Learn how to dress like Chuckie Finster for cosplay and Halloween
Chuckie Finster is the oldest baby in the Rugrats crew. Although he’s older, he’s the biggest scardicat of them all, always questioning the plan and wondering, “is this really a good idea?” But behind his crazy orange hair, thick purple glasses, and buck-toothed smile he is a loyal and courageous friend.
Chuckie looks very strange…he is the target of a lot of Angelica’s bullying, but luckily he has his friends who have his back. He has crazy orange hair that pokes out in every direction and already has glasses at the age of two. He wears a little blue shirt with a planet on it and green shorts and red sneakers with yellow socks.
How to Dress Like Chuckie Finster from Rugrats
Chuckie’s hair is sort of out-of-this-world, so much so, that it might be easiest to by a wig for this one. There are specific Chuckie Finster wigs available online. Look for purple glasses to wear, but if want, you could construct the boxy, thick glasses he has by drawing a template on cereal-box cardboard, cutting it out and folding it, and then painting it purple. You can also get fake buck teeth, or if you can, just kind of bite your lip and keep your front teeth exposed to look more buck-toothed.
Chuckie wears a specific blue t-shirt with a yellow planet printed on the front. You could easily purchase a simple blue T-shirt and either draw and color the planet and tape or hot glue it to the shirt, or go online and find a picture of Chuckie’s shirt and print it out and cut the planet out and do the same.
Chuckie is a baby, so his proportions are a little different than yours probably are, but to get the effect of having longer shorts, you could find some emerald green Bermuda shorts. His shorts have little green squiggles on them. You could try applying some lime green tape and use that to add that little pop of color and pattern.
Chuckie wears red sneakers (one of them is usually untied) with yellow socks.
Learn how to dress like Tommy Pickles for cosplay and Halloween
Tommy Pickles is the main character from the television show, Rugrats. He and his other baby friends explore the world, which for them isn’t very far, as they are all under two years old, but it’s adventurous nonetheless. All of these adventures are done with a very simple uniform of a baby shirt and a diaper.
Tommy is still a little bit bald and waddles around his world in a light blue shirt that is short enough it shows his belly button, and hopefully, a clean diaper. But that’s it! No shoes, no pants, no worries.
How to Dress Like Tommy Pickles from Rugrats
Tommy is a bald baby, so you could get a bald cap or if you are already bald, that’s perfect. It is up to your discretion if you want to worry about looking exactly like Tommy or if you think the diaper will get the point across.
Use a light blue t-shirt for the top. You can cut it short so that it reveals your belly-button.
There are Tommy Pickles costumes online that come with the shirt and the diaper, which could be a good idea, since the diaper part can get a little worrisome… You could make a diaper by sewing some padded white fabric and accent it with the yellow strips that represent the sticky part of a baby’s diaper. But you should probably wear some real underwear under there either way you go…
Learn how to dress like Doug Funnie for cosplay and Halloween
Doug Funnie is the sweet but bumbling main character of his own 90’s cartoon show, Doug. Simple in looks, his cartoon self gets into complicated situations that every sixth grader probably had nightmares about. But with good friends and his good dog, Porkchop, he always makes it out. His funny and innocent combo of a sweater vest and shorts contributes to making Doug a memorable character.
Doug has a fairly simple uniform and a lot of it might even be in your closet. He’s supposed to be a sixth grader but it kind of looks like he’s already balding with only little sticks of hair, poor guy. He wears a white t-shirt with a green sweater vest, some khaki short and white socks and basic grey sneakers.
You might have to get creative to be Doug if you have a full head of hair. You could try a bald cap and draw little lines like his cartoon hair on it. Or you can rely on the rest of the costume to relay that you are Doug Funnie, and not worry about the hair.
You could look in a local department store for a pea green sweater vest, and khaki shorts, but you may already have some, including a white t-shirt and white socks in your stash of clothes. You can always look at a thrift store as well.
Doug wears simple grey sneakers, which could include grey Keds or Converse shoes, or Target or Walmart sometimes sell generic ones.
Learn how to dress like Jane Lane from MTV’s Daria for cosplay and Halloween
Jane Lane, the epitome of a 1990’s punk teenage girl, is a disaffected aspiring artist and witty misanthrope. She is also Daria Morgendorffer’s best friend and confidante in the cartoon series Daria. Together they make their way through high school observing the world and commenting on the backwards ways of suburban America. Or you could say that they meet up on the weekends to eat pizza and complain.
Jane is known for her black blunt-cut asymmetric bob, her 90’s punk black outfit with a red blazer, her very 90’s dark brick red scowling lips, and three silver hoop ear piercings in her left ear. But you know how fads are. Today it’s brains. Tomorrow, pierced tongues. Then the next day, pierced brains.
The basis of Jane’s friendship with Daria is “Misery loves company.” She speaks in short, biting, philosophical sentences. She mostly does things ironically and often has one eyebrow raised. So, let’s get on with this. I have someplace to go… Television counts as a place.
Jane has a blunt- cut asymmetric bob haircut with straight black hair and no bangs. She has a side- part on the left side of her head. The left side of her hair is always tucked behind her left ear showing her earrings, and the right side of her hair slightly covers her right eye, ending just below her right cheekbone. So, let’s talk strategy. You don’t wanna arrive without a plan.
If you already have straight hair, you can style your hair as described above and make sure it’s dyed jet black. If you don’t want to do anything so permanent, you can easily find a black wig online or in a costume shop or and cut and style it as described above. I see a worrisome teen conspiracy afoot.
Jane tends to look like she got up, got dressed, and then fell back asleep. It’s pretty easy to replicate. She wears a black pair of tights, a pair of black shorts on top of the tights, a black v- neck t-shirt tucked into the shorts, and black knee- high combat boots. You can buy any or all of these items online or at any major retailer.
The major pop of the outfit is Jane’s bright red blazer. She wears it open, so don’t worry what kinds of buttons it has, and she rolls up the sleeves to a 3/4 length on the arms, ending just below the elbow. You can find this item online or at any major retailer.
Don’t worry, you’re not selling out. You’re attempting to acquire the skills and knowledge that you would allow you to sell out.
Jane wears the 90’s signature matte brick red lip. You can make this happen with any matte dark brick red lipstick, which you can get at any drug store. Just make sure you maintain Jane’s signature scowl. Remember, she likes having low self- esteem. It makes her feel special.
Jane’s hair is always behind her ear on the left side, showing her earrings. She has 3 silver hoop earrings in her left ear. Chances are you have a piercing or two, so you can just get 3 of the same silver hoops, and put one in the bottom piercing, one in the cartilage of the “hook” of the ear, and one equally spaced in between.
If you don’t have piercings already, prepare for pain. Fake earrings are notorious for being very uncomfortable but using them in the way described above will give you the right look.
Now go watch Sick, Sad Worldand comment on materialism, conventionalism, and commercialism. Wow, we actually accomplished something, I mean other than getting up.
Learn how to dress like Trixie Tang for cosplay and Halloween
Trixie Tang is the most beautiful and most popular girl at Dimsdale Elementary School. In the show Fairly Odd Parents, she is best friends with Timmy Turner’s babysitter and she also happens to be the love of his life, or so Timmy wishes. Constantly seeking attention and praise, Trixie keeps a neat and tidy, fashionable appearance.
As a typical cartoon character, Trixie wears the same outfit everyday. It is a simple color palette of pinkish-purple and white. She has long, straight black hair and wears makeup that matches her outfit even though she’s in elementary school.
How to Dress Like Trixie Tang from Fairly Odd Parents
Trixie has long black hair and wears it down. If you don’t have long or black hair, a long black wig would work perfectly. Trixie accents her hairstyle with a pinkish-purple headband. This could be made by tying scarf from a thrift store around your head. You could also buy fabric to make your own or check a department store or Claire’s to see if they carry a headband in this color and style.
Trixie has a very specific uniform. Her pinkish-purple cowl-neck sweater could be found at a thrift store. You can cut the sleeves if it is long-sleeved or if you have trouble finding this style, you could wear a pinkish-purple circle/infinity scarf to give the a pinkish-purple shirt the feel of being a cowl/turtleneck.
Look for a simple, white mini skirt. This can be found at a thrift store or online.
Trixie wears long boots that look a bit like white Go-Go boots. These are sold at costume stores or you can spray paint a pair that you find that fit.
Learn how to dress like Shego for cosplay and Halloween
Shego is the cartoon, green-glow-throwing villainess from the Kim Possible television show. Defending her employer, Dr. Drakken, this aggressive bad-girl does her best to fend off Kim Possible, Ron Stoppable, and his naked mole-rat. Her green and black suit and angry attitude are nostalgic for many who grew up with this memorable Disney show.
