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Muffy from Animal Crossing

Muffy may not look like the friendliest islander. But look van be very deceiving. She is classified as a “sisterly” villager and she certainly lives up to the title. Her elegant style and welcoming personality make her a delight on just about any island. And with a little DIY you’ll have a Muffy costume perfect for an island – or convention – of your own!

Using purple and light pink paint, add stripes to a set of basic ram horns. Then use the lace panels listed here as the decorative headband that Muffy wears between her horns. Once the horns are ready you only need a few pieces to complete your costume.

A black wig, purple top, black belt, and black skirt make up the bulk of Muffy’s outfit. You can wear the skirt under the top and then add the belt. Or you can leave the belt off entire and tuck the shirt into the high waist of the skirt. Either option works for Muffy’s style!

White leggings (with a pocket for convention convenience) and black ballet flats round out the rest of her look. And finally you can accessorize with some black nail polish to finish off the costume!

Captain Falcon from F-Zero

Captain Falcon is an F-Zero racer and intergalactic bounty hunter in the F-Zero anime and gaming series.  Captain Falcon is a muscular man who dons several versions of his iconic uniform throughout the evolution of the F-Zero game series, though all of them include similar attributes.  To recreate Captain Falcon’s look, you’ll need yellow boots and gloves, a dark blue bodysuit, and a red helmet.

Wendy from Animal Crossing

Wendy from Animal Crossing

Some villagers like to work out. Others like to play music. Wendy likes four things: DIY, MagLev Mike, chasing her dreams of pop stardom, and – of course – her friends. She loves sharing good news with other people on the island and spends most of her time socializing with her neighbors. Her personality is as playful as her style and it shows!

Setting up a Wendy costume requires a little bit of DIY. You’ll have to paint the horns in stripes of marigold yellow spaced out with pale yellow. Then you’ll want to wrap the headband in blue ribbon so it blends in better with the blue wig that mimics the wool on top of Wendy’s head.

A watermelon-print blouse, a blue ruffle skirt, brown leggings, and brown ballet flats finish the look. You can accessorize with a hammer from your DIY bench or – if you’re feeling the urge to chance Wendy’s dreams – a microphone so you’re always ready for your big popstar-slash-fashion designer break!

Paula from Animal Crossing

Paula from Animal Crossing

Sporty and caring, Paula is a delight on every island. She’s the sisterly type, always willing to lend a hand and step up if someone’s bothering you. And you know she’ll be around. With her love of sports and the outdoors, she’s all over the island!

You could get Paula’s look by springing for a bear suit and then adding the clothes on top. But for the sake of comfort – and nailing Paula’s adorable style – this costume is a blend of human and bear.

The first thing you’ll need is a pair of bear ears. Clip those into a blonde wig and you’ve got a good start. Then take white fabric paint and copy the script on Paula’s shirt. When it’s dry layer it over a blue camisole and brown leggings. Add on some tan shoes and a brow band in white and black stripes and you’re ready to do laps across the beaches! Just don’t scare off all the fish.

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Raymond from Animal Crossing

Raymond is a character in the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He is a smug cat villager, whose name means “advice” or “council giver.” He gets along with most other villagers, but he comes across as snooty and egotistical. As indicated by his business attire, Raymond is rather strict, and prefers neatness and precision. These qualities are exemplified in Pocket Camp, where he later appears. In addition, he has the nature hobby.

Ice Climbers from Nintendo

Ice Climbers

Popo and Nana are a brother and sister that first appeared in the self-titled NES game Ice Climbers. Since then they’ve been largely out of use except for an appearance as playable characters in Super Smash Bros. And, according to rumor, a possible new Switch game.

The siblings dress alike, though Popo prefers blue and Nana prefers pink. Both wear parkas with matching pants and boots. They also carry large wooden mallets to help them in their adventures.

You can of course wear a parka for your costume. But since most conventions are indoors – and all that walking gets warm – you can recreate the look with a long hooded. No matter which you choose, however, you will need to add fake fur trim around the hood, hem, and sleeves.

In addition to your preferred top you will need leggings that match the color of your parka as well as a matching pair of boots and a mallet. Of course you wouldn’t wear leggings to actually climb a mountain. But for the sake of comfort while cosplaying, they’re your best bet here!

Bomberman

Bomberman

Bomberman – also known as Shiroban, White Bomber, or Cheerful White, is the main protagonist in the game Bomberman. While the game was originally put out by Konami, Bomberman also makes an appearance as a non-playable character in Super Smash Bros from Nintendo. He doesn’t have much to say but that hasn’t stopped the guy from becoming a fan favorite!

Bomberman’s costume takes a little bit of DIY but it’s worth it for this fun cosplay. Most of the DIY centers on the pink ball above his head. You can copy this look by gluing a lightweight ball to the top of a foam cylinder cut from a longer length of foam. You can then glue the other end of the cylinder to the hood of your body suit or, if you want to use the body suit for multiple costumes, you can glue the cylinder to a white headband.

The rest of the costume is just a matter of layers! A white bodysuit makes up the base while black face paint can mimic Bomberman’s eyes. On top of the body suit you’ll want a purple unitard and a black belt with a gold buckle. Finally add on the pink gloves and pink shoe covers. That’s all it takes to cosplay this jolly little guy. Boom, easy!

Ring Fit Trainee from Ring Fit Adventure

Ring Fit Trainee

Ring Fit Trainee is the main character in Ring Fit Adventure, a young woman with workout clothes and orange hair that resembles a flame. Along with Ring, a fiery golden ring, the trainer is on a mission to take down Dragaux. Ring Fit Trainee is the Nintendo Switch’s spiritual successor to Wii Fit Trainer, who also whips gamers into shape. Ring Fit Trainee cameos as an unlockable spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Kicks from Animal Crossing New Horizons

Kicks from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Kicks is one of the wandering merchants that show up on your island at random in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He sets himself up in the town square when he arrives and stays until late that night. Kicks is a skunk, but don’t let that put you off. Because if there is one thing about him that doesn’t stink, it’s his sense of fashion! Whether it’s shoes, socks, handbags, or accessories, he’s always got the latest and greatest!

The challenge with Animal Crossing characters is deciding how much of their animal nature to include. You can copy Kicks’ look by just copying his clothes or you can use black body paint and white body paint to achieve his classic skunk markings. You will also need peach body paint to create his nose.

In both cases you will want a white wig and pomade for styling as well as a yellow driver’s cap. A cream button down shirt, tan suspenders, yellow knee pants, brown boots, and white gloves make up the rest of his outfit. If you decide to go for the animal-accurate look you will also want black ears and a skunk tail in addition to your body paint.

Isabelle from Animal Crossing New Horizons

Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Isabelle is more or less the go-to person on every island when you need something done for its inhabitants. Anything other than construction, that is. She’s generally in a happy mood and, should news run thin, eager to share the latest and greatest news in television shows.

There are a few ways that you can achieve Isabelle’s look. The first way uses body paint to mimic the color of Isabelle’s fur. It can be applied to your face, neck, hands, arms, and legs. The other option is to use blush on your cheeks to mimic Isabelle’s blush but otherwise skip over her fur with the exception of yellow leggings. You can also add ears and a tail to both looks since Isabelle is a dog-type villager.

Regardless of which look you choose, you will want to use a blonde wig for the ponytail on top of her head, a pink button down, a white skirt, and black shoes. Isabelle’s shirt is a Nook Inc. branded shirt which might be hard to find. But a bleach pen and a little DIY can turn a basic pink button down into your very own Nook Inc. merchandise. It’ll be the last piece of the perfect Isabelle cosplay!