Marvel

TVA Loki

Tom Hiddleston has been in the MCU almost from the beginning and Marvel fans the world over know him best as Loki. Loved by many, hated by some, he can be a divisive character. Tortured and manipulated by Thanos, maligned by most of his adoptive family, and eventually having his character essentially reset after the events of Endgame, Loki is a complex character that fans cannot wait to explore in his new Disney+ series.

The official trailer has already ignited the cosplay urge in some fans. Loki’s active Time Variance Authority (TVA) work clothes are of particular interest and with a little DIY the look is absolutely possible to pull off. Even better, many of the pieces can be used in other cosplays! And fans know that sort of glamour work is right up Loki’s alley.

You’ll want to start with a shoulder length black wig in Loki’s trademark style. For the main body of the costume you will need a brown windbreaker, brown slacks, black shoes, a black leather belt, and a white button down shirt. Loki’s only two obvious accessories are the orange TVA patch on his coat and his striped tie. You can get the patch on Etsy but the tie will take a little bit of DIY.

Start with a base tie in light brown. Use acrylic paint in gold, bronze, and dark brown to add the stripes. Be sure and add the hourglass in gold to one of the dark brown stripes as well. The acrylic will make the tie stiff but it will also stick to the fabric and the color should be more vibrant. Do a test patch on the part of the tie that goes under your collar first, however. If the colors aren’t bright enough, use white paint as a base for the stripes and then paint the colors on top of that.

With your tie done and your patch in place, you’re ready to check out time variants of your own.

Tombstone

If you need someone assassinated in New York — and you’re in good with Kingpin — then you want Tombstone.  Anyone who remembers him as Lonnie Thompson Lincoln knows better than to call him by his real name. He’s spent his life becoming one of the most feared men in the city and it’s a reputation he’s all too happy to reinforce over and over again.

Tombstone’s look is, thankfully, easy to achieve than his reputation. Because Tombstone’s pale skin and white hair are a result of albinism, it may be offensive to recreate them with makeup. Instead you can get his look with a sharp suit, colorful shirt, dark tie and matching shoes. Then all you need is a set of sharp fake teeth to recreate the points Tombstone filed his into and you are ready to take our Kingpin’s enemies. Just watch out for those pesky heroes.

Kate Bishop

Kate Bishop is a character in the Marvel comics. She fights Russian mobsters alongside her best friend, Clint Barton, where the two of them are both Hawkeye. Not to mention they share the same sarcasm and ownership of Lucky the Pizza Dog. Like Clint, she is a master archer and melee fighter. She is a member of the Young Avengers as Hawkeye in the shared Marvel Universe, where she becomes the third character, yet the first female character, to take on the title. Independent and tough minded, Kate knows how to keep a level head in high pressure situations. Hailee Steinfeld will portray Kate Bishop in the upcoming Hawkeye series coming to Disney+.

Marvel's Betty Ross

Betty Ross

Comics are almost infamous for giving one character so many variations that it can be hard to keep up and Betty Ross is no exception to the rule. Originally created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, she has become The Harpy and Red She-Hulk in multiple timelines and runs. Liv Tyler and Jennifer have both played her on the big screen, bringing to life the scientist Betty began her time as in Marvel. All the differences can make it hard to pick just one, but they have a few factors in common that makes it easier to choose!

If you’re going for Betty’s human look, the cosplay is pretty straightforward and uses pieces that you can either pull from your closet or reuse in other costumes. Start with a brown wig, then grab a button down shirt, a pair of jeans, and some heeled boots. You can also finish off the look with a white lab coat.

Red She-Hulk takes a different route. You’ll have to start with red body paint and a black wig with a red streak clipped in. The costume itself is a black zip up top, black pants, and the same black boots a before. There aren’t a lot of pieces but the red paint will take time to apply. Finish off her look with black lipstick and you are the mighty Red She-Hulk.

