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Octavia from Hazbin Hotel

Octavia (voiced by Barrett Wilbert Weed) is an avian demon in the web cartoon Hazbin Hotel.  Octavia is sarcastic with an interest in collecting taxidermy that suits her gothic appearance.  Octavia has messy hair and long grey tail feathers.  She wears a pink dress and black beanie.  To recreate her look, don’t be afraid to be a little interpretive.  White face paint with purple eyeshadow can evoke her unique appearance.  The wings pictured, though meant to be worn over the arms, can be detached into two halves and worn on the legs if you’re feeling particularly crafty.  (Safety pins can do a lot to help secure them in place by pinning them to other items of clothing.)  If you are just looking for a short-term costume, gold star stickers can be added to the dress for an evening.  Otherwise, you may want to get out the hot glue gun or splurge for iron-on patches in the same star shape.

Tuca from Tuca & Bertie

In Tuca & Bertie, Tuca (voiced by Tiffany Haddish) is a 30-something cocky, care-free toucan who is friends with Bertie, an anxious songbird. Tuca is newly sober and impulsive, working odd jobs to make ends meet and depending on her wealthy Aunt Tallulah for financial support.

Gulliver from Animal Crossings New Horizons

Gulliver from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gulliver is the hapless castaway that sometimes appears on the shores of your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He has a tendency to fall asleep on the deck of his ship and roll overboard. When you fin him you have to help collect the pieces of his communicator so he can call his crew for a pick-up.

Dressing as Gulliver is a little tricky given that he’s a bird. White pants and white gloves help give you the appearance of all-over white feathers. You can add white wings or use a white shawl to mimic Gulliver’s wings depending on your preference. Yellow duck feet give you the webbed look of Gulliver but you can also use yellow rain boots for a more human look. Similarly, you can use a false bill or leave it off.

To really capture Gulliver’s look though you need a sailor’s cap and shirt. A few pieces of circuitry make for a great accessory to finish off the costume.

Bertie from Tuca and Bertie

Bertie from Tuca & Bertie

In Tuca & Bertie, Roberta “Bertie” Songthrush (Ali Wong) is a songbird who is best friends with Tuca. Bertie is career-driven and anxious, working as a senior analyst at Conde Nest but aspiring to be a baker.

Colonel Chestbridge

In Danger 5, Colonel Chestbridge (Tilman Vogler) is the no-nonsense, eagle-man leader of an international task force whose job is to stop the Nazis and oh, yes, and of course to kill Hitler!

Hotline Miami Jacket

In the retro 2D video game Hotline Miami, the unnamed protagonist (nicknamed Jacket) receives cryptic instructions to kill foes in an ultraviolent manner. He wears a variety of animal masks when completing these tasks, each of which gives him special abilities. To finish the costume, apply fake blood liberally.