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Glimmer from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Glimmer is a main character in the Netflix animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. As the daughter of King Micah and Queen Angella, she is the princess of Bright Moon. Her best friends are Adora and Bow, with whom she leads the Rebellion. Enthusiastic and driven, Glimmer believes in the power of goodness and friendship. She refuses to  be underestimated or succumb to evil, and will always persist in the name of love and fairness.  She possesses a few magical abilities, such as teleportation and sparkle blasts. When her mother sacrifices herself to save Etheria, Glimmer becomes the queen and commander of Bright Moon. This costume guide showcases her princess outfit. Arda Wigs even released a tutorial on how to turn this wig into Glimmer’s hairstyle, which you can find here.

Netossa from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Netossa is a minor character in the Netflix animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She was a part of the original Princess Alliance, and is now a part of the current Princess Alliance. Unlike other princesses, Netossa is not tied to a kingdom or element, but she is an ally to Bright Moon. From the far reaches of Etheria, Netossa is able to cast magic nets to trap enemies. In other words, her powers revolve around energy manipulation. Netossa is rather perceptive, as she identified the weaknesses of the other princesses and figured out how to defeat Catra. She also deeply cares for her wife, Spinnerella. Despite their playful competition, she will do anything to ensure her safety.

Mika from Drifting Dragons

Mika from Drifting Dragons

On board the Quin Zaza, draker Mika eats enough for the airship’s entire crew! After a successful dragon hunt, the first thing out of his mouth is an idea for what new food he can prepare with their latest catch. (And the first thing in is likely a dragon-meat sandwich!) Despite his apparent obsession with dragon-based cuisine, Mika is an expert Draker, albeit with slightly unorthodox methods at times.

Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

“Hey Adora.” When you hear Catra purr this phrase, you know trouble is brewing. Catra is a main character in the Netflix animated series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She began as a Horde soldier alongside Adora, and the two developed a close friendship. However, she was always possessive and jealous, especially due to Shadow Weaver’s favoritism. When Adora leaves to join the Rebellion, Catra tries to bring her back, but to no avail. The thought of losing her best friend for good causes Catra to lash out, consumed by anger, grief, and sadness. She taunts the Princesses, especially She-Ra, and revels in her evil doings. But even as the new Force Captain and eventually Hordak’s second in command, she feels dejected and questions her motivations. After briefly becoming an agent of Horde Prime, Catra realizes her mistakes and confesses her love to Adora. At the end of the series, Adora and Catra become girlfriends.

Washini from Aggretsuko

Washimi from Aggretsuko

Washimi (voiced by Komegumi Koiwasaki in the original Japanese and Tara Platt in the English dub) is a secretary bird who is, fittingly, the secretary for the president of Chalaryman Trading Company. She is no-nonsense hard-kicking pragmatist who balances the more flighty natures of her two best friends Gori and Retsuko. That’s not to say she doesn’t have a soft side, though. You just have to get close to see it!

To cosplay as Washimi you’ll want to start with a white wig that is long enough to style back with silver hair pins that mimic her feathers. A white shirt and blazer pair with a black pencil skirt and yellow leggings to set up her work style. And, finally, yellow pumps finish off the look.

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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 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.

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.