Sweet Bubbly Halloween Costume



So I am a Halloween zealot. I can use zealot appropriately because Halloween did used to be a religious holiday of sorts. Now it's a celebration of gorging on candy corn, drinking in excess and putting together a ridiculous (or ridiculously slutty) costume!

I am a devout follower of these practices.

Anyway my friend asked me if I would be doing a post on creative Halloween costumes and I said no yes of course! So I thought I would share my costume from last year, which I really liked and was completely homemade.

Last year I was a champagne bottle! The pictures above are the hair aspect of the costume.
I went to Michaels & bought champagne colored Christmas ornaments (bulbs)
They were very convenient because they came with little hookish wire on them that I just bent and bobby pinned into my hair.

The other thing you are seeing is clear marbles, which I hot glued in layers onto a hairclip to make it look like piles of bubbles. Warning, they look cool but were pretty heavy. I did manage to wear them all day though.
For the rest of my costume (which sadly I have no pictures of) I wore a black tank top & black pencil skirt to be the actual "bottle" I then bought metallic gold poster board from Michaels and glued an enlarged copy of a real champagne label on to.

It was relatively easy and really interesting. I just added a ton of gold glittery make-up and ta-da! Human champagne bottle.

This year I'm going to be a Maenad (crazed female follower of the wine god Dionysus), basically a Greek wino. I've made my head piece already and will post it soon.

If I have any advice about Halloween costumes it would be:
1. Do it yourself! The store bought costumes are normally very poor quality and very widely sold.  Or if you do buy a premade costume, spruce it up with personal accessories to make it look less cookie-cutter.

2. Go to a craft store! They sell anything and everything basically. Want to be Mother Nature? Go buy tons of fabric flowers & leaves (they even sell little fake birds & butterflies) Want to be a champagne bottle. . .well you know.

3. Focus on hair & make up. Most outfits for women will be similar for costumes. Lots of dresses, skirts, etc etc. The way to really create an effect on a more plain outfit is to do really elaborate hair or make up. If you want to be a lizard (I know, who would want to do that) you can just wear a green top & pants, but do really detailed scales on your face with make up.

3 comments:

Katie | October 24, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Very creative costume :)

aizkim | October 26, 2010 at 5:41 PM

nothing beats a diy Holloween costume. I might pull one together for my little sonshine's trick or treating. I love that bubbly headpiece. It is so original!

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Taj Acosta | October 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Cute bobbles! I like it, creativity always triumphs;) xoxo

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