DIY Halloween Costume – Lady Gaga

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Hello World,

Long time no see! Sorry I haven’t blogged in so long. I just got so busy with work and life in general, but enough excuses because I’m back now! And I have some fun costumes and DIY projects lined up for you!

Today I’m sharing another one of my mom’s past Halloween costumes- Lady Gaga! This costume is so simple and is a great last minute costume:

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This costume was inspired by Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video. She wore a blonde wig, over sized sunglasses, a black leather skirt, and a black leather coat. (The leather coat was white originally, but my mom made is black with leather dye).

She made her crown with black poster board and then bobbypinned it to her wig. To finish off her look she did a nude lip.

Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.

2014 Holiday Gift Guide + $200 PayPal Giveaway!

Hello World,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! As I love supporting handmade artisans and small businesses, today I’m sharing a handmade holiday gift guide (with coupon codes!) curated by fellow bloggers, Karissa and Cassie. I’ve also teamed up with them and some other great bloggers (see the full list at the end of the post) to giveaway $200 in PayPal cash! Check it out below:

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Kith & Kin. Kith&Kin is a family of makers. It’s been in our blood for generations. Our grandparents made our toys and quilts, our moms made our pajamas, and we fell asleep in beds our dads made. When we met, we fell in love and felt at home…and kept the making alive. We even made four kids! Now we make everything together.   We invite you to be apart of our family with our high quality, handmade pieces.

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DIY Halloween Costume #7 – Beetlejuice

DIY Halloween Costume #7 - Beetlejuice

Hello World,

Today I’m sharing my hands-down favorite DIY costume that my mom has worn. Beetlejuice! My mom wore this costume when I was 5 and again last year because it is just that fun.

She wore a grey and white striped suit that she’s had since the 80’s (she would like me to say that she has never worn the pieces together except as a costume, haha), a striped men’s button up, a skinny black tie, and black boots.

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She found an umbrella hat and painted black lines on it to make it look more like Beetlejuice’s. (PS that’s a plastic beetle in her mouth)

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For her makeup she applied too-light foundation, and hollowed out her eye area with dark eyeshadow. She used green and black eyeliners and tabbed on stubble and bug guts.  She also used the black eyeliner to give herself an exaggerated widow’s peak and harsh wrinkles.

DIY Halloween Costume #7 - Beetlejuice

DIY Halloween Costume #7 - Beetlejuice

For her hair, she backcombed and hair-sprayed her hair like crazy. Whenever it felt a little flat, she flipped her hair over and added a little more teasing with her fingers throughout the day.

Looking for more Halloween costumes ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day, because I have all my DIY costumes (and decor tutorials too!) listed here.