I’m really happy that I was able to pull something together to be Laurie Strode from Halloween (1978). She is one of the original Final Girl™️ characters. There are a number of them on my list for this project. Maybe at the end, I’ll count them up to see how many I did?
This outfit is comprised of a tagless, vintage shirt with pearlescent snaps that was passed down to me from someone in my family, a pair of DKNY Castro flare leg jeans I got via a clothing exchange, and a pair of Chunky Funk brand platforms that I picked up during a $5 bag sale at a secondhand store (where everything you can fit into a paper bag costs you $5). Those are my favorite because you can get so much cool shit for $20.
For my hair, I put in two barrettes, one on each side of my head. Throughout the movie Halloween Laurie Strode is wearing barrettes like this and then also not wearing barrettes too. My hair is not as big as hers (and it probably never will be) so I just kept my barrettes in for the entire photo shoot. For makeup, I just have on some lip balm.
For my accessories, I put on a couple silver band rings, one on each hand.
For my first prop, I have this “Jumbo” pumpkin. I was ordering groceries online and searched for a pumpkin. It was either a Jumbo or a Mini available, so I went the Jumbo route thinking that’s just what they called a standard pumpkin. I did not realize it was going to be SO huge. s/o to our grocery delivery person for hauling this giant pumpkin to my house for me! Honestly, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to lift it up for some pics.
For my second prop, I have my banged up, old butcher knife. Please ignore the fact that the tip is snapped off. I have faith in myself that if I were ever in a do-or-die scenario, this trusty knife would still stab someone just fine with enough force. Gonna go work on my arm strength. Brb. (Oh fuck, you’re not supposed to say that!)
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out the Halloween: Laurie Strode Vibes board on Pinterest.
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