#ChasingWesAnderson: Our Moonrise Kingdom Couple’s Costume
My husband and I are huge Wes Anderson fans, and for the longest
So, it was only fitting that we dress up as Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop for Halloween. I was actually so excited that I began planning our costume as early as September.
Finding the pieces we needed to re-create the looks was not easy though, so I’m sharing some tips and recommendations on how to pull off the best Moonrise Kingdom costume.
But first, the characters.
- orphan; adults say that he has “emotional issues”
- khaki scout under Scout Master Ward’s Troop 55
- expert camp pitcher and canoe paddler
- schoolgirl; fierce and angsty, she is prone to “angry” outbursts
- takes her binoculars everywhere she goes
avidreader and excellentswimmer
I’m going to lie if I say I didn’t spend money on our costumes. I was very committed, so don’t judge me. However, I am proud to say that most of the stuff we wore came from thrift stores. Here’s the detailed breakdown:
SAM SHAKUSKY KHAKI SCOUT COSTUME
SUZY BISHOP PINK DRESS COSTUME
When we shot these photos, there was one man who had to stop cycling just to tell us we nailed his favorite movie. He took our photos as well to show off to his friends I guess, which was fun.
We also wore these at a Halloween party-slash-rock climbing competition (not the best place to wear a dress, I know) and we got so many compliments about our costume. The amusing thing was when Chad and I were apart, people didn’t quite understand who our characters were. But as soon as they saw us together, they immediately realized who we were supposed to be.
We had an incredible time being Sam and Suzy for a day and we look forward to next year. I wonder who we should go as? Let me know in the comments!
Tips on How to Re-create Your Favorite Wes Anderson Character
1. Planning is key. There are tons of helpful resources online to help you get started. Pinterest saved me.
2. If you must buy, check thrift shops for vintage props. You can also go to
3. If all else fails, there’s always Amazon.
Moonrise Kingdom Costume Essentials
Click the image to shop on Amazon.