For those of you who are fans of Criminal Minds, you may be thinking of dressing up as Penelope Garcia, the tech geek. She has been seen wearing different outfits on the show.
Kirsten Vangsness Penelope Garcia Costume Tips
Kirsten Vangsness provided her own Halloween Garcia outfit for her followers on Twitter. Check it out at Vangsness. I like how she provided enough details but gives the wearer enough room to be very creative with the costume.
Other Penelope Garcia Halloween Costume Tips
Costume Jewelry Necklaces and Earrings
In any episode you see Garcia in, she is wearing different types of earrings and necklaces. If she is wearing one necklace, it is a large piece. If she has a smaller style necklace on, it is some type of chains with big glass beads and other bobbles attached to it. Her earrings are long, dangly, and large. All the costume jewelry is colorful, large or layered; kind of a 70s and 80s retro look.
Her eyeglasses seem to change from season to season and week to week. She has been seen wearing dark rectangular frames in various colors, clear pearlescent, and straight across the top with curved bottoms.
A dart short jacket is sometimes worn over a colorful blouse. Sometimes the jackets have a wavy bottom and cuffs. Sometimes the jackets are left unbuttoned. Blouses and skirts are often bright in color. Garcia also wears some form of high heel shoe with her outfits. Sometimes that’s hard to see when she is sitting down at her desk doing her work on the show.
While her makeup is never too flashy, Garcia is 9 times out of 10 wearing red lipstick.
In 98% of the shows, Garcia’s hair is always pulled away from her face in pigtails, a ponytail, or pulled up in the back. In any event, she has a large flower barrette, playful ponytail or pig tail holders in, and sometimes just pinned up.
Extras for the Penelope Garcia Homemade Halloween Costume
Sometimes Penelope is seen walking into the office area with file folders with papers.
Lap Top or iPad
Other times she is seen working with the others using a lap top or iPad depending on what she is doing in the scene.
NOTE: Be sure to check out the pictures of Garcia in the source section below. These can help you in creating some of the items needed for the homemade Halloween Garcia costume.
Fan Updated; Criminal Minds Fan Site: Penelope Garcia Photos; Criminalmindswiki.com
Fansite; Criminal Minds Fansite: Personality [Garcia Fansite]; Criminalmindsfanwiki.com