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Bee and PuppyCat from “Lazy In Space”

Bee and her pet companion, PuppyCat, are back for a second season in Bee and PuppyCat: Lazy in Space. The Cartoon Hangover series created by Natasha Allegri delighted fans in the first season with colorful animation and its unique storyline. When Bee and PuppyCat find their pockets empty, they explore the strange worlds in space to work bizarre jobs. Adhere the hair bows onto the white skirt with hot glue. We can see a sliver of pink fabric underneath, so to add shape as well as accuracy, wear the pink petticoat underneath. Don’t forget your PuppyCat, with actual sounds from the show voiced by Vocaloid Oliver.

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.

Lenore from Castlevania

Lenore (voiced by Jessica Brown Findlay in Castlevania) is one of the members of Styria’s Council of Sisters. Carmilla placed Lenore in charge of convincing Hector the forge master to join their side again after being tortured and kept as a prisoner for months. Lenore’s personality matches her occupation as the council’s diplomat. She fronts as trusting and kind with good intentions but is actually quite manipulative and works connivingly to get her way. Lenore’s style is quite dainty. She wears a warm outfit due to the cold climate she and her sisters live in. If you are dressing for a summer or warm weather cosplay event I recommend going with something short-sleeved and wearing a lighter white shawl. Make sure to apply blush liberally across your cheekbones! This is a great costume and ideal for any late fall/winter cosplay event or costume party.

Hector from Castlevania

Hector (played by Theo James) in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is a young and often naive devil forge master. Once he was one of two human generals within Dracula’s army. Carmilla tricked Hector into leaving Dracula’s castle and becoming part of her promised new army. Unfortunately for Hector when things come apart at the seams he is made Carmilla’s prisoner and brought back to Styria only to be thrown in a dungeon. Later Lenore, Carmilla’s sister, strikes a deal with him he can not refuse.

This Hector costume is from the later seasons where he is enslaved by Carmilla and not wearing his traditional forge master attire. He is also without his hammer. The costume is very simple and would work great as a couple costume with someone dressed as Lenore for any cosplay event.

Haida from Aggretsuko

Haida from Aggretsuko

Haida (voiced by Shingo Kato in the original Japanese and Ben Diskin in the English dub) is a laid-back hyena with a crush on the shows title character, Retsuko. While he spends most of his time at work, he’s known to haunt record shops and punk shows in his off-hours. When he’s not kicking coffee cans and landing face-up in a puddle he’s a great calm counterpoint to the high-energy chaos that is Retsuko.

To get Haida’s off-hours look you’ll want to start with a messy brunette wig. Makeup pencils can recreate his spots as freckles too. After that all you need is a leather bike jacket, a red and black striped shirt, black jeans, and black boots.

Fenneko from Aggretsuko

Fenneko from Aggretsuko

Fenneko (voiced by Mina Inoue in the original Japanese and Katelyn Gault in the English dub) is a cool-headed fox that works in the accounting department of Chalaryman Trading Company with Retsuko and Haida. Where Retsuko is high-energy and loud, Fenneko is reserved and quiet. Until you get a couple of beers into her that is. But don’t let her quiet nature fool you. She’s got her eye on everything and picks up on the latest gossip faster than the best tabloids.

Fenneko’s most iconic look is her work outfit. You can replicate this look with a white blonde wig and cream colored leggings to mimic her ears and fur. A blue vest, white blouse, blue skirt, and pair of black heels round out her outfit. Keep your phone in your hand for social media deep dives and you’re rocking Fenneko’s look!

Gori from Aggretsuko

Gori from Aggretsuko

Gori (voice by Maki Tsuruta in the original Japanese and by G.K. Bowes in the English dub) is a big-hearted gorilla at the head of marketing for Chalaryman Trading Company. She is best friend’s with the CEO’s secretary and quickly becomes close friends with Retsuko. Gori feels deeply and isn’t afraid to show it to her friends though she keeps it cool at work. And for good reason: she is one half of the most powerful duo in the company!

