That jacket with that skirt? Hm… Ready to become Miss Fashion herself? Daphne Blake is a deceivingly simple cosplay. There are two ways I recommend going about it to make it the easiest on you while still ending up looking fantastic! There are two different ways to go about this just like with Fred, so I will break down the Zombie Island version and the traditional outfit as well.
Headband: This is part of Daphne’s traditional outfit but she is wearing it in almost all versions besides the first four direct-to-video. I recommend getting it regardless of which outfit you are attempting because you will be more recognizable. A headband like this lavender one.
Scarf: A light green chiffon scarf should do nicely for the traditional version of Daphne Blake.
Undershirt: Only needed if you are doing the direct-to-video version of Daphnie. A green tank like this should be perfect as you only see the very top portion of it.
Dress Suit: If you are going with any of the first four direct-to-video outfits for Daphne, she is wearing a lilac dress suit. It is a very difficult thing to find unless you are looking in the right spot. I suggest Etsy and Ebay if these items are no longer available, and using keywords like these (lilac, periwinkle, lavender, dress suit, blazer, pencil skirt). I found a periwinkle vintage dress suit (above). The sizing is very specific, however and I’m not a fan of the bottom piece being almost like a dress. It will make it very difficult to get the right undershirt even. Not to mention that sizing is restricted and color looks off. Fortunately you can find other versions of this on Ebay. I personally played around with the idea of getting a blazer and skirt separately. For example a blazer like this (below) and a pencil skirt like this. This is the route I would take if I was doing this cosplay.
Dress: If you are doing the traditional outfit for Daphne you will instead need a purple dress like this one. You could use fabric paint to create the designs Daphne has on hers. Learn how to use Fabric Paint here.
Tights: If you are going for the traditional version of Daphne, then these tights should work nicely.
Shoes: The shoe color should really match with the headband if you get one. I found these penny loafers that have a slight heel to them. They are a bit light in color, however. An alternative would be these loafers with a larger chunky heel.
Wig: A red wig like this one or this one should work if you don’t already have the hair for Daphne. I have not purchased from this company before but their wigs have fantastic reviews across the board.
And now that you look like Daphne it’s time to get dancing on over with Fred to the convention!
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