Legally Blonde Costume Ideas

Updated November 21, 2016

Reese Witherspoon portrays "Elle Woods" in the 2001 film "Legally Blonde." The character, a sorority queen, enrols in law school to follow her boyfriend after he breaks up with her. Creating a Halloween costume based around Witherspoon's Elle Woods character involves paying attention to some details, but much of the outfit could be hanging in the closet.


When picking out clothing for a Legally Blond costume, "pink" is the key word to remember. Beyond the colour choice, some room exists for variation. A pink three-piece skirt suit creates the ideal look for the costume. However, more casual clothing could be worn. Remember that the look requires all pink and should show a sense of style. If mixing and matching items, make sure everything is the same shade, or at least complementary shades, of pink.

Hair and Makeup

Blond, medium-length hair with some curls covers Elle Woods' head. Unless your natural hair can fit that description, a wig will be required to get the look right. For make-up, aim for a glamorous approach in terms of eye shadow and overall make-up. Stop at glamorous, though, avoiding exaggerated. Try to find pink lipstick to match the shade of the clothing. Nails need to receive polish in that same shade of pink to complete the look.


Details make the costume, and accessories provide the biggest details for this particular costume. Tasteful but glamorous jewellery and a stylish pink hat serve the costume well. Pink high-heeled shoes are mandatory. Find a pair of sunglasses with pink lenses, and wear them atop your head. Carry a pink purse, and if you can get a pink briefcase, it's also a great touch. If not, any classy-looking briefcase will work, as would law books.


Reese Witherspoon's character owns a chihuahua named "Bruiser Woods." If you have a pet chihuahua and are attending a pet-friendly event, it's just a matter of getting the right dog accessories. Otherwise, find a realistic stuffed chihuahua. Add a pink collar to the dog. A pink outfit of some kind should be worn by the dog, too. If possible, try to match the shade of pink to the shade of clothing worn in your costume.

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