I had originally only planned to do The Other Mother from Coraline, but once I had a blue wig and a yellow raincoat everything else seemed to align to be Coraline Jones. I was especially happy that I could pull it off without having to buy such movie-specific items that might be harder to reuse for other purposes. It also helps that I already live with a black cat!
Outfit: Navy Blue with Gold Stars Cynthia Rowley Linen Tee
While technically, the shirt Coraline wears is a long sleeve navy blue sweater with silver stars on it, I figured this navy with gold stars tee was still a great option to pair with jeans for the base outfit.
Blue Denizen from Levi’s Modern Skinny Jeans
Outfit: Yellow First Mate by Stearns Rain Jacket with Hood
So Yellow Raincoats are apparently a hot commodity and often above my budget. I bought a yellow storm suit two-piece jacket and pants set for $5.99 secondhand. Inside the jacket, it has WILSON Oct 1996 written in pen, and let me tell you that when I got the set, they smelled like they had been in their plastic storage bag and hadn’t been touched since 1996. I put the jacket outside to air out a bit, and it worked great for my purposes. After wearing it for this photo shoot, I am actually very excited about how it has snaps to tighten to the sleeves at the wrist, and it seems like it will actually be waterproof as opposed to the other yellow fashion raincoats I was spying.
Shoes: Black with Yellow Bees Joules Printed Rain Boots
While Coraline’s boots are technically yellow, I thought these wellington boots (my mother purchased for me on clearance ages ago) fit the vibe just fine! I love these puddle stompers, and I didn’t want to get a yellow pair of galoshes that I would probably never wear again.
Hair: If you don’t have blue hair, store-bought is fine.
Short Blue Bob Wig I tagged the closest wig I could find to this one that I got (new in the original unbranded packaging) in a lot of wigs I purchased in an online auction.
Face: Dark Brown Espoce Freckle Pen
Eyes: Black Brown Lash Blast Clean Volume Vegan Mascara
Lips: Berry Avon Double Impact Lip Color Lipstick
Nails: My natural nails are painted in Jen by Zoya which is one of my favorite nail polish colors.
Accessories: Burgundy Unbranded Crossbody Purse with Lots of Zippered Pockets that I inherited from my mother.
Accessories: Black Slouchy ASOS Baker Boy Cap
Accessories: Green Enamel Vintage Butterfly Bobby Pin I have a green pair and a white pair of these that I’ve owned (and worn!) since the 1980s-1990s. One small section of one of each color has fallen out, so I can’t wear the matching sets anymore. Even though this is a butterfly, with the bobby pin part showing, I think it still looked like a dragonfly barrette.
Prop 1: A stick from my front yard that I trimmed to be my dowsing rod. I believe it is from the river birch tree and afaik is not poison oak.
Prop 2: A beautiful black cat. This one is named Percival Purple, but he goes by Percy. He’s frequently trying to be part of my photo shoots, so I let him participate in this one to be the unnamed black cat from Coraline.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.
In the meantime, check out the Coraline Vibes board on Pinterest.
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