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!

Homelander from The Boys

Homelander is a character in the Amazon TV series, The Boys, played by Antony Starr. He is the leader of The Seven, a team of superheroes who actually do more harm than good. His powers include flight, super strength, super hearing, plus x-ray and laser vision. Despite his symbolic similarities to Superman and Captain America, he is the antagonist. While the public thinks of him as a benevolent hero, he is actually vain, twisted, and power-obsessed. He is probably the most evil and sociopathic of The Seven. Billy Butcher knows his true character, and seeks revenge on him for the death of his wife.

Black Noir from The Boys

Black Noir from The Boys

Black Noir (played by Nathan Mitchell) is the most mysterious of The Seven. He’s one of the deadliest martial artists on the planet but that’s almost the only thing known about him other than his enhanced strength and senses.

If you cosplay Black Noir, you have two options. The first is to get custom pieces but that can get pricey. The second is to use existing pieces that get you the same look though it won’t be exact. In this case, a padded motorcycle jacket and motorcycle pants give you Black Noir’s protected look. A tactical helmet and black knit balaclava will keep your face covered though you will have to work out some sort of tinting for the lenses. Finally black combat boots and tactical gloves fully conceal your identity and turn you into Black Noir

Billy Butcher from The Boys

Billy Butcher from The Boys

In the Amazon original series The Boys, Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) is a former CIA operative turned cunning vigilante whose mission in life is to destroy all Supes, or superheroes. This is driven by his hatred for Homelander, who he blames for the death of his wife. Billy leads The Boys, a vigilante group that includes Mother’s Milk, Frenchie, and newest member Hughie Campbell. Billy’s key features include his near black beard and his fondness for dark-hued tropical shirts.