2016 was an insane year. We lost pop culture icons like David Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, and Alan Rickman. The Cubs won the World Series and IRL Lord Voldemort became the President-Elect. There was a new Star Wars movie, but no new season of Doctor Who. Scarlett Johansson became Asian and Hamilton won all the awards.
2017 might actually be the end of the world, but if it is, let’s go out in style! Here is the list of all the cosplay inspirations you need to doll up for your upcoming holiday and New Year’s Events.
In case her legions of fans on the super secret Facebook group Pantsuit Nation didn’t let you know, pantsuits were the fashion choice of 2016. Babies were baptized in them, almost adults graduated in them, and now you can dance your troubles away in them. Get a pantsuit, have a whiskey and hunker down. Just make sure you pay .77 on the dollar for that, because you’re gonna need that extra change to pay for your brand new IUD.
Sure, Harry Potter has actual YuleBall costumes, but why celebrate the smarmy elite? Dress up as Dobby as a reminder of the poor souls who still have to work on Christmas Day. Add some knit hats made by Hermoine in case you get cold.
Ok, so maybe a house elf isn’t your thing. Maybe you live in a cold dark castle like Hogwarts. In that case, wear a sweater made from love by Molly Weasley.
Get your house color (Emerald Green for me please) and slap your first initial on it. If you can’t make the sweater yourself, search for a second-hand one. Only pompous wizards like the Malfoys would buy a fancy Christmas sweater. Get something loved and maybe a little shabby to make it as authentic as possible.
Because we all need to believe in magic. And because you bought that onesie for your group costume on Halloween and you’ve never worn it again. Luckily, that red wine stain will look like a Christmas decoration. So make the most of it!
Because women got screwed this year and you want to burn 2016 to the ground!!!! But add some Christmas lights to your bionic arm. Maybe make it okay some carols. Coz, you know, its festive.
A Servant from Downton Abbey
Sure, you might celebrate Christmas, but let’s be respectful of the other holidays! Like Boxing Day!
Dress as Anna, Daisy, Mrs. Patmore, or Mrs. O’Brien to remind people who other holidays exist in December. Not just fancy pants holiday like Christmas. Men, just dress as Barrow because we all know Carson is too good for Boxing Day.
Olaf the Snowman
Every party needs that one person who takes it to far. Who dresses too big, drinks all the eggnog, and kisses everyone, even if they’re not under mistletoe. “Lean In” this year and let that person be you.
Dress up as Olaf, coz what says winter time more than a snowman. And this snowman sings, dances, and has no knowledge of how weather works. You’ll be the life of the party, as long as it’s not yet summer.
Ebenezer Scrooge from A Muppet’s Christmas Carol
Young Scrooge, played by Ray Coulthard, was fine af. So get this cosplay going if you wanna snag some Belles! Get those golden ringlets curled and that top hat on! You may incapable of ever-lasting love, but all you need is one night to change your life.