My 2011 DIY Halloween: Roller girl from Boogie Nights!

Laundry List of Necessities:

  • heart shaped sunglasses– preferably yellow– $1 at Party City in the kids section, just remove the Hello Kitty sticker
  • blue cotton shorts 
  • white high socks w/ colored stripes around the top– $8 at American Apparel
  • white tank 
  • jean jacket (cropped or regular length, whichever you prefer!)
  • roller skates (spray paint metallic gold for authenticity and an extra flair, found at Sports Authority/Target or buy used rental skates online for less)
  • 1 or 2 terry wristbands– $4/band at American Apparel 
  • Flower clip 
  • Optional Extra: Fanny Pack– $22 at American Apparel 

If you decide to use this idea for a costume party or Halloween next year a few suggestions: 

  • Fix your hair a center part with two small braids down each side like Heather Graham often did in the movie
  • This costume works best for house parties where you are free from navigating sidewalks, bar floors, etc. (roller skates could make for a disaster outside a controlled setting if you aren’t a pro)
  • If you are going to venture outside of the house have a different footwear option prepared.  I spray painted a pair of high top converse metallic gold as a secondary look for when I was on the go.
  • If you have one or are willing to buy one, an old school looking camera or polaroid camera with a neck strap would really make the outfit pop.  As fans of the film know, roller girl was all about pictures and was almost as vigilant about having a camera strapped around her neck as she was about keeping her roller skates on.  
  • Looking to make this a couples costume? Choose one of the various distinct outfits worn by Mark Wahlberg as Dirk Diggler and model a costume after it.  Make sure to shove a huge sock in the front of the dude’s pants…just to stay true to character ;)   
  • Eddie Adams: Jack, I was thinking about my name, y'know?
  • Jack Horner: Yeah?
  • Eddie Adams: I was wondering if you had any ideas?
  • Jack Horner: I've got a few, but you tell me.
  • Eddie Adams: Well, my idea was, y'know, I want a name I want it so it can cut glass, y'know, razor sharp.
  • Jack Horner: Tell me.
  • Eddie Adams: When I close my eyes, I see this thing, a sign, I see this name in bright blue neon lights with a purple outline. And this name is so bright and so sharp that the sign - it just blows up because the name is so powerful... It says, "Dirk Diggler."