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Zardy from Zardy’s Maze

Zardy might be hard to avoid in his maze, but out there on Halloween night, nobody is going to want to run from this cosplay. Or if they do, at least they’ll be running for the right reasons.

Zardy is a little inhuman, but copying his look is possible. A black witch’s hat and a pumpkin mask start things off on the right track, though you can opt for face paint if the mask will be too warm. A shoulder cowl, a pair of scissors – to cut off the hood and create the V at the bottom – , some fabric glue, and orange fabric paint creates the iconic top detailing. It’s a bit of a DIY project but it layers easily over a versatile black long-sleeve pullover sweatshirt. Finish off with a pair of jeans, some shoe covers in the style of brown boots, and a farming hoe. If you don’t want to carry an actual farming tool around, you can use a costume scythe instead.

Yui Kimura from Dead by Daylight

In the game Dead by Daylight, Yui Kimura is a hardened street racer who defied her father and the expectations of others to race, eventually earning a following of young female fans of the sport. Now trapped in the realm of the entity, she fights for her life and others’ by any means necessary.

D-9341 from SCP

D-9341 from SCP Containment Breach

D-9341, eventually identified as Benjamin Oliver Walker, is the main protagonist of the horror video game SCP: Containment Breach.  D-9341 is currently classified as disposable personnel at the SCP Foundation.  When entities like SCP 1471-A, SCP-049, and SCP-035 begin breaking out of the Foundation’s containment protocols, D-9341 must do everything he can to survive the horrors housed within and make it out alive.  D-9341 wears a standard orange-colored inmate uniform with the SCP Foundation’s insignia on the left breast and has access to a clipboard with information on some of the Foundation’s housed monsters.

kyle crane from dying light

Kyle Crane from Dying Light

Kyle Crane (voiced by Robert Craig Smith) is the main protagonist of the survival horror games Dying Light and Dying Light: The Following.  Kyle survives in an apocalyptic world overrun by zombies infected by a mysterious epidemic.  At the beginning of the game, Kyle is hired by the Global Relief Effort to retrieve files stolen from them.  Once he reaches the quarantined city of Hassan, Kyle must fight against infected enemies, retrieve the stolen file, and help other survivors.  Kyle’s costume is tactical and functional, consisting of black sneakers and slightly distressed jeans, with a grey utility shirt and fingerless gloves.  You can get creative with accessorizing by stocking yourself with supplies you might need in a zombie apocalypse.

SCP-035 from SCP

SCP-035 from SCP Containment Protocol

SCP-035 is an extremely dangerous object and part of the SCP Foundation’s collection in SCP: Containment Protocol. Also known as Possessive Mask, SCP-035 escapes containment along with countless other dangerous entities like SCP-1471-A and SCP-049.  SCP-035 can possess anyone who wears it, which will result in their bodies decaying at an extremely fast rate.  The Possessive Mask is one of the many horrors D-9341 encounters during the course of the game.  To recreate the look of SCP-035, use black acrylic paint on a white comedy mask to create the long, black tear tracks that ooze from it, as well as to dirty a white shirt.  Black body paint can add an additional detail by using it on your hands and arms.

the doctor from dead by daylight

The Doctor from Dead by Daylight

Herman Carter was a member of the CIA’s Project MK Ultra, who built up a reputation using electro-shock therapy to procure intel during interrogation. When investigators finally came knocking, he was long gone. The Doctor was introduced in Chapter IV of Dead by Daylight, where he now continues his research in the Realm of the Entity, shocking survivors and sacrificing them. His costume consists of a standard lab coat, but his face is horrifyingly contorted and burned, making a latex mask the best way to recreate the look.

the spirit from dead by daylight

The Spirit from Dead by Daylight

Rin Yamaoka was the descendant of a samurai clan and a Kendo champion.  Rin’s ancestor Kazan is also a killer in the Dead by Daylight game.  After being murdered by her father, she swore vengeance against him. The Entity used her fury and hatred of her father to turn her into a killer for its never-ending games of cat-and-mouse. As the Spirit, she appears blueish in color, with white bandages and shards of glass embedded in her body. You can use a traditional sarashi or white gauze bandages to recreate her costume, and follow an FX makeup tutorial such as this one to add the glass details. Her shattered katana blade may be made by either breaking a prop katana, or carefully painting one to make it appear broken.

Mikaela Reid from Dead by Daylight

Mikaela Reid from Dead by Daylight

Mikaela Reid is the newest survivor in Dead by Daylight. A young witch with the gift of clairvoyance, she has visions of the horror of the Entity, before being pulled into its realm and thrown into the never-ending games of life and death. Fortunately, she still has some magic and can use it to see things others can’t and to bless boon totems, giving herself and her fellow survivors the strength they need to survive. She arrives in Dead by Daylight on October 19th.

david king from dead by daylight

David King from Dead by Daylight

A former rich kid, rugby player, underground fighter, and debt collector, David King now uses his tolerance for pain and willingness to fight for others to survive killers in Dead by Daylight.  Born as the only son of a wealthy family, David squandered much of his potential because of his combative nature.  When he mysteriously disappeared, no one who knew him was all that surprised, but they never could have guessed that he was now fighting for his life against killers looking to sacrifice him to the Entity.

feng min from dead by daylight

Feng Min from Dead by Daylight

Feng Min is a professional gamer from Dead by Daylight.  After burning out and falling into a string of substance abuse issues (accompanied by parents who never approved of her career), she found herself in the Realm of the Entity and is now focused on winning, no matter the cost.  Finding an exact match for Feng’s outfit would be almost impossible, but by choosing a printed athletic polo and using some matching fabric paint on the white contrast trim of a pair of black shorts, you can evoke the same feel.  If you’re not up for painting, a plain pair of black bike shorts would also suffice.