As children, my sister and I loved to play dress-up. My mom was always finding cool things to add to our dress-up box, like an old prom dress from the thrift store, a gypsy skirt, a Beetlejuice mask, or the best item ever – a black cropped shrug with billowy sleeves. It doesn’t sound that great, but it was the most versatile piece in the dress-up box. It was the basis for many a costume – pirate, black bird (for when we performed Rockin’ Robin in the playroom), super villain, and, of course, the Dread Pirate Roberts.
My sister and I adored the movie The Princess Bride (and still do). We would pretend to sword fight, saying with gusto, “My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father. Prepare to die!” My sister’s favorite character, though, was Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts.
I got to thinking about that the other day when I read the Princess Bride reunion article in Entertainment Weekly. And I figured there are probably others out there who love the Princess Bride enough to want to dress up as Princess Buttercup, Westley, or Inigo Montoya for Halloween. So I rounded up several costumes, accessories and wigs at Candy Apple Costumes that would do the trick nicely. Have fun storming the castle!
For lots of costumes that would work for these and other characters from the movie: