19 Cosplay Tutorials For Convention Season

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Another San Diego Comic Con has come and gone but that just means that New York Comic Con is right around the corner. If you were thinking about cosplaying this year, you’re in luck. Costume SuperCenter has partnered with many cosplayers over the years to show convention-goers how to get started with a cosplay of their own.

Making your own costume doesn’t have to be an intimidating feat. Take a look at these cosplays to help you get in on the fun.

1. Zoya The Destroya from Netflix’s G.L.O.W.

Zoya The Destroya Cosplay Tutorial

Even the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling need a villain and that villain is Zoya The Destroya. This Russian beauty is out to ruin Liberty Belle’s life, and sometimes she succeeds. Step into the ring this convention season as Zoya and you might take home the crown.

Make your own costume with the help of this cosplay tutorial.

2. Liberty Belle from Netflix’s G.L.O.W.

Liberty Belle Cosplay Tutorial

Liberty Belle is here to save the day! She’s got quite the target on her back when she steps into the ring to fight the other Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. It might be because she’s the walking embodiment of the American Dream, but it’s more than likely her holier-than-thou attitude. But there’s nobody else who can protect the world from Zoya better.

So suit up in your own Liberty Belle cosplay and let freedom ring.

3. D.Va Bunny from Overwatch

D.Va Overwatch Cosplay Tutorial

D.Va puts her professional gaming skills to good use when she pilots a state-of-the-art mech to defend her homeland. Her tank is known to do some serious damage, and she’s even streamed her combat operations. She’s known for getting the job done.

If you too are looking to play to win this con season, suit up in this D.Va Bunny Cosplay.

4. Starfire from Teen Titans

DIY Starfire Cosplay Tutorial

There’s no denying that Starfire is one of the most popular of the Teen Titans! Koriand’r was born on the planet Tamaran but here on Earth, she’s known as Kory Anders, the model. She possesses the ability to convert ultraviolet radiation into energy which makes her pretty powerful.

That’s why we think Starfire is the perfect Teen Titan cosplay to sport this convention season.

5. Genderbend Edward Scissorhands

Female Edward Scissorhands Cosplay Tutorial

Edward Scissorhands has lived his whole life misunderstood. It can’t be easy living with blades for fingers. He did his best to use the hands he was dealt to his advantage, so who wouldn’t want to dress up as him this convention season?

Check out this fierce female Edward Scissorhands cosplay for a full tutorial. This cosplay was inspired by an incredible piece of fan artwork by Guillermo Meraz!

6. Raven from Teen Titans

Raven Cosplay Tutorial

We couldn’t make this list without this other member of Teen Titans. Raven is an extremely powerful telekinetic born from a demon overload and a human mother. Also known as Rachel Roth, Raven has managed to find solace with her other friends in the Teen Titans.

Thanks to Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, you’ll be sure to see many more Raven cosplays at the conventions this year.

7. Psylocke from Marvel’s X-Men

Psylocke Cosplay Tutorial

When the X-Men came face-to-face with Apocalypse, the thousand-year-old harbinger of darkness, he wasn’t alone. He chose Four Horsemen to aid him in his quest to take over the world. Psylocke was one of those four mutants. With her telekinetic powers and mastery of swordsmanship, she’s a formidable adversary for Professor X’s team of mutants.

Take over the convention floor with this help of this Psylocke Cosplay Tutorial.

8. Pokemon GO Trainer

Pokemon GO Trainer Cosplay Tutorial

Everyone has been able to live their dreams of becoming a Pokemon trainer with the premiere of Pokemon GO. The augmented reality game has gotten kids and adults alike out of the house to capture Pokemon and battle gym leaders.

Now you can look the part with this Pokemon Trainer cosplay tutorial. It’s the perfect way to catch all the attention at the conventions.

9. Harley Quinn from DC Comics

Harley Quinn Cosplay Tutorial

Harley Quinn has been wreaking havoc in Gotham alongside The Joker since 1992. She’s the craziest character that people love to hate. Thanks to Margot Robbie’s performance in Suicide Squad, fans have been reintroduced. However, her classic costume is the most recognizable.

Look like you stepped straight out of Arkham Asylum with the help of this Harley Quinn cosplay tutorial.

10. Rogue from Marvel’s X-Men

Rogue Cosplay Tutorial

Whether you consider her abilities a blessing or a curse is up to you, but Rogue is undeniably a badass. This former villain has become a staple member of team X-Men over the years thanks to her development from the comics to the movies. She possesses the involuntary ability to absorb and sometimes also remove the memories, physical strength and superpowers of anyone she touches.

