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Robin Arellano from The Black Phone

In The Black Phone, Robin Arellano (Miguel Cazarez Mora) is friends with siblings Finney and Gwen Blake. After their mutual classmate is abducted by a masked serial child abductor nicknamed The Grabber, Gwen begins to have psychic dreams about it. Not long after, Robin also gets abducted.

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.

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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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The Grabber from The Black Phone

The Grabber (played by Ethan Hawke) is the horrifying antagonist of the film The Black Phone, based on the short story of the same name.  The Grabber is a child abductor and serial killer who wears a terrifying white devil mask with a mouth that can change from smiling to frowning.  When he abducts his latest victim, the Grabber dresses as a magician with a black top hat and white face makeup.  To recreate his look, you’ll likely need to cut the arms off a red turtleneck sweater, as short-sleeved versions can be difficult to find, and layer it under a black polo shirt left unbuttoned.  If you want to wear a devil mask as part of your costume, you use some white spray paint to alter a more commonly available red one.  Alternately, a lower face mask designed for paintball can get the job done with some white face paint.