The Shining Wendy Torrance Costume is a Must-Have For Any Stephen King Fan
If you’re a fan of Stephen King’s novel and want to channel its spirit in the film, then don a shining Wendy Torrance costume. Jack Torrance brings his family to Overlook Hotel to work as the caretaker, but things start going awry for him there.
The Shining is a terrifying movie that has been made numerous times over the years, but its 1980 version stands as particularly memorable for its dark and gruesome storyline that sends chills down even the toughest horror fan’s spine.
Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film, Jack Torrance, often gets all of the spotlight; however, Wendy Torrance deserves just as much recognition. This battered wife and mother has seen enough; Shelley Duvall’s scenes with her are some of the best moments throughout the entire movie.
In the opening scene, Wendy wears a completely different ensemble than Jack does. Her outfit consists of a beige blazer, green sweater and jeans – an outfit that conceals any hint of sensuality beneath camouflaged midi skirt and boots.
Milena Canonero’s subtle yet effective costume design for Wendy makes for an even more compelling central character than she might otherwise appear to be. She does a remarkable job of recreating Wendy’s tortured visage, giving her even greater depth than before.
Take, for instance, her hesitation before telling a pediatrician her husband has dislocated their son Danny’s shoulder. This kind of statement would not come naturally to someone of normal mental capacity; yet it speaks volumes about the trauma she has endured in her marriage.
Wendy can be seen wearing a checkered shirt in one scene, clearly inspired by her female fans to wear this casual style of clothing. It’s an effortlessly cool look that would work well for cosplay at Halloween or Comic Con events, friends and family gatherings, or simply casually during work hours.
Create a similar look by getting yourself a striped tee with button closure, chest pocket and long sleeves. It’s ideal for finishing off Wendy Torrance cosplay or using with other group costumes at large cosplay events; its eye-catching style will ensure that you stand out from the rest.
Enhance your Wendy Torrance cosplay look with some accessories like this shining wendy torrance axe! At an affordable price point, this axe will last you for years so you can use it again and again!
Aside from these two essential pieces, you’ll also require some other elements to complete your Wendy Torrance costume. White tights and brown boots are both essential components; the tights are made from comfortable material while the boots are authentic leather for a nice texture.