Halloween Costumes For Redheads: Barb from Stranger Things

Barb Stranger Things fancy dress costume

Throwing us back to the Eighties is this year’s smash hit Netflix series Stranger Things. Whether it’s the nostalgic fashion or supernatural ghouls that tugs at your heartstrings, the show’s likely to be the belle of the ball at all Halloween parties this year.

Grab part of the fun by claiming the most underrated character of all: Barb. She’s super-sensible and totally deadpan, and has a truly amazing dress sense. Oh yes, and she’s gloriously ginger. WINNER.

Here’s how to dress as Barb from Stranger Things for Halloween.

Primark Frilly Shirt Barb Stranger



Barb Stranger things Mom jeans



Nude watch Barb Stranger Things



Pink glasses clear Barb Stranger Things



Blue jacket Barb Stranger Things

Blue puffer coat




If you have long red hair, you’ll want to create a faux bob illusion. First of all, use a comb to create a side parting. Then, use either curling tongs or straighteners to create loose waves through the top and mid layers of your hair.

Spray salt spray throughout your ginger hair and use your fingers to give it some 1980s’ volume.

Next, tie your red hair into a low ponytail. Tuck it all underneath itself so that it’s hidden. Secure with bobby pins and you have a faux bob!


And to finish it off…

Use fake blood to recreate the nasty cut on Barb’s thumb and hand. It’s all in the detail.

By Emma


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Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.

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