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Scar from The Lion King

Scar (voiced by Jeremy Irons) is the main antagonist of the classic Disney film The Lion King.  Scar is the brother of Mufasa, the ruling king, who seeks to take power from his brother and nephew in this animal twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  Scar is lankier than his brother, with a dark mane and a scar over his left eye.  There are two ways you could approach this costume.  First, you could purchase a Scar mask and pair it with the lower portion of another lion costume if you’d like to go for a literal interpretation of the character.  Otherwise, don’t be afraid to get creative with a wild black wig, some scar putty, and dangerously long nails for a more interpretive take on this iconic villain.

Lion from Steven Universe

Lion is a recurring character in the Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe, whom once belonged to Rose Quartz. When Lion died, Rose was able to resurrect him through her healing powers, resulting in his pink fur and magical abilities. Such magical abilities include a pocket dimension, portal creation, and a loud, powerful roar. Eventually Steven finds Lion and befriends him too, making him an ally of the Crystal Gems. Use the pale pink face paint all over your face, and then burgundy face paint to draw the heart shaped nose. While we couldn’t find a pink lion’s mane, it only requires a bit of DIY. For the mane, get some hot glue and adhere the craft fur around the circumference of the cat ear headband. Attach a tuft of that fur to the end of the cat tail and you’re all set!

M’aiq the Liar from Skyrim

A nomadic member of the lion-esque Khajiit race in the internationally popular video game series Elder Scrolls, M’aiq is a witty, cheeky cat that loves to chat. Players randomly discover him along the road, doling out misinformation on a range of topics from nudity to profundity. The game creators originally added M’aiq as an easter egg to add commentary about the series, and he has been in Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online. This guide is for his Skyrim outfit, which looks like a cross between Shaolin and Christian monks.