Over the Garden Wall cosplayers confront the Beast as female Wirt & Greg - Dexerto

Over the Garden Wall cosplayers confront the Beast as female Wirt & Greg

Published: 5/Jul/2020 19:59

by Brent Koepp


A talented cosplay duo has brought Over the Garden Wall to life with their insanely accurate costumes of Wirt and Greg. The pair’s adorable female twist on the Cartoon Network animation is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Over the Garden Wall made its debut in November 2014, and captivated audiences with its classic animation style, and surreal fantasy world. The limited series has become a cult hit and garnered a dedicated fan base. The story was created by Patrick McHale, and starred Hollywood actor Elijah Wood.


A cosplay duo transformed themselves into the show’s protagonists Wirt and Greg, giving the characters an epic female spin. The pair’s photos are so good, it’s almost as if the two brothers have stumbled out of the woods and into real life.

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The 2014 animation about two brothers lost in the woods has become a cult classic.

Cosplayers bring Over the Garden Wall to life

Over the Garden the Wall is about two brothers called Wirt & Greg who soon discover that they are lost in the woods. They embark on a journey into a surreal world of talking animals and vegetables as they try to find their way back home.

Cosplay duo Emma ‘emmaskies‘ and Rachel ‘raierae‘ shared their true-to-life take on the siblings in a perfect re-creation. Photographer ‘okaykibz‘ captured the artists depicting a scene from the show, as the two travel through the dark forest.


The pair absolutely nail their portrayals of each character, as Emma holds the iconic woodsman lantern from the story to ward off the Beast that stalks them. The outdoor shot truly brings the beloved animation to life like never before.

In another picture, Emma shows off how detailed her Wirt costume is. The cosplayer faithfully mimicked his red cone hat, as well as his buttoned up blue and red cape which drapes over her shoulders. Instead of pants, she cleverly has the character’s suspenders tie into her grey skirt.

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“We're still not any closer to getting home. I just don't know what I'm doing out here anymore. I don't know if we'll ever get back home.” . I’m currently on the road to #Blizzcon and have nothing to do, so here’s another shot of my Wirt cosplay! I found that lantern at a goodwill at 9pm the night before we did this shoot! It was a terrible chipped gold color so I spent a couple hours painting and weathering it in the middle of the night and I’m really glad I took the time ? Also can we talk about how cool @okaykibz was able to make this night shot look when we took it in the middle of the day??? . Photo by @okaykibz // cosplay by me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Wirt #WirtCosplay #OverTheGardenWall #OverTheGardenWallCosplay ##Cosplay #Cosplayer #CosplayPhotography #CosplayPhotoshoot #CartoonNetwork #Genderbend #Genderbent #Halloween #HalloweenCostume #ArdaWigs @ardawigs #Sewing #NewLookPatterns @simplicitynewlook #SimplicityPatterns

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Over on Rachel’s account, the artist gave a greater glimpse at how she pulled off Greg’s look. She cleverly converted his clothes into a dress, while adorably holding a plush of the character’s pet frog named Jason Funderburker. Tying the whole thing together, the cosplayer wears his iconic upside down teapot on her head, which was created by ‘dagger0621‘.

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Despite only being 10 episodes, the mini-series was overwhelmingly praised by critics as a modern day Alice in Wonderland. The show has become a cult classic, and has grown a large audience over the years.

Those wanting to catch the groundbreaking animation can watch it in its entirety on streaming service Hulu. It can also be purchased on digital storefronts such as Apple TV and Amazon.