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Babette from White Noise

Babette is a character from the film White Noise by Noah Baumbach, and is played by Greta Gerwig. The film is based on the original 1985 novel by Don DeLillo. This story follows college professor Jack Gladney and his family as they’re faced with “The Airborne Toxic Event.” They’re forced to evacuate their home and ultimately face their fear of death throughout the film and we see how each of them cope with this in their own ways. Babette is a very kind character who is married to Jack and teaches classes to the elderly for work.

Babette wears very fitting outfits for a working 80s mom with lots of purple and blue pieces. She tends to wear jeans and high waisted, wide leg, and pleated dress pants that are rolled at the bottom to show her grey suede ankle boots. If you have “important hair” like Babette, this costume could be perfect for you!

Frances Ha

Frances is played by Greta Gerwig and is the main character from the film Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach. The film follows Frances as she navigates living in New York. We watch her face adulthood and try to achieve her dreams of becoming a dancer, but she seems to fall behind the people her age in areas like having her own apartment, a stable job, and being okay with not living with her best friend Sophie that achieves this before she does.

This film is entirely in black in white, but her personality still shines through in what pieces Frances chooses to wear. She is a big outfit-repeater, usually wearing a floral dress with leggings underneath, her signature bomber jacket with a fur collar, and without the jacket she wears a white cardigan around her waist to make her stand out against the also-gray background she’s in. When she gets her office job with the dance company in the end, she dresses professionally in a knee-length skirt and the white button down we see her wear previously that fits perfectly into her new look.

Midge from Barbie (2023)

Midge is a minor character in the hit 2023 movie Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig. Midge is Barbie‘s friend and neighbor. She lives with Skipper in her purple treehouse, based on the actual toy. Midge is noticeably pregnant. She is portrayed in the movie by Emerald Fennell.

Doctor Barbie from Barbie (2023)

Doctor Barbie is a character in the hit 2023 movie Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig. She is the resident doctor in Barbie Land. Ken visits Doctor Barbie after hurting himself the beach (trying to impress Barbie, of course). She is portrayed by transgender actress Hari Nef. Her appearance in the movie sends a supportive message to the transgender community.

Cowboy Ken from Barbie (2023)

Cowboy Ken is a supporting character in the hit 2023 movie Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig. He is one of the many Kens in Barbie Land. His partner Barbie is Physicist Barbie. His style is Western meets beach. He is portrayed by Ncuti Gatwa, who you may recognize as Eric Effiong from Sex Education and soon to be the 14th Doctor in Doctor Who. Check out Ryan Gosling’s Ken costume here.

Merman “Kenmaid” Ken (2023)

Merman “Kenmaid” Ken is a character in the hit 2023 movie, Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig. He appears as the Ken counterpart to Mermaid Barbie. He is portrayed by former wrestling star John Cena, currently best known for his role as Peacemaker.

Mermaid Barbie (2023)

Mermaid Barbie is a character in the hit 2023 movie Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig. She’s one of the many Barbies in Barbie Land, with blue, purple, and pink variants – making this the perfect trio cosplay. She’s portrayed by pop artist Dua Lipa – who sings the movie’s bespoke discopop song “Dance the Night Away”. The tail isn’t entirely accurate – we never see Mermaid Barbie’s full tail in the movie – but the color palette is so Barbie!

Mattel CEO from Barbie (2023)

The hilarious Will Ferrell plays the CEO of Mattel in the new movie Barbie by Greta Gerwig. The actual CEO of Mattel is Ynon Kreiz, who the character is based off of. This character exists in the real world that Barbie enters and the costume reflects that.

This CEO wears a black suit with pink details like a pink shirt and pink tie, representative of Barbie at the company. Add pink socks for an extra fun detail and pair with black dress shoes or black roller skates to match the suit.

Greta Gerwig on the Set of Barbie

Greta Gerwig is the director of the new 2023 film Barbie. The Barbie movie follows Barbie and Ken’s journey into the real world and we meet more iconic Barbie dolls from Mattel along the way. Gerwig tends to dress in a way that fits the theme of what she is directing. For Barbie, the rest of the crew were also encouraged to wear pink to set everyday, creating an even more immersive environment for the cast. On this set Gerwig wore various coveralls or jumpsuits, and always pink headphones. Add a pink lanyard to tie it all together!

Allan from Barbie (2023)

There’s only one Allan. Allan is played by Michael Cera in the new movie Barbie by Greta Gerwig. He is based off of a real life and unpopular doll in the Barbie universe. He’s not a Ken but was made and released with the intention of being a buddy to Ken-He’s just Allan.

Allan’s costume is based off of the original 1960s doll and looks identical to its outfit. He wears a white and multicolored striped and collared shirt, blue shorts, blue sandals or flip-flops, and has orange hair.

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