Dress Up Like Ripley from Alien

If you are looking for a good Ripley costume for Halloween or a big cosplay event, here’s the winning formula for creating the most exciting outfit of the party! Let’s see how to dress up as Ripley from Alien.



Ripley from Alien Costume Guide

Dress up like Ripley from Alien! 

Ripley is one of the most iconic heroines in pop culture. This badass final girl is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a smart Halloween costume or cosplay idea. Here’s to achieve the perfect Ripley costume!

Who is Ripley?

Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) is a fictional character from the 1979 film Alien directed by Ridley Scott.

Ellen Louise Ripley, or simply Ripley from Alien film series

In a dangerous alien-infested world, Ripley is a lieutenant on a spaceship led by Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt). A misfortune will introduce an alien in the ship, beginning a lot of misadventures, as Ripley must try to save humanity from this threat with the help of her teammates. This proves to be an almost insurmountable task and it is the beginning of a traumatic and deeply transforming adventure for the protagonist.

Ripley is a strong, intelligent woman. Her main fear is that the aliens will survive, and that the Company will succeed in obtaining a specimen. Ripley is a loner, sometimes in spite of herself, because all her relatives, family, friends or colleagues, almost always die. Ripley’s iconic androgynous jumpsuit was created by legendary costume designer John Mollo

Ripley costume and accessories 

To dress up like Ripley, the first thing to do is to put on a white tank top, followed by a grey jumpsuit and a pair of white sneakers. Sew some patches on your uniform, representing the Corporation and the Nostromo, as well as a Ripley name patch. Finally, don’t forget the little touches that will make your costume more realistic: a Ripley ID card, and a hand gun to fight the most cunning of aliens.

Original Alien (1979) trailer. 

If you’re looking to make your Ripley costume look absolutely flawless, there’s a few things you can do. In order to fully match Ripley’s look in the first Alien movie, buy a bald cap, and apply it so it covers up all your hair.

Then carefully put on a wig with mid-length puffy brown hair. This will help you fully embrace Ripley’s look! Another smart idea is to remove all makeup from your face, as Ripley as a very androgynous character who rarely wears makeup.

Finally, if you’ve got an orange cat at home, carry him around if he’ll allow it. With these tips, and the great look you’ve put together, everyone will immediately recognize your amazing Ripley costume!

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