Bouffant (use Bumpit, if needed)
Sunless-Tanning, method of your choice
1.) Again it's all about the hair! Get that poof on your head as high it will possibly go! Stick some form of support inside the poof, if needed.
2. Black Eyed Peas
So easy. So clever.
What You'll Need:
A White Shirt
Black makeup cream/ Black Eyeliner
Black Permanent marker or Black Felt
1. Put on the black pants and white shirt. Use the black makeup cream or black eyeliner to draw a circle around one eye to look like a black eye. With the fat permanent marker or some black felt, make a huge black "P" on your chest. Pow! You're a black-eyed pea! (Several people together in this costume look great as well!)
2. Smarty Pants
Easy and adorable. You just can't beat a Halloween costume that doesn't involve makeup or heels!
What You'll Need:
A few bags of Smarties wrapped candy.
An old pair of jeans
Tacky glue, clear packing tape, or a box of safety pins
1. Simply stop by a grocery store or convenience store and pick up a few bags of Smarties wrapped candy.Get your old pair of jeans. Using the tacky glue, clear packing tape or a box of safety pins, affix a few dozen Smarties to your jeans. Poof! You're a Smarty Pants!
3. Gumball Machine
Nifty...Thrifty...and You Might Even Make Some Money!
What You'll Need:
1 bag Multicolored Balloons
1 clear trash bag
A baseball cap
A piece of paper or cardboard
Blow up the balloons. Be sure to cut two holes in the bottom of the bag for your legs and two on the sides for your arms - not big enough for the balloons to escape from. Step into the bag and secure it at the neck with ribbon, or pin it to your shirt underneath. Add the balloons. Now get the piece of paper or cardboard and write "5 cents" or other monetary amount of your choice and stick the paper onto the hat. Voila! Gumball machine!
Lady GaGa costumes are sure to be a hit this year!
Here's how pull it off:
Decorating your face with face paint or other makeup lets you see better than you can if you're wearing a mask. A mask can make it hard to see where you're going and watch out for cars. But make sure your painted-on designs don't cause problems of their own.
Follow all directions carefully.
Don't decorate your face with things that aren't intended for your skin.
Like soap, some things are OK on your skin, but not in your eyes. Some face paint or other makeup may say on the label that it is not for use near the eyes. Believe this, even if the label has a picture of people wearing it near their eyes. Be careful to keep makeup from getting into your eyes.
Even products intended for use near your eyes can sometimes irritate your skin if you use too much.
If you're decorating your skin with something you've never used before, you might try a dab of it on your arm for a couple of days to check for an allergic reaction BEFORE you put it on your face. This is an especially smart thing to do if you tend to have allergies.
Spider and Web Costume
large furry spider toy
black knit ski cap
package of spiderwebs
black or hot pink sweatpants
black gloves, colorful socks as desired
small plastic spiders
1. Glue furry spider to cap. Glue strands of a spiderweb to cap around spider.
2. Dress child in turtleneck, sweatpants, gloves and socks.
3. Stretch a spiderweb over shirtglue web at shoulders, arms and sides.
4. Glue spiders over web.
Make Up Tips
1. Always read makeup labels and test for allergic reactions before you begin. Do a simple patch test behind the ear or on the forearm a few days before Halloween.
2. Stay away from acrylic paints for the skin. They are not cosmetic-grade FDA-approved. Eye shadow, for example, can be used for detail work all over the face to make your design pop.
3. Use easy-to-clean triangle sponges for applying all base and rouge colors. Use foam sponges with a large surface area for putting on body makeup.
4. Don’t share makeup and applicators. Use disposable applicators or ones that can be cleaned between uses.
5. Use only water-based makeup, if possible. It results in faster cleanup and minimal costume stains.
6. Take your time when using face paints; don’t wait until the last minute to start your design.
7. Try experimenting with some styles on paper ahead of time, then practice on a friend.
8. Let pictures be your guide, particularly when creating a specific design like a superhero or TV character.
9. Keep it simple. Makeup is very effective in small doses.
10. In other words, less is more. Especially on kids, you don’t want to overpower their small faces.
11. Most important: Use your imagination and have fun!
*The cat’s muzzle and mouth is brought out by white makeup combined with black dots and lips. Soft pink rouges give her face a pretty glow. Meanwhile, the stylist uses a sponge to apply the froggie’s final dots on a blended green and yellow background.
gray sweat suit
2 packages of cheesecloth
face-paint kit including fake blood
1. Cut off ends of sleeves and pant legs in zigzag pattern.
2. Cut cheesecloth into random strips pull threads at edge to shred. Reserve several pieces for head wrap.
3. Working on small area at a time, spray adhesive onto sweat suit, then press cheesecloth into adhesive, allowing some ends to hang loose.
4. Dress child in sweat suit.
5. Paint face as desired. Wrap and tie remaining cheesecloth around head splatter face, head and costume with fake blood as desired.