Happy Halloween everyone! It’s officially Halloween even though everyone probably celebrated this past Saturday (I know I did)! I wanted to share my super quick, easy DIY Halloween costume this year. I decided to dress as a creepy vintage wind-up doll! Here’s a selfie:
I settled on this costume for a few reasons: First, it would cost me no money. Second, the DIY portion of the costume was truly a no brainer. Third, it was fun to do the makeup! So if you love makeup and spending hardly a dollar, here’s how to do this DIY wind-up doll costume!
What you’ll need:
- A girly dress (suggestion)
- Vintage-looking stockings or knee-high socks (suggestion)
- Mary Janes or similar shoes (suggestion)
- Black eyeliner
- White eyeliner
- Red lipstick
- Fake eyelashes (optional)
- Curling iron (or curly hair!)
- A big bow (suggestion)
The vintage key:
- Toilet paper or paper towel roll
- Gold paint
- Paint sponge
- Cardboard (I used a sturdy paper plate)
- Another container with a smaller circumference than the mug
Luckily, I’m a crafty person and already had most of the DIY supplies, but if you don’t have gold paint or elastic or things like that, this costume may only cost you about $10. Still cheap!
Here’s how I made the key (DIY originally found here):
- Trace two big circles onto cardboard using the mug.
- Trace two smaller circles within the larger ones using a smaller jar.
- Draw the stem of the key about two inches wide.
- Cut out the key and the inner circles.
- Paint the key gold.
- Paint a toilet paper or paper towel roll with the gold paint.
- After dry, cut the paper towel roll (if you used that) so it’s about a third shorter.
- Insert the stem of the key into the roll and secure it on the inside with tape.
- Cut two slits into the end of the roll so you can thread the elastic through.
- Cut a length of elastic long enough so you can tie it around your torso.
- Thread the elastic through the key and tie the finished key around your waist.
- The tightness of the elastic should make the key stick out from your back.
- That’s it!
As for the makeup, I did my normal foundation base and my normal neutral shadow (contour color through the crease and a soft light shimmer shade on the lid). Then I did a thick black line on my upper lid. On the bottom lid, I traced a wide semicircle under my eyes in a thick white eyeliner pencil. Then I used a black pencil liner to outline the white, creating the illusion of bigger, wider eyes. I made sure to coat my bottom lashes in the white liner, too.
Next I drew doll-like eyelashes on my bottom faux “lid” and put mascara on my top lashes (with some eyelash extensions).
For the lip, I concealed my lips and powdered them to set. Then I took my Mary Jo Kylie lip kit and outlined a rough heart shape on my lips, then filled it in with the liquid lipstick.
Cheeks: massive amount of blush in well-defined circles on my cheeks and soft freckles dotted on with the same black liner I used on my under eyes.
That’s basically it! I curled my hair in ringlets and tied a bow around my head all floppy, and I got used to staring at everyone with creepy, dead eyes. I ended up winning Scariest Costume at my friends’ party. 😉
Poor iPhone photo of the finished product:
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