Penelope Garcia Costume

by squidooprincess2012

Learn how to put up a Penelope Garcia costume for your costume parties. Understand the style and fashion statement of one of the world’s favorite characters in Criminal Minds.

Do you love watching “Criminal Minds”? I do, too! Who’s your favorite character? Mine’s Penelope Garcia. Isn’t she adorable? If you love her like I do, I bet you want to know her sense of style. And I bet you would want to wear a Penelope Garcia costume on your next Halloween costume.

This article is about that. I’m going to give you some outfit ideas so you’ll like like Penelope. Here we go...

Who is Penelope Garcia?

Penelope Garcia is a character from the CBS hit series, “Criminal Minds.” As what the name of the show implies, this series is about a team of investigators who solve one crime after the other. Penelope is a member of the team in focus, and she is a bespectacled whiz who feeds the team with timely and important information which she gets using her knowledge in computers.

From the moment I started watching “Criminal Minds,” the character that made a mark on me is Penelope. While the rest of the team have a unique personality that would probably make them your favorite, I like Penelope because of two reasons. First, because the team cannot function without the information she provides them. Yes, that’s how good she is at her job. Second, she’s the only one with a sense of style and fashion. Well, let’s say I forgive the rest of the team for their choice of clothing because after all, “Criminal Minds” is NOT about fashion. Wink!

Penelope Garcia is played by the talented Kirsten Vangsness.

Penelope Garcia Profile

How to Dress Up Like Penelope Garcia

To be able to put up a Penelope costume, you must know and understand her style, which is actually simple.

Penelope is, first and foremost, NEVER seen without her glasses. She’s a geek, after all. Also, though she was seen in other hair colors in the previous seasons, Penelope is blonde. And sometimes she puts some blue streaks to make it colorful. 

As for her clothes, everything is bright-colored. If she wears a dress, you find her either in blue, pink, yellow, or in any color that catches your attention. Sometimes, she wears a baby wool cardigan, but she always makes sure that the color blends well with the rest of her outfit. 

And for her accessories, all I can say is that they are fabulous!

Penelope is such a fashionista! From big necklaces to bangles, there is no such thing as over-accessorizing with this stylish lady.

Here’s the anatomy of a Penelope Garcia costume.

  • Spectacles - nerdy, yet sexy; with colored frames, something you should never forget
  • Blond hair - sometimes dyed or with streaks of blue, red, or other colors
  • Bright-colored dresses - blue, red, pink, and other lively colors reflect Penelope’s personality
  • Baby wool cardigan - make sure they match the color of her outfit
  • Heels - yup, she rocks those stilettos while on her computer

I’ve included some examples to make sure you pull off a great costume.

Check them out on your right.

Watch Criminal Minds

Are you looking for a show that won’t bore you? Are you tired of watching CSI series? Then “Criminal Minds” would give you a refreshing break from your boredom. In “Criminal Minds,” you’ll follow not only the cases and mysteries that a team of brilliant FBI agents are solving, but also the lives of each of them. You’ll discover and fall in love with their different personalities, and their interaction is just fun to watch.

Aside from Kirsten Vangsness who plays Penelope Garcia, the main cast include the following:

  • Thomas Gibson as Aaron Hotchner
  • Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan
  • Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid
  • A.J. Cook as Jennifer Jareau
  • Joe Mantegna as David Rossi
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake
  • Mandy Patinkin as Jason Gideon
  • Lola Glaudini as Elle Greenaway
  • Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss
  • Rachel Nichols as Ashley Seaver
Updated: 06/19/2014, squidooprincess2012
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Gracie on 03/04/2015

my two favorite characters on criminal minds are Spencer Reid "Matthew Gray Gubler" & Penelope Garcia "Kirsten Vangsness" I was actually her for Halloween in 2014!

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