Category Archive: Makeup

Wednesday Addams Halloween Costume Idea

wednesday addams dress

We have tickets to an upcoming production of “The Addams Family: The Broadway Musical” and we can’t wait to see it! We are musical theater fans and enjoy the soundtrack, so I am excited to see how the songs all fit in.  The Addams Family is a fun and festive group Halloween costume idea.  Wednesday …

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Disney’s Frozen Elsa Costume and Elsa Makeup

  My girls ran across this Elsa makeup tutorial a few days ago and I wanted to share it with all you Frozen fans! Makeup is one of the 6 magic ingredients in a creating a custom costume, so you want to be sure you have thought about the makeup design to go with your …

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Old Age Stage Makeup Tutorials


It’s surprising how many shows end up having at least one character in aged makeup, so I thought I’d post a few tutorials showing old age stage makeup, including the last one which shows a simple technique for making the hair look gray.  They each show the techniques slightly different–some are better at showing the …

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The Roaring 20’s: Great Gatsby Costumes and Flapper Costumes for Women

Velvet flapper dress

This page is for all you who need a costume for a Great Gatsby, Flapper, or Roaring 20’s event.  You will see a brief overview of 1920’s costume ideas along with links to 1920’s fashion images and tutorials for hair, makeup, and 1920’s clothing. When assembling a costume, I always consider 6 magic ingredients to …

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Last Minute Homemade Halloween Costume: Skeleton Shirt and Skeleton Makeup Tutorial

The countdown to Halloween is on!  Hopefully your costumes are ready to go, or maybe they’ve even been worn already to Halloween parties over the weekend.  It seems like there are some years my kids are wearing costumes for nearly a week leading up to Halloween. We used to attend a big family Halloween party …

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How to Make a Toga Using a Bed Sheet or Curtains: A Quick Homemade Halloween Costume for Couples

A friend messaged me asking for some ideas on a toga costume for her and her new fiance. (Congrats Lauren!) Yes, you can make a toga using a bed sheet or curtains, if they aren’t too thick. It needs to be a fabric that is lightweight like sheets, and will drape nicely. Start with a twin …

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Sully Halloween Costume Idea: Monsters University

I just had lunch with a friend who said her son wanted to be Sully, but she was having trouble finding the costume in his size, so she was going to make one. Here are some other options for Sully that are simple and no-sew. Top it off with the Sully hat or mask shown. …

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Rosie Riveter or Lucille Ball Hair Updo Hair Instructions for Halloween Costumes

Rosie the Riveter

Well someone at my house keeps changing her mind about what she wants to be for Halloween. Now it’s Rosie Riveter.  That’s pretty simple: blue shirt, red bandana, jeans, and boots. She wants to dress up, but not look like she tried too hard, and she wants comfort after years of wearing costumes with wigs, …

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Cruella de Vil’s Makeup Design

When designing your Halloween costume, makeup is an important factor.  It helps emphasize features, shows attention to detail, and helps to exaggerate your character.  If you are dressing up as Cruella de Vil, this makeup tutorial is a good starting point. I’m not a fan of the rounded eye brows–I would do a pointed shape …

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How to Create Glitter Eyes as Part of Your Halloween Costume

Glitter eyes are a fun way to add sparkle to your face when wearing a costume.  This video shows how to do it: