Playful Illustrations Show Pop Culture Icons Dressed Up as Each Other


The characters in Alex Solis’ Icons Unmasked illustration series put IRL Halloween costumes to shame.

By depicting beloved fictional characters “unmasked” as other fictional characters, Icons ranges from visual puns (Beast from X-Men as The Beast from Beauty and the Beast) to clever jokes (the intentionally campy Count from Sesame Street as the accidentally campy Edward Cullen from Twilight) to unexpectedly poignant connections between kindred spirits (Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh as Sadness from Inside Out). It’s a charming, and seasonally appropriate, homage to classic characters across genres. The full series is posted on Solis’ website; check out some of the highlights below.

Pikachu as Goku (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Eeyore as Sadness (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

The Count as Edward Cullen (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Kirby as Jigglypuff (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Garfield as Grumpy Cat (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

The Beast as Beast (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

ET as The Alien (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Angry Bird as The Hulk (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Plankton as Darth Vader (Image Credit: Alex Solis)

Ralph Wiggum as Patrick Star (Image Credit: Alex Solis)