How to Dress Like Coraline

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Rain Coat
Blue Pants
Rain Boots
Blue Hair Wig
Messenger Bag
Key Prop
Dragonfly Hair Clip

Best Coraline Costume Guide

Prepare for a trip to a dark realm when Coraline Jones and her parents relocate from Pontiac, Michigan to the family’s new home in Oregon in the2009 movie. The new address is a run-down block of apartments that doesn’t do justice to the misleading name—Pink Palace. Caroline, left to her own devices to explore her new home as her parents are always busy at work, comes across a black cat and a character named Wyborne “Wybie” Lovat and is given a ragdoll that looks strangely like her. She ends up in another dimension in that old apartment that is known as the Other World. She meets doppelgangers of people from her real world. Trapped, she is locked in by her sinister and horrifying Other Mother who is determined never to let her escape. Get the look of the skeptical 11-year-old with this Coraline costume guide.

Cosplay as Coraline by dressing up in a Rain Coat, Blue Pants, Rain Boots, and Blue Hair Wig. You’ll also need a Messenger Bag, Key Prop, and Dragonfly Hair Clip to get the look just right.

Coraline Cosplay Costumes

A twisted combination of The Twilight Zone, Tales of the Macabre, and American Horror Story with a seemingly innocent beginning and that could have passed off as the beginning to Alice in Wonderland. This, unfortunately for Coraline, is where the similarity ends and the stark, horrifying reality of nightmares turns real. After being lured to an alternate dimension of the Other World within her new home, Coraline meets the Other World replicas of her neighbors, ominous figures like a black cat, a sinister ragdoll that looks just like her. She also encounters her Other World father and, worst of all, her sinister Other Mother. It’s certainly unexpected living hell that she can’t seem to escape from!

For those who wish to take a trip down the dark corridor at the Pink Palace, dare yourself and your friends to cosplay the costumes of the dreaded doppelganger characters in Coraline’s perfectly frightful, Other World.

Coraline Costume Tips & FAQs

Immerse yourself in the fantastical and slightly eerie world of “Coraline” with our Coraline Jones costume guide FAQ. As the brave and curious protagonist of Neil Gaiman’s beloved story, Coraline’s distinctive look is both fun and recognizable, perfect for fans of the book and movie. This guide will help you capture her adventurous spirit and unique style.

Coraline's signature outfit includes a yellow waterproof raincoat, blue jeans, and a pair of yellow rain boots. Underneath her coat, she often wears a dragonfly-patterned shirt. Her blue hair is another iconic aspect of her look, often styled into a bob cut. To complete the ensemble, include a pair of orange-striped socks and a black messenger bag.

If you don't have blue hair, the simplest solution is to use a short, blue wig in a bob style. Alternatively, you can use temporary hair dye or hair chalk to achieve her bright blue hair color.

Essential accessories for a Coraline costume include a small black messenger bag and a toy cat to represent Coraline's companion, the black cat. Additionally, consider carrying a small toy version of the key to the Other World, which is a pivotal item in the story.

To add authenticity to your Coraline costume, pay attention to the small details like her dragonfly hair clip and the button key. Also, consider wearing a pair of big yellow gloves, which she's seen wearing in several scenes.

For poses, mimic Coraline's curious and bold stances, like her holding the key or exploring with a flashlight. Some memorable Coraline lines include: "I'm not scared!," "You are not my mother.," "I still have to find my parents. And let everyone else know you're nothing but a big, fat liar.," "No way! You're not sewing buttons in my eyes!" and "Be careful what you wish for." These lines and poses will help capture Coraline's adventurous and brave personality.

About Coraline

Coraline, the 2009 stop-motion dark fantasy film, is an adaptation from the spectacular 2002 novel by Neil Gaiman. Coraline Jones, voiced by Dakota Fanning, moves across the country with her family to a run-down apartment building. Soon, she finds a mysterious door that contains a parallel world that closely mirrors her real world, but in some ways is much better. She is happy to stay until her horrifying Other Mother tries to keep her there forever.

The award-winning movie in only recent years has achieved cult status. From the same director as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline contains vivid stop-motion animation with an incredibly imaginative story. Coraline is a film that is visually stunning with its intricate stop-motion effects but is also wondrously entertaining when an 11-year-old sets off on an adventure beyond her years.


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