Say Anything – Lloyd Dobler / Diane Couple Costume

 

Say Anything
Anybody from the 80s will remember John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, and the infamous boom box scene – so infamous that it was mentioned and recreated in the recent movie, Easy A. Your female companion can dress up as Diane Court and you two would look absolutely adorable!


Dress up as Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack)

Lloyd Dobler is the man! And… the 80s ruled!

Lloyd Dobler Cusack Costume from Say Anything

Here’s a closer look at his The Clash shirt:

lloyd-dobler-clash-shirt-say-anything

The Clash Band Tee
How to dress up as the man? It’s pretty easy actually – wear a simple band tee of “The Clash” then pair it with a loose trench coat (see below)

Long Brown Coat
I like the cut of this coat, it’s loose just like the one Lloyd wore

Track Pants
For the bottoms, he wears a simple pair of sweatpants, with the ends tucked into the flap of his old-school rubber shoes

Boombox iPod/iPhone Speaker Deck
Now for the best part – the boombox! You can opt for this speaker deck which looks like a boombox, so you can actually use it after the costume party. Plus points if you load and play “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

Boombox
This is another rad old-school-looking boombox. Ahh the good old days. Like the boombox above, it’s been given a lot of modern modifications like USB support and MP3 playing support

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Dress up as Diane Court (Ione Skye)

The valedictorian’s most memorable outfit was the one she wore at the graduation party – an all-white ensemble with a lovely large flower on her hair.

Say Anything Costume - Diane Court

Large Flower Hair Clip
Before Effie Trinket, Diane Court was already sporting large flower hair clips. She wore a nice delicate piece to match her all-white outfit

White Dress Option 1
Option 1 is this white dress with a nice cut that isn’t too tough and flows effortlessly

White Dress Option 2
Option 2 is this ruched body-hugging mini dress. Diane’s dress seems to be body hugging like this one, though the dress above should get the whole look across just as well

White Lace Shawl
Any white shawl should do but I found this lovely lace shawl that really adds delicate detail to her overall look

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