How to Dress Like Samara Morgan

Victorian-Style Nightgown


Fake Blood


White Gothic Foundation


Long Black Hair Wig


Body Paint

Items You’ll Need

  1. Victorian-Style Nightgown
  2. Fake Blood
  3. White Gothic Foundation
  4. Long Black Hair Wig
  5. Body Paint

Best Samara Morgan Costume Guide


Samara Morgan is the main character appearing in the supernatural horror film, The Ring. The series of films are adaptations of the original Japanese film. This creepy, water-logged ghost has the supernatural ability to burn horrendous images into the minds of her victims, causing them to commit suicide or suffer from mental distress. While Samara Morgan is an evil character, her back-story elicits some sympathy toward this girl who was badly mistreated from birth, eventually killed by her adopted mother then left to suffer for eternity until her evil was once again released to the world. Get the look of the ghost of a young mass murderer with this Samara Morgan costume guide.

If you want to cosplay into this vengeful ghost from, The Ring, you’ll need a Victorian-Style Nightgown, Long Hair Black Wig, Body Paint, White Gothic Foundation, and what horror costume would be complete without some Fake Blood.

Samara Morgan Cosplay Costumes

While the image of a long-haired girl with her face covered has been used in Japanese horror films for a long time, the remake of The Ring was perhaps where it was first introduced to mainstream Western audiences. The audiences immediately fell in love with this “new” breed of horror. Due to the huge success of The Ring series, Samara Morgan has become horror films’ most identifiable characters.

So, if you’re going to attend a comic-con dressed as this malevolent ghost that is bent on revenge, you can guarantee this costume is going to be a huge hit! Maybe get some friends together to join you dressed as their favorite horror legends–there’s no shortage of character costume guides on Costume Wall. Don’t forget to send us a photo of you dressed up as Samara Morgan after assembling your costume.

About Samara Morgan

Initially, Samara appears as a pretty (although withdrawn) and young girl with brown eyes. In addition to these features, she had long brown hair and fair skin. She wore a white nightgown.

In her cursed form, Samara is very haunting in appearance, resembling a Japanese onryō, a spirit focused on vengeance. Her hair is now black and soaking wet, hiding her waterlogged and deformed face which has turned somewhat grey in colour with sunken eyes. Her skin has become an unnatural moldy colour, although when she climbs out of a television, her skin appears a murky grey. In addition to this, her white dress becomes tattered and soaked with water, turning it brownish-yellow, grey, and black.

She helped popularize the “string-haired ghost girl” horror trope in Western cinema, although the trope has long existed in Japanese culture. She is portrayed by Daveigh Chase in The Ring, Kelly Stables in Rings (Short Film) and The Ring Two, and Bonnie Morgan in Rings (2017 film).

Samara Morgan is the vengeful ghost who wrecks havoc in the popular movies, The Ring, The Ring 2, and Rings. Her character is based on Sadako Yamamura from the original Japanese version of The Ring. Samara was born with evil inside of her, and while the source of her supernatural power is not quite known, they certainly exist and led to her biological mother trying to drown her.

Following this incident, Samara was adopted by another family, however, she accidentally used her abilities to burn horrifying images into her adoptive mother’s mind. Unable to cope, her adoptive mother pushes her into a well where she drowns. Not to be defeated, Samara is unleashed back into the world as a ghost.

When a group of high school students staying in a remote cabin watches an old videotape which has been cursed by Samara’s spirit. Anybody who watches the tape has a 7-day deadline where they are tormented by the ghost of Samara Morgan until their ultimate death.

Samara Morgan
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