Who’s tired of hearing things like, “Are you having a blonde moment?” Dude, we just misplaced our keys! Has a brunette never misplaced her keys? Haters are going to hate, sure, but why all the ditzy stereotypes? Madam Curie was a blonde, and she was a two-time Nobel Prize winner (to be fair, she likely never misplaced the laboratory keys)! With strands that shine like the sun, it’s hard not to feel instantly effervescent in a cool champagne hue. And from surfer girls to femme fatales, golden manes are synonymous with being sexy! Therefore, when it comes to dressing up for a costume event, hair is very often an integral part of the character. Serena van der Woodsen, Princess Diana, Carrie Bradshaw, Gwen Stefani – they are all virtually unrecognizable without bright, blonde locks. At HalloweenCostumes.com, we think of blondes as bold, carefree, wild-spirited, happy, and UNSTOPPABLE! So if you’ve got it, why not flaunt it … your blonde hair, that is!
VILLAINS with Blonde Hair
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If being bad is wrong, we don’t want to be right! Some of the greatest villains of all time are blondes. Proof: Harry Potter had Draco Malfoy, who was often more vile than Voldemort, Regina George made “personal victimization” an art form, and Cersei Lannister … Remember, Remember, the Great Sept of Baelor. One of our favorite villains has to be Elle Driver from Kill Bill. Not only is she an amazing fighter and swordsman, but, boy, does she know how to whistle! Good news, we have recreated her nurse uniform, complete with eye patch. All you have to add are your long and loose blonde waves, as well as a ruby red lip.
Blondes in Fairy Tales
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What’s the secret to a happily ever after? According to nearly every fairytale ever, blonde hair doesn’t hurt. The style here is going to be a cross between beauty pageant and “big Texas.” Curls, curls, curls = essential. We like a braided crown or a tiara to really add the “princess” distinction. Speaking of princesses, Buttercup’s our fave. She may not be in Disney’s lineup, but it would be positively inconceivable not to add her to ours! Sure, she had to deal with Rodents of Unusual Size, but she got a lifetime with the Dread Pirate Roberts in the end. This brings us to the conclusion that there’s a lot of power in princess hair.
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There are few ladies who knew how to rock some blonde barrel curls better than Hollywood’s Golden Age elite. Grace Kelly, Veronica Lake, Mae West, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, Jayne Mansfield, and Marilyn Monroe – just to name a few. On screen, they were the very embodiment of glamour. Off screen, they ignited photo lenses with their pinup flair. You may not have a lot of retro fashion already in your closet, so a vintage store is a great place to start looking for authentic pieces, like full, flare skirts, twinsets, and belts. But to achieve a more classic “pin-up” look, there are a lot of military-inspired costume options readily available. Simply find an ensemble to accentuate your hourglass figure and bring out the silk pillowcase – you wouldn’t want to wreck those ringlets over a silly little thing like sleep, would you?
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From punk to pop to country, there isn’t a music genre that is lacking blonde ambition … why do you think records go platinum? Dolly Parton, with her southern-isms and infectious giggle, is always a hit at Halloween parties. All you need to do is get a little western garb, maybe a guitar, and the biggest hairdo that can of Aquanet deems possible. Nope. Keep teasing it. When you think it’s too big, it’s just right. Maybe you won’t be heading to the Grammy’s in your lifetime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t channel Taylor Swift for one night. TSwift has lots of looks, but short shorts are a must – a good breakup song doesn’t hurt either. When taking center stage is your goal, the entire point is to have fun … and who knows how to have more fun than blondes?
THE BLONDE DUDES
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Do you even lift, bro? We’re talking highlights, obviously. Blonde guys have some of the most fun characters to portray because, honestly, they are almost always scoundrels (in the movies – real life blonde guys are AWESOME!). For example, Ivan Drago, of Rocky fame, is, perhaps, one of the most memorable bad guys of all time! “If he dies, he dies.” Classic! Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans know and love Spike for his dry wit and dastardly deeds, and, if you’re able to pull of an ascot/polo combo, you could give Fred (from Scooby Doo) a whirl … he’s not technically a bad guy, but he does have bad fashion sense. Looking to go a little darker? Jax from Sons of Anarchy is a lady-killer AND you get to make a grand entrance with the roar of a Harley (or a well-detailed minivan, whichever you have in the garage).
THE WANNABE BLONDES
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You weren’t #blessed with flaxen fringe? No worries! There’s no shame in relying upon “blonde in a box.” (If it’s good enough for Beyonce, it’s good enough for us!) But maybe you’re looking for a little less permanent commitment – that’s where wigs are a good choice. Not only do they give you the opportunity to ease into the thought of changing your hair color (and you will once you find out how great you look!), but they also add authenticity to your character. Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan? Blonde. Barney Rubble? Blonde. Elsa? Blonde. Pretty Little Liars alum, Hanna Marin? Blonde. Brunettes and redheads are plenty lovely, but there are just some things that only fair-hairs can pull off.
Do you have your heart set on dressing up as a blondie this year? Who is your favorite sandy-topped character? Is it true that blondes have more fun? Tell us what you think in the comments below. Don’t forget to upload pictures – we love seeing your blonde-sformations!