Matilda Wormwood & Miss Trunchbull Costume for Cosplay & Halloween

Matilda is a highly intelligent and curious six-and-a-half year old girl whose family fails to understand and give importance to her. She’s more mature than most kids her age. That (and her telekinetic powers) make her a very special girl.

In the film, Matilda wears a few outfits. For this article, Matilda wears an adorable denim dress, a white cardigan, cuff socks, black Mary Janes, and red headband. Here’s everything you need to look like Matilda.

How to Make Matilda Wormwood Costume

Matilda Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Denim Dress For the movie, Matilda wears a lot of blue clothes; one of which is an adorable light-washed denim dress.
2 White Cardigan Matilda also likes her comfy white cardigan.
3 White Cuff Socks It’s not the ‘90s if Matilda doesn’t wear a pair of white cuff socks.
4 Black Mary Janes Classic and comfortable, Matilda prefers her black Mary Janes.
5 Red Headband Matilda accessorizes with a bright red headband.
6 Matilda Book Matilda loves books and has read many. Bring along a copy of Roald Dahl’s Matilda to complete your look.

How to Make Miss Trunchbull Costume

Miss Trunchbull Costume for Cosplay & Halloween
# Item Description
1 Sport Grey Hooded Sweatshirt An oversized grey hoodie can go a long way for your Miss Trunchbull outfit. Remember to write ‘1972 Olympics’ on the front.
2 Black Capri Pants Miss Trunchbull’s pants is a bit short so wear capri pants.
3 White Knit Socks Keep your toes and legs toasty warm with a pair of white socks.
4 Black Lace-Up Boots Wear a formidable pair of black boots.
5 White Face Towel Wear a white towel around your neck like Miss Trunchbull.
6 Workout belt complete althletic look with a workout belt
7 gym props Optionally carry some gym or sports equipments as props
8 Costume Set There’s no need to DIY if you get this Miss Trunchbull costume set.

Many children view their principal’s with a bit of fear and trepidation because of their strict rules in the school grounds. But Miss Trunchbull takes it a step further. She is harsh and extremely cruel to her faculty and students alike. Truly, Miss Trunchbull perfectly depicts the cartoonish school tyrant of everybody’s nightmare.

Miss Trunchbull is also a heavy-set Olympian and that’s why she wears her old hoodie with black pants and boots when she works out.

About Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda was portrayed by Mara Wilson in the 1996 film adaptation. She is also known for her roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Thomas and the Magic Railroad.

About Miss Trunchbull

As far as villainous high school principal’s go, Miss Trunchbull is one of the scariest.

Miss Trunchbull was portrayed by Pam Ferris for the 1996 film adaptation of Matilda. Ferris is also known for her roles in Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Death to Smoochy.
Check out these sites to read more about Matilda and the other characters from the film, Matilda: