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Jonathan Byers from Stranger Things

Jonathan Byers (played by Charlie Heaton) is the older brother of Will and son of Joyce.  In the first season, Jonathan is bullied and teased by Steve and his friends, though they later become tentative friends, even as Jonathan enters into a relationship with Steve’s ex-girlfriend Nancy.

Dani Clayton from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Dani Clayton (played by Victoria Pedretti) is the protagonist of Mike Flanagan’s Netflix horror mini series The Haunting of Bly Manor.  Dani is a young American hired by a rich British businessman to care for his niece and nephew, Flora and Miles, at their family estate in the country.  The children have recently been orphaned and lost their last governess to suicide.  The framing of the story begins in 2007, but the events depicted in the series take place in 1987, allowing for lots of fun era-appropriate wardrobe choices in order to emulate Dani’s style.

jamie from the haunting of bly manor

Jamie from The Haunting of Bly Manor

Jamie (played by Amelia Eve) is the groundskeeper of the lush country estate at the heart of Mike Flanagan’s Netflix mini series The Haunting of Bly Manor. Jamie is also Dani’s love interest.  Jamie’s attire consists primarily of functional clothing suited to her work life; she can often be found sporting oversized coveralls and muddy boots as she completes her duties.

bob newby from stranger things

Bob Newby from Stranger Things

In season 2 of Stranger Things, Bob Newby (played by Sean Astin) is the tragic everyman dating Joyce Byers.  Bob is a nerdy sweetheart with a penchant for technology and solving puzzles.  Bob eventually meets his end at the hands of a demodog after helping Joyce, Hopper, and others escape from Hawkins lab.  Bob’s clothing is fairly basic.  He is often seen wearing business casual clothing for his job at RadioShack, and he is given scrubs to wear at Hawkins lab.

Tae Kwon Doug from Disjointed

Tae Kwon Doug from Disjointed

Tae Kwon Doug – also known as Douglas and played by Michael Trucco from Hush and Battlestar Galactica – is the rather inept antagonist on Disjointed. Though he starts the show firmly anti-drug (and woefully misinformed) he slowly comes around to the staff of the dispensary next to his dojang. He takes a special liking to Pete who he ends up treating as a sort of adopted son.

To cosplay as Doug you’ll want to get a dobok – the Korean term for a gi. You’ll also need a black belt and a headband as well as a few patches. It’s hard to have as many as Doug does, however, since he adds a new patch with each episode. Finish off the look with some camo camping crocs and you’re ready to take out the nearest BioWave.

nancy wheeler from stranger things

Nancy Wheeler from Stranger Things

Nancy Wheeler (played by Natalia Dyer) is the older sister of Mike in Stranger Things.  At the beginning of the series, Nancy is best friends with Barb and is dating Steve.  However, as things progress, she begins a relationship with Jonathan Byers and the two of them investigate the Hawkins lab together.  Natalia is one of the most fashionable characters on Stranger Things and can be seen wearing many iconic ’80s outfits throughout every season.

Mary Jane from Disjointed

Mary Jane from Disjointed

Mary Jane (played by Missi Pyle) is the spiritual embodiment of marijuana. She appears to Pete in a time of need and gets … attached. Very attached. Clingy, even. But hey, what’s a possibly imaginary relationship with a divine being representing the plant you’ve spent your life growing to a professional like Pete?!

Mary Jane is a bit of a spin on ancient Greek gods. So the basis of her costume is a flowing green dress that attaches at the wrists as well. The attachments are covered with fake marijuana leaves which also make up her crown. A blonde wig and gold sandals finish off the look!

You will have to make her crown, unfortunately. But thankfully it’s easy to make! Start with a basic fern crown and add on fake pot leaves with a glue gun! I recommend the Chandler as it’s the one I use for all of my cosplay work.

Dank and Dabby from Disjointed

Dank and Dabby from Disjointed

It’s hard to describe Dank and Dabby. They’re unique people on their own. Together they form an entertaining duo that brings a healthy dose of adorably strange to the scene whenever they show up. Don’t let the funny fool you, though. They’re also sharp business owners, talented artists, and fiercely loyal friends.

Dank and Dabby both have distinctive styles. Dank favors stiff-brimmed hats, marijuana-themed t-shirts, dark jeans, and sneakers. Dabby’s look always includes an unusual cat t-shirt, a purple zip-front hoodie, Chuck Taylor’s, and a unique hairstyle with some of her hair up on top of her head in a top knot and the rest down around her shoulders

Ruth Whitefeather Feldman from Disjointed

Ruth Whitefeather Feldman from Disjointed

Ruth Whitefeather Feldman (Kathy Bates) is a marijuana activist and one of the core characters on the show Disjointed. She has been an activist for more than thirty years, largely fighting for the legalization of marijuana. And while she might not always be the easiest person to get along with, she really does try to help the people around her. Whether or not they really want her help!

Ruth’s look is comfortable, colorful, and casual. You’ll want to start with a long wavy wig in silver tones. A long colorful shrug and coordinating top start the outfit while cuffed jeans and slip-on shoes finish the look. Add in some chunky jewelry and a burning desire for social justice and you’re ready to heal-p people, as Ruth likes to say!

steve harrington from stranger things

Steve Harrington from Stranger Things

On Stranger Things, Steve Harrington (played by Joe Keery) is a high schooler who is dating Nancy Wheeler at the start of the series.  Over the course of several seasons, Steve befriends Dustin and the rest of his group and works with them to help save Hawkins from the demagorgons and Mind Flayer.  Steve’s style is preppy, and his signature hair is well-coiffed, an iconic ’80s mullet held in place with plenty of Farrah Fawcet hairspray.