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Albert Pratt / The Atom

Albert Pratt known by superhero alias The Atom was a small but mighty Golden Age hero who premiered in DC Comics in the 1940s.  Al was a scientist and athlete proficient in hand-to-hand combat.  His character later went on to acquire atomic strength (which coincided with a modernized costume that covered more skin than the original bare-legged version).  While he has undergone several iterations, most of his costumes include bright yellow, blue, and red, making him a colorful choice for those interested in a bold look.

Circe

Circe first appeared in 1949 as one of Wonder Woman’s antagonists. As an immortal sorceress she’s a little hard to beat. Thankfully the good guys manage it every time. And I do mean every time. Like a good villain Circe makes repeat appearances, often changing in appearance but consistent in her evil.

This version of Circe might not be the first form she took but it is one of the most popular for cosplays. It gets back to the Greek roots of the character. She was adapted from one of the villains in Homer’s The Odyssey and you definitely get the vibe of an ancient Grecian island witch with this version of Circe.

The first thing you’ll need is a long black wig. Circe’s hair color changes with every iteration of her character but this time her hair is jet black. As an added bonus you can also use this wig for a Morticia Addams cosplay if you’re going to a multi-day convention!

Once you have your wig you’ll need a green dress in a very tight but flowing style. After that you’ll need a whole lot of gold accessories: bangles, a belt, a chalice, and an arm band. Skin tone skippers give you something close to a barefoot look. If that’s not quite your style or you can’t find a slipper in the right shade you can make a pair of invisible shoes like these.

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Bumblebee

Bumblebee is a character from the DC Comics. Her real name is Karen Beecher-Duncan. After first appearing in Teen Titans #45, she joined the Doom Patrol and the Teen Titans. Following her comic debut in 1976, some attribute Bumblebee as the first black woman superhero character in DC Comics. She is a human or metahuman depending on the continuity. Her abilities include shrinking to insect size and a solar powered suit that enables her to fly, launch force blasts, and unleash electrical stings. Use black duct tape to make the diagonal stripes. If you want to show your midriff like the character, you can cut the top to fit higher.

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Booster Gold

Booster Gold is a character in the DC comics. His real name is Michael Jon Carter, a time traveling superhero from the future. Using his knowledge of historical events and futuristic tech, he stages publicity stunt heroics. And like cosplayers, his powers come from his costume! His power suit grants him super strength and his wristlets shoot out force blasts. The gold goggles contain infrared and magnifying powers as well. To recreate the design, all you have to do is cut out a V-shaped hole in the blue leotard, and iron on the blue star.

King Shark

King Shark is a character in the animated DC Universe Harley Quinn series. As a giant human-shark hybrid, King Shark is a part of Harley’s crew of mainly C-List villains. His real name is Nanuae, and he is actually a Prince of the Shark Men Kingdom. We first meet him at Poison Ivy‘s apartment after Clayface called him to help Harley. His abilities include underwater advantages, such as swimming and breathing underwater, as well as superhuman strength and durability. Although don’t let King Shark around blood, or his shark instincts will go berserk.

Stripesy

Stripsey, aka Pat Dugan, is a character from the DC Comics. He first appeared in Star Spangled Comics #1 (1941). He was the sidekick to the Star Spangled Kid before becoming a Golden Age superhero himself. Later on he married Barbara Whitmore, and his step-daughter Courtney became the second Star Spangled Kid, aka Stargirl. Pat returned to assisting the hero as a new sidekick, now known as S.T.R.I.P.E. In contrast to his original look, Pat wears a suit of mechanical robot armor. He has been a member of the All-Star Squadron, Infinity Inc, the Justice Society, and the Seven Soldiers of Victory. In the CW series, Pat is played by Luke Wilson.

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Wildcat

Wildcat is a superhero title that has belonged to several people. The first of those was Ted Grant, a renowned heavy weight boxer that took up the Wildcat mantle to clear his name after getting involved with the wrong people.

Wildcat’s costume is fairly simple so there are a few ways it can be done. The simplest is a black body suit and fingerless gloves paired with a cat mask. Wearing martial arts slippers with the body suit – either inside the suit of it goes over your feet or outside of it for suits that end at the ankle – should protect your feet and give you the Wildcat look.

If the mask doesn’t look quite right you can go with face paint to mimic the look of his mask.

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Wesley Dodds (Sandman)

Wesley Dodds is the real name of DC superhero Sandman.  Originally introduced in 1939, Dodds uses a gun that administers a powerful sleeping gas to subdue criminals.  He then sprinkles them with sand and leaves them for the police.  In his original (and most iconic) iteration, Dodds wore a green business suit, brown fedora, and purple cape.  Sandman’s look has been updated on several occasions, including a version with a more menacing-looking gas mask and a yellow suit from the mid-eighties until the early 2010s.  No matter which version of Dodds you choose to recreate, you’ll need a brown fedora and a futuristic-looking gun with a wide, round barrel to help you put crime to sleep.

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Superboy from Titans

On the TV show Titans, Conner (played by Joshua Orpin) is a Kryptonian/human hybrid who is also known as Subject 13 and Superboy.  Superboy’s powers include solar energy absorption, much like Superman, which allows him to heal himself, as well as exhibit superhuman speed, stamina, hearing, and strength.  Superboy’s costume is very simple to recreate, and includes a black t-shirt with the red Superman insignia, blue cargo pants, and black tactical boots.

Batwoman

Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, is the title character of the live action CW show Batwoman. Three years have passed since the disappearance of Batman, and his cousin Kate Kane (Ruby Rose) must take the mantle to be Gotham’s next vigilante. Under the alter-ego of Batwoman, she protects the city from criminals. In the second season, an airplane crashes with Kate as a passenger. Although her body missing, her Batsuit is found by Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie), a former convict. Ryan becomes the newest Batwoman, aiming to finish what Kate started. We included two wig options, one for Kate Kane and one for Ryan Wilder, depending on which Batwoman you want to cosplay. If you’re able to splurge, ProCosplay offers the entire set. The Rubie’s option doesn’t include shoes, but a pair of black shoes or boots will do.