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Halloween costume ideas for a blonde and a redhead (both girls)?
October 21, 2008 4:33 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a good costume idea for my friend and I. She's a redhead who has been lots of famous redheads in the past (lucy, carrot top, Annie, pippi longstockings, pebble, etc) and I'm a blonde. I'm looking for us to dress up as cartoon characters, relevent pop culture references, historical figures etc. that were blonde and redhead. No suggestion is too obscure! Please let me know what you think! (we've already nixed Lucy and Ethel)

Anyone have a suggestion for who we could be? Some kind of famous blonde/redhead duo, or blonde and redhead from a larger group? For example, we once dressed like the babysitters club characters with a bunch of other people. A few different hair colors and ethnicities are represented there so it's a great idea if you want to dress up with group of friends!
posted by wannaknow to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (34 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Do you have a brunette buddy? Howabout Powerpuff girls?
posted by pazazygeek at 4:41 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Buffy and Willow?
Lindsey Lohan and Samantha Ronson?
posted by yellowbinder at 4:43 PM on October 21, 2008


If you have an African-American friend and some leopard-spotted leotards, oh, and some tamborines, you could be "Josie and the Pussycats".
posted by acrasis at 4:45 PM on October 21, 2008


Seconding Buffy and Willow.
posted by fuzzbean at 4:47 PM on October 21, 2008


If you have a dark haired friend, you could be Betty and Veronica, along with their toughest competition for Archie's affection, Cheryl Blossom.
posted by yellowbinder at 4:48 PM on October 21, 2008


Thirding Buffy and Willow, that would be awesome/hawt.
posted by InsanePenguin at 4:54 PM on October 21, 2008 [3 favorites]


Lindsay and Samantha!
posted by kelseyq at 5:08 PM on October 21, 2008


Find 10 other blonde/redhead friends and go as the Gilbreth children.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:23 PM on October 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ginny Weasley and Flour Delacour? (even better if you can find yourselves a Harry and Bill, respectively)
posted by namewithoutwords at 5:27 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Weren't Wilma and the other lady-caveman from the Flintstones redhead + blonde?
posted by KateHasQuestions at 5:35 PM on October 21, 2008


Weren't Wilma and the other lady-caveman from the Flintstones redhead + blonde?

Betty Rubble had black hair
posted by bowmaniac at 5:51 PM on October 21, 2008


Ariel and one of the many blond Disney princesses?
posted by ersatzkat at 6:09 PM on October 21, 2008


The gals from "Absolutely Fabulous".
posted by Evangeline at 6:15 PM on October 21, 2008 [4 favorites]


Two of the best dressed women on televisions, like, ever? (You really don't need a Peggy....)
posted by lalalana at 6:42 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't have a specific example, but if you can find a character who was both redhead and blond in their careers, you could go as the same person at different stages.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:51 PM on October 21, 2008


Oooh! I like Johnny's suggestion... Like Lindsay Lohan?
posted by lalalana at 6:54 PM on October 21, 2008


Would you object to a little drag? Can you dance? Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
posted by Catch at 7:10 PM on October 21, 2008


And I didn't want to post this, but now that JohnnyGunn has brought up the theme ... "Pretty Woman", before and after.
posted by Catch at 7:11 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]




Seconding Betty and Joan from Mad Men.
posted by Third at 7:19 PM on October 21, 2008


Cherry Valance and Pony-boy Curtis
Sarah Ferguson and Princess Diana
Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey
Melissa Auf Der Mar and Courtney Love
Ginger Spice and Baby Spice
posted by 23skidoo at 7:50 PM on October 21, 2008


Lucy and Ethel!
posted by BobbyDigital at 7:51 PM on October 21, 2008


Brenda Starr, reporter, and maybe Blondie (not in the same strip, but could be cool)

Strawberry Shortcake and either Apple Dumplin' or Angel Cake.
posted by amtho at 8:06 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Supergirl and Batgirl. Or their true identies - Kara Zor-El* and Barbara Gordon.

*Yes, I am aware of Supergirl's complex origin stories. I'm going with current continuity.
posted by nooneyouknow at 8:16 PM on October 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was going to recommend Kei and Yuri, aka The Dirty Pair, but it looks like they are a brunette and a redhead, as opposed to a redhead and a blonde.
posted by willmize at 8:36 PM on October 21, 2008


No suggestion is too obscure!

Uh, if you insist... you can go as two members of the Black Hearts from the Venture Brothers.
posted by spiderskull at 8:38 PM on October 21, 2008


Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy (from Spiderman comic)
Jean Gray and Emma Frost (from X-men comic)
Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (from Batman comic)
Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth
Meredith Grey and Addison Shepherd (Grey's Anatomy)
Ariel & Cinderella
Red Sonja and The Bride from Kill Bill
Samantha Stevens or Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Ginny Weasley
Queen Elizabeth I & Sheena Queen of the Jungle (Sheena is a comic book character)
posted by nooneyouknow at 9:37 PM on October 21, 2008


Bree Van de Kamp & Martha Stewart
Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz
Nancy Drew and Veronica Mars
Kim Possible and Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace & Captain Kathryn Janeway
Janeway & Seven of Nine
Daphne and Fred from Scooby Doo
Princess Zelda and Joanna Dark
Tiffany and Debbie Gibson
posted by nooneyouknow at 10:14 PM on October 21, 2008


OOooh! Dr. Crusher and Tasha Yar!

(yes, Star Trek, inspired by nooneyouknow's Janeway & Seven of Nine idea)
posted by amtho at 11:27 PM on October 21, 2008


I'd like to suggest Pam and Angela from "The Office," but they dressed a little too plainly to be immediately noticeable. Their (pre-glam) hairdos in combination with the drab clothing could be familiar enough to fans though. Or if you can find others to be Dwight, et al, that'd work.

I like the Crusher/Yar idea, but do they rent Starfleet outfits?

Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn (or Catwoman) would be good, although Poison Ivy has the dubious honor of only having been portrayed on-screen in "Batman and Robin." But chances are pretty good there'll be a Batman wandering around somewhere this year, so that'd be a good complement.

Don't rule out mixing your metaphors. Maybe pair up Veronica Mars with Dana Scully. But any excuse for someone to dress up as Scully is fine with me...
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 11:52 PM on October 21, 2008


Poison Ivy and Harly Quin!
posted by Windigo at 4:19 AM on October 22, 2008


Kate and Cindy from the B-52's (you would really need a good Fred to pull this off).
posted by aswego at 6:24 AM on October 22, 2008


Strawberry Shortcake and Lemon Meringue (my friend and I did Strawberry Shortcake and Blueberry Muffin last year)
posted by thejanna at 6:44 AM on October 22, 2008


Redhead + Blonde + Asian Friend = Charlie's Angels (Movie version)
posted by the latin mouse at 9:59 AM on October 22, 2008


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