horror

Gwen Blake from The Black Phone

Gwen Blake (played by Madeleine McGraw) is the sister of Finney Blake in The Black Phone.  Gwen experiences psychic dreams that shed light on The Grabber and his previous victims.  Gwen wears a variety of 70s-inspired fashion choices, often favoring hues of red and yellow that run the spectrum.  When recreating some of her looks, remember it’s okay to be a little interpretive, since it’s unlikely you’ll find exact copies of these vintage fashions.  For her pinafore dress, you can look for one with similar colors or patterns to layer over your turtleneck.  If your hair isn’t long enough to braid, a brown wig can be fashioned into pigtails instead.

Bee from Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bee (played by Maria Bakalova) is a main character in the horror comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies.  Bee is dragged by her girlfriend Sophie to a hurricane party at a swanky mansion owned by David‘s parents.  There, she participates in a murder mystery party game that soon turns deadly.  Bee has blonde hair and wears black shorts with a graphic printed tee layered over a black long sleeve shirt and under a blue button-down.  At one point, she changes her clothes and borrows a pink cable knit sweater from the absentee lady of the house to replace her blood-stained shirts.

Melanie Cross from “Mayhem”

Melanie Cross (Samara Weaving) is a character in Mayhem, a movie that blends horror, comedy, action, and commentary on corporate evil. She is a client of Towers and Smythe Consulting who pleads for more time on a loan. Their lawyer, Derek Cho, turns her away and calls security on her. When the ID-7 virus spreads through the office, Derek and Melanie end up locked away together as a result of resisting security. They fight, but eventually they decide to work together to hold the higher ups responsible. Melanie’s choice of weapons are a hammer, power saw, and a nail gun, as pictured here. When the virus erases her inhibitions, she uses the rejection to fuel her vengeful killing spree.

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Alice from Bodies Bodies Bodies

Alice (played by Rachel Sennott) is a podcaster and part of the core group of long-time friends at the heart of the film Bodies Bodies Bodies.  Alice loves a good party and spends much of the early part of the film getting high with David.  Her new boyfriend Alex becomes a prime suspect once David is found dead, however, and the night quickly spirals out of control from there.  Alice wears black pants and strappy heeled sandals, but the most fun part of her costume consists of numerous glow necklaces and bracelets, which she sports throughout the night.  Finding a crocheted crop top that exactly matches hers might be tough, so don’t be afraid to choose one that has a similar cut, color, or pattern if you can’t find something that does all three.

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Sophie from Bodies Bodies Bodies

Sophie (played by Amandla Stenberg) is a troubled 20-something at the heart of the A24 film Bodies Bodies Bodies.  Along with her girlfriend Bee, Sophie travels to her childhood best friend David‘s house to hunker down for a hurricane party.  But once the lights go out, the bodies start dropping and it’s impossible to know who to trust.  Sophie has blonde braids and wears heavy eyeliner.  Her outfit consists of black boots, shorts, and a brightly colored tank top.

Derek Cho from “Mayhem”

Derek Cho (Steven Yeun) is the main character in Mayhem, a movie that blends horror, comedy, action, and commentary on corporate evil. He informs the audience about the ID-7 “Red Eye” virus, which removes all inhibition and moral integrity. In his role as a lawyer at Towers and Smythe Consulting, he found a loophole that won the case of an infected murderer. As he climbed the corporate rankings, Derek began to lose his sympathy, such as turning down Melanie’s plea for loan assistance. But then when a coworker betrays him, he sees the company’s true colors. Refusing to take the blame, Derek gets escorted out by security, where he meets Melanie. Together they work to take down the top bosses through very bloody means.

david from bodies bodies bodies

David from Bodies Bodies Bodies

David (played by Pete Davidson) is the host of a hurricane party in the A24 horror comedy Bodies Bodies Bodies.  David brings together some of his closest friends, including Sophie and Alice, and their significant others to weather the storm.  He’s combative from the start, especially with his girlfriend Emma and Alice’s boy toy Alex.  Once the group begins to play a murder mystery game, the night quickly turns deadly.  David’s death kicks off the whodunnit plot, so don’t be afraid to get creative with a little scar wax and plenty of fake blood to recreate his bloody slit throat demise.

finney blake from the black phone

Finney Blake from The Black Phone

Finney Blake (played by Mason Thames) is the protagonist of the horror film The Black Phone.  Based on a short story of the same name, Finney is kidnapped by a serial killer known as The Grabber.  While held in captivity, he begins to receive supernatural communications from prior victims on a disconnected black phone.  Finney has long, shaggy hair, and is wearing a blue and grey baseball tea and jeans when he is kidnapped.

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Nicolas Cage from Willy’s Wonderland

Nicolas Cage plays the silent protagonist of the trippy horror movie Willy’s Wonderland.  When he finds himself with a flat tire, he’s offered an easy gig; clean the amusement park Willy’s Wonderland overnight and his car repairs will be paid for.  However, the task proves to be far from simple when the blood-thirsty animatronic creatures begin coming to life.  Cage’s costume has two main phases; as the Drifter at the beginning of the film, he wears sunglasses and a leather jacket with red stripes down one sleeve over a grey henley.  He swaps the henley and the jacket for a Willy’s Wonderland brand t-shirt when he agrees to be the Janitor.  Finding exact matches for the jacket and t-shirt can be tough, though replicas can be found.  Otherwise, it’s okay to use pieces that are close, even if they aren’t perfect.  Don’t forget to top off your look with a black digital watch and oval belt buckle.

wayne from x

Wayne from X

Wayne (played by Martin Henderson) is the producer behind The Farmer’s Daughters, the porn flick at the heart of Ti West’s Texas-based horror movie X.  Wayne is a standard southern cowboy, with long curly hair, a twang, and a white cowboy hat.  He is the older boyfriend of Maxine, who he left his previous wife for.  Wayne wears a pretty generic outfit with dark jeans and a white hat, but his costume also includes a gold watch, which speaks to his larger aspirations.  During the film, he also shows that he wears a pair of extremely revealing skivvies under his jeans, so if you’re going for authenticity, you may want to invest in a set of men’s white bikini underwear.