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DIY Halloween Costume #6 – Angel

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Hello World,

One year for Halloween, my mom dressed up as an angel. But instead of just wearing a white gown, she layered multiple white items of various lengths and textures. She wore this when she took my little sisters trick or treating, so she wore an additional white sweater underneath for warmth.

She layered a white sundress over a polka dot white slip, which she wore over a floor length satin nightgown. Over this she wore two vintage robes and a feather boa. To make her outfit angelic, she wore feather wings and a halo headband.

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Layering the short sleeve robes added volume to her shoulders.

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Above are all the articles she wore (minus the white sundress she was still wearing).

DIY Halloween Costume #6 - Angel

Just texting her boss.

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.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 – Bride of Frankenstein

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

Hello World,

For the fifth costume in this series, I’m sharing my mom’s Bride of Frankenstein costume – and it is one of my favs! She wore this as a couple’s costume, paired with my dad who was Frankenstein for Halloween one year.

For her outfit, she wore a vintage bohemian wedding dress and wrapped her hands in gauze.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

Her hair is probably my favorite part- most of it is a tall wig that she stuffed with tissues, but the blonde sections are her actual hair! She didn’t have white hair spray, so she instead pinned and hairsprayed her own hair to both sides of the wig.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

She also added silver spider pins to her hair to add more detail to her look.

DIY Halloween Costume #5 - Bride of Frankenstein

For her makeup, she first applied foundation that was lighter than her normal skin tone, and then contoured her face with grey eyeshadow, to make her face appear more hollow.  She did dark smokey eyes and a plum lip.

To make her costume more Frankenstein-esque, she drew stitches with black eyeliner and blood with red lipstick to her neck and chest. We didn’t have white costume makeup, so we tried to make our own with baby powder when re-creating the look, but it came out inconsistent. We’d recommend getting white body paint if you want to make your skin look life-less.

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.

Happy Costuming!

DIY Halloween Costume #4 – Blue Fairy

DIY Halloween Costume #4 - Blue Fairy

Hello World,

Back when I was in junior high, my mom dressed up as Blue Fairy from Pinocchio for Halloween. For her costume, my mom made her skirt with sparkly non-stretch fabric from JoAnn’s in two shades of blue. She first cut three layers of fabric at different lengths (short light blue, medium-length dark blue, and long light blue) and cut triangles off the bottom edge of each layer. She then hand-sewed all three layers at once to an elastic belt, gathering at points to give the skirt more volume.

She wore a fuzzy blue top (back in elementary school I wanted to wear it so bad, just look at how fuzzy it is), and tied the triangle scraps from her skirt around her waist. She wore fairy wings, blue tights, silver shoes, and carried a wand. To top off her costume, she wore a sparkly, blue wig, which she pinned flowers and bows into.

DIY Halloween Costume #4 - Blue Fairy

Seriously, look at that fuzzy top. It is so 90’s. So GREAT.

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.

Happy Costuming!