Beavis is the nerdier half of MTV’s 90’s classic duo Beavis & Butt-Head. A teenager who’s more of a follower than a leader, Beavis is a high school student whose daily life consists of strange antics, immersing himself in pop culture, saying vulgar phrases and doing whatever Butthead tells him to do.
Beavis is an easy and fun cosplay option for fans of the classic MTV show, including his iconic Metallica t-shirt and blonde poof hairdo.
Read below for more details about the Beavis DIY costume for cosplay and Halloween.
Hair: Beavis has a big poof of blonde hair in an unruly new wave style. You can either style your own hair in a similar look, or you can purchase a blonde wig from any Halloween store or costume website and use styling products to get Beavis’s signature look.
Face: Beavis has two very recognizable facial features: one is his squiggly eyebrows angled downwards towards his nose, which you can recreate for your costume with a black eyebrow pencil. The other is his massive underbite which shows off his ugly smile.
Practice some of Beavis’s facial expressions in the mirror to nail down the right look before your party or cosplay con.
Outfit: It’s no surprise that as a typical 90s era American teen, Beavis would dress like one with his baggy blue Metallica t-shirt, his faded gray summer shorts and his hiked-up white sports socks.
Buy a Metallica t-shirt or use a plain blue t-shirt and some black fabric paint to create your own.
Search retail websites and shopping malls for a decent pair of shorts, and for the socks, you can use any high-topped pair of white socks you can find.
Accessories: Beavis wears plain black sneakers, which you can pick up at any local shoe shop or retail website. Beavis is also a music fan, especially in one memorable scene where he admires a Bon Jovi video, so pick up some 90’s cassette tapes or CD’s of some of Beavis’s favorite tunes to carry with you.
Cornholio: Beavis has an alter-ego which appears whenever he drinks too much caffeine. He pulls his shirt up over his head, speaks with a funny accent and shouts mixed-up and crass phrases as he runs around like a maniac. He calls his alter-ego Cornholio.
For an extra step in your costume, you can pull your shirt up over your head and practice moving around the way Beavis does when he’s on a caffeine high!
Get a friend to dress up as Beavis’s best friend Butthead so you can both attend your latest cosplay event together!
I am the Great Cornholio, I need T.P. for my bunghole
On MTV’s classic animated show Beavis and Butt-Head, Butthead is one of the main characters and a nasally-voiced, obnoxious high school student who gets into all kinds of crazy antics with his friend, Beavis. He’s the leader of the pair, often insulting Beavis and bossing him around. Most of his time is spent attempting to “score with chicks”, working at a fast food chain called Burger World, behaving badly and getting into trouble.
For nostalgic 90’s kids, a Butt-head costume is a super simple, yet instantly recognizable cosplay option that will get you noticed wherever you go.
Hair: Butthead has bushy brown hair stuck up with gel in a greasy grunge style. He even uses his own snot to fashion his hair, gross! You can get a similar look for your own costume by either using hair gel to fashion your own hair into the right shape you need, or by wearing a dark brown wig.
Pick up a bottle of hair gel or strong hairspray while you’re at it to give your wig that grimy Butthead style! Wear a rubber wig cap underneath to hide your natural hair.
Face: Butthead has a hideous face accentuated by exaggerated facial features including his top gums stuck out above his teeth, a large nose and small eyebrows. Use tweezers and an eyebrow pencil to shape your own brows into Butthead’s look, and use makeup to accentuate your own nose. Practice making Butthead’s weird faces in the mirror before you arrive at your next convention!
Outfit: Butthead wears a gray shirt with a yellow AC/DC band logo, along with bright red shorts and white sports socks. Unlike his pal Beavis, Butthead doesn’t hike up his sports socks but instead wears them around his ankles.
Use a plain gray t-shirt and bright yellow fabric paint to make your own AC/DC shirt if you prefer.
In some scenes Butthead also wears a red polo shirt and matching red visor for his wage slave job at Burger World. You can purchase polo shirts and visors from most online retail websites, or you can search your local shopping mall to see what you can dig up.
Accessories: Butthead wears plain black shoes just like Beavis. You can buy black sneakers at any shoe shop.
“Uh-Huh-Huh-Huh”: Butthead’s trademark monotone laughter has become synonymous with Beavis and Butt-Head, and sounds similar to the low bleating of a goat. To give your costume an extra touch of character, practice Butthead’s annoying laughter at home a few times to nail the right sound before your upcoming convention or Halloween party.
Settle down Beavis. This is only gonna hurt for like a minute or something.
Blast into your next convention or Halloween party with a Mega Man costume. Mega Man is robotic man named Rock whose goal is to achieve everlasting peace while fighting the forces of evil, especially the menacing Dr. Wily and his army of robots. Unlike Wily’s robots, Mega Man prefers benevolence and uses his abilities for good.
Mega Man is known for his iconic blue robotic suit and helmet with his signature blasters. It may require a bit of handiwork to craft together some foam armor pieces to get the authentic look, but there are more simple and inexpensive options for a DIY Mega Man costume.
Read below for a more detailed look at Mega Man’s classic outfit.
Mega Man battles against high-powered robotic men created by Dr. Wily, so he needs some good armor to protect himself from laser blasts. To protect his head, he wears an oversized blue helmet which fits over his ears so that only his eyes and lower face are visible.
The helmet itself is a darker cerulean blue with lighter blue square-shaped accents on the front and matching ear protectors on both sides.
There are a few ways to approach this for cosplay:
Purchase a pre-made Mega Man replica helmet
Craft your own helmet out of EVA foam
Modify a safety or motorcycle helmet to look like Mega Man’s helmet
Mega Man wears a light blue bodysuit with cerulean blue underwear over it that match the colors of his helmet.
You can purchase spandex bodysuits, shirts and leggings online from most retail websites and athletic shops.
For the underwear, you can purchase this from most clothing websites and retail malls or use a dark blue swimsuit or skirt if you’d rather. If it’s going to be cold at your event, you can wear a blue tank top or camisole under your bodysuit to stay warm.
Mega Man has very heavy cerulean blue metal boots on his feet, matching blue metal hand coverings and a weapon attached to his hand called the Mega Buster, which features the same shades of blue and packs a powerful punch.
You can use any blue rubber boots or work boots you’d like, available at most shoe shops and online retail websites, and for the hand coverings you can use blue gloves or Halloween robotic arm pieces. Use blue acrylic paint if you want to give them a more customized look!
When it comes to Mega Man’s weapon, you can purchase a prop replica weapon online or use craft supplies such as foam or plastic to make your own.
About Mega Man
But there is still good and evil, if Vile gets those lightanium rods, evil might just win.
Soldier 76 is a damaged hero in Overwatch. He’s the vigilante target of an international manhunt and a dedicated man who targets large corporations in the goal of bringing to light the conspiracy which brought Overwatch down.
Very little is known about him or even his identity, and he aims to keep it that way, but he’s a skilled fighter with an arsenal of weapons and a lot of power behind him.
Make your presence known at your next cosplay convention or Halloween party with A Soldier 76 costume.
How to Dress Like Soldier 76 from Overwatch
Hair: Maybe its the stress of a career as an assassin, but Soldier 76 has gone prematurely grey. In fact, his hair is pure white!
To get a similar look yourself, you can style your own hair and use white frosted hairspray to get the same coloration, or wear a gray wig.
Outfit: Like most other Overwatch characters, Soldier 76 wears heavy tactical clothing, including black combat pants, a thick blue jacket, a red and white armor vest and a black shirt beneath this.
You can purchase these items in lots of different places from online retail websites to army surplus stores to sports stores. Use foam padding under the jacket for a more authentic look.
Mask & Accessories: Soldier 76 wears numerous accessories. He wears a black gas mask with red goggles so that only the top of his head is showing, yellow and black battery-like equipment on the side of his arm, tall black combat boots and he carries an enormous blue, white and black gun. He also wears red gloves on his hands for a no-slip grip on his weapons.
You can use large batteries taped to your arm for Soldier 76’s equipment, or you can make your own using household supplies and craft products.
Last but not least, you’ll need Soldier 76’s gun. You can purchase a prop replica gun just like his online, or you can use craft products such as foam and plastic to make your own.
For some extra authenticity, see what you can do to add small details to your accessories, such as the red laser light often seen in Soldier 76’s red goggles. It can be a challenging but fun and worthwhile project!
Get your friends to dress up as other Overwatch characters so you can all go as a team!
In Overwatch, Widowmaker is known as a ruthless and emotionless “perfect assassin”. She was once a fairly normal human being, even an accomplished ballet dancer, but after being reprogrammed as a sleeper agent, killing her husband in his sleep and being experimented on, she’s a shell of her former self and focused only on her appointed work.
For fans of Overwatch looking for a costume kill shot, dressing up as Widowmaker for cosplay or Halloween is sure to make a killer impression.
How to Dress Like Widowmaker from Overwatch
Hair: Widowmaker has long dark indigo hair pulled back in a ponytail on the back of her head. Her head itself has thick black armor on top adorned with sets of round red glittering orbs resembling the eyes of a black widow spider.
You can either dye and style your natural hair for this look, or you can wear a wig.
For the red orbs, any clear red and shiny hair clip or hair accessory can work. You can also glue round plastic ruby craft jewels to a black plastic hat or black visor to create a similar head covering to Widowmaker’s.
Skin Tone: Many extreme experiments have left Widowmaker’s skin tone a pallid corpse-like violet color. You can use a light dusting of purple body paint to accomplish this look.
Outfit: Widowmaker wears a shiny dark black and purple bodysuit with plates of black and blue armor protecting her arms and legs.
Use acrylic paint to customize your armor. Her bodysuit also has a light blue hem down her chest in a lightning bolt shape. You can use fabric paint and scissors to add this extra detail, or search online for a more customized Overwatch costume suit.
Accessories: Widowmaker wears black metal gloves and wrist coverings, tall black and blue boots adorned with small jagged spikes at her toes, and she totes a large weapon, her versatile sniper rifle.
She’s an expert sniper so no Widowmaker costume would be complete without it!
You can purchase spikes and glue them onto a pair of black boots, too. Last but not least, search for a large replica sniper gun prop from any Halloween store or toy store, or make your own from craft materials such as plastic and foam.
How to Dress Like Brite Bomber from Fortnite Battle Royale
The Brite Bomber skin has bright pink hair in a stylish ponytail. You can either dye your own hair pink, or you can use a bright pink wig.
You can also buy hair elastics and hair scrunchies for ponytails online from retail websites and accessories shops.
The Brite Bomber outfit consists of a skintight blue bodysuit with a lighter blue honeycomb pattern on it and a white front piece which has a blue unicorn standing under a rainbow printed on it.
The Brite Bomber costume comes with numerous accessories. This includes purple boots and matching gloves, a blue belt with a purple buckle, a white digital wristband with a glowing turquoise screen, purple goggles and blue strap-on leg pieces.
You can buy boots from any shoe shop or retail website, and gloves from most retail websites and winter sports stores. Search costume websites and accessories shops for the digital wristband. You can buy purple goggles online from costume websites and Halloween stores, or use purple sunglasses, which you can buy from any vision care shop or retail website.
Purchase blue plastic or foam from craft supply shops to make the strap-on leg accessories, or search costume websites for custom Brite Bomber replica leg pieces.
On Fortnite you can buy extra accessories for your character as part of the Brite Bomber costume. One is a Brite Bag, which resembles a fabric lunchbox with the same blue unicorn and rainbow image from the costume suit printed on it.
Another add-on accessory is the Rainbow Smash, a funny-looking weapon resembling a pinata. It is a paper mache blue unicorn head on a stick with rainbows printed on the sides.
In the dystopic 1988 anime film Akira, Tetsuo Shima is a wannabe follower of his best friend Kaneda’s biker gang in the city of Neo-Tokyo. After being captured by the government and experimented on, he develops wild telekinetic powers and soon goes totally out of control, attacking the city and getting more dangerous by the second!
With the help of his friends, Kei, Kaisuke and Colonel Shikishima, Kaneda decides to stop him once and for all.
Whether you love epic movies or anime culture in general, dressing up as Tetsuo Shima for cosplay is relatively simple yet instantly recognizable among Akira fans.
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How to Dress Like Tetsuo Shima from Akira
Hair: Tetsuo has wild dark brown hair in shaggy spikes, which gets even messier and out of control the more his powers develop. You can use hair gel to style your own hair in a spiky style, or you can wear a dark brown wig and use hair gel or hairspray to style it.
You can find wigs at any Halloween store or costume website. Dust some dirt or makeup powder into your hair to create a more ragged look.
Outfit: Tetsuo wears a sleeveless baggy white tank top which becomes more torn-up and unruly as the film goes on. He also wears a tattered red cape made from a resistance flag, black pants and black socks.
Use a light scattering of dirt and add some rips and tears with a pair of scissors to give your costume a more authentic look.
For the cape, you can purchase a red flag or use a red bed-sheet to create your own, or better yet you can purchase a real cape from a costume shop or party store.
Mix it up to create a look entirely your own! You can also use a hospital gown instead – after Tetsuo is captured, he wears one before his escape to the streets of Neo-Tokyo. Add some rips with a pair of scissors if you want more extra detail.
Accessories: Tetsuo wears black shoes which you can find from any shoe shop or online retail website.
For one last extra accessory to make your costume pop out at your next convention, purchase a fake robotic mechanical arm to wear over your real arm.
In one scene during Akira, Tetsuo’s arm is severed off by mistake, but luckily for him his powers allow him to build a new arm from metal debris. This last detail will make you look like you just stepped straight from the movie screen!
Get your friends and family to dress up as other characters from the Akira movie like Kaneda, Kei and Colonel Shikishima so you can all go together as a group to your next big cosplay or Halloween event!
Don’t forget to practice Tetsuo’s angry facial expressions and lines as well so you can look and sound just like him!
Kaneda, we’re not back in school anymore. Ever since i was a kid, you’ve been telling me what to do. Always treating me like a kid. You made me look like a runt in front of the others.
In the films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A., Snake Plissken is a World War III hero awarded two Purple Hearts for his service. After the traumatic loss of his parents and an incident causing the loss of the use of his left eye, Snake went rouge and turned into a hardened criminal, but he still retains a good side.
Snake Plissken has a rugged look with a dystopian chic which makes him a fun character to cosplay as. Learn how to dress up as Snake Plissken for cosplay or Halloween with our DIY costume guide.
How to Dress Like Snake Plissken from ‘Escape from New York’
Hair: Snake has long, shaggy dark brown hair down to his shoulders which gives him a ruffian look. You can style your natural hair this way, or you can wear a dark brown wig instead.
Use hairspray and a teasing brush to get that recognizable scruffy style. He also has stubble on his face which you can recreate with a dark brown eyebrow pencil.
Outfit: Snake wears a few different outfits in both his film appearances, but he prefers dark colors and rugged fashion. He is often seen wearing a dark brown leather jacket, a black undershirt and dark gray jeans. He also opts for a black tank top and baggy combat pants sometimes.
For a more worn-out look like Snake’s, search for vintage or distressed items. When you’re on the run like Snake is, traveling from place to place, you want clothes that allow you to blend in!
Accessories: Snake has a number of memorable accessories in the films, most notably his black pirate-like eye-patch over his left eye, his enormous gun and his black combat boots.