Shego keeps a very slim color palette of green and black. Even her skin is a pallor of light green. She wears a long-sleeved one piece suit that alternates from green and black throughout. She wears gloves and boots and her thick, dark hair swoops but somehow doesn’t get in the way while she’s trying to kick butt.
How to Dress Like Shego from Kim Possible
You will need a wig of long, black har. To make it look thicker you can brush it out, but be careful not to make it look frizzy. If you want, you can also dye your own hair, you just may not have the same length as Shego. For makeup, wear black lipstick and maybe darken your eyebrows with eyeliner and remember to look angry. If you want to get serious you could also get some light green foundation makeup from a costume store, maybe for a witch’s costume and use that on your face.
The Shego suit might be hard to replicate yourself, so buying the suit online might be your best and easiest option. Otherwise, you could try black leggings and tuck in a tight, black long-sleeve shirt and then sew or hot-glue sections of bright green on or try to spray paint the green sections. Depending on the paint though, it might not show up on such a dark color. You could finish off your diy-made suit with a green belt.
If you buy the Shego suit online, it looks like it already comes with green and black gloves, but if you’re doing it yourself, the gloves could be made out of dish-washing gloves and painted or you could buy a pair of black and a pair of green gloves and then use one of each for your costume.
The pre-made suit that is available online also covers your feet so you wouldn’t have to worry about shoes unless you go outside. You could also find a pair of long black boots at a thrift store and spray paint one green.
Learn how to dress like Jessie & James from Pokemon
Prepare for trouble and make it double with our DIY Team Rocket cosplay guides for the notorious Pokemon duo of Jessie and James.
The dynamic duo Jessie and James are the comic relief villains of the Pokémon world. They are part of a criminal organization called Team Rocket whose goal is to steal other people’s Pokémon, and they are after Ash Ketchum’s Pikachu. They always end up losing the battles that they fight and fail at all the various underhanded ways of collecting Pikachu, such as trapping, stealing, and sneaking around in disguise.
They are known for their snarky comebacks and puns, their wordplay, their habit of breaking the fourth wall, and their dramatic rhyming introduction every time we see them, no matter if they’re meeting someone they already know or not. When they think they have come up with a genius plan they often sing a song about how it will make them rich. They have lost a battle and therefore “blasted off” more than any other characters in the Pokémon series, but even though they “have a proud tradition of failure to uphold” they still succeed in warming our hearts.
Jessie and James are known for their white Team Rocket uniforms, their shiny colorful hair, and of course their most cherished Pokémon, Meowth, who is quick with a joke in human language.
Items You’ll Need to Complete the Costumes:
Jessie Wig: Pink long hair shaped in a “swoop”
James Wig: Purple shoulder- length stick- straight hair
Learn how to dress like Android 17 for cosplay and Halloween
Android 17 was once a human being until an evil scientist turned him into a cyborg against his will with the intention that he, Android 17, would find and kill Goku, the main hero of Dragon Ball Z. Android 17 goes after Goku wearing a pretty casual style, but he’s on anything but a casual mission.
Android 17 keeps his head kind of turned down and seems to lift his eyes up to look. With this posture, he looks very defiant and sinister. He wears his black hair parted in the middle and wears a pair of ripped jeans, a black shirt, and an large orange bandana around his neck.
How to Dress Like Android 17 from Dragon Ball Z
You can purchase a black wig from a costume store and cut it to about chin length if it is too long. Android 17’s hair is styled straight and parted down the middle. Android 17 keeps his face lowered and has a “don’t mess with me” expression on his face, so if you want to stay in character try to replicate that attitude and look.
Wear a long-sleeved white shirt and a black T-shirt on top. These items may already be in your closet. On the T-shirt on the left side of the chest place a Red Ribbon Army logo. You can buy an iron-on patch online or you can print the logo out on a colored printer, cut it out, and tape it on for a one-time use. Tie on a large triangular orange bandana around your neck. If you can’t find the right bandana you can buy a yard or so of orange fabric and cut it into a triangle or fold it into one and use that.
