The thing about dressing up as Samara Morgan from The Ring is that most people choose to portray the dirty, wet version of her. Since my current focus is on wearing clothes you might already have in your closet and being able to wear them again afterwards, I have not been distressing or adding blood or damaging the garments. However, with this character you can do as little or as much as you like. That goes for both your outfit and your makeup. I’m choosing to portray a low key, low budget, low effort Halloween costume, cosplay outfit as Samara this time around.
This outfit is a Zanzea dress I bought on ebay for $20. The Unlisted Mary Jane heels I’ve had for so long that I have zero recollection as to how they came into my life. The straps cross at an interesting angle instead of straight across, and I always thought it gave them a little something extra in terms of style. I also borrowed a pair of my spouse’s white crew socks. (not pictured above)
My hair is the same wig that I used for Jennifer’s Body: Jennifer Check. Samara is a trapped child. She doesn’t wear makeup so neither did I. However, if I hadn’t put all my old hospital bracelets into my scrapbooks, I would have put one on my wrist for an accessory. I do still have my wish bracelets tied on, so they somewhat resemble her bracelet in the pics.
For my props, I used a couple of horse figurines that I’ve had since I was a small child. Since I’m focusing on Samara while she’s alive, it seemed fitting to bring horses into it. Plus, it isn’t very convenient to try to drag a well around.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another “work with what you’ve got!” Halloween costume, cosplay outfit idea.
In the meantime, check out The Ring: Samara Morgan Vibes board on Pinterest.