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Stoick the Vast from How to Train Your Dragon

Stoick the Vast (voiced by Gerard Butler) is the leader of the Vikings and father to Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon series.  Stoick is tough and strong, which is clear just from looking at him.  With a fierce red beard and Scottish brogue to match, Stoick is a fighter who loves his son, even though they often disagree.

Puss In Boots from Shrek

Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) is a main character in the Shrek movies. Based on the fairytale as well as Zorro, he first appears in the sequel as a mercenary sent by the king to assassinate Shrek. However he ends up befriending him and becoming his ally. Puss in Boots is known to overpower enemies by distracting them with his “cute kitten” face. Despite his wit and sword skills, he acts like an ordinary cat. In particular, he is known to cough up hairballs. For makeup, you can use orange and white face paint. You can draw on his whiskers with a white eye pencil.

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Pinocchio from Shrek

Pinocchio is a recurring character in the Shrek movies. Like the Big Bad Wolf, he first appears as one of the fairy tale characters that was exiled to Shrek‘s swamp. In the sequel, Pinocchio becomes one of his best friends. He often gets into trouble by lying, which makes his nose grow. He gets turned into a real boy by Fairy Godmother‘s magic wand, but he ultimately gets turned into puppet again. Pinocchio appears in several of the Shrek video games as well. Attach three yellow felt circles down the shirt to resemble his buttons. You can sew them on or simply use hot glue. For added detail, you can also glue a leaf sprig to the fake nose.

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Prince Charming from Shrek

Prince Charming is the antagonist of the second Shrek movie. Unlike the Cinderella fairytale, he has malevolent intentions. He ventures to the tower where Princess Fiona had been imprisoned, but instead he finds the Big Bad Wolf sleeping in her bed. The wolf explains Shrek rescued and married her already. Prince Charming  tricks her into thinking he’s Shrek, having been turned human from a potion, and almost gets away with it. However it’s revealed his mother is the Fairy Godmother, who wanted her son to marry Fiona so he could become king. Use the gold trim on the wrists of the striped shirt and along the blue waistcoat for some added royal flair. And don’t forget that charming smile!

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Lord Farquaad from Shrek

Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist in the first Shrek movie as well as the musical. In spite of his small stature, he is a ruthless ruler of Duloc. He banishes fairytale creatures from his kingdom so it’s a “perfect place.” In attempt to pursue and marry Princess Fiona, he sends Shrek and Donkey to rescue her from her tower. When Fiona becomes an ogre, he rejects her, but he meets his demise when the dragon eats him. If you want to get creative with the costume, try making a pair of little legs out. Slip the trousers and boots onto pool noodles or pipe, and stuff the ends of the boots with newspaper. Affix the legs to underneath the jacket, and wear a pair of black pants so the legs look believable. An easier route is to paint little legs onto the thighs of black pants. Kneel and drape the cape to hide your real legs, and the effect is complete!

Astrid Hofferson from How to Train Your Dragon

Astrid Hofferson from How to Train Your Dragon

In How to Train Your Dragon, Astrid Hofferson (America Ferrera) is a young Viking woman from the Hooligan Tribe, and the eventual girlfriend of Hiccup. She’s blunt in her speech but loyal to her friends, and excelled in the training of/with her dragon. Brown fur and armor, inspired by her Viking heritage, are fixtures in her outfit.

Branch from Trolls World Tour

Branch from Trolls World Tour

Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) is the erstwhile low-key love interest from the first Trolls movie. And while he might have been reluctant to join in on the chaos of Trolls, he is just as unwilling to leave Poppy’s side in Trolls World Tour. They are one of DreamWorks’ most adorable couples and that’s before you get to the toe-tapping music!

You might not be able to seeing like JT but you can get Branch’s look! Start with a black wig then add some light blue body paint. Finish off the look with a green vest and green shorts. Xero shoes get you close to Branch’s barefoot look until you can find or make a pair of invisible shoes, which there are tutorials for online. Green felt leavers makes it easy to recreate Branch’s vest while green felt squares can be cut down and decorated to recreate the patches on his shorts!

Poppy from Trolls World Tour

Poppy from Trolls World Tour

Queen Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) is the leader of the Pop trolls. She’s one of the most adventurous – and definitely among the most energetic – of nearly all the trolls. After creating peace with the Bergens, how hard can peace among the trolls be?

Getting Poppy’s perfectly pink look takes some work but is well worth it! You’ll want to start with a pink wig and pink body paint. A green headband and some felt flowers can recreate her headband while you can get close to her felt dress with printed blue dress to match the pattern on hers. And, yes, technically Poppy runs around barefoot but that’s not a safe option. Pink sandals will get you close enough unless you can find a tutorial for invisible shoes, which might come in handy for other costumes!

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King Harold from Shrek

King Harold is a supporting character in the Shrek movies. He is the king of Far Far Away and the father of Princess Fiona. Inspired by “The Princess and the Frog,” Harold was born a frog, and a kiss from Queen Lillian turned him human. In the second movie, it’s clear the king doesn’t like Shrek, prompting a fight at the dinner table. He conspires to kill Shrek with the Fairy Godmother because she wants her son, Prince Charming, to marry Fiona. When he sees his daughter’s unhappiness, the king feels guilty, and makes a last minute decision not to use the magic potion against her. He makes the ultimate sacrifice by jumping in front of her wand blast towards Shrek, which kills the Fairy Godmother but turns him back into a frog. He apologizes to Shrek and gives his blessing to marry Fiona. In the third movie, on his deathbed, Harold tells Shrek to find Arthur Pendragon if he doesn’t want to be the next king. King Harold was voiced by comedian and Monty Python member John Cleese. Use the white face paint to color your brows and draw on a goatee.

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Queen Lillian from Shrek

Queen Lillian is a supporting character in the Shrek movies. She is the queen of Far Far Away and the mother of Princess Fiona. She makes her debut in the second film, where her daughter has turned into an ogre. Although confused, Queen Lillian accepts her transformation and marriage to Shrek, as she values her daughter’s happiness. In the third movie, following the death of the king, she becomes more determined and independent. It’s revealed Fiona inherited her fighting skills from her mother, as she helps the damsels in distress fight for themselves. The role is voiced by famous actress Julie Andrews. To style the wig, tease the bangs and sweep them to either side. Secure the bottom of the wig into the gold hair net and set with hairspray.