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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: A Complete Resource

Updated on August 6, 2013

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: Get Lisbeth Salander's Look

Looking to put together a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume? Lisbeth Salander--one of the lead characters in the hit movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, certainly turned heads on-screen. She's an enigma of a girl: part cyber-geek, park punk (should we call her "cyber-punk?"), part introvert...the list goes on and on. No matter how you describe her, this beyond-intelligent heroine has a one-of-a-kind look.

Learn how to create your own Girl with the Dragon Tattoo costume--perfect for costume parties and for Halloween.

Watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer - See Lisbeth Salander's look

This video gives you an up-close-and-personal look at The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo costume.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mohawk Wig

Get the Mohawk look from the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Mohawk Hair from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Her Signature Style

When we first meet Lisbeth Salander, she's wearing her hair in a mohawk style. This wig allows you to achieve her look easily! Be sure to pick up a wig cap when you wear any wig: it hides your natural hair and helps to keep the wig in place. Oh, and be careful walking through doorways (haunted house, anyone?).


Create Your Own Mohawk - Learn how to get that mohawk (or faux-hawk) style

Even if you have long hair, you can create a mohawk effect similar to how Lisbeth Salander wears her hair in the movie.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hair

Get Lisbeth Salander's Hair


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: Hair

Lisbeth Salander Wig

The one thing that stands out the most in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is Lisabeth Salander's hair. Sometimes it's worn straight up in a mohawk, but often it's worn down and styled choppy.

I like this wig option because it can be customized. You'll need to cut the bang part to about 1/2". Since this wig has long bangs, this can be easily done.

Then, you'll need to make the rest of this wig a little choppy. It's very inexpensive, so take a pair of scissors and cut away! Lisbeth Salander's is cut into a mohawk and she often wears it in a tiny ponytail. Once you've gotten this wig nice and choppy, tie it back into a ponytail, pinning some pieces back if needed. Then, allow some to naturally fall into your face.

More Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Wig Options - Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: Hair styles

Don't want to go spikey? Any of these messy styles will work as wel.

Black Cool Unisex Short 80s Wig
Black Cool Unisex Short 80s Wig

This one is nice and messy -- run some wax through the ends to ensure the style stays.

 

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: Earrings - Spiral Earrings from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander wears some great jewelry in the movie. These earrings will help to complete your look--they are the closest I've found to the earrings actually in the movie.

Other Must-Have Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Accessories

Jewelry/Add Ons to Complete the Outfit

The small detail are what really is going to make your Lisbeth Salander costume--these awesome accessories will help to complete your costume.

Fake Lip/Nose RingBUY FROM AMAZON

Spiked Choker NecklaceBUY FROM AMAZON

Studded BeltBUY FROM AMAZON

Tribal Earrings with Spike Detail - Similar to the movie!

These earrings give an appearance similar to those in the movie--the extra spike/flame/something(!) detail on the curve gives them depth.

81stgeneration Women's Men's Black Horn Spiral Fake Taper Stretcher Plug Tribal Earrings
81stgeneration Women's Men's Black Horn Spiral Fake Taper Stretcher Plug Tribal Earrings

I love the earrings that give the illusion that a thick piece of earrings is going straight through your ear. It truly makes the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo look!

 

More Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Earrings - More options like the earrings in the movie

81stgeneration Women's Men's Black Horn Jagged Fake Taper Stretcher Plug Tribal Earrings
81stgeneration Women's Men's Black Horn Jagged Fake Taper Stretcher Plug Tribal Earrings

The texture on the outside of these earrings are similar to the ones worn in the movie.

 
Pair of Organic Hand Carved Horn Tribal Stirrup Hanger Earring
Pair of Organic Hand Carved Horn Tribal Stirrup Hanger Earring

These won't necessarily look like they are going through your ear (like the others do) but they still look similar to those in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

 

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Makeup - Get the Look: Makeup

Lisbeth Salander--Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Lisbeth Salander--Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Rooney Mara wears minimal makeup as she plays Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you're looking to recreate the look at home, make sure to liberally powder your face with a very light face powder--her look is very matte and alabaster.

Use a bit of dark eyeliner on your lower lids only--and steer clear of any mascara whatsoever.

Lisbeth Salander actually bleaches her eyebrows--assuming you don't want to go that route, you can recreate it by applying concealer in the same tone as your skin color as this will cover up the pigment of your eyebrows. Be sure to pat some powder over the concealer to help it set.

Get the Tattoo

Temporary Dragon Tattoo: LOW price


Large Temporary Dragon Tattoo


Must-Have Fake Tattoo

Anyone dressing in a Girl with the Dragon Tattoo costume needs this temporary dragon tattoo to complete the look--after all, this is how we got the name of the books/movies.


What do You Think of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Costume? - Would looking like Lisbeth Salander make for a good costume?

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    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I still haven't read the book or seen the movie. I imagine this "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Costume" will be popular this year.

    • Frank Edens profile image

      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      Great movie and great simple/effective lens