The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Halloween Costume
Hard to forget The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, a thriller film released late 2011, based on the Swedish novel written by Stieg Larsson.
The movie revolves around one man’s search for a young girl who had been missing for almost 40 years from her uncle’s home. The community claimed for years that the girl was probably kidnapped and murdered.
One of the main characters, Lisbeth Salander, played by the marvelous Rooney Mara as the girl with the dragon tattoo, is a fantastic computer hacker. She is eventually hired to work on the investigation of finding the missing girl or proving that the girl is dead.
Lisbeth is a tough, punk-clad fashion character who lives a hard, albeit lonesome life under the guardianship of the state. The plot and scenes in the film are R rated, hence no Halloween costumes available for children!
Although the film had great reviews, there are also no adult costumes of Lisbeth. This is where imagination and creativity needs to come into play.
Make Your Own Halloween Costume
To accessorize the look, you will need a pair of black combat boots, these come highly recommended by a Burning Man article BTW! In addition, Lisbeth has body and ear piercings. Take you pick from this collection of fake gauge earrings as actually worn by Lisbeth Salander herself! You’ll be the envy of the night come Halloween!
For the hair and makeup to give you Lisbeth Salander’s almost Asian look, this article will serve you well! For the staunch DIYers Lisbeth wears her hair in two different styles in the movie, so you also have the option of purchasing a short wig, and trimming it so the bangs are very short, and one side of the wig is shorter than the other, creating an asymmetrical cut.
Lisbeth’s makeup is plain, but with black eyeliner. You can either do your entire eye in black eyeliner, or copy the character exactly and only line the bottom lid. Her lips have a pale color, so you can use a flesh tone lipstick.
As the movie denotes, Lisbeth has tattoos. Although it would be extremely difficult to do a large temporary dragon tattoo, which won’t even be seen with the costume, you can use tattoos on exposed areas of your body. But with Halloween comes the rainy season.. so better make sure you grab that Motorcycle leather jacket to cozy up!