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Best Barb Holland Halloween Costume Guide
Look just like Barbara “Barb” Holland, the best friend of Nancy Wheeler played by Shannon Purser, in the Netflix TV series Stranger Things. When Barb vanishes similar to Will Byers, Nancy teams up with Jonathan Byers to help find her. Get Barb’s cosplay look with a Curly Wavy Women’s Party Wig, Lauren Jeans Co. Plaid Ruffled Shirt, High Waist Straight Leg Boyfriend Jeans, Crystal Brown Plastic Reading Glasses, and Women’s Softsole Suede Moccasin. Get all of Barb’s accessories with a Casio Women’s Watch with White Band and a Mead Trapper Keeper. Follow the Fake Freckles Makeup Video and use some Maybelline Brash Blue Color Tattoo to match Barb’s makeup.
Barb Holland Cosplay Costumes
Do you want to make a statement as the quirky and lovable Barb Holland? Well, these are the items you’ll need to create a costume that’ll have everyone talking about you in a positive way, that is until you disappear into the woods later in the night with a few friends. While Barb isn’t in the show long, you can always cosplay here with her best friend Nancy by her side. If you’d like to get really unique, have a friend cosplay as one of the monsters that took her away. Barb is someone with a unique and rather vintage sense of style and if you want to replicate that, you’ll need a few key pieces such as straight leg boyfriend jeans, a plaid ruffled shirt, a white watch and suede moccasins with brown reading glasses. If you don’t have her appearance quite down pat, it may help to find a red wig and blue contacts. You can also find a few tutorials online to create a face full of cute freckles and soon you’ll be looking like Barb in no time at all with this costume!
Remember to look at a few of the photos on our site to get some inspiration and send us a few of your own! If you’re interested, don’t forget to send over a few photos especially if you did a group cosplay of Stranger Things so we can see how it turned out!
Costume Collections Featuring Barb Holland
Barb Holland Costume Tips & FAQs
Get the finer details with the Barb Holland Costume Guide FAQ! In this section, you’ll find all the essential information for dressing up as the loyal and studious friend from Stranger Things, Barb Holland.
To dress like Barb Holland, you'll need a high-waisted, plaid or checkered skirt paired with a button-up blouse or sweater. Wear a pair of high-waisted jeans for a more casual look. Add knee-high socks or tights, along with a pair of loafers or flat shoes. Top it off with a puffer or corduroy jacket in a muted color like beige or brown.
Barb wears minimal makeup, so focus on a natural-looking foundation and a touch of blush for a healthy glow. Use a neutral eyeshadow and a subtle mascara to accentuate your eyes. For the lips, apply a soft pink or coral lipstick.
Barb has short, curly red hair with bangs. If your hair is already short and curly, you can simply style it to match Barb's look. If not, you can use a short, curly red wig with bangs. Make sure to part your hair in the middle and keep the curls loose and natural-looking.
Barb is known for her caring and protective nature, with memorable quotes such as "You better still hang out with me, that's all I'm saying" and "This isn't you." Barb's disappearance in the show also became a rallying cry among fans with the hashtag #JusticeForBarb.
To complete your Barb costume, consider wearing a pair of oversized, rounded glasses with a thin metal frame. You can also carry a stack of schoolbooks or a Trapper Keeper binder to emphasize her studious personality. Finally, add a vintage-looking wristwatch to tie the whole look together.
About Barb Holland
Barb Holland is the best friend of Nancy Wheeler in the show, Stranger Things and even though she isn’t on screen for very long, she definitely makes an impression with the time she is on. She’s your stereotypical awkward character but she has something about her that has made her quite the fan favorite. She’s obviously the grounding force in her best friends life and she has a good head on her shoulders. She only shows up a handful of times in the first few episodes before she ends up disappearing though. The other characters don’t seem too worried with her disappearance, brushing it off as if she just ran away. The only one who seems to give any thought to where she might have gone is her best friend, Nancy. All in all, she’s a character that truly represents how many of us felt during our time in high school.