With Halloween around the corner, we dove into our closets to find quick and easy costumes to please all manner of costume and cosplay enthusiasts! Our focus today is on the adorably naive Misa Amane from the popular anime Death Note!
Misa Amane is introduced to viewers in beginning of the series with somewhat of a gothic lolita style, which is a perfect balance between the character’s dynamic as a bubbly, aspiring top idol with a secret interest in the darkness of the Shinigami world. We chose a black corset dress with a fluffy tiered lace skirt from Tragic Beautiful, which sounds like the most appropriate shop for Misa Amane to spend all her easily earned cash. The gloves from Etsy are both laced and lace to mirror the dress. To go with the fleur de lis theme from the anime, we picked thigh high patterned stockings from Mod Cloth with a flower motif. Betsey Johnson ruffled combat boots were a great find to compliment the hard and soft of Misa’s character, and as an up and coming model, we can totally see Misa clunking down one of Betsey’s runways. As Misa’s style can be portrayed through just a few pieces, we left room for you to accessorise with crucifixes and chokers to your dark little heart’s content.
Want to take your Misa costume to the next level? Find a black leather diary, write “Death Note” on it, and grab some red contacts for your Shinigami eyes! You could even beg and plead in that adorably cute way to have a friend make a Halloween costume of L from Death Note so you can go as a pair!
Planning on making this costume? Doing some other DIY awesome? Want to check out the rest of our Halloween Costumes From Your Closet ideas? Show me all your spook-tacular creations with the hashtag #SCaryMonth on Twitter and Instagram!