Six years ago I posted a Halloween costume I made that featured a working wind up key. Four years ago I posted a tutorial on how to make said key and around Halloween it’s almost always my top visited post. My husband has been wanting me to make some tutorials in video format, so I thought what better tutorial than this!
So lo and behold, here’s the video!
So Thanksgiving is a few days away, so what am I posting? My finished Halloween costumes of course! Sorry it took forever to get these photos, my sister took them and she has been quite busy with school so it took her a while to send them my way. Well, better late then never!
So I’ve been pretty busy with crafting especially with Halloween right around the corner, and thankfully I’ve actually managed to take some pictures for you guys to see! I was meaning to make this post earlier but time caught up with me so here we are. Sorry about that! To make up for that, this is pretty much going to be three posts in one! I have two parts of my costume I need to show off as well as a semi tutorial on how to make a wand for my sister’s costume.
So here we go!
I’m planning on participating in a Warrior Dash next year, but I need to train so I’ll be able to run and do the obstacles in a decent time. A lot of people dress up as viking warriors for the race, and I thought it would be cute to just have horns, since there’s no way I would be wearing a costume or a viking helmet while running. I’d die. I didn’t want to make a headband with horns on it because I was worried it would just fly off during the race; headbands always fall off of my weirdly shaped head, so I decided some hair clips could possibly work!
I decided to make them now because firstly, they would make for a good addition to a costume that involved horns of some kind, and secondly, if I see them every day on my desk it will remind me to keep up with my training.
Here are the materials:
- Hair clips
- Needle & thread
Need some gigantic eyelashes sometime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around and got to makin’.
- Another fake eyelash (this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. You could also just take a small piece of paper and measure your eye that way)
- Eyelash glue (Not everyone will have this item; I didn’t, but it’s fairly inexpensive for a bottle of some, especially considering just how many eyelashes you can make with one tube)
- An old makeup brush (Mine had really stiff bristles so I would never use it because it poked my face all the time. Be sure to wash it before using it!(Thanks MissVass on reddit. I assumed this would be common knowledge but better to be safe than sorry!))
- a plastic work surface (I used a tupperware lid)
- Something to help you manage the bristles when you inevitably get glue on your fingers (I used a disposable eyeshadow swab thing. In the video she uses a spatula.)
- Black eyeshadow(not pictured)
- Hair spray(not pictured)
- A curling iron
- Any little things you want to add to it for decoration (feathers, glitter, sequins, etc.)