Nicky Costume from Orange is the New Black

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Nicky Nichols (played by Natasha Lyonne) was born into a life of relative comfort and privilege. Despite that, her struggles with drugs and addiction led her into a life of criminality. Although her parents tried repeatedly to help her overcome her drug dependency through multiple rehab stints, she continually relapsed. Eventually, her life of crime caught up to her and she was imprisoned at Litchfield Penitentiary for crimes related to drug possession, distribution, and theft.

Within the prison community, she is a well-liked and respected inmate, recognized for her quick wit and sense of humor. She quickly forms a close bond with series lead, Piper Chapman, as well as Galina “Red” Reznikov, who acts much like a mother figure to Nicky. Eventually, Nicky takes the place of “Red” as the head chef and surrogate ‘prison mom’ to the other inmates.

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Nicky Nichols Costume

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Buy Nicky costume items:

  1. Khaki prison scrub set
  2. White undershirt
  3. Prison name badge
  4. Orange wavy wig
  5. Shower slides
  6. Gold pendant necklace
  7. Fake cross tattoo

Nicky Nichols wears the standard prison costume that the majority of the other Litchfield Penitentiary inmates wear. That is khaki scrubs with a white undershirt and a US Department of Justice name tag.

The only real distinguishing feature of Nicky’s outfit is her gold chain pendant. However, other unique aspects of her character design generally include a prominent cross tattoo on her lower right arm and her distinctive light brown/red wavy hair. That makes a Nicky Orange is the New Black Halloween costume a great choice for women who want to show off their natural orange hair.

Best Nicky quotes:

  • “I used to be a lesbian, but now I’m just bi-spiritual. I believe in good food and good sex.”
  • The second you’re perceived as weak, you already are.”
  • “I’m like a T-Rex in the world of emotionally stunted reptiles.”
  • “Life is too short to be with someone who doesn’t appreciate your tongue.”
  • “You know what they say right? The more you love someone, the more they can hurt you.”