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
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
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 ;)
Jack, I was thinking about my name, y'know?
I was wondering if you had any ideas?
I've got a few, but you tell me.
Well, my idea was, y'know, I want a name I want it so it can cut glass, y'know, razor sharp.
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."