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Halloween Costumes

October 27, 2019 By Taina Laraba

· Tutorials,Home and Garden

I can't tell you the last time I dressed up for Halloween. Probably 35 years ago.

The talent in making Halloween costumes have come an extremely long way from the costumes my Mom made for us.

Of course you can have whatever you'd like for costumes this year, but these are a few of my favorites.

I think these are super unique and as you can see, won't take much to create.

Goodwill is the best place to find pieces to put together your Halloween costume. As a matter of fact, they have jeans right now for $1.00 because they think there perfect for Halloween where there's really nothing wrong with them.

His outfit is pretty straight-forward - a black blazer and black slacks - then it's all about the makeup.

To paint his face

Paint his entire face in green paint using sponges. Then add a bit of red over and under his eyes with a sponge. Do a lot of blotting to blend the colors.

Her outfit will take a bit more effort. You can look in the pajama section to see if you can find lingerie with all this crepe fabric. You could also look in the children's clothing to see if you can find tulle type skirts that you could cut and piece together. Or you could go to your local craft store and buy a couple spools of tulle to make this. I'm going to guess that you have a pair of black boots, but if not - check out Goodwill.

Her hair is just swept up with a white stripe going through it that you could do with white acrylic paint. If you have short hair, style it really punky looking, then put a white stripe in it.

If you have children, I loved this one. Again, go to Goodwill to find the pieces you'll need to make these outfits.

Now with this little rascals costume, you can buy the top hat hair piece and the tulle skirt at the Dollar Tree. You might want to buy a couple tulle skirts to get a full layered look. Then off to Goodwill to find the top and black leggings. You could also buy a pair of boots and just spray paint them silver.

To paint her face

Paint the front of her face and nose in white. Then using an eye brush, paint the long lines on her eyes and using the handle of the brush, paint on her scarecrow mouth. Then create two lines over her nose.

Face Painting

  • Corn starch
  • Face lotion
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Washable paints, natural food coloring, or homemade dyes
  • Small containers
  • Small bowl

Start by making a base for the face paints by mixing together equal parts corn starch and your favorite face lotion until it forms a thick mixture. Add the vegetable oil, which helps keep the paint from caking. You want things to be smooth without being too watery.

Now add a spoonful of the mixture to a small container and add a pea-size amount of washable paint. You can find packs of colorful washable paints at your local craft store for only a few dollars. Using washable paint instead of natural food coloring creates solid colors that won't stain clothes — or your face. Most are nontoxic and, when diluted, are safe to use on skin. Just remember to avoid using around the eye and mouth areas. You can also swap for a few drops of natural food coloring or homemade dyes.

Continue adding colors until you've got an entire set of face paints. For a bit of shimmer, sprinkle glitter eye shadow into containers or swipe over finished face paint for allover glitter.

Apply using face sponges or lip brushes for creating details. Paint will dry creating a smudge-free look. For a smoother application, add a few drops of water to the paints.

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