Halloween 2012 was another good one. Coming up with a halloween costume is hard, but this year I decided I wanted to do something make-up based like I did 2 years ago. I own SO much makeup, but I don’t wear it on a daily basis. I’ve collected some pretty bright and varied shades along the way. I figured a Halloween costume would be the best way to get use some of it up.
Typing “halloween costume makeup” into google yields some amazing results. There are so many talented make up artist online. I ended up going with the ben-day dots style comic book character. The kind that pop artist Roy Lichenstein painted.
It was pretty easy to do:
First, I paled my face and neck. Then I went over my eyebrows to make them exaggerated… luckily I have a lot of base material to work with . I used a pale pink colour from Ben Nye’s death wheel (I got it from my Zombie Make-Up workshop I attended last year.). For the eyebrows and other details I used my MAC Powerpoint eye liner in Engraved. This is one of the best make up products I’ve ever used.
Then, I used a red on a cotton swab, and started placing dots on my face. I made a line straight down the front of my face, and then I used those as a guide to extrapolate the rest of the face. The red was from another Ben Nye pot I had that includes white, black and red.
Next was doing the eyes. I used black eyeliner all around them, including the crease. I used a yellow based eye shadow for the eyelid. This was MAC’s goldmine eyeshadow, and I piled on a ton. For the tears I used a blue eyeshadow by MAC called Belle Azzure. It’s a colour from one of their special collections of yore, but I don’t use it that much.
For the highlights in the tears and on the lips I used a lip brush with a bit of white from the Ben Nye pot. I also used Mac’s Rebel for the lips, and lined them with the black eyeliner.
I got the wig from Wal-Mart. It was a “child’s rocker wig”, but it all worked out in the end. The dress was a pelasnat last minute find, as well. I had a great time at my friend Tiff’s Halloween party.
This costume was picked though, because the original costume idea I had was a two-person costume. And I was doing it with my work friend, and it wouldn’t quite work solo. It’s Rigby and Moredcai from the cartoon The Regular Show. Rigby is a small brown raccoon and Mordecai is a tall Blue Jay. My work buddy Lauren is taller than me so this just worked out perfectly.
These costumes were also fairly easy, if not some work. We both purchased men’s hoodie’s from H&M. They had such a great array of colours so that worked out. I bought some brown felt and dark brown fabric paint. I made a tail, the nose, eyes and ears out of the felt. The eyeballs are just paper and the black nose tip is just black yarn around a piece of paper hot glued on. The tip of the tail was secured to the back of the hoodie so it would stay up. Lauren did a similar thing, but with the tail, finger covers and beak with hers. She found a pair of tights that had stripes, which is what Mordecai’s legs look liked.
We had so much fun being awesome. Our work is super fun at Halloween so here are 2 more ridiculous picture from the works brilliant photo booth:
(sorry facebook people, you’ve seen these all before).
I pulled off both of these costumes in record times. It feels so satisfying to make costumes. I love crafting!
It was a great way to end Ocotber. November is going to be even better!