In a true testament to the 80s, Barb wears simple retro clothing such as high-waisted jeans and plaid blouses tucked in. You can hunt down these washed-out vintage items on retail websites or in shopping malls and thrift stores.
You can also wear a white belt similar to Barbara’s to add an extra detail to your appearance.
No Barb Holland costume would be finished without her retro glasses. Big and retro with large metal rims, they’re definitely a type that could have fallen straight out of the era of neon and MTV! You can buy fake glasses online or from a party store.
To add a few extra touches to your costume, buy a school binder similar to the binder Barb carries (hers is purple and has lightning bolts on it).
You can buy binders from any large retail website or office supply shop, and you can use a permanent marker to draw lightning bolts on it if you can’t find one with the same pattern.
Barb also wears a blue and yellow plastic wristwatch. You can buy wristwatches online from accessories shops and retail websites.
Lastly, purchase a pair of basic brown shoes or sneakers to complete your Barb costume. You can get these from any retail website or shoe store.
Barb disappears during the duration of her time on Stranger Things, creating an eerie mystery to solve. As an extra challenge for your costume, print out a few black-and-white missing persons posters with Barb’s picture on them to carry around with you.
Get your friends to dress up as other Stranger Things characters like Barb’s best friend Nancy Wheeler so you can all head to your next cosplay scene or Halloween party in style!