DIY Paper Doll Costume

You were invited to a last minute Halloween party or perhaps just looking for something creative and affordable this year…let us help!

 

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Hair

1.  We started our model off with loose curls to help create our textured and whimsical updo.

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2.  Secure the hair in a high ponytail at the top of the head.  We wanted an exaggerated bun so we added this hair form.  You could also use a rolled (new) tube sock, hence the term “sock bun”.

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3. Taking small sections, we create texture by “teasing” the hair with just our fingers.

 

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4.  Finishing the look by loosely securing our model’s hair around the form.

 

 

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Finally,  using bobby pins to create a base …

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We attached a foam board bow.

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Makeup

We asked our model to apply her normal daytime makeup.  Afterwards we added a bold blush to the apples of her cheeks and applied a punchy pink lip just to the center of her mouth.  To add a dramatic flair to her eyes, a white liner was used on her bottom lash water line in addition to artificial lashes.

 

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Dress

We wanted something sturdy so we grabbed a reinforced foam poster board from Michael’s Craft Store for $1.99. (20 x 30 x 3/16 in)   Our awesome bookstore manager, Sativa, used her artistic abilities to draw a dress on the board with a black permanent marker and then we cut the image out with an Xacto knife.

 

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Looking for more creative costumes on the cheap? Tune into Good Day Sacramento on Monday, October 21, 2013 during the 7 & 8 o’clock hours.  We will be creating looks suitable for any budget!

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