Women

Izumi Curtis

Though she claims to be merely a housewife, Fullmetal Alchemist’s Izumi Curtis (Shoko Tsuda /
Christine Auten) is also a master alchemist and a skilled martial artist. After leaving home, Edward (Romi Park / Vic Mignogna) and Alphonse Elric (Rie Kugimiya / Maxey Whitehead) find themselves under her tutelage, and she grows to love them as her own children. Izumi’s hair is either styled into dreadlocks or braids, depending on who you ask, but the rest of her signature outfit is very straightforward.

Pilar Estravados

In the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Pilar Estravados (Penelope Cruz) is a Spanish missionary and nurse. Set in 1934, her clothing is modest and demure, reflecting her religious devotion.

Selina Kyle (Michelle Pfeiffer) from Batman Returns

Selina Kyle from Batman Returns

In 1992’s Batman Returns, Michelle Pfeiffer plays Selina Kyle aka Catwoman, who is tragically murdered by being pushed out of a window. Selina’s style aside from her stitched cat suit is a lot of wool + fur coats and black dresses. Her makeup also consists of grey and brown eyeshadow and rose pink lipstick, contrasting to her blue eyeshadow and red lipstick when in costume.

D’arcy Wretzky

D’arcy Wretzky is the bass player of the alternative band The Smashing Pumpkins. Next to Courtney Love, she was a inspiration for alternative teenage girls of the 1990’s. If you want to pull off a grungy chic look, you’ve come to the right place.

There’s two outfits of hers that really stand out, worn during Lollapalooza in the ’90s. Fashion pieces that are certainly mainstream again: The first, a silver sleek silk camisole, a sheer black cardigan, some mom jeans, black sunglasses, and black boots. The second, the infamous orange & red striped long-sleeved shirt, black leggings, and another pair of black shades.

Dr Pamela Isley

Dr. Pamela Isley

In 1997 when Batman & Robin was released, the critics bashed the hell out of it. It is one of the most disappointing films in history by statistics. And personally, one of the only things I adore about the movie in general is Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy (knowing how much I looked up to the character in general during my childhood).

Aside from Poison Ivy’s main costume, I decided to take a turn towards her laboratory uniform as Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley since I find it sexier, and less cheesy. It’s one tutorial that’s easy to start, and perfect for a last minute idea. You could literally go to Wal-Mart and buy these items for less than $20 (then proceed to distress the clothing if I may so add). The items needed are: a tank top, a beige skirt, and some red-hot long hair. If you want it authentically made, vines and chemistry instruments would really pull the whole look together.

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a forensic anthropologist on the television show Bones. She is part of the forensic team at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Though brilliant, Bones is socially-awkward and introverted. Her personal style is eclectic, often reflecting her knowledge and experience with other cultures.

Alice Wakefield from Lost Highway

Alice Wakefield from Lost Highway

In Lost Highway, Alice Wakefield (Patricia Arquette) is the seductress who crosses Fred’s path while he is in the life of Pete, convincing him to murder. He soon finds out how power-hungry she is, and knowing he could never have her because she was simply an illusion. She is the other half to Renee Madison.

Alice’s wardrobe is beyond beautiful, elegant and full of bright colors while remaining to look seductive. Her most prominent fashion pieces are her white satin mini-dress, light brown platforms, gold clutch and watch set she appears in when she asks Pete to meet up with her after encountering her earlier in a black mini-dress similar to the one she is last seen wearing, along with matching bra and panties, and topped with a cheetah fur coat.

Aside from the clothes, she can be spotted with a curly/banged platinum blonde bob, while sporting some bright primary colored lips along with metallic colored eyeshadow/nail polish.

Renee Madison from Lost Highway

Renee Madison from Lost Highway

Renee Madison (Patricia Arquette) is the wife of Fred Madison in the 1997 David Lynch film Lost Highway. Movie buffs will remember her character as the sexually unsatisfied wife who becomes tragically murdered by her husband after he assumes she has been cheating on him with another man.

Renee’s style is very elegant, symbolized in dark colors, in contrast to her alter ego Alice Wakefield who is often found in lighter colors. The outfit Renee is first seen in is her red satin dress covered by a black silk robe. Other than her outfit, she can be seen with dark brown/reddish long hair with front bangs, and some red lipstick and black nails to match.

Bombshell Batwoman

In DC Bombshells, Batwoman (real name Kate Kane) is a vigilante who earned her name by fighting crime with a bat and her baseball uniform. Her costume is inspired by the women’s baseball uniforms in the 1940’s. For authenticity, use the iron-on patch and numbers to recreate her team logo and number, 52. She also has “batwoman” written on her bat, which can be easily added to the prop bat.

Joan of Arc from Clone High

Joan of Arc from Clone High

Joan of Arc is the teenage literal clone of the original Joan of Ark in the MTV animated series, Clone High. It was a early 2000’s series that barely lived a single season. Surprisingly, it has a cult following and is one of MTV’s most popular animated shows. Joan represents the goth girl found at any given high school, dressed specifically in mall goth attire.

To pull off this look, you’ll need a collection of items that look straight out of the early 2000’s, such as a simple black choker, a black long sleeved shirt, some dark green cargo pants, black combat boots, and of course a simple magenta bob.