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Make Your Own: Twilight Princess Zelda

All fabric used for this costume came from FabricWholesaleDirect.com! Released in November of 2006, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess […]

Captain Olimar from Pikmin

Captain Olimar is the main protagonist of the Nintendo series of Pikmin games. While on vacation from his home planet of Hocotate, Olimar crash lands on a foreign planet where he finds small creatures he dubs Pikmin who help him as he learns to navigate the new terrain. Olimar’s costume is reminiscent of a astronaut with a clear helmet, bodysuit, and red gloves.

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

Bowser is the head honcho, the King Koopa, the guy who keeps stealing Mario’s princess and putting her in another castle. He’s had thirteen voice actors over the years in two languages alone. And that’s not even going into his live action appearances. He’s mean, he’s nasty, and he’s always ready to take on Mario!

The easiest way to get a King’s look is to start with the base costume set pictured above. It will give you Bowser’s body design and is a great jumping-off point. The costume does come with an inflatable shell but it’s very small. A larger one is also listed here for those who want to upgrade. A pair of yellow clawed slippers finishes off the clothing while face paint in either yellow or pink can help your face blend in a little more with the Bowser mask.

Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles

Shulk is the protagonist of the RPG video game Xenoblade Chronicles, and he also appears in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. He’s an 18 year old human (or “Homs” in the lore of the game) boy who prefers brains over brawn. Fourteen years prior to the game, he lost his parents during an expedition for the Monado, a powerful sword that only few can wield. Now he resides on Colony 9 where he works as an engineer and studies the Monado. The plot follows his quest to defend his home from the Mechon, a race of mechanical beings who want war with the Homs. When they attack his colony and kill his love interest, Fiona, he becomes the new wielder of the Monado. This weapon also allows him to see into the future. Shulk’s gameplay revolves around stopping the Mechon and avenging Fiona as well as learning more about the sword. Side quests reveal more about Shulk, such as his aversions to caterpillars and vegetables.

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Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII

Cloud Strife is the main playable character in Final Fantasy VII and its remake.  Cloud wields broadswords at his primary weapons, including the massive Buster Sword.  Cloud’s appearance is similar between the two versions of the game, though more solidly black and streamlined in the 2020 remake.  To recreate his look, you’ll need a sleeveless turtleneck, wide leg pants, and combat boots, not to mention his signature blond, spiky hair and larger-than-life sword.

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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.

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!

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Ken Masters

Ken Masters is a playable character in the classic video game Street Fighter. Born and raised in the USA, Ken is an aggressive and unpredictable opponent. Like his best friend and rival Ryu, he aims to test his abilities against different fighters, yet he holds more restraint due to his family values. Use the fabric scissors to cut the sleeves off the red gi.

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.