As you may have guessed… I LOVE Halloween!
I think last years total of Halloween dress-ups (including a fancy dress bake sale at work) came to a grand total of 5 – which admittedly is pretty excessive but it was awesome!
This year I am FINALLY being allowed to have a Halloween party so its costume planing time! We’ve gone for a Grimm theme. Fairytales, stories even Disney as long as its gory and NOT Mean Girls slutty! So I’m thinking of channeling my inner wickedness and go with the fabulous Maleficent!
As always I started with a Primani sweep and a few hours happily pinning away on Pintrest and have come up with an action plan. Looks like I need to focus on 4 sections of this costume… dress, cape, horns and make-up.
I found a dress with a pleathery top and a chiffony skirt that I’m using as a base item which I’ve ripped and roughed up a bit. I’m going to make a longer skirt with my extra material from past outfits and vines creeping up my legs (hinting at her spell in the Disney film!)
I this I’m going to need a belt to hide all the layers and have been looking at these on ASOS that might work perfectly…
The cape is the big thing… this is going to involve a wee bit of help from some one much wiser and more skilled (my lovely mother) so this is still a work in process – fingers crossed!
With the horns I’ve found this fantastic blog Chrix Design who might love fancy dress more than me! She has a great tutorial on how to make horns really easily using foil as a base looks simple enough (famous last words!) Thankfully my lovely housemate has offered to help me! Hopefully she will save me from a paper mache hell!
Lastly MAKE-UP which is where the wonderful world of Pintrest comes into its own. I think I’m going to play around with some different ideas but all using purple, green and black… these will be my inspiration!
I’ll have my lovely photographer at hand (otherwise known as The Boy) and will get photos of the finished thing up so you can see if I managed to pull it off or not!?
Before I go on a slightly random tangent have you seen the photos of the beautiful Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam from True Blood) as Malifeficent in the new TV series Once Upon a Time?
If she’s only half a sarky as her character in True Blood it will be amazing!