Happy October everyone! Although here in Southern California the temperature is literally between 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, ya girl is doing whatever she can to celebrate the best season of all, Autumn. Halloween is coming up quickly and I’ve been planning what costume and make-up look I could do for this year as a quick DIY Halloween costume and that could also double up as a couple’s costume.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving reigns supreme in my heart. I have also loved to dress up because it involves creativity, humor, and fun. This year I had a couple of ideas, including being an alien and astronaut or a pirate and mermaid, or a famous black couple.
These are the top three things I consider before deciding on a costume:
Keep it fresh.
I decided against the alien costume, just because it seemed to be too popular on Pinterest, I wanted to be different.
Keep it affordable.
I’m all about pulling pieces of costumes from items that I already own, and if I do need to purchase anything, it needs to be items that I can wear for multiple occasions. That took out the mermaid idea, whether DIY or not, that costume turned out to be quite expensive.
Keep it fun.
Halloween is all about dressing up and pretending to be anyone or anything, so be creative and playful! If you aren’t going to go all out and have fun then why bother?
This year I decided to be a modern version of the Bride of Frankenstein – or girlfriend of Frankenstein, while my handsome man, Marcus, was transformed into Frankenstein’s monster! The costume was fairly easy to piece together, and I absolutely loved wearing it.
For the Frankenstein costume, we used a pair of green overalls with black boots, a top hat, and a long sleeve shirt for the outfit. These were all items that he already owns. Finally, we bought the Frankenstein make-up kit and a tube of green paint from Target. The only reason we didn’t add bolts, only because the adhesive that came in the package didn’t work at all!
As for my Girlfriend of Frankenstein look, I already own black pants and a pair of boots in my closet. I was torn between wearing an actual bride’s dress but ended up finding this cute off the shoulder white top on Amazon instead. Next came the white Victorian lace choker with pearl details.
The make-up was quite easy to create featuring a dark lip and green eyeshadow, then I used the same tube of green cream make-up Marcus and used a black eyeliner to draw on my stitches. Below is a YouTube video from Karolina Zientek MakeUp Artist that I used as a guide and inspiration (the video is not in English but the visuals are still helpful).
Finally, what was probably my favorite piece of my costume included this Uh-Mazing temporary Frankenstein tattoo from Etsy Shop, Seventh Skin! This was a last minute find for me and I’m glad I discovered her shop, her design is beautiful and Brit was so kind when I messaged her. The application was quite easy and the ink lasted me about three days, it would have been longer if I didn’t actively scrub it off in the shower. My costume would have been incomplete without her ink piece!
Leave a comment below for some your favorite costume ideas from 2017 – it might be my inspiration for next year! Happy Halloween everyone, stay safe.