#DressforCress on February 4!

Posted on: 22nd Jan 2014  /   Categorized: Cress

I saw the hashtag #DressforCress on Twitter a few days ago and got SUPER excited. (Pajamas and costumes making up my two favorite dress codes.) What better way to show your Lunarcy and celebrate Cress’s launch than dressing for the occasion?

Whether you’re coming to the Launch Party in Tacoma, WA, or any of my signings during the tour, or just heading to your local bookstore to pick up your book, here are some ideas for Lunar-izing your ensemble.

(And remember, if you wear a costume to the launch party, you could win a prize!)

Keeping It Simple

Red is the color of the series, and red hair accessories are particularly fitting for our Rapunzel tie-in! Choose from hats, ribbons, bows, and barrettes to represent Cress, or hark back to Cinder and Scarlet with red shoes or hoodies!

Red shoes at the Cinder launch party.

Red shoes at the Cinder launch party.

You could also cyborg yourself with hand-painted prostheses (for the artistic types) or these completely awesome android leggings.

Can’t go all crazy like? Hint at your geekdom with your favorite mechanic-worthy accessory, like this cool wrench pin:

For Overachievers

For those of you who like to broadcast your awesomeness to the world, go all out with a Lunar Chronicles costume!

Cinder is all about the utilitarian, with cargo pants, work gloves, and a handy messenger bag.


Cinder Linh Cosplay by EchoCat39 on deviantART

Or get gussied up with a ball gown and silk gloves . . . just don’t forget the grease stains!

Me with Vanessa Brannan, cosplayer, at the Cinder launch party.

Me with Vanessa Brannan, cosplayer, at the Cinder launch party.

Scarlet, farm girl that she is, can generally be found in dirty tennis shoes, torn jeans, and, of course, her signature red hooded sweatshirt.

Cress is all about comfort in her satellite prison, with worn cotton dresses and bare feet . . . and long, long, long hair.

Or be devious with a villain costume! Levana and her veil or the thaumaturge coats (for those of you with sewing skills) could be really cool. If I do say so myself.

No matter how simple or complex you decide to go, I hope to see some fun outfits at the launch party and on tour! If you #DressforCress on February 4,please tweet me a picture—I want to see!!!


  1. Adele commented on:

    I’m not going to the bookstore OR the launch party (sadly) because I already ordered Cress. I can’t believe there’s only twelve more days! I don’t have any red shoes though! I love the idea as dressing up as lavina!

  2. adele commented on:

    I think I’ll sew a fancy red dress (scarlet) and parade around and drive my siblings nuts

  3. sara G. commented on:

    The wrench ring is sold out and you can’t buy the leggings. So, yeah.

  4. Marissa commented on:

    Haha – you’re supposed to be inspired to use your imagination! I love these pieces, but there’s a lot of other tool- and robot-inspired accessories out there. 🙂

  5. cyborggirl100 commented on:

    Sadly, I won’t be able to attend the wicked awesome launch party. OR OR go to the bookstore. (I already pre-ordered my copy) But, I’m going to have my own party. Watch tangled, read Towering, Zel, Rapunzel and My name is Rapunzel by K. C. Hilton (Have you heard of it?) read parts of Cinder and Scarlet, play lunar chronicle based games, do crafts and of course fix hair! AND write our own cress-rapunzel stories. The sewing idea is COOL! My mom is a whiz at costumes but she is busy so that’s out the window. I would LOVE to go all out but think I will go simple. Red heels, maybe, (thirft store?) I have a red cloak, maybe wear my white lacy dress, and have a braid with red ribbons braided into it. Oh, and VERY IMPORTANT THINGS FOR ANYONE WHO READS COMMENTS ON THIS SITE: Mark your calendars for Feb 3rd, 2014 Mon. (Yes, the DAY before the big 4th). We are going to have something cool in the comments. If, if Ms. Meyer agrees there will be a Comments for Cress in the comments on this site: ( you can either post comments on anytime, or “chat” at 4:30. Four Thirty at monday, feb 3rd. This is what Comments for Cress is: Write what it is best you like about the Lunar Chronicles (scarlet, cinder cress) also, what you are looking forward to in cress, etc. So yes, particpate in Comments for Cress, make this comment thing a big deal! Also, marissa is SO welcome to join in the comment cress fun. And remember if she agrees COMMENTS FOR CRESS, FEB, 3RD AND FOR CHAT, 4:30, MAKE THIS A BIG DEAL PLEASE! COMMENTS FOR CRESS!

  6. Sara G commented on:

    DUH! Of course! Thanks. (Comments for Cress sounds neat.) Marissa?

  7. cyborggirl100 commented on:

    By the way, (me again) I will post reminders of Comments for Cress every now and then. If this happens, i’m am so excited!

  8. Karen commented on:

    I especially love all the Cinder accessories not only because they just look amazing but because they totally go with my mechanical engineering major!!

  9. Zoe commented on:

    This is such a fun idea!

    Casually scrolling down innocently reading away then …. BAM. There I am. That’s me.

    I really hope you come to the uk on this tour because I’m coming. I don’t care where, I will be there.

  10. jadyn commented on:

    I’m going. GOING! I am SO on the Lavina costume. Comments for Cress sounds cool, if i remember???

  11. cyborggirl100 commented on:

    COMMENTS FOR CRESS!!! Please respond to my comments someone and Marissa! Let me know!

  12. Stella commented on:

    What a great idea, marissa! Off to think of dress up ideas! You are like the queen of ideas!

  13. Sarah commented on:

    So excited! I’m not going to be anywhere near the launch party, but I’m at least making a red headband to wear for Dress for Cress anyway.

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  15. Libby Hurley commented on:

    can you make a nuther book about all of the main caricturs agen

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