Getting old has never looked so good.
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I can’t believe Halloween is right around the corner! I love a good homemade costume – I grew up with making my own costumes and I hope it becomes a tradition that I share with my own family one day. (Don’t get excited mom, this isn’t a hint!) Here is my DIY costume to go from 26 to 86. Yes, you read that right! Time to transform into a sweet granny or spunky grandma.
The local thrift shop will become your best friend. I went shopping at Savers to find the pieces for my costume. For about $20 I was able to get everything I needed.
I am by no means a make up expert and I promise you – this was so easy! I started off with applying the e.l.f. poreless primer and a foundation which was a few shades lighter than my skin tone.
Time for the fun part! Making my skin look like a raisin. The Wet N Wild MegaGlo Dual-Ended Contour Stick worked so well! I broke a chunk off the contour side to use it with the e.l.f. concealer brush. This brush made it perfect to create small wrinkle lines.
In order to figure out where the wrinkles should exist I raised my eyebrows and followed the lines on my forehead. I also did this with my eyes, lips and mouth by making different facial expressions. I then used the highlighter side of the contour stick to create definition for each wrinkle.
To make my eyebrows big and white I used the NYX jumbo eye pencil. I know all of this sounds so odd. The DAY I am bragging about my big, white eyebrows.
I loaded on the blush and found some granny-like bright, pink lipstick to seal the deal. I brought this to the Halloween party with me to touch up and to my surprise this stuff stayed on better than any lipstick I own. My lips were also stained the next day…
The NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray kept my make up fresh and in place all night long. I had been wanting to try this for myself (on a non-wrinkle day) and will be using as part of my normal make up routine!
I had to add some extra “cushion” to make my goods look large and um, granny-like. I had extra batting at home that I filled with stuffing from an old pillow. As you can imagine, I created three separate pieces – one to enlarge the booty and two for the maracas.
Don’t worry – I didn’t break out any kind of sewing machine. Just my handy pink stapler. I actually used the stapler to fasten the pieces to my tank top and shorts that I wore underneath. I suppose a safety pin would have done the job just as fine. Nothing like DIY body enhancements.
TA-DA! This DIY costume was a hit at the Halloween party and out in Salem at the bar. FYI – I am not joking when I say I had to use multiple forms of ID to be let in.
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