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A Fabby Halloween: Mrs. Mia Wallace

Her name is Mrs. Mia Wallace. She has a penchant for vanilla milkshakes, winning dance competitions, and a certain white powder. Since 1994, when Uma Thurman played the iconic character in Pulp Fiction, hundreds of Halloween costumes have channeled Mrs. Mia. The look is easy: all you need is a straight-banged black wig, a white button-down, black bra, and cropped black pants. Apply a little red lipstick, and Chanel Vamp nail polish is a must — Mia did launch the color into smash-hit popularity, after all.

Don't forget, Mrs. Mia aced the dance competition with John Travolta's character Vince at the 50s-themed restaurant Jack Rabbit Slim's, so you'll need some groovy moves. Check out the movie clip I added below for inspiration. And if you end up talking to someone at a Halloween party you don't really want to be stuck with, you can thank the drug-addled Mrs. Mia for your exit quote: "I have to go powder my nose."

To catch some of Mrs. Mia Wallace's moves for inspiration,

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Amysweet430 Amysweet430 6 years
How did you guys get the syringe to stick out of your chest? I was gonna use gorilla glue?? Any suggestions!
memia memia 10 years
Hey, for any of you out there who have done this before - how did you stick the syringe on your chest? I'm planning on wearing a black bra under the white shirt but can't figure out how to make it stay! Thanks - Can't wait!
Mikaela81 Mikaela81 10 years
I did this as a costume 3 years ago as well when I used to bartend. I also had a needle sticking out of my chest and was sweaty and had blood coming out of my nose, a post o.d. mia wallace (plus I had the black corset under my shirt, too). Girls were clueless, but every guy that came up to the bar said it was the coolest costume they had ever seen. It's definitely one to impress!
MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 10 years
Thats a cute and fun idea. ♥
bellanatella bellanatella 10 years
Hmm, I never thought of this one. Too bad I already have a costume. Next year?
littlemissme littlemissme 10 years
I'm so going as her! I love this idea :D
dwhite-1217 dwhite-1217 10 years
i had already planned on doing this! syringe and all!! ill post pictures after the event...i hope i dont see tooo many mia's out there
fashionhore fashionhore 10 years
I always forget about Mrs. Wallace. I think I may have a costume for this year.....
misslarue misslarue 10 years
What a perfect touch-the needle in the chest-great idea! :-)
juju4 juju4 10 years
I did this last year, and also had the needle in my chest. I went to a party with lots of film buffs, so it was pretty fun. It is also the most comfortable costume EVER.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 10 years
Great idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 10 years
Ha, funny.
spacebear spacebear 10 years
LOL i did this as my costume three years ago but added the syringe sticking out of my chest. AND i ran into another girl dressed like her too. oh and I added gold flats!
cocomademoiselle cocomademoiselle 10 years
Fab idea! Simple and stylish! (Great movie!)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 10 years
I love Uma in Pulp Fiction! Such a good movie!
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