The ORIGINAL Bunny

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Hey guys!

I know its been a while, but I’ve got some good stuff that I will be throwing your way in the next few weeks.

Since today is Easter, I thought I would be thematic and post a bunny costume. As you can imagine, I’m not a huge fan of the overplayed playboy bunny thing, but last Halloween when I needed a last minute costume, I decided to put my spin on the sexy-with-ears-costume look.

Here she is, the ORIGINAL bunny. . . at the ripe age of 96.

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This costume is pretty simple. Granny panties, granny bra, rope, slippers, ears, tail, and old-aged makeup and hair.

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Happy Costuming!

M

Tell Me, Teletubby

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Hey People!

Remember the Teletubbies? Well here’s a costume idea thats both easy (Start With A Dress) and sure to inspire a #tbt. I love purple, so I went with Tinky Winky, but of course you could be any of the gang just by changing the dress color and changing the shape that you put on your head. All you need to execute this look is a dress, grey or silver felt, a wire hanger, and felt in the color of your dress. Attach the silver square of felt to the middle of the dress. Then, make a triangle shaped head band out of a wire hanger and cover it in felt. You could alternatively make it out of popsicle sticks then glue it to a headband you already have.

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Happy Costuming!

M

Daze of the Dead

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Here is a really quick costume idea for those of you needing a last minute costume. All you need is face paint in white, black, red, and blue. I used Snazaroo which I highly recommend. You can use either makeup brushes or paint brushes. Add big cloth flowers in your hair, and a dress of some sort.

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(I did this face paint on my sister, but if I did it on myself I would add black eyeliner and false lashes.)

Happy Costuming!

M

Hey Leia

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Hey People,

Here’s another SWAD costume idea. A super easy Princess Leia costume! Start with a white turtle neck sleeveless dress like the American Apparel one featured in the picture below. Then add Leia buns, a silver belt, and white boots! Done!

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Happy Costuming!

M

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Sodoku Swag

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Hey People!

It’s time for another SWAD costume idea! (That’s start with a dress, for those of you who don’t know). Today’s post is a costume idea based on the game sodoku. Start with a white dress of any shape or style. Then add thick black lines using a ruler and a black sharpie or fabric marker. The number of boxes depends on the size of the dress and the size of the numbers that you will have on it. Using a grey or black sharpie or fabric pen, write numbers inside of the boxes you drew. You could do the ‘given’ numbers in black and the ‘written in’ numbers in grey. Pair with nude pumps, a sock bun, and a yellow pencil in your hair. Super easy and a great last minute costume!

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Happy Costuming!

M

Green As Gumby

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This is the first in a series of “SWAD” posts. (Start With A Dress, no, I didn’t spell swag wrong). The SWAD costumes are essentially super easy costumes that begin with a dress. All they need is a bit of creative alteration!

Remember Gumby? Here’s a super easy costume to make that only requires a green dress and some felt.

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Happy Costuming!

M

Which Witch?

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Hey People!

I posted recently about taking a new look at the traditional witch costume by being a Voodoo Witch Doctor. This week my new pack of Snazaroo face paints arrived from Amazon, and I wanted to test them out. My mom was willing to be my canvas, so I transformed her into an evil (traditional style) witch. I used this Snazaroo kit, fake eyelashes, a glue stick, translucent powder, and Mehron’s Barrier Spray.

First, I covered her eyebrows using the technique described in my post called Bye Bye Brows. Although you don’t need to concealer. Instead, cover your dried brows with white face paint. Next, layer and mix colors for desired look using makeup sponge. I only used black, green, and white. Paint on new brows. Apply fake lashes. Add detail using thin paintbrush. Accessorize, and voila!

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Happy Costuming!

M

Bye Bye Brows

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To execute certain costume looks, you might need to cover or dramatically alter the shape of your eyebrows. Spock, drag queen, alien, female gang member, the list goes on. I recently needed to cover my brows for a costume look, and there are two ways of going about it. The first is using spirit gum and brow wax (like Kryolan’s Eyebrow Plastic). The second is using a glue stick. Youtube has a ton of great videos, but I decided to make my own! Well, really my boyfriend made the video. Anyway, here it is!

For thicker brows, I would really recommend cutting a chunk off the glue stick and smearing it  using a brush or a tiny spatula. I would also use the purple glue instead, so you can keep track of the thickness. Lastly, let the glue dry between layers and before applying concealer. (It’s okay to put the powder on wet brows though).

Happy Costuming!

M

LA-DA-DI-DA-DI, Why Don’t You Be Miley?

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First, here’s a soundtrack to this post:

Miley has been on just about everyone’s mind lately. From my parents to my middle-aged coworkers, everyone seems to have an opinion about the Disney Idol turned Provocative Pop Star. As you should know, her appearance on the VMAs was, at the least, controversial. (I mean Lady Gaga pranced around basically naked with her entire buttocks showing, and people were still focused on Miley’s performance). For me, Miley is a guilty pleasure, and I have to admit that seeing her at the iheartradio music festival last month was epic. Although, what’s up with that 23 song? Miley, your not Kreayshawn, just deal with it. Anyway, enough with my Miley tangent! Here is a costume look guide inspired by Miley’s VMA getup:

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Just add Miley hair ponies and an optional foam finger. If your lucky enough to attend a party where someone is dressed up as Beetle Juice, you’ll immediately have a couples costume!

Happy Costuming!

M

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