After I read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I wanted to put together a costume inspired by the book. This story was so original I thought, especially with it’s creepy old photographs. I knew I couldn’t just pick any character; it had to be the little girl on the cover, Olive. Everyone would recognize the sullen levitating girl.
Everything was easy except for the dress. I had a dress that I kind of settled for. I couldn’t find the perfect one. Then it was like all the stars aligned and THE dress appeared on eBay exactly five days before I had to pack my suitcase and fly out to San Diego Comic Con, where I wanted to debut the outfit. I could not believe it. The same dress Olive is wearing! I know because I kept looking at the book and my screen a hundred times.
Ransom Riggs had a scheduled autograph signing and it was my intention to surprise the author. Everything turned out perfectly and I couldn’t have been happier.
Drop Waist 1920’s Style Dress, Etsy (Various prices)
This is the most important part of the costume. If you find a drop waisted dress that is too plain for you, you can always add a ruffle to the bottom.
Like all good little girls, you need a good pair of white tights.
If you have straight hair, you will need these bad boys to put a little wave in your hair just like little Olive’s locks.
Plastic Tiara from Party City ($4.99)
These tiaras come in a pack of 6. This is very handy if one breaks on the way to the convention hall.
These are easy to slip on and off behind the booth table if needed. They are nice and simple as to not take away from the outfit.