Now, look, we know that Barb “died” in the Upside Down, but…we aren’t convinced we’ve seen the last of her. Her death was too mysterious and let’s not forget, this is Hawkins we’re talking about; anything is possible! We really loved Barb’s character and are obviously holding out hope that somehow, she’ll make a triumphant return.
Because honestly, her death was really unfair. She was just trying to be a good friend to Nancy and help her stay grounded in who she really was, while Nancy was determined to get Steve to think she was cool. Barb didn’t even want to go to that party! If Barb isn’t a perfect example of the negative effects of peer pressure, we don’t know what is. Anyway, if you want to promote Barb’s storyline (again, we don’t buy that she’s dead, you heard it right here!), this Stranger Things Barb Shirt is a great place to start. Even if Barb never lives again on Stranger Things, you can bring her back to life this Halloween!
This is a licensed replica of the shirt Barb wore in Season 1. And trust us, that’s not an easy shirt to just find lying around some thrift store. The retro top is totally 80s—from its plaid print to the ruffled front and collar. You’ll want to add a pair of oversized clear frames and a red wig styled in Barb’s signature updo. Or you can go all Upside Down on this top, if you want. Carry a Trapper for the perfect costume accessory!
Ok, ok, so maybe Barb is actually dead. But still, we’re so glad to see her out and about again thanks to this costume. She represented so much of what was at stake when the Demogorgon threatened Hawkins, and her memory won’t be forgotten. R.I.P. Barb…unless…