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Laszlo Cravensworth from What We Do in the Shadows

Matt Berry knows how to make people laugh. And he takes it to a new level with his role in “What We Do in the Shadows”. Laszlo Cravensworth was known for his beauty and then for his musical prowess. Now, however is best known for two things. His love for his wife, Nadja, and “Bat!”.

Laszlo has several costumes but there are a two things that hold true throughout all of them: His thick hair and his meticulously shaped facial hair. A wig can get you close to his hairstyle while fake facial hair and extra adhesive can help you with his beard.

With those two elements in place you can’t go wrong with his general outfit. A black brocade coat over a black vest and white button down with a black jabot. Black slacks and black boots finish off the outfit while a nice set of fangs complete the whole look.

Viago from What We Do in the Shadows

Viago is a main character in What We Do In The Shadows, a horror mockumentary about the lives of four vampires. His full name is Viago Von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg (n√© von Blitzenberg) and he is 379 years old. As suggested by his clothes, he lived in the 18th century. He traveled to New Zealand to find his true love,¬†Katherine. He’s the most endearing vampire in the group, but he can be uptight, especially when it comes to keeping the house clean. Not only did Taika Waititi write and direct the film, but he stars as Viago himself.

Marvel's Hela

Hela from Thor: Ragnarok

Not to be confused for the Norse Hel, Marvel’s Hela is a woman all her own. Played by Cate Blanchett she is the goddess of death, Odin’s former executioner and the oldest child he kept secret from both Thor and Loki. His death released her from her exile and triggered Ragnarok, the destruction of Asgard. Her arrival costs Thor his hammer, the Asgardians their home, and Hela her own life. Despite her end, she is still considered one of Marvel’s most dynamic villains.

The focal point of Hela’s look is the bodysuit and cape. It’s iconic and hard to recreate, which makes it lucky that there is a premade version on Amazon. Black boots and a black wig finish the core of the costume. Black nail polish, black eye shadow, and her iconic swords are the final touches you’ll need before you’re ready to rock a world of your own.

April 2021 Update: A big thank you to the commenters for their discussion that led to a costume update.