Mean Girls: Gretchen Wieners


I don’t think my father, the inventor of Toaster Strudel, would be too pleased to hear about it if I covered the other Plastics from Mean Girls but left out Gretchen Wieners. Her relationship with Jason is complicated. Her core friend group is more like a bunch of hot frenemies with Regina continually belittling her and taking her friendship for granted. Gretchen resents the rules she has to adhere to in order to keep her social standing intact, especially when she sees other people disregarding them with no consequences, and I hope she finds more peace with the Cool Asians.

A pink 3/4 length sleeve shirt with beige, white, and black plaid skirt on a dress form. On the floor in front are a pair of black mule kitten heels.

Outfit: Hot Pink V Neck 3/4 Length Sleeve Stretch Shirt

Tangents Stretch Beige, White, and Black Plaid Short Pencil Skirt

Previously seen on Heather Chandler from Heathers

Shoes: Black Knot Steve Madden Mule Kitten Heel Shoes I can tell based on how worn out the edges of these shoes are that I’ve worn them a lot. (Note to self: touch them up with some black leather paint.) I also can’t remember where or how I got this pair because I’ve had them for so long.

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls facing away from the camera. The emphasis is on the auburn bob wig.

Hair: Auburn Bob Wig with Bangs This was labeled as Honey Brown when I got it, and I was initially hoping for a browner color, but I ended up using it for a lot of characters (before my wig collection expanded) even though it was redder than expected.

Previously seen as May Dove Canady from May, Eleanor Vance from The Haunting, Dr. Miranda Grey from Gothika, Sidney Prescott from Scream, Rose Armitage from Get Out, and Dr. Abigail Tyler from The Fourth Kind.

Also, don’t get on me about how my hair is straight but Gretchen’s is wavy because *spoiler alert* her hair is straight at the end of the movie.

A selfie of a person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, and a hot pink shirt.

Makeup:

Face: Tone Adjusting e.l.f. Face Primer

Porcelain e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation

Floral Majority Wet n Wild Megaglo Blush Makeup Stick

Follow Your Bisque Wet n Wild Megaglo Conceal and Contour Makeup Stick

When the Nude Strikes Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlight Makeup Stick

Eyes: Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon

Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Ambience Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

A selfie of a person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, and a hot pink shirt. They are holding their hand near their face to show off the French tip manicure style.

Nails:  Artificial Nails trimmed to Square Tips painted in French Tip style with Snow White and Naked Manicure Pink Perfector by Zoya.

Can you get dysmorphia around fingernails? Because I felt very weird with french tips, and every time I looked down at my hands, they felt like someone else’s.

A closeup of silver and rhinestone jewelry including a necklace, bracelet, two rings, and two earrings.

Accessories: Pink Rhinestone Silver Swan Chain Necklace No idea where this charm came from, but I just added it to a chain I already owned.

Rhinestone Silver-tone Swan Earrings I think these earrings were a free gift with one of the wigs I bought.

Two Large Blingy Rhinestone Silver Rings Both were inherited from my partner’s grandmother. She had a huge collection of jewelry, and I ended up with a lot of it. 💕

Thick Silver Chain Bracelet I would wear this more, but it is very heavy. Bracelets seem to get in my way because I’m always typing and editing photos. #Ope

A closeup of a pink photo album turned into the Burn Book from Mean Girls.

Prop 1: Burn Book made from a pink photo album I have had for 15+ years and the Burn Book Font and Lips enlarged, printed on basic white paper, cut out, and taped to the front.

Previously seen with Cady Heron from Mean Girls and Regina George from Mean Girls

A closeup of a rhinestone covered cell case on a cell phone.

Prop 2: My old Motorola QWERTY keyboard cell phone with a rhinestone cat case that looks like my old cat Puck. #RIP

Previously seen with Regina George from Mean Girls

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, and a hot pink shirt next to an image of Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls. They both have their right hand up with palm facing out. Words say Gretchen Wieners and Mean Girls.

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene in the lunchroom.
A new girl, Cady, joins me, Karen, and Regina for lunch at school. I wonder if maybe she’ll get me, and I try my self-created slang out on her. “That is so fetch!”

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene with Cady & Karen.
Cady becomes part of our squad. We hang out together at the mall, and we talk on the phone a lot, including three-way calls. On Wednesdays, we wear pink.

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene in the lunchroom.
Regina stops following the rules that she created for our crew, so one day, I just gently remind her of that fact. “You can’t sit with us!”

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene in class with Cady.
I had a report to give in class and it went like this: “Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Okay, Brutus is just as smart as Caesar. People totally like Brutus just as much as they like Caesar, and when did it become okay for one person to be the boss of everybody, huh? Because that’s not what Rome is about! We should totally just STAB CAESAR!

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene with Cady, Karen, and Regina.
When my friend starts venting, I encourage her to use her words and creativity to process the struggles of being a teenage girl. “You let it out, honey. Put it in the book.”

A person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt edited into a scene with the juniors girls in the gym at the assembly.
Back at school, the Burn Book causes a stir that forces an assembly of all the junior girls. When it is my turn to share, I say: “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me…but I can’t help it that I’m popular.”

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls with an auburn bob wig, some eye makeup, pink lip gloss, blinged out jewelry, plaid skirt, and a hot pink shirt next to an image of Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls. Words say Gretchen Wieners and Mean Girls.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Mean Girls Vibes board on Pinterest.

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