Add a little magic to your every day with this spot-on guide to casual cosplay.
Have you ever wanted to dress up as your favorite character for a movie premiere, party, school dance, or work event, but couldn’t wear a costume? Or been Disney-bound and wanted to get into the spirit without violating the park rules? Never fear! True superfans show their love through the art of casual cosplay—styling regular street clothes to resemble a character or share the vibe of a favorite franchise.
Join style maven Krystal Everdeen and friends as they channel not only classic Disney characters, but also Pixar, Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Wars too. Packed with beautiful four-color photos, shopping lists, and styling tips, this step-by-step guide helps you create your own looks at home by pulling pieces from your closet, scouring vintage and resale stores, and adding inexpensive basics. So whether you’re headed to Dapper Day, a comic book convention, or just the corner store, Casual Cosplay has everything you need to wear your fandom on your sleeve.
Chapter 1: Disneybound
The most iconic group of Disney characters is Mickey Mouse and his friends. Although they vary greatly in appearance, they all sport recognizable color schemes, which are the key to successfully executing this category of cosplay. For example, there are countless ways to dress like Mickey, given his long film history, but his classic outfit is red shorts, yellow shoes, and white gloves. With those visual cues, this cosplay is hard to miss.
Krystal Everdeen is a fashion influencer with both feet planted firmly in fan culture, particularly all things Disney. She covers travel, beauty, lifestyle, crochet, and gaming. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in communications, entertainment, and tourism. Follow her at @KrystalEverdeen on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, or find her at KrystalEverdeen.com.