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Best Emma Swan Costume Guide
Become the former bail bond agent, Emma Swan, played by Jennifer Morrison, from the ABC television series Once Upon a Time. As the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, Emma is urged by her son Henry to return to Storybrooke, Maine to break a curse by the Evil Queen and restore the fairy tale characters’ happy endings. Dress up like “The Dark One” with Levi’s Juniors’ 524 Skinny Jeans, Alternative Dolman Long Sleeve Shirt, Alternative Cream Tear-Away Basic Crew, and Emma Swan Red Leather Jacket. Get the complete costume with a pair of Brown Ankle Strap Tall Riding Boots, Pyrrha “Talisman” Sterling Silver Swan Pendant Necklace, and Essie Fishnet Stockings Nail Polish.
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Actor Jennifer Morrison plays Emma Swan, one of the main characters of ABC’s hit show “Once Upon a Time.” Based on multiple intertwining fairytales, “Once Upon a Time” follows Emma as she enters Storybrooke and discovers her extraordinary past. Fans of the show who want to dress like Emma will have no problem putting together her costume. Start with a pair of jeans and lace-up boots. Emma usually wears a T-shirt and a red leather jacket. If your friends want to dress up with you, there are plenty of other “Once Upon a Time” characters to choose from like Snow White, Belle, or even Rumplestiltskin.
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Emma Swan Costume Tips & FAQs
Step into the enchanting world of Storybrooke with our Emma Swan costume guide FAQ from “Once Upon a Time.” Perfect for fans of the series, this guide will help you embody the tough, yet compassionate character of Emma Swan, the show’s beloved Savior with a modern and stylish twist.
Emma Swan is known for her practical yet stylish wardrobe that reflects her strong, resilient character. Key elements include a red leather jacket or a brown sheriff’s jacket, dark jeans, and a comfortable, fitted white tank top or V-neck T-shirt underneath. Her look is often completed with a pair of sturdy, heeled boots, emphasizing her readiness for action.
The red leather jacket is one of Emma's most recognizable pieces. Look for a medium-length, fitted leather jacket in a bright red hue. The jacket should be simple yet stylish, with minimal zippers or buttons. If you can't find a red leather jacket, a red denim jacket can be a good substitute.
Emma often wears heeled, knee-high leather boots in black or brown, which combine functionality with a touch of style. For accessories, include a simple necklace or a swan pendant, referencing her name. If you’re portraying her as the Storybrooke sheriff, a sheriff badge can be a great addition.
For a more authentic look, keep the styling minimalistic and functional. Emma's makeup is usually natural, with a focus on light eye makeup and a natural lip color. Her blonde hair is often styled down in soft waves or pulled back in a practical ponytail.
Including some of Emma's quotes can enhance your portrayal: "I’m not a damsel in distress. I can handle this.," "People are going to tell you who you are your whole life. You just got to punch back and say, ‘No, this is who I am.’," "Just because you believe something doesn’t make it true.," "I'm a survivor." and "This is my life; I don't run from it." These quotes reflect Emma's determination, her struggle with her identity as the Savior, and her journey of self-discovery throughout the series.
About Emma Swan
Emma is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. However, Emma was separated from them as a baby, and so she grew up in various foster homes. When Emma reaches Storybrooke, she’s somewhat bitter and very skeptical of any mention of magic. However, with her son Henry’s help, Emma soon becomes a selfless hero that saves Storybrooke on multiple occasions. Be sure to check out our website for photos to inspire your own Emma Swan costume, and don’t forget to upload your own photos to our gallery!