DIY Barb Costume From Stranger Things

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Barb, my fellow Ginger, you are not forgotten.  Out of all the characters in Stranger Things, I have a special place in my heart for my redheaded sister.  I couldn't help but find my inner Barb, and get my mom jeans on.  

For all you loyal Barb fans, here's what you need to successfully pull off her super memorable look.

First things first.  The hair.  I luckily already have red hair.  Because Barb has super short hair I simply pinned it back, as seen above.  If you don't have foxy locks, have no fear, a Barb inspired wig will work perfectly!

Don't forget the perfect shade of blue eyeshadow!

Huge eighties framed glasses are a MUST.  I found these bad boys after searching high and low at local thrift stores.  It was like finding a diamond in the rough.

Any type of high collared blouse is totally Barb.  I once again found my blouse at a secondhand thrift store.  It's true what they say, "One girl's trash really is another girl's treasure!" 

Don't forget to bandage your right thumb, which we all know is Barb's tragic demise.

(Find Steph's amazing Eleven look HERE!  Can you even handle how uncanny her resemblance is to El?)

Finally.  Mom Jeans!  Get some high waisted denim and your look is complete.  The more unflattering the better! We figured Bard would wear a pair of white converse sneakers like the other kids at school. 

If this isn't justice for Barb, I don't know what is.  Steph and I had so much fun putting these costumes together.  I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.  I can't wait for Halloween day when I can dust my glasses and mom jeans off, and take this look out on the town.

Don't forget to check out Steph's look HERE!  Happy Happy Halloween!


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  1. Hey! How did you pin up the Barb hair?! Can you do a tutorial on that...possibly before Halloween, haha

    1. Hi! Thanks, it was just pulled back in a low bun, but the hair in the front was twisted back. Hope that help!

  2. This is so great! On point really! :)