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El Tigre from El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera

El Tigre (voiced by Alanna Ubach) is the super alter ego of Manny Rivera on the Nickelodeon animated series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.  Manny’s transformation into El Tigre includes some pretty stark changes, including the addition of a tiger tail, ears, and sharpened claws.  To dress as El Tigre, you can layer boots, a belt, and a red bandana over a black bodysuit.  For some extra authenticity, you can also use scar wax to add the scar Manny has over his left eye.

Lucita Sky from Hero Elementary

Lucita Sky (voiced by Veronica Hortiguela) is a student at Hero Elementary in the PBS animated series. Lucita’s hero powers include flying, despite her fear of heights. She is also the leader of the Sparks Crew. Lucita’s superhero costume consists of shades of blue and purple, including purple boots and cape, and a blue skirt. The Sparks Crew shirt she wears can be found in some youth sizes through the PBS website, though none are white like she uses for her costume. Instead, you can purchase a plain white shirt and recreate the logo with fabric paint.

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Crimson Countess from The Boys

Crimson Countess (played by Laurie Holden) was a member of the superhero group Payback on the Amazon series The Boys.  Also a singer, Crimson Countess’ superpower is Explosive Fireball Generation and her catchphrase is “she’s the countess you can count on.”  To recreate the Countess’ look, you’ll want to focus on darker tones of red than you normally see in superhero costumes.  While full cosplay sets do exist, they can be very pricey, so if you’re willing to put in a little more effort, you can certainly get close to her onscreen look with a few simple pieces layered together.  A burgundy bodysuit is your base, over which you’ll want to layer a body harness, forearm sleeves, and high boots.  Top off the look with a red wig, shiny mask, and a cape.

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Zoé Lee from Miraculous Ladybug

Zoé Lee (voiced by Deneen Melody) is a supporting character on the animated series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. The younger half-sister of Chloé Bourgeois, Zoé is originally from New York City.  In the fourth season of the show, Zoé also becomes the wasp-themed superhero Vesperia.  Zoé’s civilian clothes evoke a similar color palette to her superhero uniform.  She wears yellow pants and a black leather jacket.  Her blonde hair has a bright pink streak on the left side.  As Vesperia, her hair is black in the front on both sides instead.  Adults will likely find it easiest to emulate Zoé’s day-to-day appearance, while any pint-sized superheroes can don a Vesperia costume made in their size much more easily.

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Jeluka Couffaine from Miraculous Ladybug

Jeluka Couffaine (voiced primarily by Reba Buhr) is a character on the animated show Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir.. The younger twin sister of Luka Couffaine, Jeluka also dons the Purple Tigress superhero alter ego and is very close with Rose Lavillant.  Jeluka’s civilian attire is certainly goth-inspired.  She has black hair with purple streaks and wears black fingerless gloves, black shirt, and black shoes, paired with distressed purple leggings.

Queen Maeve from The Boys

Queen Maeve from The Boys

Queen Maeve (Maggie Shaw) is a character in the Amazon TV series The Boys. Maeve is a member of The Seven, a group of “superheroes” who have become morally corrupt and use their powers to do more harm than good. Despite her cynicism, Maeve proves to be more self-aware and principled than the rest of her team. Her powers include super strength, agility, resilience, and stealth. Maeve’s name originates from the warrior Queen Medb of old Irish Mythology. Her armor evokes the image of an ancient warrior princess (think Xena and Wonder Woman), featuring an intertwining maroon and gunmetal breastplate design with a herringbone pattern on the skirt and cross-body straps. If accuracy is your priority, you’ll want to check out the full Queen Maeve cosplay armor by CosSuits. If you like the creative journey of piecing together a costume from scratch, browse through the shopping list below for some Maeve-inspired items!

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All-Might

All-Might is a main character in the hit anime, My Hero Academia. He is a famous Pro-Hero, even better known as the  Number 1 hero, who saves people with a smile. For that reason, Deku looks up to All-Might as a role model, and he wants to save people as well. His desire to do right as a hero convinces All-Might to pass along his One for All Quirk to him. He is also a teacher at U.A High School, where he must maintain his muscular form to conceal his secret. His design is meant to resemble American comic book heroes, so use the black face paint to draw the lines on his face.

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Dollar Bill from Watchmen

Dollar Bill, real name William Brady, was a member of the Minutemen, the first team of superheroes in the Watchmen universe.  A corporate superhero sponsored by a bank, William was an exceptional athlete, but his life was cut tragically short when his cape got caught in a revolving door when he tried to stop a bank robbery and he was shot at point-blank range.  Dollar Bill’s costume consists of red, white, and blue pieces.  The blue unitard can be layered underneath red shorts, gloves, and socks, and then paired with a red cape.  To get his iconic dollar sign insignia, use a little white fabric paint on the blue suit.  Then, you can glue or sew white stars onto the bodysuit and cape.

mysterion from south park

Mysterion from South Park

Mysterion (voiced by Matt Stone) is the secret vigilante identity of Kenny McCormick on the adult cartoon series South Park.  Recreating Mysterion’s look might take a little preparation and effort, but it will make for a kickass costume once complete.  First, you’ll need to find a question mark headband.  It’s difficult to find one in green, so get the lightest shade possible and paint over it instead.  Use the same paint to adorn the front of your light purple jumpsuit with a capital ‘M.’  Cut a hole large enough to fit the question mark through the top of your hood (since these headbands are sold in a two-pack, you can paint one and use the other to measure the hole).  Then, once the headband is dry, put on your black eye mask first, then the question mark headband, and carefully slip the hood over top.  After that, all that’s left is to layer the white briefs and belt over your jumpsuit, pull on your boots and gloves, and dash off to keep the citizens of South Park safe!

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Grace Sampson from Jupiter’s Legacy

Grace Sampson (played by Leslie Bibb) is also known as the superhero Lady Liberty in the Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy.  Grace is a powerful superhero in her own right, fighting alongside her husband Sheldon and son Brandon, though her daughter Chloe has chosen a life outside the realm of heroism.  Lady Liberty’s costume consists of a blue and teal bodysuit with white gloves and boots.  A high collar helps set her cape apart from many other superhero looks, and though it might not be possible to find her exact gold hardware, a bib necklace worn over the cape’s collar can help recreate the appearance of Lady Liberty’s signature winged crest.