TV Fashion: Abby Sciuto from 'NCIS' (CBS)
"Don Bellisario is a genius for writing Abby as a Goth," says costume designer Rachel Good (
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But as is so often the case with stylish characters, viewers clamor to re-create the look themselves, which can often be a daunting and expensive challenge.
"From the beginning Pauley and I agreed to make Abby's wardrobe accessible to the fans," says Good. "Therefore I try to utilize national chain stores such as Hot Topic or labels with online service such as Tripp, Lip Service or Jared Gold who is a great designer - very macabre - based out of
"I like to think that Abby has created a supply and demand of her look," adds Good. "It seems that skulls and the sort of plaid skirts are everywhere - Lucky Jeans made some great sweaters with skulls on them, as did Emily the Strange. And if I can't find exactly what I want, I've been known to take bracelets and hammer them onto boots with nails. Pauley's even made socks into gloves."
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But what if you want to pull together the Abby look? Good says start at the top. Black pigtails are a must, followed by a studded choker or dog collar, a black T-shirt incorporating skulls, and a supershort plaid skirt. For the legs go with knee socks in black, red or white, and finish off with a pair of sky-high bootsM with 6-inch soles. And don't forget studded cuffs for the wrists.