Even though Roman Polanski is cancelled, Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby is still a classic character. I’ve never before considered dressing as Rosemary Woodhouse because I almost always have extremely long hair. Now I’ve started dabbling in the world of wigs, so this character became a realistic possibility.
There are so many stylish vintage outfits in the 1968 version of Rosemary’s Baby. If you have similar pieces in your wardrobe or feel like thrifting, there are options on how you can dress as Rosemary Woodhouse. I happen to have this light blue dress that used to be one of my grandmother’s. (Side note: it still smells like her too.) I think I’ve seen her wearing it in photos at someone’s graduation. It is an actual dress, but it pulls off the vibe of Rosemary’s blue nightgown pretty well. I wasn’t sure what shoes to put with it. Ultimately, I grabbed a pair of clogs that I thought might match the vintage vibe.
My hair is a wig that has given me the most dysphoria I have ever felt in my life. (This horror movie project must be going pretty well as I terrified my brother while walking around in this hair too. #shocking) Rosemary Woodhouse’s hair is iconic. I wasn’t willing to go to Vidal Sassoon and get that look, but don’t forget that at the beginning of the movie she has longer, chin length hair too! Admittedly, my wig looks more like Zoe Saldana’s version of Rosemary, but I’m trying to use it for another look. If I wasn’t trying to make this hairpiece pull double duty, I might’ve attempted to cut it.🤷🏼
I didn’t put on any makeup. After all, I’m supposed to look like a new mother, and what new mom has time to do up their face in the middle of the night? For accessories, I put in some pearl studs and grabbed this necklace out of my collection that is (unfortunately gold and not silver) for the tannis root necklace given to Rosemary. There are some replica necklaces for sale on etsy, so check it out, if you’re trying for a more authentic vibe.
For my props, I have my baby doll Darcy that I’ve owned since I was roughly the same size as her. I added a devil horn headband that I used for previous Halloween costumes to help her get into character as Rosemary’s Baby, Adrian. I also used our beat up butcher knife that will be seen in other upcoming posts too. (Note to self: Put a nice knife set on my Christmas wish list.)
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out the Rosemary’s Baby: Rosemary Woodhouse Vibes board on Pinterest.