Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Costume: A Complete Resource
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.
Dark and sinister is how she rolls.
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.
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
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.