Goddess

Hippolyta

Hippolyta wasn’t always a queen. Before the gods took pity on her forlorn soul she was a mortal cavewoman. Her mate murdered her and the gods plucked her soul from the Underworld to create the Queen of the Amazons. Her sister Amazons were women who also suffered violence at the hands of men, ultimately leading them to the secret and secluded island where they remained until their Princess Diana left to join the wider world to become Wonder Woman.

Hippolyta has had several different looks over the years but this one is closer to her classic comic appearance. Long dark hair worn loose around her shoulders, a gown of deep purple accented by a gold belt, gold sandals, silver bracers, and a small crown atop her head.

Frigga

Frigga (played by Rene Russo) is the Queen of Asgard, wife of Odin, and mother to both Thor and Loki in the MCU. Though she largely keeps her peace she knows how to stand her ground. And she is not someone you want to make an enemy of. She is a fierce protector and even fiercer fighter, gifts she passed on to her sons.

Cosplaying as Frigga requires a little bit of DIY. Shoulder and wrist protection is hard to find in gold, as Frigga’s are. So you will have to buy them in leather and paint them with the leather paint pictured above.

Once dry these pieces are layers over a long gown. A gold corset takes the place of Frigga’s chest armor in this look because formed armor like hers always costs quite a bit. There are options available on Etsy but they cost several hundred dollars. This corset will get close to the look at a much more affordable price. Similarly the pictured boots might seem familiar to Disney fans but they work just as well for a Queen of Asgard s a princess of Arendelle if you want something with a heel low enough to fight in that won’t break the bank.

Finally add in a long curly blonde wig, a gold crown, and two short swords and you’re ready to defend Asgard. And, more importantly, your family just like Frigga!

Hera from Xena

Hera from Xena: Warrior Princess

Hera (portrayed by Meg Foster) is one of the primary antagonists in both Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Despite being the goddess of marriage she is unfortunately wed to the chronically unfaithful Zeus. Her anger with him leads her to attack his children by other women while exerting her influence over other areas of mortal life.

Dressing as Hera is fairly straightforward. She wears a lot of black while adopting iridescent tones in blues and greens because peacocks are sacred to Hera in both the shows and the original Greek myths. A full and shimmering black skirt, black heels, black cloak, and black corset make up the basis for her look. You will need to add the iridescent crystals by hand, unfortunately, since they are so placed in such a unique pattern. But once they’re on you can add in a feathered collar and shrug in either black or peacock colors and top with either of the tiaras that resemble the crowns she wears as Queen of Olympus.