It’s time for Halloween Outlander-style in which we check out the fabulous Outlander-inspired costumes and decor created by Outlander fans.
Let’s be real and brutally honest with one another, shall we? I’ll admit to having had a dream (or two…or 200) of being thrown into the Outlander Universe. The landscapes, the places, the men in kilts….I digress…. But always, in my dreams, I too am dressed in the appropriate Outlander costume. Maybe it’s a traditional dress, or some of the downright amazing yarn-porn items like the caplets. Outlander, and Terry Dresbach have had me dreaming about Outlander costumes, which is something that I never imagined I would dream about.
After attending New York Comic Con recently, I am in absolute awe of what Outlander fans have been able to do with cloth, fabric, and various materials. They have taken outfits from our most beloved show and made them their own. They are walking around at cons, fairs, costume gatherings, like I do in my dreams. They ARE Jamie, Claire, Master Raymond, heck even a Drunken Turtle Soup!
So if you have ever daydreamed, or really dreamed, about being a cast member in Outlander….or are looking for Outlander costume inspiration, look no further! Members of the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering have shared some of their Outlander-inspired costumes and Halloween-themed decorations with us, and I can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorites.
Outlander Group Costumes:
Dressing up as your favorite character is always fun, but the phrase the more the merrier rings true when it comes to wearing Outlander costumes. Whether for Halloween, conventions, or at various festivals, here are some of our favorite group Outlander-inspired costumes!
One of the most talented costume designers in the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering is Lisa M, who has not only created several costumes for herself but also for group ensembles. She has taken her love for the Outlander Series and created jaw-dropping costumes that have even caught the eye of Terry Dresbach. Check out this group ensemble, also created by Lisa M – with Outlander Cast Clan Gathering members Lisa P, Crafty Christine, and Marlo J! They are Father Fogden, Mamacita, (Coco the coconut), Lisa as Master Raymond, the Goat, and Annika.
One of my favorite aspects about Lisa’s costumes is that they are the Outlander Costume equivalent of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Lisa lends out your costumes to different Outlander friends at the several events she attends. Her mother often gets in on the Outlander costumes fun, as you can see below!
And here is another group photo of many of the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering members at San Diego Comic Con this year. Notice that Marlo J. on the far left is a human coconut!
Angela H. and Donna A. from the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering joined in by wearing some of LisaÆs Outlander costumes to Fraser’s Ridge at New York Comic Con earlier this month.
Two years ago, Lisa M. created several Outlander costumes based upon Season 2 of Outlander. Here they are at Thru The Stones in December 2016, with a prop toilet!
Why a prop toilet you might ask? Well, because of that oh so glamorous scene from Outlander Season 2 where King Louis is having, um, difficulties, and Jamie gentle suggests some parritch to help ease the King’s troubles.
I had the pleasure of taking a photo with Lisa’s gang of costumed beauties at Thru The Stones – but I will admit – after taking this photo I realized I need to learn how to up my Outlander costume ante!
Cherri B. took many great ensemble photos from Glen Innes earlier this month for Outlandish: An Outlander Fan Gathering in Australia. Below she is pictured with friends Jodie D. and Samantha D.
They even had some red coats in attendance. Hopefully Jamie was hiding or at least wearing his Dun Bonnet!
And check out that Great Hall! What wonderful costumes and decorations. I love seeing how people from all over the globe come together to celebrate this beloved series.
One of the most common Outlander costumes we see in the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering is of women dressing up as Claire Fraser. I mean, honestly, wouldn’t YOU want to be Claire for a day? I sure would! Here are some of our favorites:
Check out Lindley K. and her Outlander costume for New York Comic Con. I love how this shot came out, as it truly looks as if Lindley traveled through time to Scotland.
Natasha B. takes her admiration for Outlander costumes to the next level, and has multiple cosplay costumes based upon our beloved heroine, Claire! Natasha has even taken photo in Scotland! You can see more of her photos, here.
Here’s another great one of Natasha B, reenacting that moment that Claire runs away from the stones.
Lisa M. is back again, this time as Claire the World War II nurse! Can we also give major props to the fellas in her photo? Not only are they donning kilts, but check out their t-shirts! #OutlanderFans unite!
