We are huge fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and that’s what our family will be dressing up as this year for Halloween! We’re so excited not only for the standard 31st festivities, but we’ll also be attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party for the second time!
There aren’t a ton of girl characters to choose from in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, so it’s a good thing that of the three that come to mind, our daughter loves Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan. Yes, that’s her full name apparently. We haven’t been able to find her an authentic sword, or gun, but fortunately the rest of her costume is pretty straight forward.
Gamora Halloween Costume
Miss Pie loves how fiercesome Gamora is and thinks she’s so pretty with her pink and purple hair. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to emulate Gamora, the most dangerous woman in the universe!
We’re going to go with the covered version of Gamora for our 6 year old. Her suit is pretty simple and a pair of black jeans and a black racer back tank top, you might already have in your closet, is just the thing. We also added a pair of fingerless black gloves from Spirit of Halloween to complete the ensemble.
Gamora’s sword is impossible to find. We’ve searched far, we’ve searched high, we’ve searched wide, and we’ve searched low. We’ve searched in the sky, and we’ve searched in the ocean. We’ve searched on the internet and we’ve searched in person. You can’t purchase a godslayer sword. Instead, we bought her a knights sword. We spray painted the hilt silver, and Gabriel used black sharpie to darken the middle of the sword to give the illusion of a double point. We were going to cut it, but it’s hollow, so black sharpie will have to do!
Also over at Spirit of Halloween we found a long black child’s witch wig along with a wig scalp, and some pink and purple hair spray to color the hair easily. We’ll take a curling iron for the night of the party to match Gamora’s classic hair style.
Face and Body Paint
We knew standard Halloween face and body paint would not cut it for the duration of the night. That stuff starts to itch after 3.2 seconds. For our baby daughter’s first birthday circus celebration we found some organic face paint that doesn’t itch, and you can’t even tell you have it on! It is perfect for this. The containers are small, but they go a long ways mixed with a scant amount of water. We purchased the standard colors that includes green for the face and arms, and white for Gamora’s embellishments.
Gamora Halloween Costume
Wig + Colored Hair Spray: $20
Face and Body Paint: $12.34
Total Cost: $55.32
With her game face on she’s ready to save Drax from a crashing ship with her bare hands!
For more of our costume tutorials, diy props and general interest check out how we pieced together the rest of our family costumes!