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Ruth from The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Ruth (voiced by Austin Tindle / Kōki Uchiyama) is the shapeshifting familiar of young Chise Hatori, the titular Ancient Magus’ Bride. Whether he’s in his waffle-loving human form or a big black dog, he’s so loyal and ever so kind. Prior to meeting Chise and her magic mentor, Elias, Ruth was the pet dog of a young woman named Isabelle, and known to her as Ulysse/Yurishi. Loyal to a fault, he stayed by Isabelle’s grave after she died suddenly, watching over her in hopes that she’d once again wake up. In his desperation, he became a fae spirit whose presence overcame the graveyard until Chise was able to reason with him. Now that he’s Chise’s familiar, he presents and dresses as a brooding young man close in age with his young mistress.

Star Platinum from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Star Platinum (voiced by Matthew Mercer in the English animated versions) is one of the first stands introduced in Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures. Largely silent and easily moved to violence, it is incredibly powerful.

Star Platinum doesn’t wear much but creating a cosplay for it takes more DIY than you might expect. You can achieve its purple skin either through the use of body paint of the use of a purple body suit with paint only on your face and neck. If you use body paint on your whole body, be sure and grab a pair of purple shorts to wear under its white loincloth.

It also wears elbow protectors, knee protectors, and shoulder pads. You will have to spray paint standard knee and elbow pads with purple spray paint. The shoulder pads need to be painted gold, however. And you can add the purple curling stripe on his shoulders with foam or cardboard painted purple and glued in place with a glue gun.

After that it’s just a matter of cutting the fingers off white gloves, putting a gold scarf around your neck, adding a gold belt, slipping into some white ankle boots, and putting on a black wig!

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Lind L. Taylor from Death Note

Lind L. Taylor is a character from the anime Death Note. He is a convicted criminal on death row, but he is an ally of L. To determine Kira’s location, L uses Lind as bait via a worldwide broadcast. Lind introduces himself as L and declares Kira will be caught, and his evil crimes will be exposed. Enraged, Light (Kira) writes Tailor’s name in the Death Note. Still on the air, Lind suddenly dies of a heart attack. Because L used the broadcast for a decoy, as it was not worldwide but specifically televised in the Kanto region of Japan, he figures out Kira’s location.

Kazuma from Noragami

Kazuma from Noragami

Kazuma (Eric Vale / Jun Fukuyama) is the blessed vessel / lead shinki of the Japanese fortune goddess Bishamon. Loyal to a fault, he’s been known to take matters into his own hand to help his mistress whether she realizes she needs it or not. When Yukine becomes Yato‘s blessed vessel, Kazuma eagerly takes the young shinki under his wing, though his motives in becoming close with his mistress’s rival (usually Bishamon-serving, as opposed to self-serving) come under Yukine’s scrutiny more than once.

Takita from Drifting Dragons Costume

Takita from Drifting Dragons

Takita is a young rookie aboard the Draking ship, Quin Zaza, and despite her inexperience, she is not the only quirky one with a mysterious past in the crew. Her time on the ship teaches her life skills and helps her to pay off her debts. The interesting thing about the Quin Zaza crew’s uniforms is that they’re styled not unlike real-world chef uniforms, which seems appropriate for a cooking anime/manga.

ryuk from death note

Ryuk from Death Note

Ryuk is the shinigami who gives Light the notebook that allows him to kill people by simply writing their names in Death Note.  Ryuk is an intimidating figure.  As a god of death, it makes sense that his aesthetic relies heavily on dark colors and skull imagery.  If you have any chains or accessories leftover from your punk phase, this is a great time to reuse them.  If you want to go the extra mile, there are also plenty of makeup tutorials for recreating Ryuk’s terrifying face or you could purchase a latex Ryuk mask if the more subtle face covering options aren’t to your liking.

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma from Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-Kun

Iruma Suzuki (Laura Stahl / Ayumu Murase) walks a fine line between being an adorable sweetheart and the consummate doormat. He’ll do anything to help a person in want or need, if they do so much as say “please.” So when the demon Lord Sullivan asks him to become his adopted grandson (and Iruma’s extremely irresponsible parents don’t object), naturally, young Iruma couldn’t refuse! Plot twist: Sullivan is also the principal of the underworld’s local demon school, where human-eating demons with no concept of friendship will have their first “taste” of human companionship … if they can figure Iruma out!

Kei from Akira

Kei voiced by Mami Koyama is the main female protagonist in Akira. She is a resistance fighter in an anti-government organization. As Neo-Tokyo dissolves she and Shotaro Kaneda join forces and discover the government has been using child test subjects while seeking the ultimate energy of Akira. Keis outfit is functional as well as futuristic. This costume is always a classic choice for any cosplay event.

Yako from Neuro: Supernatural Detective

Yako Katsuragi is on a mission to solve the mystery behind her father’s death. She teams up with the non-human Neuro, making a deal to help him keep his cover. Yako and Neuro begin to form a true bond as they carry out their detective work in Neuro: Supernatural Detective (Ma jin Tantei Nōgami Neuro).

Natsumi from Non Non Biyori Repeat

Natsumi Koshigaya is filled with ideas. She often has ideas on fun things to do with her friends. Her love for fun can get her in trouble, since she is more irresponsible about her actions. She doesn’t have the best grades, but is bright when it comes to nature and activities. Natsumi plays in the countryside with her older sister Komari, and her friends, Hotaru and Renge, in Non Non Biyori Repeat.