Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wardrobe Wednesday: Halloween costume
Should it alarm me that most of my costume was easily fished out of my going-out clothes? :) Naturally, I don't wear them often, but I have worn that top and skirt before. :) I searched and searched for black feathers all week, but to no avail. So finally I sewed on a piece from a black tulle boa - in the dark it looked feather-ish enough. My crown was a Disney princess crown I found literally an hour before (crowns also being hard to find) in the toy aisle. I painted it with black and gunmetal gray nail polish. I thought my niece would get upset at me de-girl-ifying such a pretty crown, but she seemed to approve of the process.
Oh, and apologies for the very cropped and small photo - it took a lot of cropping to remove things like other people's pant legs and a coffee table full of drinks and shots - I know those look oh-so-classy. :)
In the end, I edited the makeup I did - I opted out of the white featherish streaks on the eyes and stuck with black and grey instead. I used Too Faced eyeshadow (from the Naked Eye palette) in Stiletto (which is basically black) and Unmentionables (dark shimmery gray) and a little bit of Hard Candy eyeshadow in Black Hole. And lots and lots of black Liquid eyeliner.
Instead of being completely pasty white (which really looks pretty awful on me) I mixed white costume makeup with a little of my real makeup to make me pale, but not terribly chalky. I used bronzer instead of blush. And instead of that dark dark red on the lips I used a light bronzey-pinkish color that I blended from a few - L'oreal Cashmere being one - and I finished with sparkly lip gloss. I think I looked a lot less sinister, and the fact that I smiled like a goofball in every photo made me more of a cheery swan, but whatever. It was a super fun transformation and I'm happy to say no one mistook me for a KISS fan. ;)
But I did look way creepy in the rearview mirror:
How about you guys? How did your Halloween costumes go? :)