DRESSING UP AS A BADASS TV CHARACTER

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Cersei Lannister
TV shows have become very much a part of contemporary life, today more than ever. There have been a lot of awful stuff on TV that should not have been aired, but there are some shows that are on the must-watch list for everyone, not in the least because of their characters. 





For Halloween, two-thousand-and-whatever, why not consider dressing up as a TV show character? And then, go the extra mile, and dress up as a badass character that will make others give way as you walk around the party.


Walter White Walter White (Breaking Bad) 

Breaking Bad has been called the best show on TV ever, and its lead character, Walter White, certainly is one of the strongest we’ve seen. The acting, the role, and the character development, everything is just perfect. You can go in different guises: from his Chemistry teacher look to his yellow cooking suit to his “no pants” look, although the last one may be a little too risqué.


Daryl Dixon and MichonneDaryl Dixon and Michonne (The Walking Dead)

Of all the characters in what may be the most popular TV show running today, these two kick ass the most. If you want to go as Daryl, make sure you’ve got his hair (a wig will do), get a sleeveless vest that’s seen better days, a couple days’ growth of beard, and of course, the Stryker Strykezone 380 crossbow. I suppose any crossbow will do, though.


As for Michonne, her hair is also important, as is the top and jeans, her headband, plus the belt. And, no, I haven’t forgotten that kickass sword. 

If you prefer zombies, however, you can check out ready-made zombie costumes.


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Cersei Lannister and Sarah Connor (Game of Thrones and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) 

Lena Headey is one heck of an actress, and she deserves the label badass, perhaps more than most. First, she played Sarah Connor, in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. You can go for the outfit as shown, which should be fairly easy to put together.

Dressing up as Cersei Lannister might require a little more effort, although Renaissance fair costume stores might have them. You can improvise, though, with practically any rich, elaborate robes, but pay special attention to the hair and that facial expression that can bring men to their knees. 


Nikita
Nikita (Nikita)

Maggie Q as Nikita is one of the toughest actresses to play this role. Again, you have many choices when it comes to costumes, but this photo is one of the easiest and most versatile ones. You need to have a weapon in hand, but Nikita used different guns. The most common you can find are probably a Glock 17 or SIG-Sauer P220. Again, toys, please.


Buffy SummersBuffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) 

Sarah Michelle Gellar has been immortalized because of her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and if you like vampire stories, this is the best character to dress up as.

I suggest going for her simplest look – boots, pants, and tank top – which makes sure you can fight without any hindrance, in case vampires do attack. To make sure it’s clear that you are dressed up as Buffy, you need a weapon in your hand, and for this, the Stake is the best choice.


Tony Soprano Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) 

Last, but not the least, we have Tony Soprano, the best Mafia boss in the last decade of TV. You can pretty much dress up however you want: a suit, a collared t-shirt, or even a white sleeveless top with a white robe over it. If you do the suit, though, don’t forget the cigar. And practice your best Tony Soprano accent.


Bio: Kelvin Dang is part of the Digital Ideation team at Pure Costumes. He loves to keep up with technology and movies. He can usually be found tinkering with his transformers or playing video games. Over the last eleven years Kelvin has helped build several web platforms for Pure Seasons Inc., which is the parent company of PureCostumes.com.