Elegant Evil Witch: 2012 Halloween costume & makeup! Long velvet gown, Gothic womens costumes.
My favorite holiday, Halloween, is creeping closer… I’m so psyched that I’ve already started dressing up! Here’s a preview of my “elegant witch” costume, which I found at Halloween Express.
I’m quite picky about costumes, but I thought this one was remarkably well-designed. The long velvet gown with leg slit reminds me of Vampira. The purple shimmery cape adds a nice effect.
Cobweb tights (from the same store) are a must.
I’m not a fan of the stereotypical “wicked witch” look: green facepaint, bent nose and boils. Instead, I did dramatic purple-black makeup.
I outlined my lips in black, and filled them with lavender. I layered on eyeshadows, and used a black eyeliner pen to draw spider-like bottom lashes.
Witches are supposed to have black cats… but this yellow bear will do. Basil Farrow matched me with a purple mini-hat from my travel filmmaker, Melissa.
PS: Hugs for my friends at Glam Nail Studio, award-winning Japanese nail salon in Vancouver, for the kawaii nail art. It’s Bio Sculpture Gel (so it doesn’t damage my nails) with acrylic paint, gems and lace on top. I went with pandas because I’m making appearances in Hong Kong.
Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Will you buy one, or DIY? What do you think of my witch interpretation?
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