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Charlie Price from Kinky Boots

Charlie Price is the protagonist of the movie turned Broadway musical, Kinky Boots. After his father dies, he inherits the family shoe factory, but he isn’t ready to assume the responsibility, especially as profits look bleak. While seeking a new market, he encounters a group of muggers harassing a woman. Charlie intervenes but gets knocked unconscious, and the woman ends up saving him. Turns out that woman is Lola, the drag queen who headlines her own show, yet can’t fit into women’s boots. The two create a whole new line of shoes made for drag queens, fittingly called “kinky boots”, with Lola as the designer. Their partnership helps Charlie overcome dealing with his father’s legacy, which leads to their shared success. Stark Sands originated the role on Broadway. Celebrities such as American Idol winner David Cook and Panic! At the Disco’s Brendon Urie have also stepped into the role — or should we say, stepped into the kinky boots!

Pierre Bezukhov from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Pierre Bezukhov is one of the protagonists in the electropop opera Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Based on a part of Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace, the musical revolves around the affair between Natasha Rostova and Anatole Kuragin. Meanwhile, Pierre is a social outcast with a heavy drinking problem. As described in the song “Pierre,” he is rich and unhappily married to Anatole’s sister, Helene. He suffers from depression, but he wants to get better. Pierre plays a crucial part in resolving the consequences of the affair. After comforting Natasha and gaining her affection, he sees the Great Comet of 1812 streak across the sky, resulting in his spiritual awakening. Singer Josh Groban is known for playing this role on Broadway, though Dave Malloy, the composer and lyricist, originated it.

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King George III from Hamilton

King George III is the main antagonist of the musical Hamilton, opposite Alexander Hamilton. Neurotic and menacing, the monarch threatens the revolution. After the war, he teases the colonies, questioning their ability to lead and mocking John Adams as president. He sings “You’ll Be Back,” “What Comes Next,” and “I Know Him.” Jonathan Groff, who you may recognize as the voice of Kristoff from Frozen, originated the role on Broadway.

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Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton is the title character of the musical Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, the musical details his life from coming to the colonies up until his death in the duel against Aaron Burr. Self-described as “young, scrappy, and hungry,” Alexander is set on helping shaping America gain its independence and lay its foundation, namely with the Constitution. He lets his voice be heard and refuses to throw away his shot. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and script — as well as originated the role on Broadway! This costume guide includes his soldier outfit from Act I.

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The Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton

They’re looking for a mind at work! The Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy, are characters from the musical Hamilton. Angelica (Renee Elise Goldsberry) is the oldest sister who is reading “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine. She exhibits intellect and selflessness. Despite her romantic feelings towards Alexander Hamilton, she puts Eliza’s happiness over her own, and comes to her defense upon the release of the Reynolds Pamphlet. Eliza (Phillipa Soo) is the middle sister who is “helpless” for Alexander and becomes his wife. She continues his legacy after his death, such as raising funds for the Washington monument and establishing the first private orphanage in New York City. Peggy (Jasmine Cephas-Jones) is the youngest sister, nervous about being out after sundown — she’s really only known for her line “and Peggy!”

Anne Boleyn from Six! The Musical

Anne Boleyn from Six! The Musical

Anne Boleyn was the real-life wife of Henry VIII. The mother of Queen Elizabeth I, Anne was beheaded shortly after her daughter’s death after being falsely charged with several crimes against the crown. Though her story was largely untold in the centuries following her death she has been given a voice in more modern times in both academic and pop culture circles. One such outlet for Anne’s story is Six! The Musical, an edgy take on the lives (and deaths) of Henry’s six wives where Millie O’Connell plays Boleyn.

Cosplaying as this particular version of Anne Boleyn takes a little bit of DIY. All of the musical’s costumes are very unique and you aren’t likely to find an exact match. To get her look you want to get a bright green dress and use tape to create the black gridwork pattern seen in the show. The original dress’ grid is made of small studs but you can start with basic black tape and upgrade if you decide to keep the costume going.

A connected high-neck collar and set of cap sleeves finished the dress while black nylons, black-heeled boots, green hair bows, and Anne’s signature “B” pendant finish off the outfit. The musical’s version of Anne also has several piercings and prefers bright green eye makeup, so a few fake piercings and shimmering green makeup are must-haves.

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Conor Murphy from Dear Evan Hansen

Connor Murphy is a character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. Not much is known about his life. He suffers from anxiety and depression, and perhaps substance abuse, as it’s hinted that he took pills to kill himself. He’s a reserved loner who acts cold and cruel towards others — even his sister, Zoe. He is the catalyst for the plot, as his suicide sparks the confusion with Evan’s letters. Despite his death, Connor reappears in “Sincerely, Me” as a figment of Evan’s imagination, and a ghost when Evan doesn’t know how to rectify the situation. Mike Faist originated the role on Broadway.

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Zoe Murphy from Dear Evan Hansen

Zoe Murphy is a character in the musical Dear Evan Hansen. She is the crush/love interest of Evan. She is also the younger sister of Connor Murphy. In contrast to her brother, Zoe has a bubbly and confident personality. Although she struggles with the pressure of being the “good child” in the family. To ease that struggle, Evan tries to make her feel like Conor was actually a better person. Even after realizing his lies, Zoe forgives her brother because she wants to believe Evan. She plays in her school jazz band and draws on the cuffs of her jeans (which you can do with a pen). Laura Dreyfuss originated the role on Broadway.

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SpongeBob SquarePants from The Broadway Musical

In SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, the inhabitants of Bikini Bottom find themselves in peril as a volcano called Mount Humongous threatens to erupt and destroy the town. SpongeBob endeavors to save his beloved home and his friends. For the Broadway Musical, SpongeBob’s costume has been revamped with a yellow checkered shirt and plaid pants, compared to SpongeBob’s costume in the original run at the Oriental Theater in Chicago, and his design in the Nickelodeon series.

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Erik, better known as The Phantom of the Opera, is a main character of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical. His real name is Erik. He lives underground beneath the Paris Opera House, and becomes infatuated with a soprano singer named Christine Daae. As a musical genius, he recognizes her talent and selects her to sing his music. He eventually falls in love with her, but she doesn’t reciprocate, which leaves him heartbroken. He wears a mask to hide half his face which had been disfigured from birth. The musical is currently running on Broadway, where Ben Crawford plays this title role.