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Piper Chapman Costume from Orange is the New Black

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Do you need a quick and cheap yet effective Halloween costume that you can make last minute? A Piper Chapman costume from Orange is the New Black takes just four simple items.

Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling) in Orange is the New Black is a well-educated, middle-class woman leading an average life in New York City. All seems to be going well with Piper and her soon-to-be-husband until her past comes back to bite her. Piper’s involvement in a drug trafficking operation almost a decade prior lands her Litchfield Penitentiary with a 15-year prison sentence.

Although Piper is initially considered naive and privileged by the other inmates of Litchfield, she quickly adapts to incarcerated life. By the end of the series, Piper is released from prison and we watch as she struggles to adapt to a life of freedom. She moves in with her brother and starts a job waitressing, though it is clear her prison time still plays a significant role in her life. With her “prison wife” Alex still in prison, the audience is left to wonder how well she will readjust in her new role.

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Buy Piper Chapman costume items:

  1. Orange prison scrubs
  2. Prison name tag
  3. White undershirt
  4. Blue canvas sneakers

Piper Chapman’s outfit is one of the easiest Halloween costumes to make at home. When she arrives at Litchfield, she still wears the orange scrubs of a fresh inmate. This serves to distinguish her from the other inmates (who all wear khaki uniforms) and intensifies her sense of isolation and not belonging.

Under her prison scrubs, Piper wears a white undershirt like many of the other women. She has a prison tag with her name and photo on her left chest. She also wears light blue canvas shoes. This makes Piper Chapman’s costume perfectly comfortable for late-night Halloween parties (who wants to be wearing heels all day anyway?).

Piper Chapman’s best quotes:

  • “I have been so many different women since I’ve been here. And out there, it was only two weeks.”
  • “The world is better in black and white. And red.”
  • “I don’t know. Maybe it’s better to not be married to your best friend. Maybe that’s like an incestuous thing to do.”
  • “I am a lone wolf, and a vicious one. Don’t make me rip your throat out.”