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Xialing Wu from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Xialing Wu (played by Meng’er Zhang) is the sister of Shang-Chi and the eventual leader of the Ten Rings organization in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Having trained in secret while her father mentored her brother in martial arts, Xialing is a powerful fighter in her own right and joins her brother and his friend Katy on a journey to China to stop their father from releasing a soul-eating monster known as the Dweller-in-Darkness. Xialing has a short blunt bob haircut and trades in her dark-colored clothing for a pale uniform enhanced with dragon scales from the Great Protector once she reaches the village of Ta Lo.

Katy Chen from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Katy Chen (played by Awkwafina) is the best friend of Shang-Chi from the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Katy does not know of Shang-Chi’s mystical past or martial arts training when the film begins, but when his past is revealed and Shang-Chi must undertake a perilous journey to save the world from a dark fate, Katy does not hesitate to join him and his sister Xialing on their quest. As a valet, Katy wears a white button-down and red vest with a black tie.  When she reaches the mystical village of Ta Lo, she receives a weapon and dress made of dragon scales.

shang-chi from shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings

Shang-Chi Xu from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi (played by Simu Liu) is the main character in the Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.  Alongside his friend Katy and his sister Xialing, Shang-Chi must stop an ancient evil from being released by his father, the leader of the Ten Rings organization.  Shang-Chi’s hero uniform consists of a red and black shirt and bo staff made of dragon scales.  To recreate the look of his bo, a wooden staff can be embellished with red tape at the ends to mimic the color of the dragon scales.  If you’d like to imitate the appearance of Shang-Chi wielding the Ten Rings, it can be difficult to find replicas to wear.  However, some generic rubber bracelets can help evoke the same feel, especially if you’re feeling crafty enough to take a little paint to them to make them look more like the weapons from the film.

Melina from Black Widow

Melina Vostokoff from Black Widow

Mother figure or Red Room mentor, it can be hard to tell where Melina Vostokoff’s loyalties lie until the very end. Played by the enchanting Rachel Weisz, it’s hard not to like her even when you’re not sure if she has Natasha’s best interests at heart. It all works out in the end, of course. Widows, after all, have to stick together.

For Melina’s look you want to start with a long brown wig that can be braided using tutorials from YouTube. A costume rifle also gives you her weapon of choice. If you want to go with her widow look, you’ll want a white Widow Suit. For her home look, a black canvas jacket, black cargo pants, black boots, and a dark blue long sleeve shirt are great options that can also transition into other cosplays. The pet pig is, of course, optional.

Queen Ramonda from Black Panther

Queen Ramonda from Black Panther

When you think of a queen, you likely think of poise and grace. You probably think of beauty and wisdom, too. Queen Ramonda of Wakanda embodies all of these traits as well as the strength and foresight to lead her people after both of her children are lost in Thanos’ snap. She is a natural queen played by Angela Bassett, a queen in her own right and star of numerous hit productions.

Mimicking Queen Ramonda’s royal bearing isn’t easy, but you can start with her look. The most iconic piece of her costume is the isicholo or Zulu hat that she wears. There are many tutorials on YouTube or you can purchase one from at Etsy seller, such as the one pictured above. She wears two different versions throughout the film, one in black and one in white. With her white isicholo hat she wears flat profile earrings, thumb rings, and the kimoyo beads that all Wakandans seem to wear.

Queen Ramonda also wears a white A-Line gown and a shoulder mantle. In the movie the mantle is 3-D printed. However the file linked here is for a laser-cut version.

Finally, the Queen’s shoes are not seen. Because of this, three options have been included. One is a pair of white dress sands, the second a pair of white lace heels, and the third a pair of white flats.

Alexei from Black Widow

Alexei from Black Widow

David Harbour may be best known as Jim Hopper but his time in the MCU may replace his Stranger Things role as his most iconic. Alexei – better known as the Red Guardian – serves as a father to Natasha and Yelena when they’re undercover in America. Once back in Russia, however, he finds himself on the wrong side of Dreykov and locked up in a super max prison where his only hope of freedom are the girls he returned to the Red Room decades ago.

The Red Guardian has gone through many iterations in the comics, but in the MCU he has only one look. A pre-made suit provides all of the straps and pouches Alexei has on his suit while a helmet, fake beard, and white suit round out the look.

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!

karl mordo doctor strange character

Karl Mordo

Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is an antagonist in Marvel’s Doctor Strange. In the comics, he is referred to as Baron Mordo, though a few different characters make up the movie’s portrayal. Once a sorcerer, he is a former member of the Masters of the Mystic Arts. At first, he is a student under the Ancient One and a mentor to Stephen. But when he realizes the truth about the Ancient One, Mordo cannot cope, which gives way to his reveal. In a post credit scene, Mordo confronts Pangborn and steals the mystical energy he uses to walk, which hints at his larger role as a villain in the upcoming sequel. Cut one sleeve off of the gray sweater. You can use the blue arm sleeve in the guide, or sew on a sleeve from a separate blue sweater.

shuri black panther

Shuri

Shuri is a main character in Marvel’s Black Panther. She is the innovative mastermind behind Wakanda’s advanced technology. She is also the younger sister of T’Challa, or Black Panther. Even though she enjoys teasing her brother, she deeply cares for him. After Killmonger’s victory, Shuri and Queen Ramonda stop at nothing to revive T’Challa and restore him as the righteous Black Panther. She then fights alongside the Dora Milaje to save Wakanda. She is portrayed by Letitia Wright in the movie.

Wanda from WandaVision

Wanda Maximoff from the WandaVision First Look

Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) is one of the longest-standing women in the MCU. And after suffering the loss of both Tony and Natasha in Endgame as well as her brother Pietro and her lover Vision in earlier movies, fans weren’t certain how Wanda would handle her grief. The answers, it seems, will come in the Disney+ show WandaVision. And while details are sparse, a Super Bowl ad gave fans a few teasers. Wanda and Vision appear to be reunited and living in domestic bliss that spans several decades. Wanda’s costumes change to fit the times but the two that stand out to most viewers are her ’80s “new mom” outfit and what appears to be a Halloween costume based of Scarlet Witch’s comic canon outfit, as seen above.

(Updated after WandaVision S1 E6 Premier)