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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 (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.

Claudia from The Dragon Prince

Claudia from The Dragon Prince

Claudia (Racquel Belmonte) is an eccentric dark magic sorceress in training, known for her off-beat sense of humor and general take on things. It is she who gives Callum the mysterious orb known as the Primal Stone, which comes to use during his quest to bring peace between the kingdoms of Xadia and Katolis.

In the first season of The Dragon Prince, Claudia wears a full black gown underneath what’s later revealed to be a black and gold tunic. Once she begins adventuring on her own, she loses the hem length and opts for the tunic and breeches she continues to wear for most of the second and third seasons.

Callum from The Dragon Prince

Callum from The Dragon Prince

Thoughtful and earnest, Callum (Jack De Sena) is the older half-brother of Katolis’s crowned prince Ezran. Despite implicitly troublesome early years, Callum lives a comfortable life in the castle of his step-father, the king, and hones his skills as an artist (or lack thereof) and a swordsman. For centuries, Katolis has warred with the neighboring kingdom of Xadia, which is ruled by dragons. When Callum and Ezran accidentally discover the unhatched egg of Xadia’s Dragon Prince, they embark together on a peacekeeping mission to return the baby dragon to its mother.

Throughout the series, he becomes the first human to ever wield primal magic on his own. He is in a relationship with Rayla. Jack De Sena voices this character. You may recognize him as the voice of Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender.

Carmilla from Castlevania

Carmilla (played by Jaime Murray in the Castlevania animated series) is the Vampiress Queen of Styria. She was a former general of lord Dracula’s army but by all accounts has become a traitor. She tricked the devil forgemaster Hector into joining her and then held him as her prisoner. She now plots to usurp control over the other vampires and create an army that will force humankind into fear and submission. Carmilla notably has a color scheme of red and gold with long white hair. I recommend using the white mascara in both your eyelashes and eyebrows to complete the vampiric look.

Sypha Belnades from Castlevania

Sypha Belnades (played by Alejandra Reynoso in the Castlevania animated series) is a sorceress with control over the elements. Her people, the speakers, are a nomadic tribe of scholars and magicians. Syphas people were wrongly accused of causing Dracula’s mass murders of humans and therefor were mostly in hiding. Sypha herself presented as a young man so she would not be accused of being a witch. She met Trevor Belmont in The Catacombs after being turned back from stone once he killed the cyclops that attacked her. The two start working together shortly after and decide to start on a quest to kill Dracula and defeat his army. Sypha’s Costume requires a good amount of layering. I recommend turning the Teal Mesh Poncho Top inside out and cutting from the bottom along the seam until you reach the top of the shoulder. This will give more visibility to the layers underneath the poncho. Use the bandage wrap over her tank top which should be tucked into her skirt. This is a fun simple DIY costume that will be a great choice for any cosplay event.