Happy Trick or Treat day!
I go crazy for costume and theme parties, so this weekend was a screaming success in the dress up department! I had a billion ideas of what I wanted to be for our Spooky girls night out, first it was a Russian Doll, inspired from OPI’s Russian Collection followed by thoughts of a ‘A Real Housewife’, Rachel Zoe ( not frail enough), Kate Middleton (again not skinny enough) and Ophelia. Last minute I altered my ideas, that’s the Gemini in me, We were off to a jazz club so I fancied looking more glitter & glam. I rummaged through my tickle trunk of past costumes and old dance outfits and decided with all the bits I would be a modern-day flapper girl. With a quick stop at Forever 21 my DIY costume was a hit.
The night was fabulous, we totally overdosed on Candy Apple Martinis, got in a little cardio set on the dance floor and joked about all the slutty *fill in the blank* costumes we witnessed, what happened to Halloween, much like every other holiday it’s lost its center?
Here’s a peek at my DIY Flapper Fabulous costume…
For me it’s all about the hair and make up. I love bold eyelashes, falsies, smooth Hollywood curls, red red lips and painting pretty things on my face!
How I built my costume:
1. Dress from Forever 21 circa 2010, $19.99
2. Necklace Vintage Costume jewelry from the tickle trunk
3. Headband Forever 21, $6.50 (in stores now)
4. MAC Eyelashes and MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick
5. OPI Nails in ‘Color so Hot it Berns’
6. Fishnet Stocking from my hosiery drawer
Clearly doesn’t take a scientist to figure it out…just a little creativity!
The best kind of costumes are the ones you create on your own.