Can Buttercup Be Brunette?

Published April 11, 2014 by Malia

Every five years or so, I get this urge to go blonde.  It’s not a good idea.  In fact, in the realm of ideas of things to do to my hair, going blonde is pretty much at the very bottom of the list.  I’ll be honest, I make a terrible blonde.  I don’t have the complexion for it; plus,  I’m a natural brunette, and I’ve got just enough copper tones in my hair, that the blonde always goes really super fake looking.

Now, in a few weeks, I’m supposed to be doing my first couple’s cosplay, and we’re doing Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup.  I’ve got a killer dress, and while it’s not movie accurate, it will work.  I’m starting to get a little nervous though.  See, Buttercup is supposed to be this gorgeous woman, and every depiction I’ve ever encountered about her has her as a blonde.  I’m neither gorgeous nor blonde.  At best I qualify as semi-adorable and fairly eccentric.   So, y’know, there’s that.

I know that the whole point of cosplay is to represent something you love (and I really do love Princess Bride), so I’m not worried about that; my worry is more that I can’t do justice to this character.  I know I shouldn’t be worried or nervous.  Besides,  the important thing is that when it’s all said and done, fun will have been had.

2 comments on “Can Buttercup Be Brunette?

  • I do admire anybody who can make such a bold, transformation with their look.
    Me? I’ve had the same hairstyle since I was a young teenager. Albeit now a bit thinner. 🙂

  • I was always a natural blonde. As I got older my hair of course slowly got darker, therefore I highlighted it. I had not seen my natural color in 30+ years and at the urging of my husband I went back to my natural color. It was exactly as I remembered… a dirty dishwater blonde color that, in my opinion, made me look dead. in 3 days I am going back to what I know works for me. Thank GOD… stick with what works… change isnt always good !

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