16 Movie Villain Cosplays Done Right

Prepare to take a walk on the dark side as we check out some of these incredibly evil — but amazingly creative — DIY cosplay costumes of your favorite villains. If looks could kill, these costumes would rack up a body count sky high. Get ready to see some mind-blowing costumes that are as easy to make as they are cool to look at.

1. Harley Quinn
This outfit comes together with homemade latex that looks complex, but it’s actually just a matter of seaming all of the arms and legs together. Plus, it’s just in time for the new Suicide Squad movie, coming out in 2016.

2. Poison Ivy
This costume looks detailed, but is actually incredibly easy. All you have to do is staple or glue the fake leaves to a green bathing suit. Once you light up your eyes with some killer eyeliner, you’ll be ready to take over any town, not just Gotham city.

3. The Shredder
All you need to build this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles villian’s armor are cut-out foam spikes glued to hockey shoulder pads. More foam is used to make the rim around a construction helmet. Spray paint them silver and wear purple and black underneath, and you’ll be ready to dine on turtle soup!

4. Catwoman
If you draw on latex with white paint and some knee-high leather boots, you’ll be looking like Michelle Pfeiffer in no time.

5. Ursula
A cosplay outfit from this The Little Mermaid villain simply requires fabric legs filled with foam with purple stripes on the bottom. Go as wild as you want with the make-up, but really, all you have to do is add extensions on the dress.

6. The Joker
Slap a sticker supporting Harvey Dent on an apron and wear it over a lab coat. Put on that Joker warpaint and this one is a guaranteed winner.

7. Mystique
This one looks tough, but it’s actually just a blue bodysuit painted with gold fabric paint. The only makeup is on her face.

8. Darth Maul
After you’ve glued some dollar store devil horns onto a skull cap and painted it, it will actually take longer to do your makeup than to make the headpiece. Pop this cap on after your face paint and you’ll be ready to hunt Jedi.

9. Two-Face
Snap up a couple thrift store suits and splice them together. You’ll be the life of the party in no time.

10. Apocalypse
It’s amazing what you can do with a little bit of cardboard and some grey stockings.

11. Beetlejuice
Become the world’s favorite bio-exorcist in no time by simply painting a white thrift store suit.

12. Jessie
All you need to become this Team Rocket baddie is slice the bottom of a white tank top open, paint or draw the red “R” on the front, and you’re ready to go.

13. Captain Hook
By simply sewing some gold trim around the edges of any red coat and stuffing your collar, you’re all set. Paint on a mustache while rocking a dollar store pirate kit to complete the costume.

14. Cruella de Vil
Red boas save the day! Beyond how you choose to rock your hair, some red dollar store gloves and fake jewelry will have you rolling out this outfit like Disney royalty.

15. Loki
Color your life with a new shade of the Marvel universe in green, black, and gold with a little bit of leather and lace. The helmet is actually just painted cardboard, so aside from the sewing the costume, this look is a cinch to create.

16. Just be thankful you’re not this guy
Who knows if he’s kidding or for real, but you can get more creative than this to create your own DIY ultimate cosplay costume!