What’s that? Halloween is fast approaching and you desperately need a costume? Or is comic con 2 centars away and you need to quickly put something together to impress your cosplay friends and enemies? Look no further!
1. Hologram from Red Dwarf
- spirit gum
Go to a craft store and get a wooden or plastic “H” you can stick on your forehead with spirit gum. If you don’t have time to go to the craft store, make the H out of cardboard or paper. Don’t forget to call everyone a smeghead!
2. Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion
- bath robe
- sonic screwdriver (optional)
- satsuma (optional)
The freshly regenerated Tenth Doctor wore this in his debut episode when facing off against the Sycorax.
3. Morgan from The Walking Dead
- wooden rod
- coat (recommended)
- fingerless gloves (recommended)
For the rod you can pull a handle off a rake or find a large stick outside.
4. Trill from Star Trek
- sweater (recommended)
Use the marker and draw spots around your temples and neck. There, done! If you have an earth tone sweater, you can be a Guardian, or you can pretend your last name is now Dax and act as the symbiont’s newest host.
5. Scott Summers from X-Men
- leather jacket (recommended)
Do you have access to a pair of sunglasses? Congratulations, you can be Scott Summers. Bonus points if the glasses have red lenses, but let’s not be picky here. Alternatively, you could use the sunglasses for a quick They Live costume, or even Cory Hart.
6. FBI Agent from X-Files
- formal wear
- FBI badge (recommended)
What you would normally wear for a job interview can also be worn for Halloween as long as you keep telling people you’re an FBI agent (or make yourself a badge if you have time). This costume could also be used for an agent in Fringe or an NID agent from Stargate, among others. There are tons of possibilities here.
7. Nick Fury from The Avengers
- formal wear
- coat (optional)
You can get a lot of mileage from an eyepatch. Other eyepatched characters include the Governor (The Walking Dead), Snake Plissken (Escape from New York/L.A.), Saul Tigh (Battlestar Galactica), Calypso (X-Men), and many, many more.
8. Harry Potter
- cloak (optional)
- wand/pen (optional)
- broom (optional)
Use the marker to draw a lightning bolt on your forehead, then put on your glasses. Don’t have glasses? Borrow a friend’s old pair or make your own out of cardboard.
9. Be Yourself
You can be any character from any tv show/film set in the modern day by simply wearing your everyday clothes. Or perhaps a Star Trek character lost in the past and in a disguise to blend in. If you wear a bright, primary color, you can be a Power Ranger in civilian mode.