Rainbow Brite was by far one of my favorite cartoon shows growing up as a child of the 80’s. Here is how you can dress up as the adorable Miss Rainbow Brite for Halloween:
Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume: Materials
-Rainbow leg and arm warmers
-Red suspenders and belt
-Large star or rainbow to use as belt buckle
-Blue or purple eyeliner and brown eyeliner
-Blush and brush
-This photo of Rainbow Brite for your reference and inspiration when putting your costume together
Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume: Clothing
Start with a blue dress, preferably one that has short sleeves. Trim the bottom of your dress with a strip of white fabric. Add a red belt, and if you can find them, red suspenders. Hot glue or pin a large star or rainbow to the front of your belt to be your belt buckle. Put on a pair of rainbow leg warmers or long socks. You will need a second pair of these to create your rainbow arm warmers by cutting the feet off of socks. Throw on a pair of red shoes, I personally always thought her shoes looked like moon boots, but any red shoes will do. If you can find a pair of rainbow snow boots, you won’t need the leg warmers/socks unless it is just a particularly chilly Halloween night.
If you don’t feel like putting the clothing part together on your own, you may want to buy a prepackaged one. There is a regular Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume available from Amazon for $37-55.95 or a Super Sexy Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume for $60 that leaves your stomach exposed.
Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume: Hair
Rainbow Brite had blonde hair and bangs, so if you don’t, you might want to pick up a long blonde wig such as this one that already has bangs and curl to it so all you would need to do would be put it into a high pony tail and tie a ribbon around it.
If you are using your own hair, put it in a really high pony tail by hanging your head upside down. Spray your hair down with some really strong hair spray, and then curl your pony tail to make a big ringlet like Rainbow Brite’s. Finish off by making a big bow around it with your blue ribbon.
Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume: Makeup
Apply your blush, mainly on the round part of your cheeks. Using your blue or purple eyeliner, draw and fill in a star on your left cheek under the outer edge of your eye. Using your brown eyeliner, draw on three or four freckles on each cheek and on your nose unless you already have your own. The rest of your makeup is however you would like to do it, but thick blue or black eyeliner and black lashes would probably be the best idea. Another suggestion is use glittery makeup.
Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume: Accessories
You don’t really need additional accessories for this costume. Rainbow Brite always carried a little bag of stars/glitter, but don’t copy this idea because glitter is messy and your friends will hate you forever if you throw glitter at them. If you want, pick up an old Sprite doll and carry it around with you. The costume speaks for itself so the Sprite isn’t necessary!