This Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Cosplay Is BOOtiful!

The month of October means one thing for cosplay boys and ghouls everywhere, HALLOWEEN! For many who engage in the hobby/art form/lifestyle, Halloween is the perfect time to revisit favorite costumes and characters.

Cosplayer and California native Tallest Silver was kind enough to stop by last fall for a quick photoshoot with me of her take on a character from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas. You may recognize the character of Sally, the undead ragdoll prophet who was voiced in the Disney film by Catherine O'Hara.

Silver said she first cosplayed Sally in 2003 for the 10th anniversary of Nightmare as a Halloween costume, and that it was the first cosplay she ever made by herself.  The character and film have remained favorites of hers, and when the Samhain spirit hit, she jumped at the chance to bring this new version to life. Or… afterlife?

Scroll down to see the gallery we did together!

Silver said of the Sally cosplay process:

"This version of Sally because I found hilarious "I'm here for the Boos" panties and immediately thought of Sally and pinup!

Halloween is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing if you don't do macabre that much, and a fun way to experiment. A curse because people have high expectations or want to borrow your costumes. I'm not going to a Halloween party that's difficult to wash!"

Thanks again to my lovely model; it was a pleasure to capture this cosplay in time for our favorite costumed holiday! Make sure to follow Tallest Silver on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for updates and more photoshoots.

What are you wearing for Halloween?

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional