This blog is all about things I have made. You can find intense embroidery, paper quilling mania, crazy gingerbread houses, masks, puppets, steampunk clothes, ornaments, wackiness and sculptures on this site. So have fun and check it out!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Day of the Dead on Halloween!
So here is my Halloween Costume for this year! I went as a catrina or what you might call a "day of the dead lady". I spent a long time researching the face makeup, there are a ton of sources on the internet for this. I watched about 6 different videos and a lot of different pictures. This is what I came up with. I was most largely influenced by Sylvia Jii and by the photographs of 666 photography.
I also painted the hubby's face and he had the genious idea of being a romantic skull - What a casanova with a rose between his teeth!
The Corset I bought for 30 bucks ( what a steal from UK Corsets!) and the skirt I got from goodwill for 6 bucks. The Hair is probably what I spent the longest time on. I have sort of long hair but not nearly enough to create this look so I went to the Dollar store and Ardene and bought 3 different hair claw hair extensions that were curly. I pinned them and one of them I braided. I also made all of the flowers and there are several small sugar skulls throughout my hair!
This was a blast although it took FOREVER to do the makeup on both me and Paul. My arm was a little sore after awhile.. and we were a little late for the party! Oh well.. it was a good time!