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Mulbruk from La-Mulana 2

Mulbruk is an ancient who remained dormant within the ruins of La-Mulana before they were destroyed and she was awakened.  In La-Mulana 2, Mulbruk has undergone a modern makeover.  Though she still often falls asleep when her mind wanders, she has traded in her traditional robes for striped socks, boots, and a purple tank top.  Her hair is wrapped in golden thread with a large purple bow tied on top.  If you don’t want to commit to holding a cold cheeseburger all night, a chew toy can make for a more convenient prop.

Ralsei from Deltarune

Ralsei is a Darkner from the Deltarune game.  Ralsei is a secondary protagonist and a friend to Kris.  He also acts as the party’s healer.  When not wearing his hat, Ralsei appears as a white goat-like creature.  When wearing his hat, however, his fur turns black in color instead.  To recreate his look, you’ll need to layer a green robe, hat, and glasses over black underlayers.  You can use white and black fabric markers to add details to the face mask and the front of the robe.

boyfriend from friday night funkin

Boyfriend from Friday Night Funkin’

Boyfriend (singing voice provided by Kawai Sprite) is the main protagonist of the game Friday Night Funkin’ in which Boyfriend must sing-off against characters including Daddy Dearest in order to win a date with Girlfriend.  Boyfriend has light blue hair and wears a red and blue baseball cap, jeans, and red sneakers as well as a white t-shirt with a red “prohibited” symbol on it.  To top off the look, you’ll need to grab a microphone.  Be sure to warm up your voice before entering into any singing competitions, though.

Hornet from Hollow Knight

Hornet from Hollow Knight

She may look sweet but don’t let looks fool you. She’s a tough opponent that knows how to use her giant needle in a fight. Hornet from Hollow Knight isn’t always an enemy, though. She just has her duties and she’s not about to let anyone get past without a fight.

There are three major parts to a Hornet costume. The first is a mask similar to the shape of her head. For that, you’ll want to go to Etsy. Underneath it you’ll want a hair cap to keep your hair and place and black face paint to use around your eyes and then white face paint anywhere that shows around the mask.

The second important part is her purple cloak. It flares more than most cloaks so you’ll want to wear a purple top and a purple skirt underneath with a crinoline beneath the skirt for added flare. Black gloves, black tights, and black boots round out her outfit,

Finally you’ll want to go back to Etsy for Hornet’s needle. The product linked here is a little over three feet long and is perfect for cosplays of all ages.

Lucifer from Obey Me!

Lucifer is a character in the anime romance simulation and RPG Obey Me! One Master to Rule Them All He is featured in an otome, or a female targeted story game. The game revolves around seven demonic brothers. Lucifer is the eldest among them, though most loyal to his younger brother, Diovolo. Each brother represents a different sin, and Lucifer represents Pride.

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Razputin “Raz” Aquato from Psychonauts

Razputin “Raz” Aquato (voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz) is a 10-year-old psychic and the main character of the Psychonauts game series.  In addition to his psychic abilities, Raz comes from a family of acrobats and is a natural performer.  Though his costume changes slightly in each game, he typically wears a leather circus cap and red aviator goggles with brown gloves and a green turtleneck.  His bag proudly displays his merit badges.

jevil from deltarune

Jevil from Deltarune

Jevil is a portly imp and an antagonist in the game Deltarune.  In chapter 1 of the game, Jevil serves at the first bonus boss.  He is a Darkner and one of the holders of the Shadow Crystal.  Jevil has grey skin and wears a black and purple jester’s costume with a lime green collar and matching shoes.  With a purple tail and yellow teeth, he’s a truly peculiar-looking character.

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Larry Johnson from Sally Face

Larry Johnson is a character in the indie horror video game Sally Face. He is Sal’s best friend, and later on, he becomes his stepbrother. Larry is generally laid back, but he’s shown to be protective of his friends. His clothes remain the same as a teenager and as an adult, yet are tattered as a young ghost. Use the black eye pencil to line under your eyes and draw the mole on your left cheek.

Lord Malak from Dark Deception

Lord Malak from Dark Deception

Do you like mazes? Do you like horror games? If you answered yes to both questions, then “Dark Deception” is for you. Players must navigate a maze of nightmarish horrors, all orchestrated by the vile Lord Malak. If players can collect enough Soul Shards, they are allowed to return to the world of the living. Lord Malak won’t make it easy, though. It’s his game, his maze, and his monsters. And he’d rather the player stay right where they are.

Lord Malak’s costume is fairly simple, though it does require some body paint. Red body paint gives you his demonic pallor while horns on a headband rounds out the look. Black gloves match a black suit, black shirt, black shoes, and a black button down shirt while a dark red tie stands out as his one accessory.

Zardy from Zardys Maze

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.