One of the most anticipated costumes from Outlander was THE Red Dress. So it is fitting that a couple of our Outlander costume submissions were about this show-stopping dress! Check out how Jada N. was able to even add the perfect earring accessories to her ensemble for last year’s Halloween party!
Franny M. had a masquerade ball work fundraiser, and she knew exactly what she wanted to wear! It took her about three weeks to make the dress, including about 40 cable ties for boning!
And her hunny even wore a kilt to complete the ensemble!
Haylie S. dressed up as Season 3 Ship Claire for book week at school. Jamie stayed close by in case Haylie was thrown overboard.
Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member, Casey C. donned this Claire costume last year for Halloween, complete with one gold ring on one hand and a silver on the other. Her cozy fingerless gloves are covering the rings, but I love how Outlander fans are able to weave in even the smallest details to their costumes.
Dana O. rocked Claire’s riding coat and plaid skirt at New York Comic Con earlier this month! How many of you purchased this amazing Outlander-inspired coat?
Arne C. also was inspired by Outlander, and took her own spin on Claire Fraser recently at the New Jersey Con. I love the mixing of plaids, and the grand venue for this photo.
Shell P. dressed up as Claire at the Furgus Highland Games, and was able to snap this photo next to a dashing cut out of Jamie! Shell was also able to show off her own curly hair, and looked even more like our beloved Claire!
Paula F. absolutely rocked this Claire-inspired gown. She and her designer based the pattern off of the yellow dress in France.
How lucky is Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member, Debbie N.? She not only has a stunning Claire costume, but also got to take a picture with Graham McTavish in it! If youÆre a huge fan of Graham, and would like to know more about him, check out our interview with him.
Outlander-inspired Couples Costumes:
One of the best things to come out of Outlander has been how it has helped challenge and inspire romance in peopleÆs relationships with their special someone. So if you and your main squeeze both love talking about all things Outlander, Scotland, kilts, and rebellion conflicts, then check out these Outlander-inspired couples costumes.
Karen C. dressed in a costume that would be fitting for the French and Indian War, and would be close to what we will be seeing in Outlander Season 4.
Check out Carole L.’s Halloween costumes from a couple years ago! The details, broaches, sporran, and wig are really take these costumes to the next level.
Natasha B. doesn’t just do Claire Cosplay, but she also integrates Jamie into her scenes. How awesome is this photo?
Cheryl M. dressed as her version of Claire, and her husband even donned a kilt for their Outlander-themed party last year! I love even the plaid on the table behind them.
How beautiful are these Outlander-inspired costumes by Cynthia K. and her “Jamie”? One of my favorite things about seeing Outlander-inspired costumes is seeing them outdoors with all of the lush greenery. It makes me think of Scotland, but also brings out so many gorgeous hues in the costumes.
Not only did Vickie C. get into the Outlander-inspired costume craze, but so did her hunny! He is not only rocking a kilt and a sporran, but he also donned a wig to complete is Outlander costume!
Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member Julie G. loves to dress up with her husband, Thomas, in Outlander-inspired costumes. Here they are, rocking their #Outlandernerds pride loud and proud last Halloween.
Julie G. and Thomas were able to take their Outlander costumes to their local Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair’s Celtic Weekend! I bet they were a hit by all of the Outlander fans in attendance! Sláinte!
One of my favorite pieces out of all of the Outlander soundtracks has been the Druids Dance, and I know IÆm not alone. I may or may not dance around my living room from time to time with my dusting wand as I clean, singing along to the chant, pretending I’m in a flowing white costume and a glowing torch. If you’d like to ditch your feather duster, and don a Druid’s Dancer costume instead, check out these costumes for inspiration.
Kim P. dressed up with some of her friends as the Druids Dancers at the Las Vegas Outlander Convention. Don’t they look amazing? And those torches — talk about a brilliant accessory!
Vickie C. also danced around the stones, thanks to this exceptional backdrop! This is what I picture I look like while I dust my furniture, but truth be told, Vickie looks much more elegant!
Other Outlander-Inspired Costumes:
With so many different characters, time periods, and countries in the Outlander Series, there is no shortage of costume inspiration for fellow Sassenachs.
