For anyone who has seen New Girl, I hope you love this post...and if you don't like it, well, to quote Miss Day herself:
"You don’t like my style…that’s fine.. but i’m not gonna change who I am. So you’re just gonna have to deal with it and respect it."
Those of you who haven't seen New Girl, SHAME ON YOU! Missing out on prime hilarity! (Just kidding, live your life how you want...but it's a pretty good show if you need a laugh)
Whether you've seen every episode or naught (get it? word jokes people....come on), this is a fun costume to put together, especially if you like the more retro look/style combined with some good-ol-fashioned nerdiness!
This costume is especially great since it's not too hard to put something together from your own closet - if you own a pair of flats, tights, some cute shorts (high-waisted if you're feeling the vintage style) and a sweater (or an a-line knee length dress and cardigan), you're golden!
If you lack her trademark blue eyes (like myself), this is the perfect excuse to break out the contacts again (like I really need an excuse...)!
To make it more "Jess", make sure to pop on a pair of black framed glasses, and if you don't already have them, a pair of bangs (they actually sell stand alone bangs on amazon if you don't feel like getting an entire wig). Of course, ordering bangs can be tricky, especially when trying to find a hair color to match yours when you dye it various shades frequently (like this girl right here...). I ordered a pair and the color difference was so drastic I opted for a $5 wig from goodwill (don't worry...I washed it...twice). I couldn't actually brush the wig because it was so knotted and cheap, I worried i'd rip it apart, so making Jess' cute wavy hairstyle didn't go entirely as planned...
But hey... you can't be perfect all the time.
Now that you have the costume, all you need is an overly optimistic and slightly quirky attitude (and to sing about everything you're doing)!
And of course the most important part of being New Girl's Jessica Day: have fun!
What TV show characters would you want to make a costume of?