Coraline: Coraline Jones

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!

A navy blue shirt with gold stars and blue skinny jeans on a dress form with a pair of black with yellow bee galoshes on the floor in front.

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

A yellow raincoat and blue skinny jeans on a dress form with a pair of black with yellow bee galoshes on the floor in front.

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.

A person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the short blue bob wig.

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.

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, blue shirt with gold stars. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips.

Makeup:

Face: Dark Brown Espoce Freckle Pen

Eyes: Black Brown Lash Blast Clean Volume Vegan Mascara

Lips: Berry Avon Double Impact Lip Color Lipstick

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow rain jacket. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips. Their hand is up in the image to show off the blue nail polish.

Nails: My natural nails are painted in Jen by Zoya which is one of my favorite nail polish colors.

A yellow raincoat with burgundy crossbody bag over it and blue skinny jeans on a dress form with a pair of black with yellow bee galoshes on the floor in front.

Accessories: Burgundy Unbranded Crossbody Purse with Lots of Zippered Pockets that I inherited from my mother.

A selfie of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, black baker boy cap, blue shirt with gold stars. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips.

Accessories: Black Slouchy ASOS Baker Boy Cap

A closeup of a vintage green enamel and metal butterfly bobby pin barrette.

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.

A Y-shaped tree branch.

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.

A person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline the movie holding a black cat. The cat and the human are looking directly at each other.

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.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips. The strap of their burgundy bag can be seen across their chest. They are next to an image of Coraline Jones from Coraline dressed in the same outfit. Words say Coraline and Coraline Jones.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, black baker boy cap, yellow raincoat. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips. The strap of their burgundy bag can be seen across their chest. They are next to an image of Coraline Jones from Coraline dressed in the same outfit. Words say Coraline and Coraline Jones.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails. They are holding a tree branch in one hand and holding part of it in the other hand. They are next to an image of Coraline Jones from Coraline dressed in a similar outfit. Words say Coraline and Coraline Jones.

A pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. blue jeans, galoshes, brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails is edited into a scene with  the Pink Palace apartments.
I’m 11 years old, and my parents moved us from our home in Michigan to the Pink Palace apartments in Oregon.

A pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails is edited into a scene with Wybie while they hold a stick for a dowsing rod.
I go out exploring and as I’m using a dowsing rod, I meet a neighbor kid named Wybie. I’m not very kind to him and turn his full first name Wyborn into Why-Were-You-Born.

A pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, navy blue shirt with gold stars, brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips is edited into a scene with Coraline's real parents.
My parents are writers focusing on a garden catalog, and they are too busy to do anything with me.

A pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. burgundy crossbody bag, blue jeans, galoshes, brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails is edited into a scene with The Other Parents.
I start spending time with my Other Parents.

A pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. burgundy crossbody bag, blue jeans, galoshes, brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails is holding a black cat and edited into a scene with part of the Pink Palace apartments.
At least I have a black cat companion while I deal with parental troubles.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, blue shirt with gold stars. brown mascara, brown freckles, and berry colored lips. Next to them is an image of Coraline Jones in a blue sweater with silver stars and dragonfly barrette from the movie Coraline. Words say Coraline and Coraline Jones.

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Coraline Jones from Coraline with a blue short bob wig, dragonfly barrette, yellow raincoat. blue jeans, galoshes, a burgundy crossbody bag, brown mascara, brown freckles, berry colored lips, and blue fingernails. The strap of their burgundy bag can be seen across their chest. They are next to an image of Coraline Jones from Coraline dressed in a similar outfit. Words say Coraline and Coraline Jones.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

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

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