Halloween is almost here and if you’re still not sure what to wear or are looking for any ideas, check out some of the things I have done in previous years!
Queen of Hearts/Alice in Wonderland
This one was a great fun look for me to try.
I actually bought the costume for this one but also put in my unique twist. I bought a clip-on top hat and purchased red extensions to put throughout my hair.
Red lips, a cat-eye look with gray/black eyeshadow, red blush and extravagant eyelashes were what I used to complete this look.
Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time is one of my favorite shows so I decided to dress up as the Evil Queen. She is usually shown wearing long dark dresses or corset type tops with fitted pants-I went with the latter wardrobe. I drew some inspiration from this picture.
I wore black tights, a black/grey corset top, knee high black boots and a black cape. Of course, no evil queen is complete without the red apple. I used a fake prop apple for this pic but for a party, you don’t really want to haul an apple in your hand so I made a necklace using an old necklace and attaching a small apple I found in a teacher’s supply store.
Hair and Makeup
Since my hair was already black I just tied it into a high ponytail. For makeup, I wanted high cheekbones so I contoured my cheeks with Nars blush in Douceur. I opted for red liptsick, a smokey eye and false eyelashes to complete the look.
Homecoming Zombie Queen
As much as I would love to take the credit for the makeup here, only the concept and wardrobe was mine. The makeup was done by my very talented friend and fellow esthetician colleague Martha McCullagh. Blood and veins were key in this look.
Everything put together! I used an old dress I had from Windsor, applied more fake blood and a bit of grey eyeshadow on my legs arms and dress. I teased my hair a little bit more (yes, that is actually my hair!), and for the finishing touch applied the tiara which had fake blood splattered on it as well.
I enjoyed all of these costumes, but the zombie look was by far one of my favorites-so fun! Just an FYI: Blood on the neck/chest area isn’t the best thing if you are driving- be prepared to have sticky blood on the seat belt strap. Also, when you are driving, people will stop and do a double take after they see you. Have fun with it but drive carefully!
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a costume. Just a few staples items here and there and a bit of creativity are needed.
Hope you found this post fun and helpful. Let me know if you try any of them out!