How to Dress Like Sadness

Female Movies
Nerd Style Round Frames
Turtleneck Pullover Sweater
Blue Short Straight Wig
Satin Opera Length Glove
Power Flex Pants
Blue Ballet Flats
Sadness Makeup Tutorial

Sadness Makeup Tutorial

Here's a great makeup tutorial to really make you look like Sadness. Follow along closely and you'll have the perfect sad face to match your costume.

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Best Sadness Costume Guide

Sadness, voiced by Phyllis Smith, is always so blue. She is one of the five emotions inside the mind of Riley Andersen from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out. She’s joined by fellow emotions Joy, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. Though Sadness complains a lot, no one will be complaining when they see this look on you.

Dress the part with a Blue Short Straight Wig, Nerd Style Round Frames, Turtleneck Pullover Sweater, and a pair of Satin Opera Length Gloves. Then, dress up in Power Flex Pants and Blue Ballet Flats. Finally, complete the look with the makeup in the video tutorial!

Sadness Cosplay Costumes

If you’re looking for a cute character to cosplay, we highly recommend Sadness from the hit movie Inside Out! She is simply adorable. You definitely have to be a committed cosplayer to take on the full face of blue paint and blue wig. You can dust off your old Harry Potter glasses, and you’re halfway there! A simple pair of blue gloves of any kind, a chunky turtleneck and some comfy blue slippers paired with your average pair of yoga pants, will complete your look.

Luckily for you, Sadness is merely one of 5 other emotions living inside the head of Riley Anderson. She lives among Joy, Fear, Disgust, and Anger, kind of like all of us. A fun idea for group cosplay is bringing all five emotions together and hitting conventions to show off a full range of feelings for your favorite Inside Out character. Check out our pics below for more style ideas for Sadness! Send in your own cosplay pics, we’d love to see your spin on things!

Sadness Costume Tips & FAQs

Embrace the world of emotions with our Sadness costume guide FAQ, inspired by the character from Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out.” Ideal for those looking to embody the endearing and empathetic nature of Sadness, this guide will help you recreate her unique look, capturing the essence of her character’s role in the story.

Sadness's outfit in "Inside Out" is simple yet distinctive. The primary components include a large, chunky white turtleneck sweater and a pair of round, large, black-rimmed glasses. Sadness is depicted as a small, round character with a blue complexion. She also has a short, dark blue bob hairstyle. To capture her essence, you should also aim to convey her slouched posture and hesitant movements.

To replicate Sadness's blue complexion, use safe, non-toxic face paint or makeup. Cover your face, neck, and any other exposed skin with a light blue shade. For her hair, if you don't have a similar hairstyle, consider using a dark blue wig styled in a bob cut. The wig should have bangs that mimic Sadness's hair.

Sadness's large, black-rimmed glasses are a key part of her look. Find a pair of round, oversized glasses with thick black frames, without lenses, to replicate her appearance accurately.

To embody Sadness's character, focus on her body language and expressions. She often has a gloomy demeanor, with slouched shoulders and a hesitant, slow walk. Adopting a melancholic expression and a soft, slow way of speaking will enhance the costume's authenticity.

Including some of Sadness's quotes can make your costume portrayal more authentic: "I'm too sad to walk. Just give me a few... hours.," "Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life's problems.," "You’ll get lost in there!," "I’m Sadness." and "I just wanted Riley to be happy... and now..." These quotes capture Sadness's introspective nature, her concern for others' emotions, and her role in understanding the complexities of feelings.

About Sadness

Sadness is true to her name, but this blue girl plays a critical role in the head of Riley Anderson. She is an internal alarm, a voice we all have, that signals to the other emotions that all is not right. Her job is to let the other emotions know when Riley is going through something and needs support and comfort, and she takes her tasks seriously.

Don’t let her fool you; Sadness has winning qualities as well. She loves to be helpful, and she likes to win. She doesn’t like being ignored or left out. She prefers to avoid long-term memories but has the ability to make them and all memories sad. She longs to be accepted by the other emotions and is by far the most sensitive of them all. She’s smart and has more common sense than her fellow emotions and seems to understand before anyone else how truly vital she is to keeping Riley’s mind in good working order.


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