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Let your inner wonder woman out: 5 best DIY superhero costumes for women

Halloween is the one time a year you can go all out and transform yourself into your favorite superhero. I am sure you’ve seen the superhero costumes at stores, but if you’d rather save some cash check out a few ideas below.

1. Wonder woman- who wouldn’t want to be wonder woman for a day! Be warned,  this is probably most girls choice when it comes to choosing a superhero costume.

All you really need to complete your look is star spangled leggings/shorts/ or a skirt, a red top and the right accessories. The outfit below screams “Wonder Woman” and you might already own similar pieces. Finish off the look with a winged eyeliner look and some cherry red lips and you are good to go.

 

2. Black widow- besides kicking ass, this girl wears a flattering all black ensemble.  Easy and slimming look in one 🙂

Black Widow’s costume is pretty easy to recreate, think lots of black and lots of leather. I know the rose and gun sweater isn’t really Black widow-like, but she does carry around a gun! Honestly, I  just thought the sweater was very cute when I found it online, and it’s a perfect look in case you’d rather wear the weapon instead of carry a prop gun around. Her makeup is pretty minimal, but you can check out the tutorial below inspired by Black Widow’s look.

 

 

3. Xena- some might say she’s not a superhero,  but Xena fights the evil guys and is always looking out for those who need saving. Plus, you get to carry around that cool circle weapon, or Chakram to be more specific.

Click here for a super easy tutorial on creating a Chakram with cardboard and some spray paint.

 

You can complete the look by copying one of Xena’s hairstyles,the breaided headband. Check out this super simple tutorial to achieve the hairstyle.

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Add Something Special (and Easy!) to Your Hairstyle with a Double Braided Headband
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4. Iron woman- yes, they have costumes ready to go at stores, but you can easily achieve a Ms. Stark look with clothing to match. 

You can achieve a cooler Iron Woman look with the right makeup, so check out a couple tutorials below. The first one has a gorgeous eyeshadow tutorial, and the second one is if you are up for a challenge on achieving a very realistic costume.


 

5. The punisher- this costume is fun and easy. It can also be pretty laid back. All you need is a toy gun to complete the look. 

Or, you can browse through these tutorials to create your own fake gun to use as a prop.

 

Start shopping and looking through your closet now to create the best costume. Piecing costumes together, rather than buying a full costume at a store is a huge money saver. And sometimes make you look much more original. Have a safe and happy Halloween, and buy yourself something nice with all that money saved on your costume 😉

The best Dia de los muertos makeup tutorials

Dia de los muertos or Day of the dead is celebrated in Mexican culture as a day to honor and remember relatives who have passed away. This is done by making altars with pictures of your relatives no longer here and visiting their graves to bring food. This celebration takes place from October 31st to November 2nd, it’s believed the souls of those who have passed are allowed to walk the earth.

Sugar skulls are closely tied with dia de los muertos. Each skull is said to represent a departed soul. They can be very elaborate and as original as you’d like. There are many makeup tutorials on creating the sugar skull look, and below are a few which I believe to be the best. Check them out for inspiration to help you create your best sugar skull look.














Do-it-yourself Halloween costume ideas

Not everyone wants to spend $50+ on a costume that will most likely only be worn once this Halloween. Making your own costume, whether it be by matching pieces and accessories together or sewing an actual outfit, can save you a lot of money. It will also allow you to wear stuff you purchased as a costume not just on Halloween.

Catwoman costume

 


Sailor Moon costume

 

Complete your Sailor Moon costume with makeup to open up your eyes and give that anime doll look. Check out the video below it’s a great tutorial for a Sailor Moon look. You can buy the wig like in the tutorial, or simply put your hair up in pigtails and find accessories to match Sailor Moons.

Katy Perry– in her “California girls” look
This costume is pretty simple to DIY. Check out the outfit I put together below to get an idea of how to put the look together. Rather than doing the cupcake bra, you can wear a cami and wear cupcake themed accessories. Your biggest purchase will most likely be a blue wig, or if you don’t mind dying your hair, you can also do a temporary hair dye or try doing a kool-aid hair dye! Check out this tutorial to temporarily dye your hair with Kool-aid over at Haircolorcode. If you want to do the real look Katy Perry showed off in her “California girls” video, check out this post for a very creative and detailed tutorial on making your own cupcake bra. Sprinkles and candied nipples included!

 

70’s chick (hippie) costume
Peace and love! This costume is pretty easy to do-it-yourself and you might already own a paisley top, or fringed vest. Complete the costume with sleek-straight hair, or do the classic Farrah Fawcett hairstyle by following the YouTube tutorial below.

 


Cruella De Vil costume
Let your inner villain out this Halloween by wrapping yourself up in a Cruella inspired look. Her attire consisted of a classic black dress, fur coat and boots/heels. My Cruella De Vil outfit below looks as though it would be a modern look for her. Those Louboutin booties look as though they were made with her in mind! Besides the fact the coat is faux-fur, I’m pretty sure Cruella would have loved the rest.

 

10 best scary Halloween costume ideas for women

Halloween is quickly creeping up! Time for the perfect excuse to party in a coustume!

Many opt for cute and simple costumes, but if you want to try something scary this year here are ten great options. What’s your favorite thing about Halloween?! Mine is definitely putting up creepy decorations and pumpkins galore; another plus, one month closer to pumpkin pie! And of course, who doesn’t like going out and finding the perfect costume…

1. “Bloody Mary” this old-time legend, is a classic that still gives some people the creeps. It’s a very simple costume to achieve, but you can make it as gory as you’d like. Simply wear a white long and tattered dress, covered in blood. With the magic of makeup, add some scars and bruises to your face, and use fake blood to decorate your hair. If you really want to go all out, get some white or red contacts to get that evil stare effect. Check out this tutorial below for a great visual! Don’t forget to check out the bloody pumps to match your look below!

2. Wicked witch of the west- witches most often play the evil role, but there’s no witch more wicked than Wizard of Oz’s wicked witch with her evil flying monkeys and flying broom. Check out the costume below, and don’t forget to add tons of green face paint for the exact look.

3. Zombies. A classic horror-movie theme, the living dead. You definitely can’t go wrong with a zombie costume. The great thing about this one is it’s versatility, you can pretty much choose what to wear. Whether you want to wear jeans and a shirt or tattered sheets, even a ball gown! As long as your outfit is torn, stained with blood and dirt you’re good to go. Tease your hair and add some white clip-on extensions. Once again, makeup is your best accessory. Bruises, cuts, blood, and under-eye bags will make for a great looking zombie. Carry around a severed body part (Fake of course!) and you’re done. Or if you prefer buying a costume, check out the one below.

4. Dia de los muertos “Sugar Skull”- not necessiraly scary if you really consider the meaning behind sugar skulls, but I just love the way a well painted one looks. You need lots of white and black makeup to achieve this look, as well as some color. A great thing about this costume, is you can take it in many directions. Whether you want to add spiderwebs, flowers or keep it classic, it’s entirely up to you. Wear all black and watch these tutorials for great Sugar skull looks!

5. She-devil. This costume allows you to wear red horns and carry around a triton, that’s reason enough to be a devil right?! Wear a red robe, use dark makeup, tease and fuzz with your hair, and you must use red contacts to get the overall look. Or check out the She-devil mask below for a quick and cute costume on a budget!

6. Medusa. This mythological Greek monster was feared by many due to her power of turning you into a stone from a simple stare. Hair composed of snakes and doomed to a lonely life sounds like a pretty scary fate.

Another alternative to the Medusa look is creating your own. Check out this very crafty tutorial which shows you how to create your own serpent-like hair!

7. Elmira (Tiny Toons)- Sure she’s a cartoon character, but to all animals this girl is a nightmare. Suffocating all her pets with overbearing squeezes and tail pulling is her worst trait. As in the picture below, your costume will consist of a white skirt and teal top. Don’t forget the short red-haired wig and skull bow. Carry around a few stuffed animals with you, and cover each of their eyes with black masking tape in an X shape.

 

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8. Vampire. Another classic that never grows old. This costume is sexy and sultry, depending on how you want to wear it. Black will definitely be your color when choosing this costume, accompanied by fangs, blood, and those creepy-looking white contacts. Or icy blue contacts for a resident evil style  night walker.

9.Classic costumes with a twist- Jason, Freddy and Chucky.All classic horror movies, now with costumes available for women! Choose from Miss Krueger, Miss Voorhees, or Miss Charles Lee Ray costumes below. Don’t forget your bladed glove, machete or axe!

 

10.Bride of Frankenstein- Can’t go wrong with a classic horror costume. There are costumes you can purchase, or you can go the do-it-yourself route and get inspired from the image below. You’ll need lots of white face paint, and hairspray!

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Hope these costume ideas were helpful in achieving your scary look! If you are wearing a costume this year, what will it be?!

 

5 cute Halloween costume ideas for women

Not everyone wants a scary look for halloween, this article is specifically for you!

Looking for a cute or sexy look without all the gore involved?! Here are five ideas which are perfect for the occasion. Click the costume images if you’d like to see where you can purchase them.

1. Purrfect Kitty kat

How many cat costumes do you see for halloween?! Quite a few right! This classic costume is a favorite to many because it’s very cute and not much money is required. Make it cute by wearing your regural wardrobe, or vamp it up with a corset top like the ones below. All this outfit requires is cat ears, a tail and some makeup. Draw 3 whiskers on your face on each cheek, make an upside down triangle (or a heart-shaped!) nose at the tip of your nose in black, and use black eyeliner to do a winged cat look. If you want a dramatic look, do smokey-eye makeup, and apply lots of mascara.

2. Fairy costume

This mythical-inspired costume is fun for those who like colorful makeup! All you really need to buy is wings, and a nice dress to match. Wear your hair down and use a curling iron to create waves.

Use green, blue, purple or your favorite colorful shade for your eyeshadow; or combine all colors for a fun look. You might also want to purchase fake lashes that have glitter or color on them. Check out the tutorial below for a pretty and glittery look!

3. Mermaid

Though they have mermaid costumes at many stores, you can create your own costume by combining pieces. Check out the outfit below which involves an ASOS sequin skirt and red clip-on extensions for your very own mermaid costume. The skirt is so cute, you’ll definitely love to wear it not just on halloween!

 

4. Pirate

Dressing up like a pirate is a fun and cute idea for halloween, especially if you’re a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean.  The versatility of this costume makes it easier to decide what look is right for you. Rim your eyes in black liner, and don’t forget your sword!

5. Pipi long stockings

A child’s classic story, makes for a cute costume idea! Style your hair in two braided piggy-tails, wear a skirt/shorts with a top to match, and very funky knee high socks. Don’t forget to draw the freckles!