Heathers: Heather McNamara

Even though in middle school my friend group all picked a Looney Tunes character to be our nickname and mine was Tweety, I find Heather McNamara to be the least relatable Heather. Perhaps it is because her character wasn’t fleshed out much beyond being a popular cheerleader with guy problems or perhaps it is because yellow is my least favorite color. (The irony is not lost on me that I currently live in a bright yellow house.) Also, Heather McNamara has the least memorable lines without any really snappy quotes. The only major one being: “Suicide is a private thing.”

Once you’ve done two Heathers from the movie Heathers, you’re basically obligated to do the third Heather. I wasn’t going to go buy some yellow clothing (like a blazer) for this character that I would probably rarely wear again, so instead, I just utilized the few yellow clothing items I already had. It helps that the Heathers’ fashion sense goes beyond completely monotone outfits in all one color, so even though I am using a white suit jacket, the rest of the yellow pieces still pull it together.

A white blazer with a heart brooch over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt on a dress form with yellow tight and black ballet flats on the floor in front of it.

Outfit: Mustard Yellow Mossimo V-Neck T-Shirt

White Old Navy Blazer

Yellow, Black, and White Unbranded Abstract Skirt

Mustard Yellow Opaque Tights which I’ve had for many years, but I accidentally destroyed them during this photo shoot. 😬 #RIP

Shoes: Black Patent Leather Rampage Ballet Flats with Jewel Detail

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the blonde, wavy wig.

Hair: Medium Wavy Blonde Wig with Bangs

Previously seen as Grace Stewart from The Others

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Heather McNamara with a buttered rum lipstick, yellow hoop earrings, and a heart brooch on the white blazer.

Makeup:

Eyes: Cosmic Brown Avon Glimmerstick

Black Brown Lash Blast Clean Volume Vegan Mascara

Lips: Buttered Rum Avon True Color Lipstick

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Heather McNamara with a buttered rum lipstick, yellow hoop earrings, and a heart brooch on the white blazer.

Accessories: Yellow Metal Hoop Earrings

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Heather McNamara with a buttered rum lipstick, yellow hoop earrings, and a heart brooch on the white blazer.

Accessories: Pearl and Rhinestone Heart Brooch I inherited.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights and black patent leather ballet flats. They are holding a croquet mallet.

Prop 1: Yellow Croquet Mallet

I don’t know if I mentioned this yet, but croquet sets are expensive! To acquire mine, I participated in multiple online auctions to try to get a secondhand set in my budget. I lost many times before I successfully obtained one.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights and black patent leather ballet flats. They are holding a cheerleader pom pom above their head with an excited look on their face.

Prop 2: Yellow & Orange Cheerleading Pom Pom This was a free giveaway item at a roller derby bout I went to years ago and stored in my costumes tub until now.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights. They are in a side-by-side comparison to Heather McNamara from Heathers. Words say Heathers and Heather McNamara on the image as well.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights. They are edited into a scene with Heather Chandler and Veronica Sawyer in the lunch room. They are also waving a cheerleading pom pom.
At school, I’m a cheerleader, and I hang out with the most popular clique of girls.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights. They are edited into a scene with Veronica at a funeral.
After my best friend dies, I start to question my existence.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights. They are edited into a scene outside of Heather Chandler's funeral.
But even at the funeral, my priority is convincing Veronica to go on a double date with Kurt, and me & Ram that night even though she has started something with JD.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt with a yellow, black, and white abstract print skirt with yellow tights. They are edited into a scene in Heather McNamara's bedroom. They are holding a yellow croquet mallet.
After a couple more deaths of people close to me, I call in to a radio show for advice. There’s got to be more to life than just playing croquet with the girls all the time.

A person dressed as Heather McNamara from Heathers wearing a white blazer over a yellow shirt. They are in a side-by-side comparison to Heather McNamara from Heathers. Words say Heathers and Heather McNamara on the image as well.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Heathers Vibes board on Pinterest.

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