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“Red” Costume from Orange is the New Black

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Galina “Red” Reznikov (played by Kate Mulgrew) was imprisoned in the maximum security prison Litchfield Penitentiary throughout the events of Orange is the New Black. As a high-level member of the Russian mafia, she was actively involved in the smuggling of illegal goods and contraband. She was highly respected for her self-reliance and resourcefulness from a young age, allowing her to rise through the crime organization quickly. However, her illegal activities eventually caught up to her and she was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for inciting a riot and her involvement in a high-profile murder conspiracy.

In prison, she quickly becomes one of the alpha females with her role as head chef giving her considerable control and influence over the other inmates. Over the course of the series, she underwent significant character development as the audience increasingly got to see a more vulnerable and softer side of her. However, she remained a powerful and influential presence throughout.

A Red Halloween costume is a great option for a woman who wants to give off a sense of strength and power. This is also a good choice for anyone who already has short red hair, although Red’s wig is also easy and effective to wear.

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Buy Red’s costume items:

  1. Women’s Le Mans chef coat
  2. Checked chefs pants
  3. ‘Red’ Orange is the New Black wig
  4. Red sewing thread
  5. Purple reading glasses strap
  6. Black reading glasses
  7. Red blusher
  8. Red liquid lip color
  9. Red eyebrow pomade pencil

As head chef in the early seasons of Orange is the New Black, Red wears a costume that comprises a typical chef coat and checked chef pants. She also has her nickname embroidered above her left pocket with thread. Red wears black reading glasses on a purple string around her neck.

Her eyebrows are dyed the same color of red as her hair. She also wears deep red lipstick and a rouge blusher.

All in all, Red’s Orange is the New Black costume is very easy to make at home. This is the perfect choice for a last-minute Halloween party or cosplay event. So go forth and be fierce.

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