This costume is dynamite!
Deb From Napoleon Dynamite Halloween Costume
You’ve been asking for Halloween costumes and I’m finally delivering! I’m happy to share costume ideas you can easily DIY and thrift on the cheap. I’ve included costumes from different decades and genres and I’ve also got a round-up of past 1980s outfits from my blog for inspiration. There will be something for everyone!
My first costume is inspired by the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite which has always had a soft spot in my heart. One thing that I love about it is its pseudo nod to the 1980s. Nobody embodies that more than Deb (Napoleon’s sorta girlfriend) and her collection of Caboodles cases. Just think of all the candy you could hoard in these Caboodles cases!
This is probably the simplest of all the costumes I’ve created – 5 minutes flat – but with more time I would have made some lanyards to hand out to be all official.
How I Created My Deb From Napoleon Dynamite Halloween Costume
Most of my Deb costume was thrifted, which I feel is true to her character. Here’s a list of what I bought:
- Pink collared shirt, $1.23
- Light wash skinny jeans, $1
- Fanny pack, .25 cents
- Reebok sneakers, $19 (as seen in my BTTF Jennifer Parker costume!)
- Caboodles cases (as seen in my Caboodles collection video)
- Necklace/bangle, $1
Tips For Recreating Your Own Deb From Napoleon Dynamite Costume
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, packing your Caboodles cases with lanyards would be a great bonus. I also don’t have quite the right hair to be Deb but the side pony still gets the point across, regardless of my hair length! It’s okay to add those personal touches to your Halloween costume!
I think this would also be a great addition to a group costume if you got some friends together to be the cast of Napoleon Dynamite. Or you could just go solo – like me – and ask to take glamour shots for anyone who’s interested.
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