Costume Ideas for Velma From Scooby Doo

Written by anne baley
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Television characters are very popular inspirations for masquerade costumes. One of the perennial favourites for Baby Boomers and anyone younger is the Scooby Doo show characters. Every single character on that show was a distinctive type, from hippie Shaggy to cheerleader Daphne, but one may stick out the most--the brainy girl Velma. From her turtleneck sweater to her no-nonsense glasses, this girl is brains and logic personified. Be Velma at your next party, and see if you can scare up some fun.


Velma's hair is a smooth brown short bob with long fringe. Find an inexpensive wig in a costume shop and cut it to shoulder length, if necessary. The hair should be smooth and brown, but not particularly an attractive brown. Keep the colour in the medium and nondescript range.


Velma's glasses are oversized, black and totally lacking in style. Try to find a pair of oversized black glasses at a thrift store and remove the glass. Square frames are the best if you can find them, but any large black frames will fit the look.


Velma always wears an orange turtleneck sweater with large sleeves and a dark red pleated skirt. The sweater should be slightly baggy, not tight or form-fitting. The skirt is short, hitting well above the knee at the hem.


Velma always wears the same thing on her feet. She begins with long orange knee socks, pulled up to her knees and folded over to create a cuff. If you can't find orange socks anywhere, buy a pair of white socks and dye them orange. Velma finishes off her look with oxblood coloured Mary Jane shoes, a flat leather shoe with a strap across the instep. Any sort of flat brown shoe with a strap should be close enough to the look for a costume.

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