When this movie came out, someone told me the very last shot before I had seen it. Talk about a spoiler! However, if you remember the buzz (& backlash) around this movie, it was a strange time when movies intentionally tried to mislead the viewer with their promotional campaign. Good thing we’ve moved past that now and can absolutely trust everything. /s
Dressing as Heather Donahue from The Blair Witch Project is another option for when your costume party will be held outdoors or you want an outfit that will help keep you warm on Halloween.
This outfit has an item I actually spent a little bit of time seeking out specifically for this project. I found a few dark red paisley shirts for sale on ebay, and ultimately, I purchased the BonHomme New York Vintage Paisley Red Button Down Shirt you see here for $10 including shipping! (s/o to guardianantiqueandthrift on ebay.) I paired it with a gray scoop neck tee from Target, Mossimo bootcut jeans. and a pair of Hi-tec hiking boots.
My hair was hidden underneath a hat for this character. I used a gray beanie that my partner got in college for being on a sports team. It is old and stained, but does that really matter when you’re dressing as a person who is cold, dirty, hungry, and lost in the woods?
There might be a little lipstick still on my lips because I was photographing multiple character outfits in the same day. Heather Donahue is a film student camping in the middle of the woods with two of her peers. She didn’t really get all dolled up. However, if you are the kind of person who would wear makeup on a camping trip, don’t let me stop you.
For my accessory, I used a basic long sleeve purple tee (has no tag and thumbholes I manually added) and tied it around my neck just like Heather does in the movie.
For my first prop, I used this video camera. It was a gift from my d** one year for Christmas after everyone already had video cameras as part of their cell phones. As with most gifts received sporadically from him, I just assume it was something he had in his house and wanted to get rid of but didn’t want to just throw away.
For my other prop, I used a stickman figure made of branches from my yard and either hemp or twine. My friend thinks I’m bringing bad vibes into my house with them, but I made them so they don’t scare me.
I might put them up for sale on the internet or just take them apart and reuse the pieces for something else. Hit me up if you’re interested in one.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out The Blair Witch Project: Heather Donahue Vibes board on Pinterest.