The movie version of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest introduced us to the diabolical Nurse Ratched and plenty fans of the movie feel that a Nurse Ratched costume is perfect for the likes of halloween costumes or a simple fancy dress party.
Nurse Ratched Costume
Making your own Nurse Ratched costume is one of the easiest costumes to create with only a small number of items of clothing needed to look 100% movie authentic. Here is what you will need to easily and cheaply create the best Nurse Ratched costume.
Nurse Ratched Nurse’s Uniform
|The most essential item of clothing you will need to make your own Nurse Ratched costume is a nurse’s uniform.
When buying a nurses uniform make sure that you choose a nurse uniform that actually looks like it would be worn by a real nurse. Do not choose a ridiculously short nurse’s uniform as that will fail to make you look anything like Nurse Ratched.
Nurse Ratched Nurse’s Cap
|Along with the nurse’s uniform you will also need a nurse’s cap.
Like the nurse’s uniform do not choose the type of nurse’s cap that you would associate with a naughty nurse costume.
Choose a nurse’s cap that looks like it would be worn by a real nurse working in a hospital or psychiatric ward.
Nurse Ratched White Pantyhose
|Nurse Ratched does indeed wear pantyhose as part of her nurse’s uniform.
To make your legs look like Nurse Ratched’s buy and wear a pair of simple sheer white pantyhose that match the white of her nurse’s uniform.
Nurse Ratched Shoes
|Like most real nurse’s Nurse Ratched goes for comfort rather than style with her shoes.
Since nurse’s obviously work a job where they are on their feet all day Nurse Ratched wears a pair of white flat soled shoes.
For your Nurse Ratched costume you can wear a pair of completely white sneakers or a pair of flat white leather shoes with laces.
Nurse Ratched Name Badge
|The finishing touch to your Nurse Ratched costume should be her name badge which she wears on the left breast of her nurse’s uniform.
The Nurse Ratched name badge is particularly important for this costume and cosplay so everyone knows that you are indeed dressed as Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s nest.
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