Don’t want to buy an ill-fitting packaged costume? Here’s how to easily put together the classic Scarlet Witch cosplay costume from WandaVision, using pieces from Amazon and a free template for the headpiece.
Before I had my son, I owned a costume shop and handmade ALL my costumes! Now I’m a busy mom who doesn’t have months to dedicate to costume design, but I still want my costume to fit well and not look like it came from a bag. So I signed up with the Amazon Influencers program where I can share how I use pre-made pieces to put together my cosplay looks with a little imagination and crafty customization.
Check out all my shoppable photos and idea lists here: Candy Keane’s Amazon Finds
WandaVision Scarlet Witch Cosplay
A red outfit and hot pink tights on a redhead usually wouldn’t go together, but somehow it works for the Scarlet Witch! I put together this costume piece-by-piece and it’s become a new favorite due to how comfortable it is to wear. Here’s each piece I used for the outfit, and where I found it, and notes on how I used it.
The red body suit is a swimsuit in a size Medium. I recommend ordering your correct size on this one. I started with a large and returned it. It says it’s “tummy control” but it’s not really. The ruching in front helps cover up and bumps and lumps though, so that’s why I went with this style.
The cape is a simple tie around the next type. I usually prefer to tuck capes in at the shoulders, but she wears it tied around her neck in the WandaVision episode, so that’s how I wore it too.
The gloves are elbow length satin gloves by Leg Avenue. I folded them down to make them shorter.
The pink tights are actually leggings by Music Legs. The brand name is different on the Amazon listing, but it is the same one I purchased. They have the perfect color and opaqueness. You can’t tell they are leggings because they go far enough down that the boots cover the bottom. It took me three tried to find a pair of tights I liked!
The wig is a light auburn wig with soft waves. It is inexpensive, but surprisingly nice!
I found the boots (not shown) on eBay, but if you happen to have boots you like in a different color, check out this tutorial on how to change the color of leather or vinyl. Sometimes it’s easier to turn an old pair the right color than find new ones.
You can also purchase the headpiece on Amazon, but I didn’t see any I liked and decided to make mine. Click here for the step-by-step tutorial and free template for making the Scarlet Witch headpiece. I made it with Worbla and foam, but it can be made out of anything – even cardboard!
More Easy Cosplay Tutorials Coming Soon!
Now that I’m getting back into my cosplay groove, I’m looking forward to sharing how I put together my outfits and helping others do the same. You can still put together a great looking and personal cosplay without making everything from scratch, or spending hundreds of dollars. I’ll be sharing my tips, short-cuts and tutorials as I create new costumes using a mix of purchased pieces and a little creativity.
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About the Author
Candy Keane is a digital content creator and long-time cosplayer, most well-known for being on the cover of the Star Wars documentary Jedi Junkies. After making costumes professionally for over a decade, she now writes about about geek culture and mom life, and continues to cosplay for fun, while sharing her love of costumes on Instagram @SewGeekMama. Her first children’s book, I’m Going to My First Comic Convention, was published in 2020 and won a Story Monsters Approved award for Excellence in Literature.