He has also been awarded two Purple Heart medals for his military service. You can purchase a fake eye-patch from any costume website or party supply store, or make your own using craft twine and plastic or foam.
In the DC comics universe and Earth One, Black Canary, also known by the name Dinah Drake and later Laurel Lance, is a vigilante superhero whose multitude of talents includes super swift martial arts moves and a sonic canary cry.
She’s both fast and dangerous, but she always does the right thing and helps the good guys in any fight for justice and order. This mysterious woman usually teams up with Green Arrow.
Dressing up in a Black Canary costume at your next convention or Halloween party has the added benefit of allowing you to scream like a banshee for fun!
Learn how to dress as Black Canary with our DIY costume guide.
Hair: Black Canary’s hairstyle has changed slightly over time, but one thing she’s never lost is her striking blonde locks. They usually just fall down past her shoulders with wavy bangs going over her left eye.
You can either style, cut and dye your own hair to get this look, or you can purchase a blonde wig from a Halloween store or online website. Remember to search for a wig with wavy bangs!
Black Canary’s makeup consists of black mascara, black eyeliner in a seductive cat’s eye style and dark red lipstick. You can find all these supplies online through makeup websites and online retail shops, or locally at any drugstore. Use makeup video tutorials for extra guidance if you need to.
Black Canary has worn a few varieties of her signature black leather outfit in many appearances, but her latest in her portrayal by actress Katie Cassidy is made of a long-sleeved black leather shirt, black fingerless gloves and black skinny jeans.
You can get these supplies online from retail websites or check your local shopping mall to see what’s available. The gloves will also come in handy in colder weather!
To finish off your costume, you’ll need a few accessories, including Black Canary’s black leather belt, her black bird-like eye mask, the black leg holsters she wears for weapons and last but not least, her black police baton which she uses to smack down baddies.
As a final touch, pick up a pair of black boots from any local shoe shop or retail website so you can head out to your upcoming event looking just like this classic lady of justice when you arrive there.
Ryu, a star martial artist, is one of the most popular characters in Capcom’s Street Fighter. Ryu is a respectful and humble guy most of the time, seeking to become as strong as he can and develop his skills to that of legendary quality. Ryu is instantly recognizable as one of the memorable Street Fighter character thanks in part to his distinctive outfit featuring a red headband and karate gi.
If you love gaming and martial arts and looking to stand out strongly at your upcoming cosplay convention or halloween party, dress up as Ryu to make an impact.
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How to Dress Like Ryu from Street Fighter
Hair: Ryu has short-cropped spiky black hair that is tied back with a long red headband to keep it out of his eyes when he’s engaged in a fight. You can style your natural hair using gel or hairspray or you can purchase a black wig and cut and style it to your preferences
As an extra detail, use a black eyebrow pencil to define your own brows just like Ryu’s!
Muscles: Ryu has extremely chiseled and muscular arms as a result of all his training. Hit the gym a few months before your event to get that distinctive muscular build!
Outfit: Ryu wears a simple sleeveless karate outfit with the sleeves sloppily torn off at the hem, pants with ripped ankles and a black belt tied loosely around his waist.
You can purchase these supplies online from retail websites and costume websites, and put your creative skills to the test to customize it to look more like Ryu’s style with a dirty and worn-out appearance!
Use a light dusting of brown makeup powder, potting soil or any other materials you want to get a more authentic Street Fighter look.
Accessories: Ryu doesn’t wear shoes, so be prepared to go barefoot with your costume. Of course, if your event is outdoors you can always improvise with a pair of light-colored flip-flops or flat shoes with ankle socks.
He also wears bright red fingerless gloves, protecting his hands when he’s in the middle of a fight.
You can find red gloves from most sports stores, retail websites and shopping malls. Look for some made with a thick leather or vinyl material like Ryu’s.
You can cut the fingers off with scissors or try to locate gloves with the fingers already cut off to get just the right look for your costume.
Get some friends and family to dress up as other characters from the Street Fighter series so you can show off your love for the game at your next big event!