How to Create a Sandy Costume From Grease

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Grease is a classic film and Sandy is its most beloved character. Olivia Newton-John secured her place in cinematic history when she played Sandy in "Grease." You can have fun as that cute '50s character when you dress as Sandy. Let your imagination go wild and embrace the innocence and fun of the character.

  • Watch the classic 1978 film for inspiration. If you don't have the film, you can rent it or find it very cheaply at flea markets or second hand movie stores. It's such a classic that you can get it anywhere. Some of your friends may even have a copy that you can borrow.

  • Start with the clothes. Sandy's clothes are cute and fun so go young even if you're not. Olivia Newton-John was 29 when she portrayed teenage Sandy in the film. Age doesn't matter. Embrace adolescence in the '50s to get into character mode with a poodle skirt or any full long skirt.

  • Choose a shirt that is button-up with short sleeves. It should be form fitting but modest. Leave a button or two undone at the top for a flirtatious look. She did transform in the end, after all but don't go too far with it, though. Sandy is an innocent girl.

  • Put a blond wig on your head if you aren't naturally blond. You should wear it in a high pony tail for a cute look and you can flip it up if your hair is too short for a pony tail.

  • Put on bobby socks and old-fashioned athletic shoes. While the shoes aren't that important to a Sandy costume, they should match your clothes and appear authentic for the time period. Bobby socks are essential.

  • Put on such accessories as period sunglasses or a scarf for a classy touch to the costume.

  • Practice an Australian accent to add a cute surprise to your character costume. Knowing the dances from the film can also be fun so that you can demonstrate playfully when you are out and about.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you have a boyfriend, have him dress as Greaser Danny. This creates a cute couple costume set.
  • Don't forget to sing some songs from "Grease" while in costume.

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