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Dani Ardor from Midsommar

In Midsommar, Dani (played by Florence Pugh) is sent reeling from a devastating loss. As she attempts to deal with her depression following the death of her family, she embarks on a trip to attend a midsummer celebration in Sweden with her boyfriend and his friends. As the commune becomes increasingly less welcoming and more terrifying, Dani finds herself pulled into a brutal ritual with no way to escape. Dani’s clothing changes significantly throughout the film, beginning with comfortable hiking clothes before she dons the embroidered dresses typical of women in the commune. Once she is chosen as May Queen, she is completely adorned with flowers from head to toe. The variety of costuming provides ample room for interpretation.

Charlie Graham from Hereditary

Charlie Graham (played by Milly Shapiro) is the sister of Peter and the daughter of Annie in Ari Aster’s horror film Hereditary.  Charlie is a strange young girl with an affinity for preserving the heads of dead birds.  However, as the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that her penchant for the weird and macabre is related to a far more sinister destiny.  Charlie’s outfit consists primarily of a large, oversized orange sweatshirt, and you can certainly get creative with any props you include as part of your costume.

annie graham from hereditary

Annie Graham from Hereditary

In Ari Aster’s Hereditary, Annie Graham (played by Toni Collette) is the mother of Peter and Charlie.  Annie has a history of mental health issues and a troubled past with her own mother, who is recently deceased.  Following another death, Annie spirals into depression and fits of rage as dark secrets about her family are revealed.  Annie’s clothing is breezy and loose fitting, with lots of layers and linen fabrics.

Howard Ratner from Uncut Gems

Howard Ratner from Uncut Gems

In Uncut Gems, Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) is a New York City jewelry dealer and gambling addict. Ratner gets in over his head with loan sharks, and is forced to retrieve a rare and valuable black opal he purchased in order to pay back his debts. As you might expect from someone from the Diamond District, gold and diamonds feature heavily in Ratner’s outfit, including a fully iced out Furby necklace.

Peter Graham from Hereditary

Peter Graham from Hereditary

Peter Graham (Alex Wolff) is a main character in Hereditary. He is a morosely withdrawn teenage pothead who begins to get signals from ghosts, to take on the aspects of someone who died. For this costume, don’t forget the nose bandage, which you can just make yourself with gauze and first-aid tape.

Alien

Go through a major transformation just like James Franco in the movie Spring Breakers. His role of Florida rapper, Alien, gets involved with the four bikini clad leading ladies while dealing with his usual business of drug trade and crime.

Spring Breakers

If you want to get your hands dirty Spring Breakers style, opt for a pink unicorn ski mask and a skimpy bikini. These girls may appear harmless on the outside, but they are willing to do what it takes to get what they want.