Sometimes you just want to wear a mask. This might be the only outfit I’m currently planning to share that requires a mask to really pull off.
Now this look was inspired by a few different characters within The Purge universe, and it isn’t a recreation of one specific person. As such, I’ve left the name portion of the title empty. However, one similar character is sometimes referred to as Candy Girl. (aka Schoolgirl #1, Freakbride, Kimmy.)
Between The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year, and The First Purge, I think my favorite one is the The Purge: Election Year.
In The Purge: Election Year, Candy Girl wears a white corset with a white tutu/tulle skirt, both covered in blood splatter. Her hair is up in two buns with a white mask that says KISS ME in red letters on the forehead. Black knee-high boots and a bedazzled automatic weapon round out her outfit.
This outfit is a dress I had my eye on for awhile and finally purchased during a clearance sale at Hot Topic. However, you could truly wear anything, especially if you’re willing to sprinkle it with fake blood spots. These boots were purchased by my ex in a shopping spree where he bought me three pair of boots shortly before breaking up with me. I think it was at Nordstrom Rack.
The mask came as a two pack (so my partner could have one too). I like this mask style better than a lot of the other masks in The Purge Movies. It is seen on the Lady Liberty character, but you can honestly use any mask at all to be a person in The Purge universe.
My hair was put up into what I’ve always called devil buns. The scrunchy hair ties are from Target. I didn’t bother with any makeup at all since the mask covers my entire face. For accessories, I chose a black net choker and a silver necklace with a bff charm and cherry charm that came from a person who was once my bff but now is just someone I used to know. Also pictured, the bracelets I’ve been wearing for months. All but one created by Layla’s Elaborations.
I wasn’t going to go to the effort of bedazzling a gun. I don’t have the energy to deal with all those rhinestones. But if you do, more power to you! Across the various Purge movies there are a bunch of different weapons used. If The Purge happened tomorrow, what do you have lying around your house that you might use to defend yourself? Just grab that for your prop.
All you really need to go as a character from The Purge is a mask, some blood-spattered clothing, and a weapon. But truly you could pull it off without the blood spatter too, especially if you go with a crew in matching outfits.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out The Purge Vibes board on Pinterest.
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