Where's Barb??
September 23, 2017 5:54 AM   Subscribe

Help me craft the best Barb costume ever. Glasses, blouse with ruffles/tie at the neck, red hair and freckles, sure. But what are the extras that will really sell it?
posted by I_Love_Bananas to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Trapper Keeper
posted by jozxyqk at 6:12 AM on September 23, 2017 [2 favorites]

You could bandage your hand from the cut she got at the party. I believe in the show she has her left thumb/palm wrapped.
posted by nightrecordings at 6:49 AM on September 23, 2017

Blue eye shadow.
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:55 AM on September 23, 2017

In the wiki photo, it looks like she's wearing a Swatch with one of the silly rubber protectors they used to have.

And mom jeans.
posted by tip120 at 7:33 AM on September 23, 2017

High waisted, unflattering, stone washed denim jeans. Or non-jean pants which fit in this way. I think it's a critical part of Barb's look. The pants were one of the costuming details that stood out to me when I watched the show: costume designers on retro/vintage projects rarely seem to showcase the unflattering fits of previous eras.
posted by ethical_caligula at 7:48 AM on September 23, 2017 [2 favorites]

In 1985 I was wearing pleated jeans with the bottoms pegged and tucked into socks.
posted by xyzzy at 12:22 PM on September 23, 2017

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