Android 17 wears something similar to high waisted “dad-jeans” with a belt. You can find a pair of old jeans like this at a thrift store and then cut and rip a hole on the left thigh. Android 17 wears a belt and he also wears a holster. You can pick up a holster or toolbelt, which looks similar to one, online or at Lowe’s, Rural King, or a Home Depot type-store. Costume stores may sell them as well for a cowboy costume or something like that.
Android 17 wears bright green socks overtop the bottom of his pants. They look thick like leg-warmers almost. You can find socks like these online or at a department store. His shoes are bright royal blue and look similar to Converse sneakers, which are available in many department stores or online for that specific color.
Learn how to dress like Spider-Gwen from Into the Spider-Verse
Swing in to your next convention or Halloween party like the Spider-Verse Gwen Stacy with your very own Spider-Gwen costume. In this cosplay guide, we will teach you how to dress like the alternate reality Spidey girl.
“Alright, people. Let’s start at the beginning one last time. My name is Gwen Stacy. I was bitten by a radioactive spider. And for the last two years, I’ve been the one and only Spider-Woman. You guys know the rest. I joined a band. Saved my dad. I couldn’t save my best friend, Peter Parker, so now I save everyone else. And I don’t do friends anymore, just to avoid any distractions. “
Spider-Gwen, Into the Spider-Verse
Then she was sucked into an alternate universe where the perfect, blonde Peter Parker has just died, and Miles Morales needs help becoming the next Spiderman. Spider- Gwen has a cool spidey- suit that we can’t just gloss over. She wears a different spidey- mask than the other spider- people, a Spider- hoodie, black ballerina tights, and light blue ballet shoes. She can swing and flip with the grace of a trained dancer. She is strong, disciplined, and above all, no matter how many times she gets hit, she can get back up.
How to Dress Like Spider-Gwen from Into the Spider-verse
Spider-Gwen wears a white mask with pink eye-outlines. You can get this online, at a costume store, or make your own.
To make one, you’ll need a white lycra mask, pencil, construction paper, scissors, and an electric pink marker.
Put on the white lycra mask where it’s comfortable, then place a piece of construction paper on top of one eye.
Draw on the construction paper around your eye area to create almond shaped eyes with a pencil. Trace from your nose- bridge next to your inner eye corner, across your brow- bone and to your temples, then put the marker back on the inner corner of your eyes – spot that we made before, and trace below your under-eye area curving to meet at your temples with the previous line.
Take the construction paper off your face, cut the shape out with some scissors.
Lay it on one eye and then the other, flipped laterally, on top of your mask to see if you like the shape.
If so, lay down the shape on one of your eyes, and use an electric pink marker to trace it. Don’t worry if the marker bleeds or spreads as this is part of the effect. Then flip over the shape laterally and do the other eye the same way.
There! You have a Spider-Gwen mask. But remember, even when you’re not wearing a mask, you’re still a super hero. You’re still on the outside. You don’t get to be normal. All you get to be is special. Forever.
Gwen’s spidey-suit is very unique. The main part of the suit that makes it “Spider- Gwen” is the spider- hoodie. Gwen has always had a distinct sense of style. Her colors are different from the other spider- people. Most do a red and blue or a red and black motif, but Gwen goes for white, electric pink, and bright light blue.
Special Element #1: the outside of the hood is white, but the inside of the hood is a bright light blue web on an electric pink background. The hood is wide to show the pattern on either side of her mask.
Special Element #2: The arms are white except for a diamond shape whose top tip is at the arm- pit, both side tips meet at outside of the elbow, and the bottom tip goes down to about a 3/4 length on the arm. This diamond is a bright light blue web on an electric pink background. It gives the illusion on the costume of mini- wings made out of web.
Special Element #3: the body of the hoodie is white at the top and black at the bottom with a zig- zap line across the upper chest separating the two colors. On the front and the back, the zig- zag starts just below the under- arm on a low pint and reaches the high point (up to her clavicle) twice across the chest and twice across the back reaching the same height. The downward point of the zig-zag in the middle of the chest reaches to the middle of her sternum, and the back matches the height.
Special Element #4: the back has two white lightning bolts coming from each shoulder that almost meet in the center at the very top of her lower back.
The best way to replicate this look is to buy this hoodie online or at a costume shop.
Spider- Gwen wears white long opera gloves. The best way to replicate this is by buying white lycra opera gloves that reach the elbow online or in a costume shop. If anyone asks you where you got it, you can just say, “Oh, just fighting in a war for the fate of all reality. Y’know, like you do.”
