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Flandre Scarlet from Touhou Project

In the sixth entry into the Touhou Project game series, Flandre Scarlet is the younger daughter of Remilia Scarlet.  Considered by her sister to be dangerously unstable, Flandre has resided in the basement of the Scarlet Devil Mansion for nearly 500 years.  Flandre’s most distinctive feature are her multicolor crystal wings, which can be expensive as a prop, but will truly complete the costume.  If you have some DIY crafting skills, you may be able to create your own with thick craft wire and  rainbow colored crystal pendants.

Flammadask Player from Sladderdask

Sladderdask is a game of dueling where players use sticky hands to slap their opponents.  Flammadask refers to the red sticky hands that some players use, which are meant to represent the elemental power of fire.  Different colored hands may have different elemental powers associated with them.  In the Malvin Studios Sladderdask game, the Flammadask player avatar wears a red baseball cap and a red sweater with a yellow stripe across the chest.  While finding an exact match for this sweater may be difficult, using a sweater with a different colored stripe or painting one on yourself with some yellow fabric paint can achieve the same look.

Wes from Don't Starve

Wes from Don’t Starve

Wes is one of the hardest characters to play in Don’t Starve. Easily scared and almost always hungry, he’s the challenge character everyone works up to. He also, oddly, has one of the most unique costumes.

Since Wes is a mime the signature of his look is the traditional mime makeup. He also has a striped umbrella and balloons that he carries around with him. His clothes are very simple but one of the few colorful outfits in the game. He wears a red and black striped shirt, black fitted pants, and black heeled boots.

Kyoko from River City Girls

Kyoko from River City Girls

While Kyoko (voiced by Kira Buckland) is in detention with her best friend their boyfriends are kidnapped by local criminals. With nobody else to help, the girls take matter in their own hands in the beat-em-up brawler game River City Girls.

Kyoko’s costume is a great choice for closet cosplay. A long ginger wig and red headband with a bow starts off the costume. A blue and white Letterman’s jacket, a white button up shirt, red tie, and grey pleated skirt create her uniform. Her black and white knee-high socks and blue sneakers probably aren’t dress code though!

Kathy Rain

Kathy Rain

Kathy Rain is a punky biker girl with a brash attitude and an uncanny knack for solving mysteries. The sudden loss of her grandfather brings Kathy back to her childhood hometown, where the distinctions between fact and fantasy blur increasingly….

zdrada from helltaker

Zdrada from Helltaker

In the game Helltaker, Zdrada is the fifth demon girl encounter.  Zdrada’s name means “betrayer” and she is also called “the Bitch Demon.”  Zdrada’s look is similar to many of the other demon girls of the game, with pale skin and white hair that she wears short and wavy.  Zdrada’s outfit consists of a red shirt, black jeans and boots, as well as a choker, wrist cuffs, and a cross necklace.

Misako from River City Girls

Misako from River City Girls

River City Girls is a beat-em-up brawler game that was released for multiple platforms. One of its two main characters, Misako (voiced by Kayli Mills) starts out the game in detention. When she finds out her boyfriend has been kidnapped – along with her best friend’s boyfriend – the girls break out of detention to save the day!

Misako’s costume is fairly easy and also fair comfortable! She wears her black hair in a bob pinned back with red pins. Her uniform shirt and red tie are easy to copy, so long as you tuck her your tie like she does! From there all you need are a pair of black shorts, a pink backpack, green thigh-high socks, and pink loafers. Put it all together and you can be brawling in River City in no time!

Kris from Deltarune

Kris from Deltarune

Kris is the main character from Toby Fox’s game Deltarune. They are the human Hero of Light and the leader of their group, though that is only once they fall into the dark world. Before that, though, Kris is a kind but quiet person that some mistake for awkward or creepy. That does not stop Kris from standing by their friends, though!

There are two costumes you can use if you want to dress as Kris. The first is a pair of black jeans and black high tops with a green pullover. In this form, Kris’ hair is a dark brown. In the dark world, however, Kris has dark blue hair and wears silver armor over a dark blue body suit. The also have a cape in blue and pink that is most easily replicated with a large sheet scarf.

Vera from Whispers of a Machine

Vera from Whispers of a Machine

Vera (voiced in English Ivy Dupler) is a cybernetically augmented police detective and the protagonist of Raw Fury’s Nordic noir adventure game Whispers of a Machine. Depending on what traits you emphasize during your run of the game, Vera’s personality varies; sometimes, she will show a soft and nurturing (and most importantly, human) side as she grieves for a lost partner, and other times, she is brusque and technical to a tee. Did she become a cyborg to help fight crime to the best of her abilities, or to escape from unresolved human failures?

SCP 049 from SCP Containment Breach

SCP-049 from SCP – Containment Breach

SCP-049 is one of the terrifying creatures catalogued by the SCP Foundation. The SCP Foundation started as a form of online collaborative storytelling and has since morphed into a video game franchise among other things. SCP-049 appears in the game SCP – Containment Breach. It is humanoid and appears dressed as a surgeon from the European medieval era. Unfortunately this is not a doctor that heals. Any human it touches becomes a reanimated corpse that is bound to do the will of SCP-049.

Although SCP-049 is itself largely unknowable – since getting too close can turn you into an undead puppet – dressing up as SCP-049 is relatively easy. All you need is a black hooded cloak or robe, a grey plague doctor mask, black boots, and black gloves. It helps if you make the sleeves of the robe a bit tattered and if you wear black clothing underneath so it seems as if there is nothing under the robe but darkness and void.