Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012: Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

   Another cartoon character that I really like is Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas"(1993). Sally is Jack's love interest. A lovely caring rag doll who is imprisoned by her creator Doctor Finkelstein. She often falls apart and sews herself back together. She is a very interesting character, her costume is really funky:

Sally has stitches all over her body.

The make up for this costume is all about the skin color and the stitching.

Sally's dress is just a bunch of scraps sewn together with short sleeves and uneven edges.

If you don't want to make a dress out of scraps you can always buy one:

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sexy Sally Adult Costume
The Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Plus Adult Costume

Make Up:
Sally Nightmare Before Christmas Make-Up Tutorial by Promise Phan
Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas Make-Up Tutorial by Jessica Harlow

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween Costumes 2012: Wednesday Addams

   Possibly one of my all time favorite characters. Wednesday Addams is famously portrayed by Christina Ricci in the movies "The Addams Family" (1991) and "The Addams Family Values" (1993). If you are looking for a more conservative and creepy-er costume, this is your girl. Wednesday is a pale, black haired, grim girl, who like her family, is fascinated with death and gore. She rarely smiles and her idea of fun is trying to find ways to kill her brother Pugsley:

Wednesday is very pale with long dark hair that she keeps in two braids.

You can do very simple make up, make sure to make your skin light and have dark circles.

Her outfits are always black and covered up. She is a little girl, so a black schoolgirl looking dress  with a white collar paired up with tights will do the trick.

If you rather buy the costume there are several options out there:

Adult Wednesday Addams Costume

Make Up:
Wednesday Addams Make-Up Tutorial

Halloween Costumes 2012: Jessica Rabbit

    Jessica Rabbit is the beautiful, glamorous, sexy and desirable cartoon wife of Roger Rabbit in the 1988 film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".  She is a seductive songstress at the "Ink and Paint Club" in Toontown in Los Angeles. In the movie, she is one of the main suspects to have framed her husband Roger. The character was inspired by the classical damsel in distress and popular old hollywood actresses like Veronica Lake. This is a great costume, very simple and sultry that you can have a lot of fun with because she is a cartoon:

Since Jessica is a cartoon, you can go a bit wild with her make up. Her look cannot be completed without her signature purple eyeshadow,  round arched brows and pouty red lips. To make the look dramatic I recommend applying false eyelashes.
Her signature outfit is a sweetheart top long sparkly dress with a really high slit.
Accessorize with long red hair wig, purple gloves, red heels and garters.

There are some costumes out there if you can't put it together yourself:


Make Up:

Halloween Costumes 2012: Poison Ivy

    My favorite female villain of all times is Poison Ivy, portrayed by Uma Thurman in "Batman & Robin" (1997). Uma Thurman transforms herself into the ex botanical scientist turned Batman and Robin's sexy arch-nemises. Dr. Pamela Isely becomes Poison Ivy after confronting a co-worker who is using her research for another purpose she did not intend, he attacks her and pushes her agains plat poisons and toxins that transform her into a deadly vixen.

    Poison Ivy has really great wardrobe in the movie. Some of the looks are not too complicated to re-create if you have the imagination and time to work on them for your costume:

Pair a lon sleeve tight green top with a pair of black leather leggings (currently on trend), a pair of Fall high leather boots and long gloves. You can paint the tips of the gloves red to get the same look. Find a wide black belt and decorate the buckle with plastic leafs to complete the look.

Attach green plastic leafs to a body suit, pair with green tights and a super hero cape.

Get a long red hair wig and style it to look like Poison Ivy's look. Using eyelash glue and green plastic leafs create the leaf arches around your eye after doing your make up.

If you don't have the time or the imagination to make the costume yourself then you can always buy one:


Halloween Costumes 2012: Queen Ravenna

     I have always loved Halloween. Choosing a costume, dressing up in unusual ways and doing elaborate make-up are my ideas of good fun. I love it when people are very into it and come up with some creative costumes. At the beginning of my search, I had no idea what I wanted to be. Stores tend to carry popular costumes of the season as well as the classics like witch, cat, zombie, doctor, cowboy, princess and all the usual. I personally prefer a costume you come up with, rather than choosing a generic one that someone else might be wearing at the costume party I'll be attending.

     I love to find inspiration in movies and this year one particular character stood out for me , I absolutely loved Queen Ravenna from "Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)", character portrayed by the beautiful and talented Charlize Theron. The movie had a very dark and goth-like feel to it and it made it delivered a very different version to the classic Snow White we grew up with. Ravenna, Snow White's step mother,  is a vain woman who wants youth and power. She is as evil as she is elegant and poised. Not only was the role magnificently portrayed by Theron, but the make up and wardrobe elevated the character to a whole new level. The wardrobe included dark colors, amazing textures, feathers and chains. All her outfits were elegant, sophisticated and sexy. Overall, it had an Alexander McQueen look to it.

Silver and black with feathers and metal bits seems to have been inspired by crows. It is extremely elegant.

I loved this black and gold dress paired with the very modern looking accessories.

All her crowns and headdresses were amazingly elaborate and so unique.

The wardrobe for the movie was amazing and they must have cost a fortune but here are a few links to help you achieve the look:


Deluxe Ravenna Skull Dress Women's Costume

Deluxe Queen Ravenna Women's Costume

Make up:

Queen Ravenna Make Up Tutorial