Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume
The product of a reclusive scientist, brought to life by artificial means, misunderstood by a society too insensitive to see beyond their own prejudices and ultimately, through no fault of his own, destined for immortal isolation. No, we are not talking Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein but Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, the dark fantasy film which sliced through conventional love stories and melted our hearts with a touching portrayal from Johnny Depp as the main protagonist, Edward.
As the scientific creation of the incomparable Vincent Price, Edward finds himself isolated when his creator suddenly dies, leaving him unfinished, with incomplete hands that resemble a mess of scissors and blades.
The death of Edward’s inventor was untimely to say the least. Despite the self-centred ambition that drives inventors, he may not have been able to anticipate his own early demise, but he could and should have realised that Edward, as an artificial man, would live forever. Through the years Edward would witness generations of mortals come and go yet he would remain unchanged; an immortal, a constant, alone.
We like to think that Edward’s inventor would have considered this. It seems logical that he would not have wanted Edward to endure eternity in isolation. Edward would have the need for a companion; perhaps Edward mark II, maybe Edward’s evil twin, or best of all, Mrs Edward!
Now a female version of Edward might resemble him but would surely have her own sense of flair and style. Replace the clunky footwear with some over the knee boots, trade in the trousers for a neat little skirt but keep the irresistably untamed locks and the iconic scissorhands. Viola!
We think this Miss Edward Scissorhands costume is a pretty good representation of what a female Edward would look like, right down to the challenging hair and un-manicured fingers. We’ve added some knee high boots, strappy leggings and a deluxe pair of Scissorhands gloves. Don’t forget to check out our recommended tutorials which show you how to achieve Edward’s makeup and other great tips on the ultimate Edward Scissorhands look.
Dress, Wig & Gloves
- Officially Licensed
- Dress, Gloves, Wig, Choker & Belt
- 100% polyester More…
Dress, Wig & Gloves
With the exception of the boots and leggings, everything you need for a Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume comes in this Set. The neat little black dress has a bodice embellished with several straps and buckles. A matching belt ties around the waist to complete the look. The upper chest area has a slashed undershirt whilst leather straps go over the shoulders, resembling braces. One sleeve is attached to the undershirt while the other sleeve pulls on like a long glove. Both sleeves have co-ordinating strap detail. A matching choker adds a nice frame to the neckline. The pretty skirt is short with a delicate trim around the hem.
The included wig is ideal for creating that wild hair look we associate with Edward. It’s a good idea to wear a wig cap underneath to faciliate wig adjustment and to keep your own hair as flat as possible and out of the way.
The set does include some scissorhand gloves. Although they are certainly adequate, they may not provide the “cutting edge” look some cosplayers are planning to achieve, so we have included an alternative deluxe pair below.
Dress, Wig & Gloves Verdict
This is a very good Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume which includes everything you need with the exception of leggings and boots. The wig may need some styling to create the iconic messed up look we associate with Edward. The gloves are adequate but we recommend you splash out on a deluxe pair below for maximum slice and dice characterisation.
- Faux suede, Rubber TPR outsole, Faux fur lining
- Heel Height: 3 inches
- Platform measure 0.25 inches, boot shaft is 21 inches approx
- Chunky Heel More…
We think these faux suede above the knee boots are just what Miss Edward Scissorhands would choose to complete her outfit. The slight quarter inch platform adds a modest height, the 3 inch heels add style. Decorative ribbons laced up the outside of the boots are in keeping with the rest of her outfit and the inner zips make it easy to get the boots on and off. These delightfully feminine boots have a great feel when on and will make you feel every inch a Miss Scissorhands.
In a great range of sizes that include half sizes, these boots are comfortable, stylish and just what you need to complete your Miss Edward Scissorhands outfit. As an alternative to long boots, you could also go with some ankle boots or black shoes and wear a pair of over the knee socks. If you have something in the wardrobe that works, this is a forgiving outfit in terms of mixing shades of black, textures and patterns. However, we think these over the knee boots are the ideal choice to co-ordinate with the Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume and are versatile enough to match with any number of costumes as well as being a great pair of boots for everyday wear.
- Punk Rock Style
- One size fits all More…
These are a great pair of leggings to wear with a Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume being a combination of punk, goth and bandages. There is no need to have tights as well, what you see is all part of the leggings. They end at the ankle, that is, they are footless. These bandage mesh leggings are versatile and stretchy and will fit most Miss Scissorhands. We think they would look great with over the knee boots but could also be worn with black ankle pixie boots to complete your look.
These are well made, comfortable and look sensational. As part of a Miss Edward Scissorhands Costume they are ideal as they give a bandaged, haphazard look that co-ordinates with the rest of the outfit. Match them with boots of any length for a great costume. They also would make a great addition to any wardrobe for everyday wear.
Deluxe Edward Scissorhands Gloves
- Oficially Licensed
- Deluxe gloves with attached costume blades
- 100% Polyester, exclusive of trim
- Measures 4.75 inches by 12.75 inches More…
Deluxe Edward Scissorhands Gloves
Although a pair of prop scissorhands come with this outfit, we think a pair of these Oficially Licensed adult Edward Scissorhands gloves are the best ready made gloves available. Made from plastic, they are safe to wear, lightweight, and come with a range of fake scissors and fake blades attached to the fingers.
Of course, a great alternative would be to fashion your own pair of Edward Scissorhands gloves which would be unique and personal. Check out this excellent tutorial by an expert cosplayer for a step by step guide on how to construct your own set of Edward Scissorhands gloves.
Deluxe Edward Scissorhands Verdict
These Officially Licensed Edward Scissorhands gloves are a great way to complete your Miss Scissorhands Costume. Well made and light, the safe blades make them idea for cosplay, comic conventions and Halloween occasions.