All The Hollywood Icon Essentials For A Judy Garland Costume

Judy Garland is one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, and one of its most immediately recognizable. For Halloween, Judy Garland costumes usually reference Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, but she has been in lots of other films, such as A Star is Born, Judgment at Nuremberg, and, in her later years, she became a live vocal sensation in her own right. Garland sang for rave audiences in London, Las Vegas, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

This Halloween, shake up the usual Dorothy costume with a look from Garland’s golden age. It’s a side of Garland that a new generation will get to experience, in all her fascinating and painful glory, in the new film Judy. Renée Zellweger stars as Garland in 1969, the year of her death. If you’re looking to score Garland’s later looks, here are some costume pieces to capture her iconic essence.


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First, you will need a good eyebrow product to get Garland’s instantly-recognizable brows. Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Brow Definer allows you to infuse your brows with all-over color, but the sharp tip lets you draw on fine hairs.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer$23.00 Buy
Next, get Garland’s cropped shag with a dark brown wig. Be sure to puff it up with a blow dryer for maximum ‘60s volume.
Bestung Ladies Dark Brown Short Curly Full Hair Wig$18.99 Buy
For clothes, older Judy Garland was fabulous. She adored marabou feathers and jackets with trim, as well as sequins and mod printed dresses. You can’t wrong with a feathered cape or an oh-so-fancy sequined midi dress — just make your silhouette is decidedly retro.

Neon Rose Neon Rose midi shirt dress with full skirt in sequin$119.00 Buy
If you want to go the marabou route, vintage shopping will be your best bet. This amazing jacket would have made Garland swoon.
 Vintage 1970s Metallic Maribou Feather Jacket$130.00 Buy
Garland appreciated a statement earring to go with her short hair. Costume jewelry like this can be found in any thrift store, or this decidedly retro pair on Amazon.
 PAVOI 14K Gold Plated Love Knot Studs$11.95 Buy
Garland also loved red lipstick, but she wore shades that were brighter with a touch of gloss. For this costume, avoid the mattes and go for a satin finish, and be sure to blot it so it looks like you have been singing into a microphone. Dior’s creamy formula is perfect for this.
Dior Dior rouge lip$35.00 Buy

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