The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: The Best Lisbeth Salander Cosplays

Xavier in Fashion

Cosplay is a lot more fun with tattoos—just ask these women who totally nailed it as Lisbeth Salander, psycho genius extraordinaire.

The girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisbeth Salander
The girl with the dragon tattoo, Lisbeth Salander

The movie adaptations of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo gave rise to a legion of alternative women who fell in love with the strong, cunning woman that was Lisbeth Salander. She's not the heroine they were taught to look up to. She's studded with piercings and tattoos, refuses to dress in anything that's not black, and she's positively, self-assuredly insane. But if anything, she's highly intelligent, she's witty, she's fearless, and she kicks journalists' ass.

And since cosplay is a lot more fun when you're tattooed (no more pesky peeling fake tattoos!), let's take a look at the ladies who totally nailed it as Lisbeth Salander.

Courtesy of Veles Photography
Courtesy of Veles Photography

It's not Lisbeth Salander without her ciggies.

by 17seconds on deviantART
by 17seconds on deviantART

The razor pendant is also one of Lisbeth's signature accessories.

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By Diriagoly on DeviantArt
By Diriagoly on DeviantArt

Diriagoly's cosplay is based on the Lisbeth Salander actress Noomi Rapace portrayed in the Swedish film version.

Courtesy of Veles Photography
Courtesy of Veles Photography
By YukiRichan on DeviantArt
By YukiRichan on DeviantArt
By YukiRichan on DeviantArt
By YukiRichan on DeviantArt

Of all the cosplays here, this particular deviantArt user is the one I'm most fond of.

by YukiRichan on deviantArt
by YukiRichan on deviantArt
By Soulsilk on DeviantArt
By Soulsilk on DeviantArt
Photo by Kelly Lewis
Photo by Kelly Lewis

This unique Lisbeth Salander cosplay is a collaboration by photographer Kelly Lewis and her daughter Alice. Trust me, they make a great team. The mini Lisbeth Salander thing going on is adorable.

By Rammstanya of DeviantArt
By Rammstanya of DeviantArt
By Rammstanya of DeviantArt
By Rammstanya of DeviantArt
Cosplay by fahrlight/Photo by DAzErO
Cosplay by fahrlight/Photo by DAzErO

The shooting location makes a lot of difference.

Cosplay by fahrlight/Photo by DAzErO
Cosplay by fahrlight/Photo by DAzErO
By thetaijutsumaster of DeviantArt
By thetaijutsumaster of DeviantArt
Via lookbook.nu
Via lookbook.nu

“Don't ever fight with Lisbeth Salander. Her attitude towards the rest of the world is that if someone threatens her with a gun, she'll get a bigger gun.”

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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