Embody the essence of this southern belle by suiting up as her with the help of this Rogue cosplay tutorial.

11. Supergirl from DC Comics

Supergirl Cosplay Tutorial

Supergirl has been saving Earth for many decades now. With all the same abilities, and weaknesses, as her cousin Superman, Kara Zor-El kicks some serious butt. Supergirl has made the transition from comic books to television, where she gets to save the world weekly and even gets to team up with the other heroes and vigilantes The CW has to offer.

Suit up in style with the help of this Supergirl cosplay tutorial and hit the convention floor with confidence!

12. Voyd from Incredibles 2

Voyd Cosplay Tutorial- Incredibles II

It might’ve taken them a while, but we finally got Incredibles 2 and it was even more super than we thought it would be. It was nice to see the Parr family back in action as the super-family, the Incredibles. But we were even more excited to see a “new” addition to the super world. If you also think Voyd kicked some serious butt, you can become her with the help of Uncanny Megan’s Voyd cosplay tutorial!

13. Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix Cosplay Tutorial

We always knew that Jean Grey was a powerful mutant. But after being struck by energy during a rescue mission in space, the X-Men got to see just how powerful she could truly be. Jean had to come to terms with the past that was locked away in her memories as well as try to control the power that was trapped inside her. But from the ashes of the mess she made, a phoenix will rise. Find out how to create her super-suit with the help of this Dark Phoenix cosplay tutorial.

14. Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger Costume Modification

Horror villains are nothing new to the Halloween or cosplay scene. But sometimes they’re reimagined. Find out how Lorenia transformed a regular Freddy Krueger costume to resemble the Bishoujo Freddy Krueger Figure by Kotobukiya with the help of this costume modification tutorial.

15. My Little Pony DIY Ears & Wings

DIY My Little Pony Wings and Ears + Wig Styling

My Little Pony has been around for many years but it wasn’t until My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic that we saw a reignited love for the characters. These cute magical ponies are adored by children and adults alike. The messages that they spread are cute and positive so it should be no surprise why anyone would want to dress up as their favorite character. Find out how to create your own ears and wings with the help of this My Little Pony cosplay tutorial!

16. She-Ra

She-Ra Cosplay Tutorial by Uncanny Megan

There’s nothing quite like a fierce female. And thanks to Netflix’ reboot of the 1985 classic She-Ra: Princess of Power. In 2018, we saw this super female back in action in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and in 2019 we got to binge 2 more seasons! If you’re looking to dress up as this powerful female, we’ve got you covered. Follow along with this She-Ra cosplay tutorial by Uncanny Megan to create your own costume. 

17. Christmas Tinker Bell

Tinker Bell Christmas Cosplay - How to Make Wings and Faux Fur

We love seeing different variations of our favorite characters. Tinker Bell is a fiesty fairy known for being Peter Pan’s best friend. Since then, she’s gotten to be part of the Disney Fairies franchise. Although Tinker Bell’s film revolves around Spring, that doesn’t mean she can’t celebrate Christmas. Find out how to transform yourself into a Christmas-themed fairy with the help of this Christmas Tinker Bell Cosplay tutorial.

18. Bowsette

Bowsette Cosplay Tutorial

It’s the mashup we never knew we wanted but we definitely needed! The concept stemmed from a fan art comic that quickly became a viral meme. In the 4-panel comic, Bowser uses the new Super Crown power-up after Peach refuses both his and Mario’s marriage proposals. And so Bowsette was born. If you too want to transform into this Princess Koopa character, follow along with our Bowsette cosplay tutorial!

19. Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy Cosplay Tutorial

A costume is all about the details. Transforming from head to toe is no easy task but with the help of costume modification tutorials, like this Poison Ivy shoe upgrade by Lorenia, you’ll learn how to do it.

If starting from scratch still seems a little outside of your wheelhouse, have no fear. You can take one of our Halloween costumes and add some special upgrades to jumpstart your venture into cosplaying. No matter which route you take, there’s no denying you’ll be a hit at your next convention.

Did you recreate one of these looks by Uncanny Megan, Yuffie Bunny or Lorenia? Or have you recently created a cosplay of your own? We’d love to see it. Connect with Costume SuperCenter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and show off your latest character. Connect with us on Pinterest too!

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