Arise from your winter months’ streaming tv #Bingefests, friends. This is it… the weather is finally getting warmer, and #ConSeason and resumed social gatherings will be here before too long. If you’re spending as much time indoors these days as we are, we’d wager you have some solid inspiration for this year’s cosplay ventures mapped out. But if not, we’ve made it a little easier on you by compiling a list of the most cosplay-able shows currently available on your streaming services. You’re welcome.
Now hurry and get caught up!
Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’
Chock-full of monsters and medieval mayhem, Netflix’s hit series ‘The Witcher,’ starring former Superman Henry Cavil, is ripe with cosplay content. From Geralt of Rivia’s studded armor to sultry sorceresses like Yennefer of Vengerburg, not to mention some seriously creepy creatures, this show has a fair amount to work with in terms of cosplay ideas and character choices. We know we’re ready to get our hands on a Witcher cloak and do some monster-slaying after looking at these jaw-dropping set photos from Netflix.
So don your white-hot Witcher wig and get ready to toss a coin at your nearest comic convention, because you’re going to be seeing a LOT of looks inspired by this show over the coming months.
Amazon Original ‘Carnival Row’
Steampunk Victorian London, but with faeries and fauns? Count us in! The Amazon Original series ‘Carnival Row’ starring Orlando Bloom has a unique aesthetic that lends itself quite nicely to the cosplay ranks. Victorian top hats, fairy wings, folks with faun horns, and terrifying FrankenCthulu-esque villains make for some pretty exciting costume idea fodder!
The ‘Carnival Row’ costume choices are quite vast, so keep your eyes open, because we’re pretty sure you’re going to be seeing a good deal of looks inspired by The Row at a ComicCon near you.
Netflix’s ‘Peaky Blinders’
Set in a post-World War 1 England, Netflix’s ‘Peaky Blinders’ follows the Shelby family and their often criminal exploits. Let’s put it this way: Their wardrobe isn’t the only thing that’s killer in this family.
The show has an appealing aesthetic that is alternatingly Gatsby-level glam and gritty gangster Noir, but at all times completely eye-catching and cosplay-worthy. Who doesn’t love a good driver cap or ’20s inspired fur-and-cloche hat ensemble? The characters in this show are so dapper and put together, it’s hard to not want to take a page (or five) from their style books.
BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’
Timelords and TARDISes, oh my! Okay, you got us. This one isn’t EXCLUSIVELY a streaming property, but any show that’s been consistently in the con-space running for as long as BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ has most assuredly deserves a shout. The best part of this show? You can create MULTIPLE Doctor Who costumes and still technically be cosplaying the same character!
Whether you’re dressing as the iconic Fourth Doctor, fan-favorite Tenth Doctor, the current regeneration Thirteenth Doctor (or some combo of them all!) you’re bound to get a rise from SciFi fans and Whovians galore.
Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
Forget Witchcraft and Wizardry, Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is taking magic school to some dark new depths. This isn’t the same ol’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch you knew from the ’90s. Get ready to summon some seriously spooky cosplay inspiration after watching a few episodes of this remake. Remember, your ‘Sabrina’ costuming attempts please The Dark Lord…
BBC’s ‘His Dark Materials’
This is not your little sister’s ‘Golden Compass’ remake. BBC’s original series “His Dark Materials” riveting first season is available for streaming on HBO Now, Hulu, and for paid streaming on Youtube, and we’ve just got to say that it’s 100% worth it. It’s broody, magical, and full of a wide variety of characters (human and non!) with some pretty enviable wardrobe choices, all of which makes for some fantastic cosplay inspiration.
Snow leopards, armored bears, golden monkeys, adorable ferrets- Who doesn’t want to cosplay a character that allows you to plan your outfit around your inseparable animal sidekick?
Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’
In the realm of streaming shows, Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ is an oldie, but a goodie. By “goodie,” we mean like a delightfully horrifying 1980s time capsule in serial content form. And it’s pretty clear from the collective social consciousness that audiences are HERE for that.
Want to throw a sci-fi spin on your next ’80s costume party? Why not make it a ‘Stranger Things’ party instead? Your friends should show up on your doorstep dressed like Eleven with a box of Eggos faster than you can say, “Demogorgon.”
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