Sunday, 3 November 2013

DIY Halloween: My costume!

Here is my costume for my friend's Halloween party! I'm a murder victim with a slit throat - and it was easy to achieve! I paired the makeup look with my German/Bavarian dirndl to be even more unique!



To create the dead face look, I mixed foundation with white facepaint to create a pale near-white face. I created the illusion of a sucken face by using light and dark grey eyeshadow around the eyes and cheekbones. I randomly added blue and purple eyeshadow patches to create bruising, plus a smidge of red facepaint under the eyes (just below the bottom lashes). I used the red facepaint to create redness on my nostrils and on one side of my mouth to give the impression of a recent nose and lip bleed.



The key to a flawless look is to blend, blend, blend! So that I didn't look too scary, I applied my usual black eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil and a red lipstick.




The slit-throat effect was created easily using liquid latex, red and black facepaint and fake blood. All these items were bought from Amazon UK, and there are lots of YouTube tutorials to help guide you with this effect.



Everyone was thrilled to see the costume, and were amazed by the slit-throat effect (and a little grossed out by the hanging bits of "skin"). I was really pleased with the final results, especially as I hadn't practiced. I merely watched numerous YouTube videos!

Now, I need to start thinking of next year's costume to up the ante! Any ideas?

34 comments:

  1. Your costume came out great and so did your makeup. Great job!

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  2. Blah!! You slit throat looks way to real for me to look at it very long. You did a great job.

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  3. What an awesome Halloween costume! I especially love the makeup.

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  4. That is one marvelous makeup job you did! That slit throat really looks real and the "bruising" looks authentic as well----

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  5. You did a great job with the makeup effects. Well done

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  6. You looked awesome!! Did you enter any contests? I would have if I looked this great! Good Job!

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  7. You did such a good job with your costume! Can I borrow some skills from ya? :)

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  8. Whoaa.. you did a really good job on this one! It even looks so realistic!

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  9. This is a very creative costume. I was just commenting to my husband how expensive our boys' Halloween costumes were this year. It is better to do it yourself and save a little money.

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  10. I think you look great in that outfit! Your makeup job looks professional too. Awesome job!

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  11. wow that slit throat looks a little too real for me! You did a great job on it. I hope you didn't scare too many people!

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  12. Holy cow, your neck looks positively murderous! Great makeup skills!

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  13. The slit looks perfect.
    You're so pretty, maybe next year you will be an angel

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  14. The wound made my stomach jump so you did a good job!

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  15. Omgosh that is amazing! Love the split throat as well you did an amazing job!

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  16. You look awesome! I love how your costume came out.

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  17. Looks like you put alot of work into that severe neck trauma..

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  18. Wow, you sure took making your costume and the details as serious and realistic as possible. It really does look very scary

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  19. I was a zombie this Halloween. I did something similar but I had a bashed head and a split lip.. or well a cheek. lol I had a alot of fun though! Yours looks great!

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  20. Good job and you still look pretty even as the dead. lol. Love the realistic look of the neck!

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  21. That is neat how you do that and make it sound easy. I never dress up for Halloween, we usually make it to three houses with my youngest so it is not worth the effort.

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  22. You did a really great job with your costume! I always do DIY costumes as well.

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  23. You looked fabulous and did such a great job. I hope you had a great time. Next year...well it is a whole year away. Plenty of time to come up with something. ;)

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  24. Wow! The slit throat looks real! You did a great job with that costume.

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  25. You did such a fantastic job! IT's not over the top or too much gore. Just right. Fantastic job.

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  26. You did a great job with the makeup. It really does look realistic. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year.

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  27. I've never really dressed up for Halloween until this year. I went easy as a Flapper Girl, but I love your costume, maybe one day I'll be brave enough to try something so creative. :-D

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  28. Wow - that's just awesome! That slit throat looks so realistic!

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  29. You did a great job with the amazing detail!

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  30. The slit throat looked so real! Wow!

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  31. Very creepy. The blood looks so real that I had to look away the first time i saw it!

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  32. Wow you did a great job with the makeup. The slit throat looks very real.

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  33. Great job!!! I love doing your own make-up. I was a zombie bride one year. It was fun :)

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  34. It turned out AWESOME.. I love it, you did such a great job.. and the makeup.. amazing..thanks for sharing.. Bet it was a hit at the party

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