Closet Cosplay: Nancy Drew

This Friday Kris and I are hosting our 3rd ever Murder Mystery Party. These are ALWAYS a lot of fun, but I think this time is going to be one of the very best. In the past, we’ve purchased our mysteries from Night of Mystery, which I highly recommend to get started. This time, however, Kris is writing our entire mystery, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.

My assigned character for this Friday night is Nancy Drew. I’ve always loved this smart girl detective, so I am very excited about the chance to channel her style into my outfit for the evening. As a result, I thought I would share with you some tips on how to closet cosplay Nancy Drew.

What is closet cosplay, you ask? Well, Kris has defined it in an earlier post:

Closet cosplay is the act of dressing like your favorite fandom character in your everyday life. […] The key to Closet Cosplay is that you use your bountiful creativity & fashion skills to take a costume & turn it into a date night or work or casual outfit.

Now, let’s take a look at Nancy Drew’s style! Here are some examples in the old books:

Nancy Drew Book Collage

She definitely likes blue. Classic shapes, cute feminine dresses, and always very buttoned up. More recently, she has been interpreted much the same, but maybe with a little more colour.

Nancy Drew Movie Collage

So, how can you take a page out of Nancy’s book and channel her style? I’ve got some tips for you here.

1) Get a pretty vintage dress or skirt

Nancy Drew Dress Collage

2) Add a blazer or preppy cardigan.

Nancy Drew Cardigan Collage

Bonus points for a cardigan worn tied around the shoulders.

3) Put on a headband.

Nancy Drew Headband Collage

4) Wear some sensible footwear (for all that mystery solving you’ll be doing!)

Nancy Drew shoes Banner

And there you have it, Nancy Drew! Here are some examples I found online:

Nancy Drew Closet Cosplay Collage

Bonus points for carrying around a purse like this one, found on Etsy:

Nancy Drew Purse

I have one of these, but I’m not sure where it was purchased. I’ll definitely be carrying mine around on Friday night though! I can’t wait to let out my inner girl detective.

Are you a fan of Nancy Drew? What’s your favourite of her looks? Share in the comments!

Cheers,

KG

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