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Best Emily The Corpse Bride Costume Guide
Emily, the Corpse Bride, is the tall young woman with a slim figure with big circular eyes. She is the most familiar living corpse from the critically-acclaimed 2005 stop-motion animated film, Corpse Bride. As the daughter of a wealthy Victorian family in England, Emily, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter, had an elite education in both the arts and music. Kind, sweet, and tender-hearted, she is also extremely gullible. Emily would not think twice about giving her whole heart, literally, to people she cares for. Get the look of the young zombie with this Emily The Corpse Bride.
Knock them dead cosplaying ghoulish elegance as Emily the Corpse Bride by wearing a Blue Synthetic Wig, Flower Headpiece, Skeleton Opera Gloves, Skeleton Knee Socks, Hourglass Body Corset, Long Maxi Skirt, Dress Pump. Put on Face & Body Paint and add Bridesmaid Bouquet to have a haunting time this Halloween!
Emily The Corpse Bride Cosplay Costumes
Emily was a talented and wealthy lady of the Victorian era besides being the self-proclaimed bride of the young Victor Van Dort after their strange encounter in the woods. As fate would have it, she was murdered by her unscrupulous ex-fiancee, Lord Barkis Bittern, who only had eyes on her family’s wealth. He only proposed marriage in the Corpse Bride with hopes of gaining that fortune. The character of Emily is made hauntingly distinct by her strapless dirt-stained wedding dress with a form-fitting bodice with a deep V in the front.
Just imagine the sheer delight of adding to this eerie, yet gorgeous, Victorian-era costume with the rest of the main ensemble of characters—Victor Van Dort, Victoria Everglot, and Barkis Bittern. Rest assured everyone involved in the cosplay would have an incredible time dressing up this Halloween.
Emily The Corpse Bride Costume Tips & FAQs
Embark on a hauntingly beautiful journey with our Emily, the Corpse Bride costume guide FAQ. This character, from Tim Burton’s enchanting and eerie film “Corpse Bride,” offers a unique and visually striking costume choice. Our guide is here to help fans accurately replicate Emily’s ghostly bridal appearance, perfect for Halloween, themed parties, or any event where you want to make a mystical impression.
Emily's outfit is a hauntingly beautiful bridal gown. The key elements include a tattered and aged-looking white or light blue wedding dress, often with hints of decay or moss to signify her undead nature. The dress should have a faded, ethereal quality. Additionally, a long, flowing, and similarly tattered veil is essential. Emily's skeletal, blue-tinted appearance, with one eye larger than the other, is also crucial to replicating her look.
To achieve Emily's skeletal look, use body paint or makeup to create a blue-tinted, ghostly pallor on exposed skin. Special attention should be given to the hands and face to mimic her skeletal features. Use makeup to enlarge one of your eyes, as this is a distinctive feature of her character.
Emily has long, flowing, and slightly unruly dark hair. A long black or dark blue wig that looks slightly disheveled would be ideal. If you're using your natural hair, aim for a similar unkempt and flowing style.
Key accessories for an Emily costume include a bouquet of dead or wilted flowers, symbolizing her tragic backstory. You might also consider a prop butterfly, representative of the character's transformation and freedom in the film.
Emily is a character full of emotion and depth. Here are some quotes to enhance your portrayal: "I was a bride. My dreams were taken from me.," "You kept your promise. You set me free. Now I can do the same for you.," "Isn't the view beautiful? It takes my breath away. Well, it would if I had any.," "With this hand, I will lift your sorrows.," and "I've spent so long in the darkness, I'd almost forgotten how beautiful the moonlight is." These quotes capture Emily's tragic yet hopeful essence and can add a layer of depth to your costume.
About Emily The Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride is a 2005 British-American stop-motion movie directed by Tim Burton. It is the third stop-motion feature film produced by Burton, another notable film was Nightmare Before Christmas. The plot is set in a fictional Victorian-era village in Europe with Johnny Depp leading the voice cast as Victor Van Dort and Helena Bonham Carter as Emily.
When Victor Van Dort leaves his wedding rehearsal in embarrassment after forgetting his vows, he practices in the woods and inadvertently places his wedding band on the finger of a previously murdered woman thinking it was a tree root. Emily, the Corpse Bride, tells Victor the story of how she was murdered years ago by an unknown perpetrator on the night of her elopement. It was later revealed that the murderer was Emily’s fiance, Richard E. Grant.