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.
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.
She also added silver spider pins to her hair to add more detail to her look.
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.
Abbey, the Community Outreach Coordinator at Julep, reached out to me last week and let me know about their fun Halloween Nail Art Contest. They want to see your spookiest, Halloween-inspired nail designs. As a fan of nail art, of course I am entering! I decided to do a bloody vampire mani with nude and dark red polishes, and sealed with a glossy top coat.
I did this design on my nails last week, and it looks like Julep and I were on the same wavelength, because they have a bloody manicure in one of their latest blog posts, 5 Minimalist Halloween Nail Art Ideas.
In the spirit of the season, Julep has also put together the following step-by-step Halloween nail art tutorial, exclusively for select bloggers:
Feeling inspired? Then check out Julep’s site to see all their fun nail polish colors. If you want to enter the contest too, use #julepinstagrim on Instagram!
PS- I was not paid to talk about Julep, I just love nail art and a good contest.
For the third costume in my DIY Halloween series, I’m sharing my mom’s gnome costume. She wore this back when I was six years old, and still had some of the items to re-create it today! This costume is pretty simple, and would work great for both men and women.
She is just wearing a men’s button up shirt (with a pillow stuff inside to add some bulk), plain pants, a piece of roped tied around her waist (works as a belt and to hold the pillow up), and black boots. Her hat is made with a large piece of paper (from the dollar store) that was rolled into a cone and bobby-pinned to her head. Her beard and wig are from a Santa Claus outfit that my family uses for our annual Christmas party.
But first, let me take a gnomie.
We also managed to get a dog halloween outfit on my sister’s cat, Mousy. (She is not enthused.)
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.