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Dimitri from Anastasia

Dimitri (voiced by John Cusack) has spent his life running from the memories of what he saw as a child the night the Romanov family fell. He’s never seemed to settle, never really found his place. Not until he stumbles upon the real Anastasia, the girl he helped escape years ago. Only then do things seem to fall into place.

Dimitri has a few looks in the film but his most memorable is probably the first outfit we see him in as an adult. A off-white button-neck shirt and brown slacks are a common look for the time, as are the vest and brown shoes. But with his slick center-parted hair style, Dimitri gives the look a modern spin that makes for a great cosplay.

Mrs. Brisby from The Secret of NIMH

Mrs. Brisby (voiced by Elizabeth Hartman) is the main character of the children’s animated film The Secret of NIMH.  In order to save her family, Mrs. Brisby must face her fears and work together with the unnaturally intelligent rats on her farm.  Mrs. Brisby is a mouse, so the best way to recreate her character is to wear a mouse costume that suits your tastes, if wearing a false nose is uncomfortable, you could always paint your face instead.  Then, wrap a red shawl around yourself and make sure to get your hands on a magical amulet that will help you save the day!

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer from Rock-a-Doodle

Chanticleer (voiced by Glen Campbell) is the Elvis Presley of roosters. Pretty literally. His character from the 1991 animated film Rock-A-Doodle is clearly based on the beloved late crooner, complete with a plume that he dyes black after making it big in the city. And just like Elvis he has both a simple country look and a slick city look, both of which are easily adapted for either male or female cosplayers.

For Chanticleer’s country look you’ll want a white button down shirt, a black belt, jeans, and either yellow boots or costume chicken feet, depending on the look you’re going for. You’ll also want to style your hair in a pompadour and use red spray dye or opt for a long red wig to simulate his plume, as well as his red, green, and purple tail. If you want a more chicken-esque look you can also get a fake beak.

If you want Chanticleer’s City look you’ll need purple pants and a matching belt, a red cowboy shirt, and either a black pompadour wig or a long black wig. You can use the same chicken feet as his country look as well as the belt and the beak, if you’re using one. If you wear boots, however, you’ll probably want to sub in some black leather ones to match the belt. And of course no big city crooner would be complete without his microphone.

Anastasia Cosplay

Make Your Own: Anastasia

The Don Bluth classic “Anastasia” is a reimagination of the history of Grand Duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas […]

Anya from Anastasia

Anya from Anastasia

Meg Ryan voices the mysterious Russian princess Anastasia Romanova in the animated Anastasia movie. In this pseudo-historical fantasy version of Russia, Czar Nicholas’s youngest daughter survives the gruesome assassination of the royal family and grows up under the name Anya. Her only clue to her past is a locket engraved with the words “together in Paris.”

Fievel from An American Tail

Adventurous and inquisitive Fievel Mousekewitz meets challenges with courage in An American Tail. Fievel is a middle child. His journey begins with his family leaving his home country, Russia, to move to America. After a bad storm, Fievel arrives in New York separated from his family, and is on his own. The quest to find his family begins, as he tries to understand the new landscape of America.