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Postby Raven » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:08 pm

I recently got the black dress pictured below. I don't have any of the other accessories so I am asking for any ideas of what to do. I love the wig pictured, and I know I can find it at Spirit. I was thinking of a black and white mask over my eyes which I would paint on. I can't leave my face natural looking, I need to do something big.

If I did the wig, the painted mask and the dress, I'm not sure what I would call my costume. Gothic masquerade ball woman? I guess I don't need an official title, just as long as I'm in costume.

I don't want to modify or destroy the dress in any way. I would like to reuse it, maybe for a witch next year. I don't feel witchy this year.

Any suggestions are appreciated! I can't wait to see more costumes from the rest of you this year!



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Postby monstermash » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:02 pm

gothic masquerade sounds good to me RD. I will get myself in costume mode and see if I can come with something else. I also haven't got much of an idea for myself yet.
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Postby Raven » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:41 pm

So I decided to do a spider theme after buying a wig with a spider in the center and kinda a web look. I can't pick which make up look I like best though.. HELP!

This first one takes FOREVER to do, yet I think it goes better with the wig..
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This one was easier and is obviously a darker look. Plus I love having blue lips for some reason..
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Obviously Halloween needs to be longer than just one night..
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Postby ghostface » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:06 pm

This is really cool, nice job!!!
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Postby Zombie Pumpkins! » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:19 pm

Nice makeup work, as usual. You must have some fun with this! Between the two options, I like the second "darker" look. The eye shadow is very Lily Munster. :)
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Postby Batgirl » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:51 pm

Like 'em both, but I really love the second look. Works well with the dress and the spiders are a great touch.

So, I have to know... what brand/color is that lipstick and where did you find it?
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Postby CombichristGirl » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:14 am

it sucks it takes longer cause i like the first best :)
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Postby CorpseBride » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:43 am

*cat call*....weeeeoooooo sexy mama! Your costume looks great! I really like the 2nd one more. The dark eyes really 'make it.'
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Postby paddy_babe » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:23 am

Reminds me of Jasmine Becket Griffith :D
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Postby GUS » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:44 am

No.2
simpler better, less likely to be smudged over an evening of drinking or whatever..
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Postby zombombie » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:01 am

Second one gets my vote, Spider Queen!
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Postby Dadja » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:50 am

Yeah, I also say second.
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Postby blueikaos » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:54 am

Another vote for #2!

Love that you are so skilled with makeup!!
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Postby Raven » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:05 am

Batgirl wrote:So, I have to know... what brand/color is that lipstick and where did you find it?


The blue is not lipstick. I lined my lips first with a black eyeliner pencil, filled them in with a navy blue gell eyeliner and over that added Illamasqua Pure Pigment eyeshadow in the color Alluvium. Blue lipstick would have been much easier. :)
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Postby Raven » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:09 am

Thanks everyone! Look #2 is also prefered by family around the house. If I happen to get an opportunity to dress up before Halloween I will do the other look. The big night gets the darker look.
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