready for just about anything coming at him. Add in fingerless gloves, a two-tone jacket, and a cross-body bad and your cosplay is ready to go.

American McGee's Alice Classic Blue Dress Cosplay

Make Your Own: American McGee’s Alice

American McGee’s Alice first debuted in 2000 and quickly gained a cult following. In 2011, the second installment Madness Returns […]

corvo attano from dishonored

Corvo Attano from Dishonored

Corvo Attano is the main protagonist of the the first Dishonored video game.  As the secret lover and protector of Empress Jessamine Kaldwin, Corvo is framed for her murder and imprisoned before escaping and seeking vengeance.  Corvo wears a long frock coat with gold details, dark trousers, and brown boots.  His unique mask not only conceals his identity, but provides a telescopic eye that allows him a closer view of people and important items in the game.

Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2

Chuck Greene from Dead Rising 2

Chuck Greene (voiced by Peter Flemming) is a former motocross champion, a widower, and a father that will do whatever it takes to protect his daughter. Sometimes that involves fighting off the undead. Sometimes it involves things a little crazier. Chuck has the skills to handle it, though. And for as long as he can, he’s going to keep his daughter safe.

Chuck Greene is a great cosplay for those who want to be comfortable. He wears black boots, blue jeans, and a motocross jacket in yellow and black. His weapon of choice is the Paddlesaw (when he can’t ride a Slicecycle) but those aren’t exactly easy to make. A kayak paddle is a good start to one, though!

Nick Ramos from Dead Rising 3

Nick Ramos from Dead Rising 3

With no memory of his past and few clues to go on, Nick (voiced by Andrew Lawrence) is one of the youngest and the most mysterious protagonists in the Dead Rising series. He also makes for a great cosplay with the exception of his weapon, the sledge saw, which takes a build all its own to replicate.

Sledge saw aside, a Nick Ramos cosplay is great for people who want something with reusable pieces. A set of coveralls with the sleeves torn off, workboots, and a patch is all you really need for the clothing. A tattoo pen lets you copy the “12” tattoo on his neck, finishing off the whole look.