If you’ve spent a little time at New York Comic Con, you might find that you won’t spot too many people dressed as Latino characters. That’s partially because while we’re definitely consumers of popular culture, we’re underrepresented in TV and film. And though we can’t remedy these industry problems, we can at least suggest some Latino characters for your consideration for this year’s NYCC.
Below, check out five Latino characters you can cosplay as at NYCC.
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Miles Morales is having a moment. The Afro-Latino Spider-Man will star in his own animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, later this year, and he also showed up in the latest Spider-Man video game. Unlike Peter Parker’s Spidey, Miles wears a black suit with red details.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you can create your own version with a black bodysuit and red puffy paint. But if you want a more casual (and easier) look, get a black Spidey T-shirt here.
Veronica Lodge is one of the main characters in Riverdale. She’s known for her v. prim outfits. For school, she wears pleated mini skirts and very high heels to school. And though she always looks very put together, you might feel a tad too dressy for NYCC. (But if that doesn’t bother you, then you should go for it.)
Instead, you should try her River Vixen outfit, which consists of a yellow-and-white baseball tee, shorts, and yellow-and-white socks. Add a pearl necklace so that everyone knows which character you’re referencing.
Carmen Sandiego, super thief, leads V.I.L.E. (Villainous International League of Evil). And while she’s supposed to be a villain, we’re definitely fans of the criminal mastermind. She’ll make her triumphant return in 2019 on Netflix.
All you need to nail her look is a red trench coat, a red fedora, black boots. Not only is her costume easy (and composed of stuff you might already have in your closet), it’ll also keep you warm.
Captain Cassian Andor
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In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Diego Luna portrayed Cassian Andor, a rebel captain. Though there are no Latinos in Star Wars, Diego Luna, who spoke in his natural accent as he led a diverse group on a mission to steal the Death Star plans, is the closest we have.
To capture his look, grab an olive jacket, tan button down, and a pair of pants that falls somewhere between the two.
Yellow Power Ranger
While she’s not the original Power Ranger, Becky G (aka Trini) gave us the latest version of this character. With that, we also got a new look, which you can easily achieve with this costume.