Pop Culture Costumes Guide: Movies, TV and Gaming Cosplay Ideas

Pop Culture Costumes Guide: Movies, TV and Gaming Cosplay Ideas

Here at Coloured Contacts, we have been lucky enough to work with a team of amazing affiliates for many years which means we have plenty of inspiring pictures to share with you. See our most popular blogs for movie character costumes to help inspire your next movie themed costumes.

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When it comes to female movie character dress up it can feel like there is so much choice it is hard to narrow it down to one costume. Check out our list of popular easy movie character costumes female to kick off your next fancy dress outfit.

Womens Fancy Dress Ideas List:

  • Emily from Corpse Bride
  • Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Maleficent
  • Bella from Twilight
  • Neytiri from Avatar
  • Coraline Jones from Coraline
  • Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd
  • Alice from Alice In Wonderland
  • Merida from Brave
  • Moana

While film fancy dress ideas female has many choices, there are plenty of options for male fancy dress too. Another popular trend is to change the gender of the character to create your own unique fancy dress. 

Fancy Dress Costumes For Adults:

  • Mad Hatter
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Mask
  • Jareth from Labyrinth
  • Obi Wan Kenobi from Star Wars
  • Darth Maul from Star Wars
  • The Wet Bandits from Home Alone
  • The Witcher
  • Zombies from The Walking Dead
  • White Walkers from Game Of Thrones

Tim Burton Movies Cosplay Ideas

If you see that Tim Burton is directing a movie you can guarantee you are in for a weird and wonderful ride. It doesn’t get much more strange and unusual than Beetlejuice. The Ghost with the Most is so much fun to cosplay and has become popular for lip syncing on platforms such as TikTok, making it a great choice of fancy dress ideas for adults. Beetlejuice’s larger-than-life personality matches his equally unusual attire so get that green face paint and hair dye ready for your Beetlejuice debut. Check out our blog below for inspiration from our affiliates plus our favorite green Beetlejuice lenses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What’s This? What’s This? Should it be in our Christmas category? We will leave that debate to you. The Nightmare Before Christmas movie is full of treasures when it comes to movie character dress up ideas. Opt for the main characters, Jack Skellington and Sally or take a look at the people of Halloween Town to choose your next cheap fancy dress.

We can’t decide if Sally or Emily is our favorite female Tim Burton character. Both are definitely great film character costume ideas female and are equally as popular to cosplay. Check out our blog for Corpse Bride inspiration and get ready with your blue face paint for your easy fancy dress ideas for adults

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Brenna Mazzoni (@artbybmazz)

Sweeney Todd is quite possibly the darkest musical of all time. Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett are perfect for creating a couple’s Halloween outfits. You can even get the rest of the family involved by adding young Tobias.

Some movie characters are popular to cosplay no matter how long the movie has been out whereas others reach the peak of popularity at the time of the film’s release. Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland movie has some standout characters that remain popular to cosplay. The Mad Hatter got a complete makeover in this movie compared to the original Disney movie and is a favorite choice for movie character Halloween costumes. Take a look at our blog to see body paints of the Mad Hatter and friends by our wonderful affiliates.

Movie Character Costume Ideas

The release of the Maleficent film rocketed Maleficent as played by Angelina Jolie to popularity for cosplaying. This costume still remains a top choice, especially with fans routing for further movies from this character. Check out our blog to see our talented affiliates giving themselves Maleficent makeovers.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Vampire costumes are always a favorite during Halloween with some people dressing as a generic vampire and others basing their fancy dress costumes ideas on a specific character. Love it or hate it; Twilight costumes are still a popular choice. Check out our blog to see how you could cosplay Bella, Edward, and Jacob.

For hardcore vampire fans there is a range of niche characters that you may like to cosplay too, including Selene from Underworld. Our costume colored contacts include plenty of vampire styles to help you complete your fancy dress costumes. Find out more about Selene cosplay in our blog below.