Check out Keltie F.’s 1960s Brianna Randall costume! Super fun, perky, and I love her expression.
We can’t have Bree without our beloved Roger! Yvonne C. had this brilliant costume of Wee Roger for the Thru The Stones convention in 2016. She even brought along a toy plane!!
Amanda S. dressed as one of our most beloved characters from Outlander, Mrs. Fitz! (If Mrs. Fitz is on of your favorite characters as well, check out our interview with actress, Annette Badland. This amazing costume was worn to an Outlander gathering last year in Katoomba NSW Australia, and Amanda won first prize in the Outlander costume competition!
Destiny A. created several costumes inspired by Peggy Shippen, a character who makes a cameo appearance! She was John Andre’s love & Benedict Arnold’s wife, and always had hoards of dogs around her. Here’s Destiny rocking one of her dresses at New York Comic Con this month.
Lsj V. looks very mysterious and ready to travel through time in this Outlander Tartan Cloak!
Arne C. got in on the Outlander costume trend, and transformed himself to his own version of Jamie for the New Jersey Con. I love how he was able to pose with Claire in this photo!
Terry H. is absolutely ravishing in red! I adore the tartan skirt she is wearing!
Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member Deb C. is showcasing her FIRST time sewing with an Outlander-inspired costume. She has made everything from the shift and corset to the rest of the outfit. Deb is excited to wear this costume to the Thru The Stones convention later this year.
Tracy S. had a blast rocking this Outlander-inspired costume at the Comic Con in Chicago this year. Look at all of the different elements that went into this look: the hat, sporran, shirt, vest, and coat! Absolutely stunning!
Here’s another view with the jacket on. Doesn’t she look fantastic?
Susan C. made this Outlander costume and titles it “Wool Waulking!” Sing along with me, Mo nigh’n donn hò gù Hì rì rì hù lò
Mo nigh’n donn hò gù !
Outlander costumes aren’t just for adults. Kids can get in on the Scottish costumes as well! Here are a couple of submissions from members of the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering.
Anna R. shared this beautiful photo of her daughter, the fierce little highlander!
Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member Jennifer Y. also shares her enthusiasm of Outlander with her wee bairn by dressing him up as a little Jamie Fraser last Halloween! Can’t you just picture him running through Lallybroch playing with Sawney?
Other friends and members of the Outlander Cast Clan Gathering have been able to share their joy and enthusiasm for Outlander through their decorations.
Veronika A. is calling this creation “Zombie Outlander” She says that these are colonial Jamie and Claire, enjoying a wee whisky break on my porch!
She has even created Standing Stones-inspired Jack-O-Lanterns to accompany her Outlander cecorations!
If you’re not into carving pumpkins, maybe you could cover one in fabric to replicate the look of Claire’s wedding dress, like this one below.
Or if you’d like to have the scariest pumpkin on the block, why not try your luck at recreating this Black Jack-O-Lantern!
Hopefully you’ve been inspired by the work and creativity of our amazing Outlander Cast Clan Members, I know I sure am! If you still need a costume for Halloween, maybe you now see how throwing on a tartan in a creative way, or donning some fingerless gloves, can easily transform you into a lady at Leoch or your very own version of a time traveling Claire.
Have you ever gotten into the Outlander spirit through costume or decor? Let us know in the comments below!
Oh my gosh, Mary! I’m blown away by your kudos and attention! Thank you so very much for including me with such lovely comments! I’m teary eyed! And so many other creative fans to keep company with! EVERY ONE is amazing!
I’m so happy that we were able to showcase you and the other creative individuals from the clan <3
Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
Wish I could say I made a dress…. just enjoyed a recent tour in Scotland where I got to be Claire for a day- in costume – more fun than I imagined. So this stuffy professional is a convert- costuming is really fun!!! Thanks for sharing all this.
Mary! What a great article! Thank you for writing and sharing. ? I love seeing all of the amazing outfits/costumes. People are really creative and talented and put their own amazing spin on things. Dressing up has never been something I have done in public, but I have always wanted to. Outlander fans inspire me to get out there and be proud! It also helps that my husband is amazing at making and designing costumes and worrying about little details. Thank you so much!!!!