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Have you ever just loved a TV show or a movie so much that you wanted to be a part of it? Whether it would be a member of Starfleet or a companion to the Doctor, there is no reason you can’t dress as though you already are. Cosplayers either wear costumes they make themselves or find an already made costume and they dress up as their favorite characters from cartoons, anime, comic books, video games, as well as television shows and movies.
Cosplay actually started in the 1930s, but participants only needed to dress for the genre and did not have to dress as a specific character. The term cosplay was not invented until the year 1984 when it was thought that the word ‘masquerade’ was too old fashioned for what they were doing. Hopefully, you can find inspiration in the costumes below. These days, there are conventions where people gather for their various fandoms and dress as their favorite characters.
The people of the fandom are a highly passionate group who are willing to analyze and understand their favorite characters, as well as scrutinize plots and character arcs for the psychological plucking. They aren’t afraid to be vocal if the quality of the games, episodes or movies declines, and will even write fanfiction to fix plot holes. Oh, and shipping, can’t forget the shipping. Not shipping things in the mail, but putting characters in relationships from platonic to romantic and analyzing the already established relationships that characters have, or enter into.
Okay, enough with that. Let’s move on to these wonderful selections for the best Cosplay costumes that you can wear on your Halloween party!
Who’s The Most Purple Girl? You are! Who better to dress up as than a teleporting empath named Raven who has an interdimensional demon father and a human mother. Multiple dimensions seems to be a theme so far, doesn’t it? Just remember to control your emotions so you don’t accidentally unleash the demonic powers you inherited from your father.
Despite once being possessed by your evil demonic father and trying to destroy the good version of you, you care about your friends and fighting evil. At least you don’t even have to seal your father in an interdimensional prison in order to cosplay Raven.
Grab your boots and your chakram, because this Xena costume is for you. You don’t even have to be an evil warlord who destroys nations before becoming a force for good. This one is actually licensed and was modeled after the one Lucy Lawless wore.
Go find Gabrielle before you run into Ares and he starts causing trouble again. If there is too much trouble, you can always join up with Hercules, Ephiny and Joxer. Well, maybe not Joxer. There are some people who actually liked Joxer and didn’t find him annoying at all.
Harry Potter was incredibly popular when it came out and it is still going strong after all these years with more and more fans discovering the books and the movies. While most peole wanted to be Harry, many girls found a role model in Hermione.
She is a highly intelligent girl who does not hide her intelligence or her opinions, which shows girls, and adults, that they don’t have to hide their intelligence in order to be liked. You don’t have to be a daughter of two dentists and a member of the house of Gryffindor to dress up as Hermione. Grab your wand, use your head and make some magic.
TARDIS, are you in Idris again? Nope, not this time. With this dress you’re the Tardis, but this time there is no chance of burning up because you won’t actually have the soul of an transdimensional spaceship housed in your body. You are only blue on the outside and bigger on the inside because you are dimensionally transcendant.
Yeah, you are an obsolete model and your chameleon circuit hasn’t worked in centuries, but that has never stopped you from doing what you want. Just make sure not to cause any more cracks in the universe, stay away from Weeping Angels and keep taking the Doctor where the Doctor needs to go.
While Link from the Legend of Zelda is a male, much to the surprise of most people, this Link cosplay tunic is made for women. Link is not an elf, but a Hylian from Hyrule and has blood infused with magic that gives him psychic powers. Like an elf, he has long pointed ears. He travels all across the world fighting evil forces and a wide variety of creatures.
Link always wears a green tunic and a pointed cap, but he has never said a word throughout the entire game series. Link has been portrayed as a child, teenager and a young adult, and has carried around magical objects, musical weapons and swords. If you don’t have any swords lying around, grab something and say Link is studying a new musical instrument.
Grab your companion and get this 12th Doctor costume T-shirt before it is gone. You can’t use the TARDIS to go back in time to get it, so get it now and don’t wait for the offer to regenerate. Travel through time, and take on traveling companions while fighting Daleks, Cybermen and other killer robots.
Just make sure your TARDIS doesn’t disappear on you or inhabit another body again. Whether you’re a brand-new Whovian or have been a fan from the beginning, you are not limited to one Doctor, but there are 13 to choose from. Well, more than 13 when you count the War Doctor, Handy, and the Valeyard.
Everyone could definitely use to have a Katniss Everdeen persona. She’s brave, she doesn’t bow down to bullies, AKA ‘The Capitol’. Despite not being from the best and most prestigious district, Katniss rose above the challenge and won The Hunger Games. Together with her friends, she took down the dictatorship that was oppressing the people through their cruel and barbaric methods.
Anyone can be Katniss Everdeen at least once a year. With this costume, your kids could volunteer as tribute to save their loved ones, too. It has an armored shirt, a pair of pants with the attached knee and shin guards, and the Mockingjay pin. The odds will surely be in your kids’ favor.
If being a time traveling Time Lord, half demon. or a witch doesn’t tickle your fancy, try some of these ideas below.
Rabbit Judy Hopps Cosplay Costume
Re Zero Emilia Cosplay Costume
Black Catsuit Halloween Cosplay
Little Mermaid Ariel Cosplay Costume
Madness Returns Alice Cosplay
X-Men Rogue Cosplay Costume
Chun Li Cosplay Costume
Lolita Halloween Anime Cosplay
Halloween Cosplay Costume Dress Suits
Phantom Thief Cosplay Costume
Batman Sexy Harley Quinn Costume
Velma Dinkley Cosplay Costume
13th Doctor Cosplay Costume
Brave Merida Cosplay Costume
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