If you’re looking to infuse your Halloween with a dose of nostalgia and a healthy serving of laughter, there might not be a better costume for the 90s kid than Mrs. Doubtfire, the beloved character brought to life by Robin Williams. This costume is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser at any party with a 90s theme.
This film is a treasure trove of memories and laughter, and I’m here to give you the inside scoop on how to channel your inner Mrs. Doubtfire for your next Halloween or themed party.
How to Dress Like Mrs. Doubtfire
To dress like Mrs. Doubtfire for cosplay or Halloween, you will need to gather a few essential items:
- A short, curly wig in a silver or white color.
- A pair of glasses with thick frames.
- A long-sleeved blouse or shirt with a high collar.
- A knee-length skirt or dress.
- A pair of heeled shoes or boots.
- A padded bra or another chest padding (optional).
To complete the look, you may also want to consider adding a pair of gloves and a handbag, as well as applying makeup (or the iconic whip cream facial!) to create Mrs. Doubtfire’s distinctive look. Be sure to pay attention to the details of the character’s appearance, such as her posture and mannerisms, to really bring the costume to life.
The thing that’s gonna make or break your costume, is the long-sleeved blouse. It’s a classic and simple piece that gives a nod to the traditional nanny look. It’s the perfect fit for recreating this timeless character. And it’ll help you pull off the disguise with ease. Trust me on this one, this blouse is essential if you want to be the life of the party, the hit of the costume contest, the talk of the town.
Hair & Makeup:
The fake teeth and silver hair are also crucial. Both of these materials are readily available at any Halloween store and are essential to pulling off the character’s disguise.
You should wear minimal makeup if at all possible. To make oneself look more put-together, simply apply some rouge to your cheeks and deepen your eyebrows. With these finishing touches, you’ll appear like the sweet and humble Scottish nanny we all know and love.
To complete the look, don’t forget Mrs. Doubtfire’s glasses, broomstick, and who could forget the pie cream face mask from that iconic scene!
About Mrs. Doubtfire
This iconic character was played by the late great Robin Williams in the 1993 movie. Mrs. Doubtfire was a loving father who went to extreme lengths to spend time with his children after his ex-wife got custody of them. He disguised himself as an elderly British woman and became their nanny.
If you want to dress like Mrs. Doubtfire for Halloween, there are some vital elements to keep in mind. First, you’ll need a frumpy dress or skirt, along with a blouse or button-down shirt. Mrs. Doubtfire’s clothing was always very matronly and outdated. You can find great costume options online or at your local thrift store.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Mrs. Doubtfire costume, just head to your closet! You probably have everything you need to put together a convincing look. And if not, the items listed above will transform you into the iconic character. So what are you waiting for? Get dressed up and look out for those hot flashes!