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Best The Handmaid’s Tale Costume Guide
The Handmaid’s Tale, the award-winning television series on HULU, that focuses on the dystopian future following a Second American Civil War. The totalitarian, Christian Theonomic government is established in the former United States as “Gilead.” Due to worldwide infertility, Handmaidens, who are the last fertile women in Gilead, are assigned to bear children for the ruling elite. The red-clad Handmaids have a distinct style of dress that is meant to arrange them in classes. Get the unique look of the Handmaidens with this The Handmaid’s Tale costume guide.
To pull together the look of the Handmaid, you’ll need a canvas tote bag, a long sleeve t-shirt dress, a long maxi vintage skirt dress, a white bonnet, and a red scarf to get the perfect look.
The Handmaid’s Tale Cosplay Costumes
Handmaidens make up a general class of people instead of one specific character as portrayed in the HULU series, The Handmaid’s Tale. The specific outfit given to all Handmaidens has a modest appearance with a Puritan association. The cosplay can be easily comprised of a few key items—a long red dress, canvas tote, and a white bonnet. If you’re having trouble finding the item for this costume, you can search local costume shops or even check with friends.
This would be your best choice for a group costume as you and your friends can be dressed up to match. We’d love to see what your costume looks like. Don’t hesitate to send over a few photos of your costume so we can display them for others to draw inspiration from.
About The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid’s Tale has been adapted into an American television series by HULU based on a novel of the same name written by Margaret Atwood. Human fertility rates have collapsed. In the midst of chaos in a dystopian society, the government of Gilead establishes rule in the former United States in the aftermath of a second Civil War. Women are subjugated and are not permitted to work, own property, handle money, and typical things we commonly do in our everyday life.
The Handmaids specifically are the few remaining fertile women in Gilead. These women are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite where they are forced to bear children for the elite. Besides the Handmaids, there are other classes of people that are grouped in the society often signified by their dress. These classes dictate your freedom and duties within the society.