Promising Young Woman: Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas

I was very tempted to buy this full costume to be Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas from Promising Young Woman. Besides the fact that this price is a great deal to get all these items together (after I priced them individually too), I’ve had a nurse’s costume on my list for a while, and there is no doubt that I would rock that pastel wig again! However, in the spirit of this assignment (that I can gave myself) to use as much as I could from what I already owned prior to buying anything new, I decided to do a different Cassie outfit. Initially, I was only planning for the outfit with pants, but after rewatching the movie, I ended up pulling two more looks together for a total of three ‘fits for this character. #Overachiever

A button up white shirt with black blazer and black skirt on a dress form. Black pumps are on the floor in front.

Outfit #1: A[X]IST Modern Fit White Button-up Collared Long Sleeve Shirt

Previously seen on The Mayor from The Nightmare Before ChristmasHeather Chandler, and Heather Duke from Heathers

Black DJ Summers Vintage Blazer

Black Maurices Pencil Skirt

Shoes:  Black Vince Camuto Leather Kitten Heel Pumps

Previously seen on Regina George from Mean Girls

The back of someone dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. The emphasis is on how the long blonde wig is clipped up with a claw.

Hair #1: Ombre Blonde Long Curly Wig I wanted to put it up into a bun, but because this is a wig, it was obvious when I started styling it. As such, I just clipped up the majority in a claw and tried to twist the ends into some sort of baby bun to provide a similar vibe.

Previously seen as Baby Firefly from The Devil’s Rejects, Regina George from Mean Girls,  Allison from Tucker and Dale vs EvilJay Height from It Follows, and Heather Chandler from Heathers

A selfie of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They wear mascara, a little lipstick, and half of a jagged heart gold best friend necklace. Their blonde hair is pulled back.

Makeup #1:

Eyes: Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Ringleader ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip Liquid Lipstick

A selfie of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They wear mascara, a little lipstick, and half of a jagged heart gold best friend necklace. Their hand is in the image to show off their pastel rainbow manicure. Their blonde hair is pulled back.

Nails: If you only get one detail to nail this character, it should be Cassie’s nails. There is a great write-up about it here. They are a pastel rainbow manicure. I wish I had more of a peach color for my pointer fingers, and in retrospect, I might have done a light pink instead of the orange. I have a better green too, but they all look the same in the bottles. All polishes are from the brand Zoya.

Layla (Pink)

Jancyn (Orange)

Pippa (Yellow)

Josie (Green)

Dory (Blue)

A close-up of a black Kenneth Cole Reaction shoulder bag.

Accessories #1: Black Kenneth Cole Reaction Shoulder Bag I got this from my mother on my most recent trip out to visit. I carried all my stuff around her house in it. I love it.

A black lace strapless dress with handkerchief hem on a dress form with a silver purse. Silver glitter heels are in front on the ground.

I’m more of a silver person than a gold one, so I just changed up this look to match my metal tone.

Outfit #2: Black Lace Exquz Strapless Dress with Handkerchief Hem

Previously seen as a skirt on Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice.

Shoes: Silver Glitter CL by Laundry Pointed Toe Heels

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They are facing away from the camera and the emphasis is on the wavy blonde hair ponytail.

Hair #2: Loose Curl TNAT/27613 Bobbi Boss Tress Up Ponytail I got this ponytail hairpiece and another in a darker color as part of that auction wig lot. They were still in the original packaging with the plastic bit attached. I don’t know that I would have ventured out of wigs into ponytail territory if they hadn’t come with other things I was more interested in (namely a blue wig for Coraline), but now that I’ve tried this one, it might become part of my regular wear.

A selfie of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They wear mascara, black eyeliner, lip gloss, silver hoop earrings, and a black choker necklace. Their hair is up in a high pony with curls coming down.

Makeup #2:

Eyes: Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

iMethod Black Liquid Eyeliner

Lips: Ringleader ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip Liquid Lipstick

Share a Smile Wet n Wild Care Bears Shimmer Lip Gloss

A close-up of a pair of large silver hoop earrings, a pair of large silver twist bangles, and a black crochet zig zag choker necklace.

Accessories #2: Large Silver Hoop Earrings that came as a free gift with a wig.

Two Silver Twist Avon Stretch Bangle Bracelets are from my G-ma.

Black Crochet Zig Zag Choker Necklace came as part of a set.

I think my Party Grrrl™️ license is expired (if not revoked) because I am ashamed to admit that I do not own any silver arm cuffs currently. I will hang my head in shame until this is remedied.

