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Cruella de Vil from Cruella

Emma Stone takes on the titular role of the iconic Disney villain Cruella de Vil in the live action movie Cruella.  The film is an origin story, tracing Cruella’s beginnings to 1970s London where she was once a young fashion designer named Estella before she became obsessed with using the fur of dogs in her clothing creations–especially Dalmatians.  Cruella’s costuming is exceptional, as is to be expected of such an iconic and fashionable character since her debut in 1961’s 101 Dalmatians.  Whether you choose to emulate Estella’s redheaded beginnings, or go full villain with Cruella’s signature black and white locks, try to focus on the overall silhouette rather than getting the pieces exactly right.  And don’t forget to bring her signature attitude… brilliant, bad, and a little bit mad.

Webby Vanderquack from DuckTales

Webby Vanderquack (voiced by Kate Micucci) is a major character in the 2017 Ducktales reboot. She is the granddaughter of Bentina Beakley and adopted niece of Scrooge McDuck, whom she lovingly calls “Uncle Scrooge.” Webby is an affectionate, expressive, and adorable little duckling. Her love for animals has helped her tame dinosaurs and even snow monsters. She is never seen without her Quacky Patch doll.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse is the iconic mascot of the Walt Disney Company. His girlfriend is Minnie Mouse, with whom they own a pet dog named Pluto. His first debut was in Steamboat Willie in 1930. Since then, Mickey has appeared in over 130 films, most notably Brave Little Tailor and Fantasia. Several television shows center around this iconic character, such as The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and the new Mickey Mouse Cartoons. With video games such as Kingdom Hearts and Epic Mickey comic books and strips, even hidden in the theme park, you’ll find Mickey everywhere. He is easily one of the most recognizable cartoon characters, with a whole march dedicated to his name: “Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!”

Donald Duck

Donald Duck is a classic Disney character. He is Mickey Mouse’s best friend. In contrast to Mickey’s level-headedness, Donald has an explosive temper. His mischievous and overconfident personality can land him into trouble. As soon as something goes wrong, he’s quacking up a storm, face and beak bright red. A common catchphrase of his is “Aw, phooey!” His girlfriend, Daisy Duck, often scolds him for his temper tantrums. He is also an uncle, and his nephews include Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Fun fact: His middle name is Fauntelroy! Like the other classic characters, Donald appears in The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Mickey Mouse Cartoons, as well as the parks and merchandising.

Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean

Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean

What horrors love can turn a man to do, Davy Jones knows only too well. The dreaded Lord of the Deep, once charged with guiding the souls of those who died at sea, turned cruel when the goddess Calypso did not return his love. Played by Bill Nighy, he stops at nothing to show us why we (and Will Turner) should fear the deep in the Disney series Pirates of the Caribbean.

There’s a lot that goes into a costume like Davy Jones. Most of the look in the movie relied on CGI so getting something accurate isn’t particularly easy. Makeup tutorials like this one help, though. And you will need to distress the pieces of the costume to fit Jones’ ages-old and sea-weary look. You’ll also want a large quantity of sea shells and sand to give your clothes the look of a man who has slept at the bottom of the sea for centuries.

Of course you need the actual costume pieces too. A Cthulhu mask gives you some of Jones’ beard tentacles while tentacle “horns” add some on top of your head. You can either use these with a bald cap or attach the tentacles to your pirate hate .

For the rest of Jones’ clothes you’ll need a shirt, vest, overcoat, pants, thick belt, and boots.

And Davy Jones would not be Davy Jones without the music box to remind him of the past that led to his fate.

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Kristoff

Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff, who you may know as King George III from Hamilton) is a character in Frozen. Rugged and broad shouldered, he works as an ice harvester with his reindeer companion, Sven. At first, he preferred being on his own, playing his guitar and mimicking the voice of his reindeer. Although Princess Anna convinces him to help find her sister, Elsa, in the North Mountain. On the journey, Anna and Kristoff develop feelings for each other. He introduces her to his adoptive family, the Rock Trolls, who call Kristoff a bit of a “fixer-upper.” He returns to save the sisters from Prince Hans. In the end, Anna and Kristoff get together. Use the hot glue to add fur to the collar, sleeves, and bottom of the t-shirt.

Robin Hood from Disney's Robin Hood (1973)

Robin Hood from Disney’s Robin Hood (1973)

Disney’s Robin Hood is one of its most enduring films. From its debut in 1973 to today, it’s a Disney classic that’s still delighting families everywhere. Its dashing hero (voiced by Brian Bedford) stole into audience’s hearts like only a fox can and he’s still there today! No matter how many times Robin’s tale is retold, Bedford’s rendition is among the most loved.

There are two ways to approach this costume. One uses body paint and a face paint kit to get a whole-body look like Robin’s. The other is to leave your face and arms alone, then rely on orange leggings, a fox tail, and fox ears to mimic Robin’s look. In both cases you’ll want medieval-style shoes, a green tunic, a broad leather belt, and a yellow Robin Hood hat. The hat’s color is key because in most versions with a similar hat it is green. The yellow sets this aside as Disney’s classic Robin as much as the fox tail does.

Finally you’ll want a bow and arrow as well as a quiver. As with all weapons, however, make sure the they’re allowed at the convention you plan to attend!

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Bing Bong

“Who’s your friend that likes to play?” In the Pixar movie Inside Out, Bing Bong (voiced by Richard Kind) is Riley’s imaginary friend who resembles a pink, fuzzy elephant. Riley created him when she was three years old to cope with her childhood. Cheerful yet naive, he cries candy and squeals like a dolphin. Bing Bong makes the ultimate sacrifice after helping Joy blast out of the Memory Dump, causing him to permanently fade from Riley’s memories.

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Jiminy Cricket

“Cricket’s the name…Jiminy Cricket!” Jiminy Cricket is the secondary protagonist in the classic Disney film, Pinocchio. He is a wise-cracking yet dependable cricket who wears a top hat and always carries an umbrella. To help Pinocchio become a real boy, the Blue Fairy appoints him as his conscience. However he proves too high strung and impatient to be a caretaker. But ultimately his loving heart gives him the strength to grow and therefore realize he wants Pinocchio to succeed as they are truly best friends. Furthermore, Jiminy Cricket has been used as a mascot for the Disney company alongside the likes of Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell.

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Prince Hans of the Southern Isles

Prince Hans of the Southern Isles (voiced by Santino Fontana) is a character in the Disney movie Frozen. He visits the kingdom of Arendelle to attend Queen Elsa‘s coronation ball. Princess Anna becomes smitten, and they plan to marry immediately. However Elsa refuses to bless their marriage, which causes tension between the sisters. When Anna is dying from a frozen heart, she asks Prince Hans to kiss her in an act of true love. Plot twist: he reveals he never loved Anna and only wanted to marry her to take over the kingdom, as his status as one of twelve older brothers meant he could never become king. He then lies to Elsa, saying she killed her sister. Anna rushes in time to save a grieving Elsa from his sword. In the epilogue, Anna punches Prince Hans and he falls over the boat into the water.