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Bloodsport from The Suicide Squad

Bloodsport is a main character in The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. His actual name is Robert DuBois, a mercenary whose technologically advanced suit allows him to create different gadgets and weapons. This is a variation of his comic book ability, which was the manifestation of weapons. Following his conviction of shooting Superman with a Kryptonite bullet, he goes to prison. However, Amanda Waller offers to shorten his sentence if he joins Task Force X. He agrees to join to help his daughter, Tyla. Idris Elba was cast as Bloodsport and not Deadshot so Will Smith could return.

Captain Boomerang from The Suicide Squad

Nobody makes it onto the suicide squad without their fair share of problems. For Captain Boomerang – also known as George Harkness (and played by Jai Courtney) – those problems stem from his lack of concern when it comes to beating down, or even killing, anyone who gets between him and what he wants. Unfortunately what he usually wants is the property of other people. He is, after all, an “asset relocation specialist” and he quite enjoys the life of the thief.

Captain Boomerang’s approach to life probably isn’t the best thing to emulate, but his style definitely makes for a great cosplay. Jeans, a blue Henley, a blue sports jacket, and a long fur-lined coat make up the majority of his outfit. Black boots wrapped in duct tape finishes off the look, though actually wrapping boots in duct tape can leave some pretty nasty residue on the boots. Pomade can give your hair a similarly spiky, wild look. And, of course, you need the boomerang.

Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad

Peacemaker from The Suicide Squad

Christopher Smith (played by John Cena), better known by his moniker Peacemaker, is a violent extremist who believes no amount of carnage is too much if it achieves peace.  In The Suicide Squad movie, Peacemaker works with other members of Task Force X including Polka-Dot Man, Bloodsport, and Ratcatcher 2 to stop the giant extraterrestrial Starro the Conquerer.  Peacemaker’s costume is reminiscent of classic super heroes, with a red, white and blue color palette and a silver mask.  Finding his exact shirt can be difficult, so don’t be afraid to use a plain red t-shirt as a cost effective stand-in.

Ratcatcher 2 from The Suicide Squad

Ratcatcher 2 from The Suicide Squad

Cleo Cazo (portrayed by Daniela Melchior) is the daughter of the villain Ratcatcher who goes by the name Ratcatcher 2 in The Suicide Squad film.  Ratcatcher 2 can train rodents easily, as well as control their minds on a large scale.  As a member of Team X, Ratcatcher 2 works alongside Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and Polka-Dot Man to stop Starro the Conquerer from destroying Corto Maltese.  Ratcatcher 2’s costume includes a long, dark jacket with hood, fingerless gloves, and a mask that helps her filter out the overwhelming smells found in the sewers.

Polka-Dot Man from The Suicide Squad

Polka-Dot Man from The Suicide Squad

Abner Krill (played by David Dastmalchian), better known by the name Polka-Dot Man, is a metahuman and a member of Task Force X in the movie The Suicide Squad.  Polka-Dot Man is able to create weapons out of multi-colored dots grown from his body as the result of an interdimensional virus.  Along with Peacemaker, Ratcatcher 2, and Bloodsport, Polka-Dot Man seeks to stop Starro the Conqueror.  Polka-Dot Man’s costume is very reminiscent of a vintage pilot, including googles and a skull cap.  To recreate his look, you’ll want to set aside some time to paint polka dots onto a light grey jumpsuit.  It can be difficult to find a grey cap, but a little grey paint can help soften the darker colors more commonly available.

Harley Quinn in The Suicide Squad

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) returns for 2021’s The Suicide Squad, directed by James Gunn. A former psychiatrist turned crazed vigilante, Harley survives the attack on the original squad and finds herself joining a new team. In contrast to the first iteration, Harley is no longer romantically involved with the Joker. As oppose to previous films, Harley sticks to her classic red and black color palette, with inspirations from the Batman: Arkham City video game. Her second outfit is shown her, featuring a ruffled dress to match her playful, feminine aesthetic.

Cassandra from Birds of Prey

Cassandra Cain, played by Ella Jay Basco, is a street smart girl in the city of Gotham. She is an orphan, and despite having foster parents, she can’t say she found a place that feels like home. What she can brag about is her amazing pickpocket skills. When she decides to swipe a jewel, she ends up being held captive by Harley Quinn who needs to get the jewel back. The two bond over their odd connection in Birds of Prey.

Bombshell Enchantress

In DC Bombshells, Enchantress is part of the Suicide Squad during WWII. Though her powers and abilities still revolve around her magic, her look is reminiscent of the witch archetype that was popularized in the 1940’s. Her costume is a combination of classic witch elements and Victorian fashion. The feather pom poms are a good substitute for energy projection, though green wired ribbon or green crystals will also work well.

Katana

In Suicide Squad, Katana (Karen Fukuhara), whose real name is Tatsu Yamashiro, is an expert martial artist and swordswoman. She wields the mystical Soultaker blade, capable of trapping the souls of its victims.

Deadshot

In the DC Comics universe, Deadshot (Will Smith) is the alter ego of Floyd Lawson, a supervillain turned antihero. He’s a member of the Suicide Squad, valued as the world’s deadliest marksman, though Hawkeye might object to that.