To get Gori’s look you need a few key pieces. Her signature pink midi and matching pink heels are the most important parts of the costume. After that you’ll need gold stud earrings and a gold bead necklace. Finish off the costume with a black bobbed wig and you’re good to go!

Morana from Castlevania

Morana voiced by Yasmine Al Massri in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is one of the show’s antagonists. She is a member of The Council of Sisters and serves as both the strategist and economist. Morana has been the face ruling Styria while Carmilla has been away. Morana and Striga work in unison to keep the kingdom running. The two have been romantic partners for a very long time and rely on each other for thoughtful decision making when it comes to the kingdom. Morana’s color schemes include royal blue, white, gold, and wine red. For this outfit, I suggest closing the Royal Blue Long Sleeve Bolero Cardigan with the Gold Stone and Chain Brooch. If you’d like you can look up tutorials to do a full eyelid winged liner look with the blue eyeliner. Another important tip is that you can use your everyday liquid foundation on the Long Elf Ears. Dab it on with a beauty blender so it will match your skin tone. This ornate costume will surely have you standing out from the crowd at any cosplay event.

Miyuki Hoshizora from Pretty Cure!

Miyuki Hoshizora from Pretty Cure

Pretty Cure! – also known as Glitter Force to English-speaking audiences – is a relatively new magical girl anime show focused around a group of friends and the foes they fight. Miyuki – Emily in Glitter Force – is the fanciful and somewhat flighty member of the group. She’s also more or less the leader though that can shift from mission to mission.

Miyuki’s color is pink and that is the main color in all of her costumes. For her main costume you’ll want a long pink wig done in ponytails. For her crown you’ll need a basic white crown and pink gems that you can glue in place. The bow on her shirt also requires some DIY to glue or sew the gold button in the center of the bow.

For her main outfit you’ll want a white puff-sleeve undershirt, a pink vest with matching skirt, a white crinoline to make the skirt flare out, and pink bike shorts under that. White boots finish off the look though you can use paint to add the pink tips to the toes.

Trevor Belmont from Castlevania

Trevor Belmont voiced by Richard Armitage in the Netflix animated series Castlevania is the main protagonist. Trevor’s lineage is that of the Belmont Clan, famously known as a family of vampire killers. He is the last known survivor of his family. During his travels, Trevor meets The Speakers in a town names Gresit. He notices how the people of the town prosecute them and tries to lend a helping hand. An elderly man tells Trevor that his grandson is in the catacombs seeking “the sleeping soldier” who would defeat Dracula’s army. Trevor finds Sypha Belnades turned to stone and defeats a cyclops in the catacombs. After returning above ground in Gresit, the two accidentally land back in the catacombs while battling monsters. This is where the find “the sleeping soldier” who is revealed to be Alucard. The three travel together to gather information and defeat Dracula’s army. Trevor’s personality is a bit cocky and sarcastic. He is especially rude to and untrusting of Alucard due to their family’s century-old history of hatred for each other.

Trevor’s costume deals with a lot of layering. I first recommend ordering two sizes of stencils or making your own with an Exacto knife and mylar paper. If you do decide to order a pre-cut stencil I would choose a small 4×4, and a larger 8×12 or bigger. These stencils will be for the Belmont Crest (you can find high res pictures on google). The smaller crest will go on the right side of your White Medieval Gothic Shirt. You will need to put cardboard in between and use a stencil brush for the cleanest look.  Now do that on the Brown Vest and/or The Black And Red Hooded Cloak using the same process. Once your crests are dry you can put on the outfit. The White shirt will go over your pants, followed by the Red Medieval Cowl (wrap it around almost like if you were tying a flannel around your hips). Keep everything in place with the black leather belt at your waist. Next put on the Red Harness and then the Brown Vest. after that, you can put on the other accessories. Once completed you will have a very original DIY costume for any cosplay event.