dark comedy

Sarah from Assassination Nation

Sarah Lacey (played by Suki Waterhouse) is a main character in the dark comedy satire film Assassination Nation.  Alongside her sister Em and friends Lily and Bex, Sarah must survive the town of Salem after chaos and violence erupt in the wake of a hacker leaking private data.  Sarah has soft pink hues added to her blonde hair, which can be achieved with hair chalk or a wig.  When recreating her most iconic look from the film, you can substitute a plain red trench coat if you’re not willing to shell out for the shiny leather replica jacket.

Lily from Assassination Nation

Lily Colson (played by Odessa Young) is a main character in the satire film Assassination Nation.  Lily and her three best friends, Bex, Em, and Sarah are all high school seniors.  When a hacker begins leaking private information about Lily and others in her hometown of Salem, the residents descend into violence.  Lily is a pretty teenager with a rebellious side.  She is often seen wearing her pink Vans Sk8-Hi shoes.  However, it can be almost impossible to find an exact match, so go for a pair of high-tops in a similar shade of pink.  Likewise, the red jackets the girls wear after the hack takes place can be expensive to track down, but a plain red trench coat can get the point across just as well.

bex from assassination nation

Bex from Assassination Nation

Bex Warren (played by Hari Nef) is one of the main characters in the satire film Assassination Nation.  Bex is best friends with Lily, Em, and Sarah.  As a transgender teen, Bex faces discrimination from some of her fellow students, which turns deadly after a hacker leaks important secrets about the residents of her hometown Salem.  One of Bex’s best looks from the film is the one she wears after the town descends into violence, which includes a red leather jacket that matches her friends’.  She also dons cropped black jeans and a multicolor striped crop top.  Finding an exact match for the top might not be possible, so don’t be afraid to focus on either similar colors or vertical stripes if you can’t get both in the same piece.  Similarly, a plain red trench coat can be substituted for an exact match, which might be kinder to your costume budget.

em from assassination nation

Em From Assassination Nation

Em Lacey (played by Abra) is one of the main characters in the satirical film Assassination Nation.  Em is sisters with Sarah and best friends with Lily and Bex.  Alongside her friends, Em eventually takes up arms against other residents of her hometown when someone begins exposing secrets after hacking personal social media and cellphones.  Em and her friends wear matching red trench coats.  Underneath, Em dons a checkered skirt and animal print croptop.  In addition to a pistol, Em also uses dual ninja swords as weapons in the film.

Sydney from I Am Not Okay With This

Sydney Novak from I Am Not Okay With This

Sydney “Syd” Novak is the moody teen protagonist of Netflix’s dark comedy series I Am Not Okay With This. Sydney (portrayed by Sophia Lillis of IT) is a timid 17-year-old girl beginning to realize that she has telekinetic powers, all while navigating the complexities of adolescence, family, and loss. Something shocking happens at the homecoming dance, leaving her covered in blood and exiting the school in a daze (Carrie, anyone?). Cure your depression over Netflix cancelling the show by recreating Syd’s homecoming look and dousing yourself in fake blood. Sure, you can pretend it’s the blood of Netflix executives.

Kate Dibiasky from Don't Look Up

Kate Dibiasky from Don’t Look Up

In the Netflix satirical film Don’t Look Up, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Kate Dibiasky, an astronomy Ph.D. student who discovers a massive comet hurtling toward earth. Kate goes on a campaign with Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) to warn humanity of the impending extinction event. Unfortunately for the astronomer duo and for all life on earth, their warning is not taken seriously. Kate spends the entirety of the film freaking out, but definitely looks cool while doing it. The film’s costume designer went for a punk-scientist look, giving Kate a double nostril piercing and red bob with shaved temples and micro-bangs. See the below guide inspired by Kate’s most memorable outfits. I recommend the leopard print if you’re in a *f— it we’re all gonna die* kinda mood. Who knows, maybe Timothée Chalamet will show up and let you make out with him.