The ToonStyle team has set in motion a plan to transform… into the Riverdale crew!
(Photo by Entertainment Tonight)
It’s not easy to pull off a group costume, so we wanted to write up the main details AND the subtle ones for anyone else trying to pull this off for Halloween, because it’s just a few weeks away. 😱😱😱
Archie is a pretty average guy, so you have to hit a couple critical details if you want people to stop and notice. Namely, his Riverdale varsity jacket, and if you want to go all-in: his auburn hair. After that you have some freedom, but we chose to go with a plain white tee, jeans, and casual leather shoes.
It came together really easily EXCEPT for finding a good wig. We searched through hundreds of wigs on Amazon and there were just too many strange ones. Once false click had us ordering something out of the Ronald McDonald playbook. Eventually we settled on this one, and gave it a HEAVY trim down to an almost respectable size. That’s right, if you want a great group costume, you might have to bust out your hair cutting skills… and a bunch of hair gel.
Next up is the fiery Cheryl Blossom, with her sharp tongue and full head of cascading red curls. We had more luck on this wig than the Archie one (no haircuts necessary, thank god!) and paired with a tight red sweater, close-to-inappropriately-short faux leather skirt and slightly heeled black booties, the perfect look was assembled. Because we think the Blossom’s would agree that the devil is in the details, we finished it off with a ruby spider brooch and Cheryl’s signature jewelry item, a black chocker necklace. Add fake eyelashes, heavy mascara and a red lip and you’ll be getting mistaken for this head River Vixen everywhere you go!
Jughead is pretty distinctive in the comics, but his look doesn’t port over to the show so well. He has the distinctive beanie, but a lot of the rest of his costume is stuff you might already own, so this might be a great role to assign your most reluctant teammate. We found the beanie, got a wig for the tuft of hair coming out, and added a Southside Serpents shirt. Tie a flannel/plaid shirt on your waist, throw on a pair of jeans, and call it a day.
For the girl (or guy) who’s wardrobe trends towards sexy prep school chic, Veronica Lodge is an easy outfit to throw together. Throw on a tasteful (but preferably short) pencil skirt, a tight sleeveless blouse, a classy strand of pearls and a killer pair of heels and you’re 90% of the way to a convincing Park Avenue vixen. Complete the look with Veronica’s signature black winged liner and intensely prominent brows!
Check out part two for our reveal!