How to Make Your Own Daphne Costume

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Daphne Blake is the quintessential damsel in distress. She somehow seems to get herself into trouble in every episode of Scooby-Doo. Since 1969, she has appeared in countless television episodes and movies as part of the crime-fighting group that has been entertaining generations of children. Her instantly recognizable purple dress is an easy getup to duplicate for Halloween.

Things You'll Need

  • Purple dress
  • Pink tights
  • Lavender ribbon
  • Purple heels
  • 2 green scarves
  • Wide headband

The Dress

Look for a form-fitting purple dress. Daphne's signature look has long sleeves and a short skirt. For an added touch of authenticity, sew 2-to-3-inch-wide ribbons to the dress. There should be one strip along the bottom hem, one strip just below the hips, and a strip at the cuff of each sleeve. The ribbon can be adhered to the dress with a sewing machine, hand sewing, or the use of fabric glue.

The Headband

Daphne's shoulder-length red hair falls in gentle waves and is accessorized with a wide purple headband. If you can't find a purple one, any wide headband will do -- simply run a bead of fabric glue along the back of some leftover lavender ribbon and wrap it around the headband again and again, overlapping the strip slightly with each new turn. When you get to the end of the headband, snip off the ends. Touch the ends momentarily with a flame to seal them from fraying.

The Rest of the Look

Daphne's look would not be complete without the finishing accessories. Start with a pair of pastel pink tights. Pair them with some purple heels or purple knee-high boots (both have been seen throughout the various Scooby-Doo series). Finally, a bright green scarf tied around the neck is an absolute must-have item.

Tip

  • Pay special attention to Daphne's makeup. Use eyeliner to create the black doe eyes, and bright red lipstick to finish the look.

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