DIY Vintage 1920s Movie Star Costume
Hello everyone! So Halloween is right around the corner & I wanted to give you all some ideas for a possible last minute, easy, DIY costume. I'm usually a last minute costume kind of person, so this works perfectly.
Growing up I always wondered why people from back then looked kind of strange. Now I realize it's because of a number of things including makeup technique, style & obviously the camera. This costume is for everyone, as long as you're okay with a lot of makeup & pizazz.
Bronzer is only used for light contouring. I used a foundation that I typically wear in wintertime when my skin is fair. Most of the twenties actresses kept their faces a bit pasty. Blush placement should be on the apples of the cheeks. I opted for a reddish blush so it would show up in photographs.
Short hair played a pretty major role in the style of the twenties. In order to give the appearance of short hair, I curled it & pinned it back. I also left a few curls up front & pinned those down. Head pieces & headbands were used widely back then. I also thought of cutting the hair on a wig, which could work too.
Other options include any kind of flapper-style dress. A feather boa is what I initially had in mind as a perfect accessory. Faux fur works well if you really want to flaunt it. Just make sure to have lots of flashy jewelry, especially dangly earrings.
The most important thing about this look is that you have fun with it! Play around with different looks. You can make it more on the sexier side or go a bit traditional. This look is also great for duos if you want to give the impression that you & your partner just stepped out of a silent movie!
Lips -- Revlon Spicy Cinnamon
Foundation -- Rimmel Match Perfection 240 Soft Beige
Concealer -- Boo-Boo Cover-Up
Blush -- Milani Red Vino (also used as eyeshadow)
Eyeshadow -- Maybelline The Nudes (black used as eyeliner)
Eyeliner -- Lancome Black Coffee (also used for eyebrows)
Powder -- Maybelline Dream Wonder 25 Buff Beige
Mascara -- Urban Decay Perversion
Hope you enjoyed this simple DIY costume. That's all for now & have a Happy Halloween!