Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It's Almost Here... And It Doesn't Have To Be Expensive

Ok gang.... Halloween is in exactly 49 days.... YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!  And I've got to tell you, I'm EXCITED!  You can probably tell from the pic.  I sort of did a "dry run" today.  I mean, it's not like I grabbed my trick-or-treatin-pail and hoofed it door to door in my neighborhood asking for candy. Although, I'm not gonna lie, I was tempted.  How could I not be after spending the day at my favorite local costume shop, Mardi Gras. I was tipped over the edge when my special order theatrical makeup arrived in the mail.  So here I am in all my vampyric glory.... well, minus the fangs.  Or maybe there ARE fangs?!?  I mean, check out those canines baby:

WHOA!  Extreme closeups make me look more like a werewolf than a vampire.  WOW.... I have some serious peach fuzz happenin here!!!  But this is a great pic to show just how doable an inexpensive costume can be.  Here I used three different shades of red lipsticks I already own to create the bloody chompers you see here, adding a streak of white eyeliner to highlight the blood.  All told, for about $40 I got makeup, wig and eyelashes.  I then used some of the makeup I currently own as well as my own barrettes to create a really fun vampire look.  I'm wearing a solid black outfit and intend on covering the whole thing with a black cloak.  Easy peasy!  Now, I already own the cloak, I think I got it for around $15 online.  But if I had a really tight budget, I could easily nix the cloak, do my own hair instead of buying a wig and invest in a really good liquid black eyeliner to make a look similar to this one for practically nothing (although my hair is red and I REALLY wanted black for Halloween<== insert whine here).  And there's ALWAYS eye shadows on sale at your local drug store for under $5.  For this look I used black, red, purple and white to create the smoky eyes finishing the look off with a few dots of red glitter next to the eyes (Elmers Glue is a Halloween freak's friend... that is EXACTLY how I adhered the glitter.  Make sure that you don't get glue in your eyes, but it works great and washes off easily).  See how cheap a fun costume can be?!?

Before I go, I do want to add that the contacts I'm wearing are sort of the piece de resistance for my Halloween costume this year.  But I already owned them too so I didn't have to invest any additional money.  But just for you guys I checked and the company where I got my contacts is having an AWESOME Halloween sale (I don't know how long the sale will run), so check them out: click HERE.  I remember receiving really great service, super fast shipping and their contacts have lasted me about three years.  I only wear them for Halloween, but they are VERY comfortable and easy to care for as long as you store and care for them properly.  Here's the BEST video I've seen on how to use these really fun contacts:  How To Insert and Remove Halloween Contact Lenses.

Ok, that does it.  I'll finish this off with a link to my 2009 costume that also featured these really fun contacts so you guys know I'm not joshin ya:  click HERE.  IT'S ALMOST HERE!!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh wait... ummmmmmmmmmmm I can see this pics better and OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the eyes are AMBER ... ohhhhh which matches EDWARD'S EYES.... I am just saying VAMPIRE LOVER!!!!! hehehehehehehe... I just knew you were TEAM EDWARD!!! LOL!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Love ya!!!!!!!!! And I am sooooooooooooo telling Jacob on you!!! *wink*

Tracy said...

Your makeup is awesome !!

Anthony Jones said...

Great thrilling make you have done, amazing. Your lenses are really very cool and scary. It is going good with the make up.