Star Wars is an absolute cult classic and under the wing of Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau, we have been treated to even more Star Wars storylines on Disney+. With so many awesome characters to choose from, Star Wars characters will always be seen at Comic Con events. Check out our blog to see our list of fancy dress costume ideas and find out how you could use costume colored contacts such as the Darth Maul Lenses in your cosplay. 

Riddick is the perfect match for our white blind colored contact lenses. This underrated movie series is part of the sci fi genre so definitely has a place at cosplay conventions. Find out more about Riddick in our blog and how you could create simple fancy dress ideas.

The Mortal Kombat game series hit the cinema screens in 2021 in a martial arts fantasy film that revolved around Cole Young and Sub Zero. This is an awesome choice for cosplay so if you are looking for inspiration, check out the blog below.

Remember when Avatar was released? The movie world was absolutely shaken up by the sheer epic scale of this film’s CGI and special effects. Now talented makeup artists have taken the CGI Na’avi and brought them to the human world with the use of their incredible makeup skills by creating film character costumes. Check out the blog to see how you could body paint Neytiri or Jake. 

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Christmas Movie Cosplay

Every year when Christmas comes around we sit down to watch our favorite Christmas movies. However, these awesome makeup artists have taken it one step further by transforming themselves into festive characters. Check out our Grinch blog below to see our awesome affiliates cosplaying as the Grinch.

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Home Alone is another classic holiday season watch. In this blog, SFX makeup artist @rubymediamakeup creates some of the injuries that young Kevin inflicts on bad guys, The Wet Bandits. If you are looking for unusual movie fancy dress ideas this is sure to be a fun one to copy!

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We couldn’t talk about movies without covering animation giant, Disney. Check out this amazing group of cosplayers dressing as all your favorite Disney Princesses from the first-ever Disney Princess, Snow White to modern heroes like Merida and Moana.

You can’t have one without the other. The Disney Villains are here to cause havoc. Under that makeup are our amazing affiliates cosplaying as various Disney villains such as Hades, Ursula, and Scar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Brenna Mazzoni (@artbybmazz)

@hollymurraymakeup shows off her incredible makeup skills as she transforms into a range of different characters using only makeup. Is there any character she can’t create? From Rocky Horror to Labyrinth, take a look through some absolute classic movies and their most popular characters.

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If you would like to see a combo of movie characters in one place, check out our blog below. Find inspiration for your next cosplay and see how many of the characters you know. These easy movie fancy dress ideas are sure to inspire your next costume party.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Brenna Mazzoni (@artbybmazz)

TV Character Cosplay

TV has produced plenty of characters with unusual eye colors that our affiliates love to cosplay. The Witcher series gained huge popularity on its release and has remained popular for subsequent seasons. In this blog, we look at the TV and gaming versions of The Witcher to find the best lenses for each version. 

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While it may not have ended the way fans had hoped, Game of Thrones is one of the biggest TV shows in recent times. With a complex storyline and plenty of characters to follow along with, there are many opportunities for creating cosplays. However, our favorite SFX character makeup is undoubtedly the White Walkers. Check out our blog to see our Ice Walker Lenses in action with White Walker cosplays.

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Walking Dead may be an older TV series but it still provides plenty of inspiration every Halloween for zombie costumes. Check out some gory SFX zombie makeup ideas from our affiliates in this blog. Need a costume last minute? When it comes to creating easy movie character costumes, grabbing some old clothes out of your closet to create a zombie outfit is definitely top of our list.

We were already huge fans of League of Legends but we were blown away by the Arcane series that follows the popular character Jinx. Check out awesome cosplays of these characters including @rainbowskinz as Silco.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Tea | F.ukurō (@f.ukuro)

What a talented group! Our affiliates never fail to amaze us with their creativity and talent. Their skills in creating the best fancy dress ideas so accurately are incredible and we are so happy that we can help them to complete their cosplays with a pair of colored contact lenses. If you are looking for a specific pair of colored contacts then be sure to check out our color sections or cosplay lenses range. 

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