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Sandra from Big Fish

Sandra is a character from the 2003 Tim Burton film Big Fish, and is played by Alison Lohman. The film Big Fish is based off of the original book by Daniel Wallace. It follows Edward Bloom who has grown old and fallen ill. His son travels to visit him and hears magical stories about his life, and finds the truth behind them. In this, he also tells the story of how he met Sandra, his love interest in the story and how he won her over.

Sandra wears lots of airy and southern style dresses and skirts, that are in bright and pastel colors. The iconic ruched light blue dress is probably the most recognizable of her costumes in the film that stands out beautifully against the field of yellow daffodils that Edward created for her. All of the lace detailing over layers of tulle adds to the southern look, as this takes place in Alabama. Add a bouquet of yellow daffodils to tie together the costume.

Nausicaä from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaä (voiced by Sumi Shimamoto and Alison Lohman) is the titular protagonist of the Studio Ghibli film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.  Nausicaä is a princess who finds herself embroiled in war in a world of ecological disaster alongside Asbel.  Nausicaä has short red hair and wears primarily blue.  To recreate her look, you’ll need beige pants, brown shoes, blue leg warmers and gloves, and red teardrop earrings.  You can purchase a cosplay set that includes a hat, jacket, and belt, or assemble your own with pieces that look similar.  Her filtration mask can be difficult to find unless you are willing to pay a lot or make your own from scratch.  However, you can craft a reasonable facsimile with a respirator mask, dog ear headband, paint, and glue.  Cut the ears from the headband and glue them to the sides of the mask, using the wire inside to shape them accordingly.  Then, spray paint the entire thing brown.  Just make sure you leave yourself enough time for it to dry!

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