Moon Knight

Moon Knight, aka Marc Spector, is a character in the Marvel comics. Marc was a former mercenary who stumbled upon archeological dig in Egypt. When his employer turns against his fellow mercenaries, intending to loot the site for profit, he nearly kills Marc. As he lay dying, the Egyptian moon god, Khonshu, approached him and offered him a second life as his avatar on Earth. Resurrected with superhuman abilities, he returns to the United States and becomes the crimefighter known as Moon Knight. He creates different identities to cover up his past as a mercenary. He is an expert detective and skilled in martial arts. Moon Knight will receive his own series on Disney+, with Oscar Isaac starring as the title vigilante.

Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, is a character in the Marvel comics. She is a Pakistani-American superhero from New Jersey who has the power to enlarge and stretch her body. She possesses dormant Inhuman lineage activated by the Terrigen Bomb, and her powers were lated activated by a similar mist. Young and enthusiastic, Kamala is a huge fan of superheroes, especially Carol Danvers. She goes onto take the mantle as the newest Ms. Marvel. Iman Vellani will portray Ms. Marvel in her self-titled, live-action show coming later this year on Disney+.

Flint Marko from Spider-Man 3

Sandman from Spider-Man 3

Thomas Haden Church is no stranger to playing the bad guy. His iconic George of the Jungle role is proof enough of that. But his turn as Flint Marko (also known as Sandman) in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 was definitely one of the highlights of the film. It introduced a whole new generation to the character and made him a fan favorite villain for people everywhere.

Flint’s cosplay is easy to pull together and, depending on your other characters, the pieces can serve in a variety of other costumes. The most difficult part is his shirt. Finding striped shirts in the right shade is a little tricky so you will be better off making your own. Start with a medium green t-shirt and add in the stripes using either black dye or black fabric paint. After that all you need is a brown belt, brown shoes, and a pair of olive cargo pants.

Aunt May from Marvel Comics

Aunt May

Maybelle Reilly – better known as Aunt May or May Parker – is Peter Parker’s surrogate mother. Whether she knows about his superhero alterego Spider-Man or not, she worries about her boy. And she knows better than anyone the toll a good deed can take. But just like she taught Peter, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do the right thing.

Aunt May has had a lot of looks over the year (and that’s without the MCU’s fashion-forward take on Aunt May). For this write-up we’re going for something in between the classic “granny” look from the original comics and the more updated look she has today.

For this iteration of Aunt May you’ll want a short white wig, long purple cardigan, a dusky pink knee-length skirt, and a yellow undershirt. Finish off the look with purple flats and  pearl earrings and you’re set!

Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman from Marvel

Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)

Jessica Drew may seem like just another member of the Spider family. But she is the original Spider-Woman, the mother of Gerry Drew (the future Spider-Boy, Spider-Man, and ‘The Spider’). But she wasn’t always a hero. Far from it, Drew began her career with Hydra. She was their assassin until she saw the error of her ways and eventually defected to join SWORD, SHIELD, and the Avengers.

Jessica Drew’s Spider-Woman has had several looks over the years. Arguably one of her most iconic is this one: a red and yellow bodysuit, yellow boots, yellow gloves, and her dark hair worn long and loose. It might not be the most tactical look she’s had but it’s certainly one of the most glamorous!

Skurge from Thor Ragnarok

Skurge from Thor: Ragnarok

Skurge is a character you both love to hate and hate to love. In Thor: Ragnarok, he quickly abandons his people to serve Hela on her return to Asgard. But in the end he throws himself to battle against her, trying to right the wrongs of his previous choices. Of course it might just be Karl Urban’s portrayal that gives Skurge the humorous charm he seems to have. But you be the judge of that!

Skurge’s costume is exclusively comprised of a complex set of armor. The one listed above is from another movie but looks very similar. If you add in a bald cap, face paint to recreate his tattoos, a fake goatee, and a sword, you’re ready to defend Asgard!