Closet Cosplay with thredUP: Carmen Sandiego


What does Carmen Sandiego do when she wants to go on vacation? She doesn’t want to stay bundled up in a trench and scarf, but she’s gotta stay vaguely recognizable for all of those kids looking for her (which is only a little bit weird). So she trades her trenchcoat in for a similarly colored wrap dress, and switches the scarf out for some more fun accessories. I chose to accessorize with yellow; based on the Carmen you grew up with, you can choose yellow or black. Add some red heels or black booties and a fun flower (or jaunty summertime scarf) and you’re all set! Don’t forget the glasses for when you want to go incognito…

Dress: Banana Republic silk dress from thredUP

Flower Clip: I got mine from a wedding, but you can find some similar ones on Amazon

Sunglasses: Studded D-Frame Sunglasses from Forever 21.

Makeup: Dramatic black eyeliner and a red lipstick to match your dress is all you need!

Now that I’m all dressed up as Carmen, it’s time for you to guess where I am! With the donut in my hand, I felt like I was on top of the world. And the Strip Search folks had to find the location in one of their challenges… Let me know in the comments if you think you know where the pictures were taken!

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(This is part 5 in a week-long series of closet cosplay from thredUP. I’ll be taking a break over the weekend and will resume again on Monday!)

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  1. I know that place well! It’s Top Pot in Seattle. Delicious donuts!

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