A silver clasp purse with long silver chain.

Accessories #2: Silver Sequined Avon Mark Clasp Purse with Chain Strap I have owned this for many years.

A white tee covered by a gray blazer with black pants on a dress form. In front, on the ground are a pair of black pumps.

Outfit #3: White A New Day Scoop Neck Tee Shirt

Gray with Black Leather Trim Graff Suit Jacket This is part of a set I bought at a thrift store that came with the jacket, pants, and long skirt that match. An amazing find in my size!

Black Who What Wear Cigarette Pants with Back Zipper Enclosure

Shoes:  Black Vince Camuto Leather Kitten Heel Pumps

Previously seen on Regina George from Mean Girls

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They are facing away from the camera and the emphasis is on the wavy blonde hair wig.

Hair #3: Medium Wavy Blonde Wig with Bangs

Previously seen as Heather McNamara from Heathers and Grace Stewart from The Others

A selfie of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman. They wear mascara, a little lipstick, and half of a jagged heart gold best friend necklace. They wear a blonde wavy wig with bangs.

Makeup #3:

Eyes: Very Black Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Waterproof Mascara

Lips: Ringleader ColourPop Ultra Blotted Lip Liquid Lipstick

A close-up of a half jagged heart BEST necklace next to a silver faced watch with skinny black strap.

Accessories #3: Half of a Vintage Best Friends Necklace I got for $8 (for the full heart set of both Best and Friends) on eBay.

Silver Face Slim Black Strap Diamond Brand Wristwatch

A black tire iron curved to help loosen lug nuts.

Prop 1: Tire Iron from inside my partner’s vehicle.

Two small notebooks, a handful of black, blue, and red pens, and a rainbow scrunchie laid out on the wooden floor.

Prop 2: Two small notebooks. One full; one empty before tally marks.

Blue, Black, and Red pens. I have a shortage of black pens in my house because I apparently used them all up.

Rainbow Striped Hair Scrunchie from my G-ma.

A side-by-side comparison of the hands with pink thumbnails of a person dressed as Cassie from Promising Young Woman holding a notebook with red, black, and blue tally marks on the page and a black pen with rainbow scrunchie around that hand next to a photo of Cassie's hands in the same pose from the movie. Words say Cassie and Promising Young Woman.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a gray blazer, white tee, black pants, and black pumps standing and holding a tire iron in their right hand next to a photo of Carey Mulligan as Cassie from the movie in the same outfit and pose. Words say Promising Young Woman and Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas.

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a black blazer, white button up, black skirt, and black pumps edited into a scene with her parents.
I’m around 30 years old, and I’ve been living back home with my parents after abruptly dropping out of med school when I was at the top of my class.

a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman with mascara, black eyeliner, lip gloss, silver hoop earrings, black strapless dress, silver purse, and a black choker necklace. Their hair is up in a high pony with curls coming down and are edited into a scene at the bar.
Sometimes I go out at night to see what kind of gentlemen there are in town.

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a gray blazer, white tee, black pants, and black pumps edited into a scene at the coffee shop.
For my day job, I work at a coffee shop. One day, Ryan, one of my former classmates, comes in, and we start hanging out.

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a gray blazer, white tee, black pants, and black pumps edited into a scene with the Dean.
Being around Ryan brings back a lot of memories from med school, but this memory lane fills me with road rage.

A person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a gray blazer, white tee, black pants, and black pumps edited into a scene at the bachelor party.
I’m forced to come up with more creative endeavors to deal with the future when I cross paths with a lot of the old gang from the past.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman with mascara, black eyeliner, lip gloss, silver hoop earrings, and a black choker necklace. Their hair is up in a high pony with curls coming down and are next to a photo of Carey Mulligan as Cassie from the movie in the same outfit and pose. Words say Promising Young Woman and Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas.

A side-by-side comparison of the left hand of a person dressed as Cassie from Promising Young Woman spread out over a notebook with red, black, and blue tally marks on the page next to a photo of Cassie's hand in the same pose from the movie. Words say Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas and Promising Young Woman.

A side-by-side comparison of a person dressed as Cassie Thomas from Promising Young Woman in a black blazer, white button up, black skirt, and black pumps looking wasted sitting at a bar with their purse on the floor next to a photo of Carey Mulligan as Cassie from the movie in the same outfit and pose. Words say Promising Young Woman and Cassandra "Cassie" Thomas.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out the Promising Young Woman: Cassie Thomas Vibes board on Pinterest.

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