Style & Beauty

Woman Goes Viral For Her Ability To Become Any Character Using Makeup

You have to see her made up as Jack Sparrow!

Alyson Tabbitha has a superpower. No, she can’t fly, disappear or read minds. But she does have an uncanny ability to transform herself into popular characters from movies, TV and books. Tabbitha is a “cosplayer,” aka she dresses up in elaborate costumes with intricate makeup to represent a character.

Once reserved for a specific subculture, cosplay is increasingly mainstream thanks to participants sharing their inventive looks on social media. Tabbitha captured the internet’s attention with her detailed recreations of iconic characters and now has nearly half a million followers on Instagram.

Here are some of her most impressive looks:

Just check her out her cosplay as the vampire Lestat de Lioncour from “Interview With A Vampire”:

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I finally did a dress rehearsal for my #Lestat cosplay!! (before and after bathroom selfie that ya know I love doing lol) I will be debuting this cosplay on Sunday at #HolidayMatsuri2016 @hollymatsuri Orl FL Dec 16-18 Also I gotta mention this beautiful fabric from @cosplayfabrics that I used for the coat and vest of this costume! I'm so grateful to the @yayahan cosplay fabric line for making this available to us cosplayers that have trouble finding the right fabrics at our local stores! <3 This beautiful #royalbrocade was a great fabric to work with, and it really makes the costume !! ^_^ #crossplay #cosplayfabrics #lestatdelioncourt #lestatcosplay #iwtv #interviewwiththevampire #interviewwithavampirecosplay #iwtvcosplay #interviewwiththevampirecosplay #beforeandafter #beforeaftercosplay #makeuptest #makeuptransformation #femaletomale #lestatdelioncourtcosplay #holidaymatsuri

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Wow! Are we absolutely sure that’s not Tom Cruise?

Warner Bros.

And here is Tabbitha channeling Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, which she says she “stopped all other projects to prioritize” after seeing the film because she was so inspired:

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I did a #WonderWoman makeup test, that turned into a full dress rehearsal that resulted in this!! 💖 . Full costume, makeup & hair done by me! ( @AlysonTabbitha ) 🙂 . The costume isn't finished yet, since I still need to make the belts, shoes lasso , and props! But I was so exited I couldn't resist trying it on! lol . I made the armor out of craft foam and poster board, & the base of the breastplate was made out of @TreeFlx ! I definitely leared a lot of new skills while making this! . Once I saw the Wonder Woman movie I stopped all other projects to prioritize this cause I was so inspired! lol . (Shout out to my @pugliepug phone sicker 👌) . #wonderwomancostume #wonderwomancosplay #galgadot #galgadotcosplay #justiceleaguecosplay #justiceleague #cosplayer #cosplaytransformation #cosplaymakeup #ww #wwcosplay #makeuptransformation #beforeandafter #bathroomselfie #beforeamdaftercosplay #inandoutcosplay #jlhalloween #halloween

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And here she effortlessly pulls off Johnny Depp’s character Jack Sparrow from “Pirates of the Caribbean”:

Here she is being super-spooky as Edward from “Edward Scissorhands”:

Her take on Leeloo, Milla Jovovich’s character in “Fifth Element,” is spot-on!


If you’re curious as to how Tabbitha transforms herself into such realistic and stunning replicas, she often documents her process on her YouTube channel.

Check out this YouTube tutorial how she became Jack Sparrow:

It’s clear that Tabbitha is supremely talented. In addition to her cosplay, she makes art in a variety of mediums and sells her work through her website. Her work includes crystal swords, dragon figurines, decorative boxes, jewelry, and art dolls.

How original are these door knocker earrings?


She also makes statues and prints of her cosplay work and other related items, such as this Goblin King pendant and Edward Scissorhands belt buckle kit.


On her site, Tabbitha explained that her passions and talents just come naturally. She wrote:

“I am a 100% self-taught freelance artist just doing what I love. I’ve been playing with clay & crafting ever since I was a child. As a Gemini it is hard for me to only focus on one thing for long periods of time, so I am exploring & experimenting with new projects!”

Very cool! We can’t wait to see what she does next!