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Batman from Batman: The Animated Series

There are more iterations of Batman than most people can count. And each version has a flair all his own. In Batman: The Animated Series, Kevin Conroy voices a Batman steeped in neo-noir style. And it has made this version of the caped crusader a favorite among long-time and new fans alike.

This version of Batman is fairly old-school when it comes to his costume. A grey body suit and soft touch fabric paint will give you the base layer of his costume as well as the perfect insignia, since the style of his insignia is often the most specific change. On top of that you’ll want a pair of black bike shorts and the yellow utility belt. Bike shorts will give a little more coverage than the actual costume but they might also be more comfortable!

Add on some gloves, boots, a cowl, and a cape, and you’ve finished out the costume!

There is one small note on the cape: It is black on the outside and blue on the inside. You can always skip this detail but if you’re determined to get the same look, you have two options. One is to order the same cape in both black and blue, then cut the hems into points and glue them together on all sides using fabric glue until they are one piece. The other option is order a few extra bottles of the blue fabric paint and paint the inside of your cape. Both options will change how the cape moves and how you’ll have to clean it. So keep these factors in mind when choosing how you alter it!

Caitlyn Goodwyn from Magical DoReMi

Caitlyn – Also known as Pop – is your typical little sister. She wants to do everything her big sister does, no matter how dangerous or difficult. And she doesn’t like having her big sister hovering over her. It causes a few fights but at the end of the day Caitlyn’s sweet nature wins out.

Some of Caitlyn’s personality comes out in her clothes. Her main color when not in her magical outfit is purple. Red is her main magical color for those who plan on making their own magical cosplay!

For her daily outfit you’ll need lavender socks, dark purple shorts, blue shoes, and a long sleeved lavender shirt. To get closer to Caitlyn’s details you will also want large white buttons that you either sew or glue to the top, a detachable peter pan collar, and purple pompoms to decorate the top of each shoe. Add in a bright pink wig and a little bit of attitude and you’re ready to go!

(A thank you to Izzy who noticed a mistake in the original version of this article and alerted us!)

Lars Barriga from Steven Universe

Lars Barriga is a minor character in the Cartoon Network show, Steven Universe. He formerly resided in Beach City as an employee at the Big Donut. He was in a relationship with his co-worker, Sadie. Prior to his abduction to the Gem Homeworld, he was a normal human. When found dead, Steven resurrected him with his healing powers. As a result, similar to Lion, he turned pink and obtained magical abilities. Following his resurrection, Lars traveled the galaxy as a captain with the Off Colors, a group of misfit Gem fusions. He has the same goal as the Crystal Gems: to rebel against the Diamonds and protect Earth. In Steven Universe: Future, he returns to Beach City to visit Steven, and is at peace with his break-up with Sadie. A popular and widely accepted fan theory is that Lars is transgender. As you can see, Lars has many outfits to choose from, each representing a different point in his life. Featured are his human look, his space captain look, and post-series look.

Franz Hopper from Code Lyoko

Franz Hopper from Code Lyoko

In Code Lyoko, he might go by Frank Hopper but this ingenious scientist’s real name is Waldo Franz Schaeffer. He has had three voice actors and one live-action actor across different seasons and incarnations of the show. In this write-up we’re taking a look at his most common cartoon appearance since it makes for an easy and comfortable costume. Best of all, all of the pieces can be used either for day to day wear or for many, many other cosplays and costumes!

All you need to copy Hopper’s outfit is a brown turtleneck, black slacks, brown shoes, and a lab coat. Add in a shaggy grey wig and some costume glasses and you’re good to go! A quick note on the glasses: If you don’t like the frames listed above or they don’t fit properly, you can snag a pair of reading glasses from a store and remove the lenses. They will probably run you between $10 and $20 and are a versatile piece to keep in your costume or cosplay collection.

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William Dunbar from Code Lyoko

William Dunbar (voiced in English by David Gasman) is one of the main characters of the French cartoon Code Lyoko.  William has romantic feelings for fellow warrior Yumi Ishiyama, which makes it difficult for him to get along with Ulrich Stern, as they both vie for her attention.  Aside from his intense interest in Yumi, William is often aloof and laidback.  To recreate his warrior costume, you’ll want to focus on tightly-fitted clothing in black and orange.  You can use compression gear and a surfing rash guard to mimic the skintight bodysuit look.

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Troy and Abed in the Morning

In the comedy series Community, best friends Troy Barnes (Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino) and Abed Nadir (Daniel Pudi) host a talk show called “Troy and Abed in the Morning!” Usually filmed inside Group Study Room F, the show is in a typical morning talk show format. But of course Troy and Abed are poking fun at the genre. Their bromance is clear through their cheery sarcasm in this recurring segment adored by the fans of Community,

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Black Lightning

Black Lighting (Cress Williams) is the main character in the CW’s Black Lighting. His real name is Jefferson Pierce. Unknown to others, he used to be a superhero, but has since retired to become the principal of a charter school. When a local gang kidnaps his daughters, he has to suit up as Black Lightning to save them. As a result, Jefferson must return to fighting crime. He must also deal with the effects of vigilante activity on his professional and family life. Black Lightning has the ability manipulating electricity. His daughters eventually join him as Thunder and Lightning after realizing they have powers like their father.

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Emily Sweeney from The Big Bang Theory

Emily Sweeney (played by Laura Spencer) is a dermatologist who dates Raj Koothrappali on The Big Bang Theory.  Emily and Raj meet on a dating website, and she ended up being Raj’s longest lasting relationship on the show.  Emily has a strange sense of humor and she is interested in all things horror.  Emily has long red hair and often wears skinny jeans tucked into riding or ankle boots.

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Kuiil from The Mandalorian

“I have spoken.” Kuiil is a character in The Mandalorian, the wildly popular Star Wars TV series on Disney+. He is an Ugnaught moisture farmer and former indentured servant of the Galactic Empire. When he meets the Mandalorian, he leaves his life of solitude and assists him in protecting the Child. Despite his gruff personality, Kuiil is wise, patient, and kind. His relationship with the bounty hunder droid IG-11 plays into the overarching parenting theme. Using his advanced mechanical skills, he was able to reprogram the droid to be benevolent. Kuiil is a favorite among fans, and (spoiler) his death was a particular somber moment in the show. Nick Nolte did the voice while Misty Rosas performed wearing a latex mask controlled by animatronic puppetry. We included a similar mask if you really want to commit to the look.

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Shadow from Bear in the Big Blue House

Shadow (voiced by Tara Mooney) is a recurring character on the Disney Channel show Bear in the Big Blue House.  Just as her name suggests, Shadow is a shadow in the shape of a young girl.  Her role on the series consists primarily of telling stories, sometimes in the form of a song, with an Irish accent.  To dress as shadow, you will want to start with a black bodysuit and then add black clothing overtop to imitate her easily recognizable silhouette.