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Claude from Grand Theft Auto III

Claude is the silent protagonist of the Grand Theft Auto III game.  Also a minor character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Claude is a mysterious criminal with vague origins.  By the end of the game, Claude is one of the most notorious men in Liberty City, with many gangs and other criminals hoping to take him out.  Claude has dark hair and a barely-there five-o’clock shadow.  If you don’t want to grow one of your own, a little eyebrow pencil dotted over your chin and cheeks can achieve a similar effect.  Claude’s main costume consists of green cargo pants, a bomber jacket with bronze zippers, black t-shirt, and a pair of blue sneakers.

Adrian Shephard from Half-Life: Opposing Force

Colonel Adrian Shephard is the main protagonist of the video game Half-Life: Opposing Force.  Colonel Shephard is a member of the United States Marine Corps sent to Black Mesa Research Facility to help eliminate alien invaders.  Shephard wears white camo with a green tactical vest, camouflage helmet, and a gas mask.  To recreate his mask, you can use some window tint film to update a cosplay mask with clear lenses, which is much easier to find.

captain olimar from pikmin

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.

Sly Cooper from Sly Cooper

Sly Cooper

Sly Cooper (voiced by Kevin Miller) is a renowned thief. Which makes sense for a young man who comes from a long line of thieves. Whether he’s traveling through time, outwitting the authorities around the globe, or sneaking into places though too secure to rob, he’s the man with a plan. And the skills to pull it off!

Since Sly is a raccoon there are a few unique components to his costume. Grey ears, a grey tail, and grey SFX paint will mimic the raccoon look. Of course you can just opt for the tail and ears while skipping the body paint if you prefer!

His clothes are fairly straightforward. A blue cap and black eye mask really tip him off as a thief. A yellow bandana around the neck mimics his collar while a blue shirt, grey pants, and blue boots finish the main part of the outfit. Yellow fabric paint is handy for painting the cuffs of some blue gloves for an extra touch. And, of course, you’ll need his hooked staff.

rintaro okabe from steins gate 0

Rintaro Okabe from Steins;Gate 0

Steins;Gate 0 is the sequel to Steins;Gate and is set in an alternate timeline based on the bad ending to the first game/anime adaptation. Rintaro Okabe returns, but he’s much darker, dealing with the grief of losing Kurisu Makise as well as the pressure of stopping World War 3 from happening in the future.

Pauline From Super Mario Odyssey

Pauline was Mario’s original love interest before Princess Peach was introduced. She is the damsel-in-distress in the arcade game Donkey Kong. She returns in the 2017 game Super Mario Odyssey, now as the mayor of New Donk City.

Vanellope von Schweetz

Also know as The Glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz is a computer programming error that leaves everything a pixellated mess in her wake. She’s determined to place in the Sugar Rush racing game, and just might do it with with the help of Wreck-It Ralph.