Look 1: Roarin' 20s
As you all know, I adore dressing up. Therefore, Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! You can dress up in whatever you like with no judgement. Of course I love dressing up and costumes but I would have to say that the hair and makeup is my favorite part of Halloween simply because it's not something I take the time to do on a normal day. I don't usually do much to my hair, I've been getting it blonde for four years now and I think it is flattering so I just stick with it. For styling, I usually opt for a bun, pony or I'm lucky if I brush it on a school morning. For makeup, I have a pretty usual routine of BB cream, concealer, mascara, and filling in my brows... maybe some contour or blush if I have extra time but Halloween is the perfect excuse to go all out and maybe try some makeup looks I wouldn't normally try... or dye my whole head a vibrant color....
This past Saturday, my boyfriend, some friends and I went to a Halloween dance as a couple from the 20s. I was a flapper girl and he was an old school gangster. Now, this is actually my third time being a flapper girl but I love the fashion and glitz of the era, so why not?! At least this time I finally got a new dress for the costume! The dress was actually a hand-me-down but I loooove it! I wish I could wear fringe all over on a day to day basis - it is so fun to dance in! I walked into Value Village last Thursday looking for accessories for this costume and for it being less than a week until Halloween they still had a great selection! I already had the dress but I had such a fun time looking for glittering 20's style accessories. TIP: don't just look in the Halloween section, there are great finds all throughout the store if you have the patience to look.
I was so happy to find the headpiece and gloves similar to the photo. Also, thanks to my boyfriend for finding a cigarette holder!
Flapper Girl Costume
Dress: A gift, but I believe it is from Giant Tiger (similar: Party City)
Headpiece: Value Village
Purse: Value Village
Gloves: Value Village
Earrings: Value Village
Sequin Flats: Value Village
Bracelets: Value Village
Cigarette Holder: Party City
Old School Gangster Costume
Vest: Party City
Mustache: Party City
Fedora: Party City
Bowtie: Party City
Time for the fun part, hair and makeup! In the 20s, short bob hairstyles were very popular. I have been growing my hair but it is very simple to tuck your hair up. After I curled my whole head, I left out the pieces in the front around my face and put the rest into a loose pony. I put on my headband over my hair but left my pony underneath and brought the pony up and simply tucked it under the headband. It stayed in a lot better than I anticipated too! Just three bobbypins and some hairspray and it stayed in all night!
To finish the look off I did a very clean makeup look with a grey smoky eye, a crisp liquid liner cat eye, some falsies, and of course a deep red lipstick (Rimmel 107 is perfect!) I would also recommend this lip color for any fall look.
TIP: Put a concealer over your lips first so that your lipliner/lipstick will stay better. Put on your liner, then lipstick, blot and then apply a translucent powder to set!
Look 2: Vibrant Witch
Okay, how extra am I to dye my hair just for a Halloween costume. Actually, I think the costume was just an excuse to dye my hair. Oh well, it turned out pretty great if I do say so myself!!
The whole inspiration from this costume came from my cute little witch hat with netting that I found in the isles of the Dollarama while I was looking for school supplies. Next, I got this gorgeous little black dress from Envy and I thought the bell sleeves had "witchy" quality to them so of course I paired them together along with the cute lace up cuffs, some purple fishnets, purple lipstick annnnd last but not least purple hair!
Vibrant Witch Costume
Hair Dye: Sally Beauty Radiant Orchid Lavendar(Mixed together, 1 bottle:1 bottle) **Currently buy 2 get 1 free!**
Witch Hat: Dollarama
Choker: Urban Planet
Amethyst necklace: OK My Dear Vintage
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish in Amethyst Shimmer