Oz Comic Con Brisbane (and Sydney) are just around the corner, and since one of my favourite things to see is the cosplay ideas, I thought I’d help you out with some last-minute cosplay ideas!
Anyone From Archer
Archer has a variety of unique and funny characters that it’s pretty easy to spot an Archer cosplayer, but it’s the iconic illustration look that really pops, especially when cosplayers do the strong shading and marking that’s in the show.
I can’t find the original source or cosplayer’s social media, but this is one of the more popular examples out there. For Archer himself, a marked-out suit and makeup are really all you need. For Pam you just need a bear claw and ‘cocaine’ or her underground fight club look (with back tattoo), for Cheryl/Carol/Cristal etc., you basically just need pearls, wig, and her scariness.
A Walker (from The Walking Dead) Or A Walkerised Character
If you have some skin safe colouring or makeup, glue, tissues and some clothes to make dirty, you can always go as a walker from The Walking Dead. Depending on time, supplies and how crazy you want to get, the end result can really be as ‘human’ or as crazy as you want to get.
Here’s a video of The Special Effects Gurus, Greg Nicotero and Andy Schoneberg showing how simple products can get you a good zombie look.
To really amp it up, you can always go for a character as a walker, like Shane when he turns or even Negan or Maggie.
If being a walker is too messy and you want something simple but easily recognisable, go straight to the dude that no one recognises that’s to glasses! Clark Kent (with the Superman outfit underneath) just needs a suit (or at least formal pants and a white shirt) with a Superman shirt underneath and glasses. Also, it’s super cute when little kids do it or whenever something minor like someone tripping over happens and a ‘Clark’ comes in to help.
Civilian Steve Rogers, Jessica Jones
If you want to stay in the superhero world, go with characters in their civil clothes, like Jessica Jones or Steve Rogers. Having a hint to who they are (the shield, Tony’s arc reactor, Gamora being her flawless self)
Of course, you can always change it up a bit. Go as Black Widow holding the shield
…or you know… maybe Steve with Mjolnir…
Sure, two iconic looks for Walter White have been done over and over again (Heisenberg and the yellow hazmat suit), but you rarely see anyone baring their legs for the above look which is still very recognisable- and possibly the cheapest- if making you feel a bit.. chilly..
Mario or Luigi
Maybe comic book characters aren’t your thing, perhaps you want to go the gaming route and pick the most popular brothers, Mario and Luigi!
The only thing you need is the colour of your choice and your moustache, although overalls are a bonus if you’re going with the original vibe, but I love a good cosplay crossover so.. maybe Luigi can wield Mjolnir… hmm…