Because of her ballet background Spider- Gwen wears black ballerina tights. The difference between ballerina tights and regular tights are that they are made of thicker fabric (and therefore are not see-through) and they go all the way down to mid- foot leaving the toes and the front of the foot exposed. These tights shape to the foot, ankle, and legs to allow agile movement.
You can find these online, at a costume shop, or at any ballet- specific retailers.
As Spider-Woman, you’ve traveled the Multiverse. You’ve stared down psychic vampires and psycho cops. Kicked in all the scary yellow teeth. And no, being caught or killed or found never truly scared you. That’s not why you wear gloves. No, what scares you is losing what you have in your hands now… what scares you is losing the people you love.
Spider- Gwen wears light blue ballet shoes, but is also seen in several comics sporting light blue ballet flats. My suggestion is that you find light blue ballet flats online or at any major retailer. They will be more comfortable to walk around in and still give the right look. God. This is too on-the-nose to be wrong.
Learn how to dress like Spider-Man Noir from Into the Spider-Verse
Come out of the shadows to become Spider-Man Noir from Into the Spider-Verse with our DIY guide for cosplay and Halloween.
“My name is Peter Parker. I was bitten by a radioactive spider. In my universe, it’s 1933 and I’m a private eye. I like to drink egg creams and I like to fight Nazis. A lot. Sometimes, I let matches burn down to my fingertips just to feel something. Anything.”
Spider-Man Noir, Into the Spider-Verse
But now he’s been sucked into another, colorful dimension where the perfect, blonde Peter Parker has just died, and Miles Morales needs help becoming the next Spiderman.
Spiderman Noir is all in black and white. He wears a black fedora, a black mask with eye holes, a pair of silver and black aviator goggles, a black tight turtleneck, a black double- breasted vest, a back double- breasted trench coat with a large collar and lapel, black leather/ pleather gloves, a black utility belt with a pocket, black pants, black captain boots, and a colorful Rubik’s cube which he can’t figure out because he only sees it in black and white. He loves to… be… dramatic!
How to Dress Like Spiderman Noir from Into the Spider-verse
Fedora, Mask & Goggles:
Spiderman Noir wears a black fedora because he’s a private eye, and this allows him to keep his eyes… private. Yours should be plastic so it doesn’t trap in heat on your head. Remember, Spiderman Noir never sweats. You can find this online or at any costume shop.
He wears a mask. Don’t we all? His happens to be a ski mask with eye holes. Get a lycra mask because you can breathe easier through it than spandex. You can find these online, in any costume shop, or at any ski- specific retailer.
Then, the silver and black aviator goggles, which he uses to hide his eyes in shame for all the violence that he’s done. You can find these online, or at a costume shop.
Turtleneck, Vest, and Trench Coat:
Spiderman Noir sports a black turtle- neck sweater, because the night is so… so cold. Make yours as thin as you can because you’re going to be wearing a lot of layers and it’s going to be hot. You can find these online, or at any major retailer. For best results (most breathability), look at sports retailers.
He wears a black double- breasted vest, because that’s what real men wear in 1933. Again, make sure yours is thin so that you don’t die of heat stroke. You can find vests like this online or at any costume shop.
He wears a trench coat which he wears open to flow in the wind which follows wherever he goes. And the wind… smells like rain. Even when he’s in a basement with no airflow. Again, do not get an actual trench coat. Get a thin costume- version so that you aren’t so hot in all these layers. Don’t die! Dooonnn’t Diiiiiieeee!!!! You can find coats like this online or at a costume shop.
Gloves, Utility Belt and Pants:
Spiderman Noir wears leather gloves, because pleather hasn’t been invented yet. You, of course, can buy fabric gloves that look like they are leather. You can find these online or at a costume shop.
He wears a black belt with a pocket on it which is his utility belt. He utilizes it a lot. You can buy a black belt with fabric pockets on it online or in a costume shop and cut off all but one pocket on the left side. Or, you could make your own by attaching a fabric pocket to the left side of a regular black belt which you can find online or at any major retailer.
He also wears pants as black as his soul… You can find them online or at any major retailer.
Boots and Rubik’s Cube
Spiderman Noir wears captain boots, because only he can captain this ship we call New York to safe shores. It is his destiny. You can buy black captain boots..