Halloween is approaching and I can’t let it slip by without some costumey fun!
Every year I leave it far too late, or don’t have enough money to put together the costume I really want, so generally 99% of any costume I wear is put together from stuff already in my wardrobe. I just jazz it up with a plastic gun, or a pair of cat ears or something else stupidly cheap from the supermarket, or eBay if I planned ahead far enough.
So today I thought I’d have a go at putting together some costumes made up completely of things from my wardrobe, with no extras at all.
Now, you’ll have to excuse the quality of the photos, I took them in my living room with a remote and the light was pretty bad, either too strong with the curtains open or a bit grainy with them shut, but you get the idea!
I did all 4 of these costumes in under an hour, they only use things already in my wardrobe and a bit of make up. If I was wearing them out proper I might spend a little more time on hair and make up, and maybe fling in a few more props!
A trench coat, beret and sunglasses. So easy. Potential props include a gun in your stocking tops, a bottle of vodka, or a briefcase. Plus, bonus extra costume, lose the sunglasses and add white ankle socks and black low heeled shoes and you have Michelle of the Resistance, I shall say this only once!
Kimonos are everywhere these days. A sock bun, some chopsticks and flowers in your hair and a bit of make up and you have a last minute Geisha.
I would spend way more time on hair and make up if I were doing this for a party. It needs a totally white base for starters, there are plenty of tutorials on You Tube.
I wore a vintage kimono and chopsticks in my hair, plus an origami hair flower from Betsy Hatter and an authentic Japanese geisha fabric hair flower that I bought from Hyper Japan. It had a name but I can’t remember what it was now!