Making your own Velma Dinkley costume is an ideal idea for the likes of a halloween costume, fancy dress, or cosplay. There are several variants of the Velma Dinkley costume depending on the Scooby Doo movie you happen to be watching. Here we will look at the character as portrayed by Linda Cardellini in the 2002 and 2004 movies.
Velma Dinkley Costume – Scooby Doo
A Velma Dinkley costume is both easy and cheap to make yourself. In many cases you may already have the majority of clothes in your wardrobe. If not, what you will need to buy is limited to six items. Here is everything you will need to make your own homemade Velma Dinkley costume from Scooby Doo.
Velma Dinkley Sweater
|Possibly the most important item of clothing you need for this Scooby Doo costume is the orange sweater worn by Velma.
This sweater should have long sleeves and a thick collar. There are scenes in the Scooby Doo movies where Velma wears a low cut sweater so you have the option of making this costume nerdy or naughty.
Velma Dinkley Skirt
|You will also need a red skirt for your Velma Dinkley costume.
This skirt should hang above your knees and ideally be pleated.
If you wish to be 100% movie accurate then the skirt you choose should have a single pleat at the front.
Velma Dinkley Glasses
|Velma Dinkley’s eye glasses are very distinctive. Somewhat nerdy even.
Her glasses have thick black frames which are relatively square in their shape.
There are plenty of replica Velma glasses that are available to buy which will work perfectly for your Velma Dinkley costume.
Velma Dinkley Socks
|If you want your Velma Dinkley costume to look perfect then you will need a pair of orange knee high socks.
The socks worn by Velma appear to be made from thin material and closely match the color of her sweater.
Velma Dinkley Shoes
|You will need a pair of Mary Jane style shoes as part of your Velma Dinkley costume. These are shoes which have a strap across the top of the foot just before the ankle.
Velma’s shoes are red and, in the movie, have a small platform sole. You do not have to have a platform sole unless you are aiming to be 100% movie accurate.
Velma Dinkley Hair – Velma Dinkley Wig
|Finally, the last part of your Velma Dinkley costume is replicating her hairstyle.
If you happen to be a brunette with similar length hair you will find this easy to replicate.
Alternatively, you always have the option of using a wig in order to replicate her hair.
See more Scooby Doo costumes here.