Sally: Jack Skellington’s Colorful Love Interest

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While Jack Skellington is the main protagonist in The Nightmare Before Christmas, it is arguable that Sally is just as important—and the Sally costume is just as popular. Sally is a character who was created by Dr. Finklestein. Her stitched-together look gives a hint of her haphazard creation. It serves to show that she wasn’t born the way she is.


You’ll Need:

  1. Sally Short Sleeve Dress
  2. Sally Tights
  3. High Heel Ankle Booties
  4. Red Long Straight Wig
  5. Light Blue Face Paint

DIY Sally Costume Guide

Sally is an iconic character that is instantly recognizable to most people. She stands out with her long red hair, stitched-together skin, and patchwork dress that makes her look like a forgotten doll. 

Follow our guide to recreate your own Sally costume. Start off with a Red Long Straight Wig and Sally Short Sleeve Dress to get the iconic look. For the bottom, you will need Sally Tights and High Heel Ankle Booties. Don’t forget to paint your face and body a light blue color with body paint.


Sally Cosplay Costume

Sally is a character as beloved as Jack himself in The Nightmare Before Christmas, making her a popular choice for cosplay.

Sally’s most iconic feature is perhaps her stitched-together blue skin. You can find tights with stitch designs and draw the rest on your arms and face using face paint. Using face paint, you can also turn your skin blue before applying the stitched-up look. Don’t forget to recreate her vibrant red lips that contrast her blue skin. You can do this with any bold red lipstick that you have, making it a convenient detail to add to your cosplay. Bodypaint will come in handy for turning the other visible parts of your body blue as well. Then, you can draw on the stitches and complete the look perfectly.

The Sally costume dress is a popular item that you can buy online ready-made. She has long, vibrant red hair that is straight as a pin and goes down her back. You can most likely locate a wig that looks the same. White and black socks paired with lace-up ankle boots will help tie the entire look together.


Sally: Jack Skellington’s Colorful Love Interest

About Sally From The Nightmare Before Christmas

This is a stop-motion feature film about the story of Halloween. In her attempt to get away from Dr. Finkelstein, Sally falls out of a window in a tower and falls to pieces. But then proceeds to stitch herself back together. She has the power of precognition. When she goes to stop the Christmas disaster from happening, she is caught by Oogy Boogy. But luckily Jack Skellington rescued her.

Sally has a crush on Jack Skellington that blossoms into true love throughout the movie. First, she is simply too shy to say anything about her feelings. Ultimately, circumstances give her the chance to do so anyway. Sally receives a negative premonition about Jack’s plans to bring Christmas to Halloween Town. To help, she steps in to warn him. It turns out by the end of the movie that Jack Skellington seemed to know about her feelings all along. This makes the moment sweeter when she finally confesses to it. 


Sally Makeup Tutorial | The Nightmare Before Christmas


What is the most famous quote from Sally?

1. “I sense there’s something in the wind, that feels like tragedy is at hand. And though I’d like to stand by him, can’t shake this feeling that we have.”

2. “What a joy to think of all we’ll have in common. We’ll have conversations worth having.”

3. “I had the most terrible vision.”

4. “Taking over Christmas is no way to fill the gaping hole you feel inside.”

5. “He’ll never notice me. Why would he? Why should he?”

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