How to Dress Like Esmeralda

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Best Esmeralda Costume Guide

Esmeralda is a character from Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel and the only one from the 1996 Disney film The Hunchback of Notre Dame who didn’t judge Quasimodo based on his looks. Esmeralda is a gypsy roaming from one place to another, but she understands what it feels like to be judged before others getting to know her. Her beauty tends to attract unwanted attention, but her gypsy style is hard to stay away from! Get the look of the street dancer with this Esmeralda costume guide.

Cosplay Esmeralda’s free-spirited look with a Women’s Maxi Dress and a Dress Chiffon Sash to wrap around your waist. Add some Bangles to your wrists along with some Gold Hoop Earrings and a Rhinestone Tiara. Esmeralda knows how to wave a Scarf around, so add a Belly Scarf to carry around like she does in the movie!

Esmeralda Cosplay Costumes

Esmeralda has a unique gypsy vibe to her attire, and you can get her same bohemian style for your next Halloween costume. What’s not to love about dressing up like a Disney princess? Start off by recreating Esmeralda’s look by ordering a maxi dress from online to get her same style of dress! We recommend getting the scarves and sash online to get similar material. You can get her bangles and earrings at a thrift store, and her tiara at a costume shop! With all the pieces, you can layer them together to bring Esmeralda’s gypsy character to life!

Esmeralda is known for being kind to Quasimodo when no one else was, so grab your best friend to tag along and dress as the Hunchback of Notre Dame to create a fantastic couples costume! The unlikely match will be the perfect costumes for this Halloween.

Esmeralda Costume Tips & FAQs

Embrace the vibrant and spirited essence of Esmeralda from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with our comprehensive costume guide FAQ. This section is designed to help you accurately recreate the look of the enchanting Romani dancer, capturing her boldness, grace, and timeless style.

Esmeralda's iconic outfit is known for its gypsy-inspired look, combining both elegance and functionality. It typically includes a white off-shoulder peasant blouse, a corset-like purple bodice, and a flowing green skirt with a sash tied at the waist. She also wears a large, flowy purple headscarf and golden hoop earrings. Her outfit is both eye-catching and suitable for her dynamic dance movements.

Esmeralda has long, wavy black hair, often styled half-up, half-down with a purple headscarf. You can use your natural hair if it's similar, or a black wig can be styled accordingly. For makeup, focus on bold, expressive eyes with dark eyeliner and eyeshadow, complemented by a natural or earth-toned lipstick.

Esmeralda is commonly depicted barefoot, highlighting her free-spirited nature and dance movements. If going barefoot is not an option, simple ballet flats or soft-soled dance shoes in a neutral color can be a practical alternative, allowing for ease of movement while staying in character.

Essential accessories for an Esmeralda costume include her golden hoop earrings, which are a prominent part of her character design. Additionally, a tambourine is a significant prop, as it's often used in her dance routines and performances. Bracelets and bangles that jingle slightly can also add to the authenticity of the costume, enhancing the impression of a dancer.

Using quotes from Esmeralda can add depth to your costume and character portrayal. Some memorable lines include: "You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help.,""I ask for nothing, I can get by. But I know so many less lucky than I.," "I don't know if you can hear me, or if you're even there. I don't know if you would listen to a gypsy's prayer.," "Life's not a spectator sport. If watching is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without you." and "I'm not going to sit by and watch Frollo destroy everything I care about." These quotes capture Esmeralda's compassionate, bold, and defiant spirit, making them excellent choices to embody her character from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

About Esmeralda

Esmeralda, like most princesses in Disney films, isn’t one to judge and has a heart of gold. Unlike some princesses though, Esmeralda was one of the first to stand up for herself and fight for what she believes in. When everyone else was taunting Quasimodo, Esmeralda was there to protect him and to show him that she is a lot like him when it comes to being an outcast.

Esmeralda and the rest of the gypsies are seen as thieves and sometimes even called witches. All they really want is to remain free-spirited and live their lives without rules and expectations they shouldn’t have to follow. Esmeralda takes Quasimodo under her wing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and protects him from cruelty. Quasimodo grows feelings for Esmeralda, but she falls in love with Phoebus instead. Esmeralda learns more about herself and her faith whenever she becomes closer to Quasimodo.


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