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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Costume Guide

Buffy the Vampire Slayer DIY Costume Guide
Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Buffy Cosplay Guide

It’s time to trade in your cheerleading uniform for something a little more practical—you’ve been chosen to battle the evilest of evil forces.

Buffy Summers was just a normal girl in high school when she found out that she had been chosen by fate to defend earth from sinister supernatural forces.

Read on to learn how to get Buffy’s look.

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Buffy Costume Ideas

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How to Dress Like Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Buffy has medium-long straight blonde hair that she parts on the left. She typically wears it straight down or pulled halfway back. Throughout the series it varies through different shades of blonde. You can either find a wig to become Buffy, or style your own hair.


Buffy is typically dancing the line between cheeky cheerleader and badass. There are a couple ways you can do this. You can find all of the clothes at either a second-hand store or a retail chain. If you want to get specific, try looking online.

One of the most iconic Buffy outfits is the one with red leather pants. She’s wearing a black tank top, black leather motorcycle jacket, red leather pants, and black ankle boots with a chunky heel. You don’t need leather pants to achieve the look—vegan leather or denim will do.


Buffy never leaves the house without a vampire slaying tool, so you’ll want one too. At the very least you’ll want a wooden stake. A cross necklace is also a nice touch. The necklace can be found at most major retail chains. The stake can be made from wood in your yard or neighborhood, or purchased online or at a costume/halloween store.