Most of the listeners of Outlander Cast know that I am a massive Christmas elf. You should just consider me Buddy The Elf’s biological sister, in fact. BUT, there are some parts of life that come in a very close second. First and foremost of those parts – Halloween. Perhaps it’s the kid in me, or the fact that I refuse to ever truly grow up – but there is something quite magical about All Hallow’s Eve that almost rivals even St. Nick’s night. Which is why I suppose one of the greatest mash up movies of all time is A Nightmare Before Christmas – thank you, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman, thank you so much for that beauty of a film. I digress.
As you all know, I am a huge fan of TV too. And with that in mind, I am slave to world-building in television too – whether it be Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and yes, Outlander. Being enveloped in a completely different and well-fleshed-out world is so enthralling to watch. Again, is that the kid in me talking? Perhaps. But either way, these worlds sweep me off my feet for an hour at a time, or at least the small amount of time I need to recapture my sanity after being with my children all the time.
Considering my love of all things Halloween, and the vast worlds that have been built by the likes of Robert Kirkman, George R.R. Martin, or Diana Gabaldon, I thought it would be fun to explore some costumes made by fans just like you and I that were inspired by Herself and her Outlander universe…
Blogger Sarah from Flourish and Knot gives an in depth look into the creation of her Claire inspired Outlander costume.
Or get the bairns involved in the Highlander spirit, like blogger IAmFarney on tumblr.
Fellow Outlander Cast Clan member, Karen S., got in the Outlander spirit by dressing up as Jamie Fraser last Halloween! Goodness I love the creativity here.
Outlander Cast listener Elizabeth Crocker on facebook made her own version of a 18th century masquerade ball dress. Look at that beautiful purple color. And the choker? Awesomesauce.
Lorina Lynn on instagram shows that you can get your spouse involved in the fun too. What’s more is that there is a drink in almost every picture in the collage. Getting Sassenach Wasted on Halloween? That’s my kinda girl 🙂
Dawn Doraz on Facebook shows that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on a costume to look like Jamie and Claire. Just get yourself some plaid fabric, a fake sword, and a super awesome and willing partner and, boom, your thrust right back into the Highlands.
Haven’t got the time to build and sew your own costume? Well never fear, Amazon is to the rescue! They offer a variety of pieces that could easily make you look like a member from one of the Highland clans – like this Forum Highlander Kilt and Shirt Costume.
And if you have a tiny little baby who may not be ready to rock a full kilt ensemble, they can still participate in the theme by wearing this adorable Outlander Baby Onesie!
But what is a good Outlander Halloween without outdoor decor, right?! Well, I’ve got you covered here too…
Chester, New Hampshire has this Outlander-themed scarecrow display! (Many thanks to our Outlander Cast Clan Facebook Group member, Melissa Carolan, for this photo!)
Mary Hawsey Williams recreated Culloden Moor in her front yard! Love all the little details like the signs, blood, and even the ghosts rising up from the graves.