Sucker Punch was one of the most thrilling movies of 2011. The film’s dark overtones give it an eerie, Halloween-esque feel, even though it’s not truly a Halloween movie. So, this costume is a natural fit for anyone interested in recreating the main character’s signature look. Babydoll, as played by the up and coming Emily Browning, battles through her fantasy world in a classic heroine outfit that would fit right into any Halloween party.
The first and hardest part of putting together your Sucker Punch Babydoll costume is going to be the clothing itself. A micro pleated, navy blue skirt with striping is the first thing you need, along with a matching sailor top. You can find exact replicas at a number of costume shops, but if you’re making this costume from scratch you’re going to have to get creative.
The top is known as a sailor fuku, commonly used as in Japan as a school uniform for girls. If you are able to find a navy blue fuku you can easily turn it into a crop top by trimming it just above the navel. Add a couple loops for a belt and tie a gray scarf in front and you’re all set.
Now we are onto some of the more obvious needs–but luckily these pieces are easier to find. Pick up a pair of stay-up black stockings and patent leather shoes (or heeled boots if you like), and a thick brown leather belt that you can loop through the bottom of the fuku.
One of the signature pieces from the movie is the striking black headband across Babydoll’s platinum blonde hair. These pieces are going to tie the outfit together, so don’t skimp on the details.
From here you have the option of a ton of accessories from the film. You can do some black smudges on the cheeks from “battle damage” or two leather gun holsters. If you want to go all out, find yourself a back sheath and a samurai sword to really nail the character down!
Babydoll is a gorgeously pale beauty, so keeping your makeup light with a pink blush on your cheeks is going to go a long way toward making for a realistic costume. Keep the white subtle, the pink vibrant, and make your eyelashes as long as you can make them to nail her soft doll-like look. Here’s a video to help with the makeup and hair.