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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Black Swan Halloween!

The question always is, what to be for Halloween.  I rarely ever buy full costumes to wear.  I usually may buy accessories here and there to help with the outfit, but that's about it. D and I decided to make our own costumes this year.  Our costumes cost less than ten bucks, but we did spend a while on them! I can't complain cuz we did have fun and his costume I think especially turned out great!

My cousin Christine and I decided to channel our Natalie Portman and be White Swan and Black Swan. I also just noticed that Lea Michele dressed as the White Swan as well!

Making a White Swan/Black Swan costume was beyond easy! Here are my easy steps!

1.  Create a tutu with 4+ yards of tulle.  The more tulle you have, the poufier it will be.  I would say the minium you need is 4 yards, my cousin used 6 yards, however I wore a white fluffy skirt underneath so it didn't have to be too covering for me. For the Black Swan, she wore a leotard underneath.
2. Try this no sew method I found on youtube. You can always move the spacing of each tulle piece, separate it more if you didn't get as much tulle.  I used a ribbon/string I had at home that fit around my waist as opposed to elastic, but you could use either/or.
3.  I sewed feathers all around my skirt and a tube top I had.  Use a needle to pierce through each stem of the feathers.  I would thread 5 or so feathers together and then sew them onto the base of my skirt. For my top, I placed the feathers together as how I liked, sewed them together and then sewed them onto my tube top.  My tube top was straight across so I just bunched the middle together and stitched it to give it a V neck shape.
4. For my headpiece, I used white felt, which I cut into the shape of a leaf. I glued on feathers and a few rhinestones onto white felt and attached them to a headband with glue.  I wore the headband upside down to get the feathers sitting up.
5.  Finish off the outfit with some white tights and very shimmery white eyeshadows.  I didn't have time to find some white face powder, but that definitely adds to the look as well!

Simple enough, and ta-da, a white swan is born! Obviously make the right adjustments to create a Black Swan costume :)

I love matchy match costumes!  Good vs. Evil =P

My green crayloa!

At the very end of the night, we end with:
Late night JUMBO slice pizza, D.C. tradition!

How was your Halloween? 
What did you dress up as?

image via vanity fair


Nee said...

oohh you look soo cute:)


Melmo said...

Haha i always do it the same way. This time i just spent 2,50€!! haha it's amazing if you can do create a costume with so littel money. And well,... I was Jack Sparrow ;)

Style, She Wrote said...

Amazing! What a neat idea! You did such a lovely job on the costume! xo style, she wrote

Katya said...

I love your take on the white swan, it looks fantastic! Just discovered your blog and am totally in love. Happy new follower!


Audrey Allure said...

Such a great idea! The outcome looks amazing :)

S said...

You look so lovely!
I wanna try the white swan costume next year!^^

Closet Fashionista said...

So much fun! Black Swan was a very popular costume this year, ha ha :)

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Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh your costumes are perfection - I LOVE! :)

Holly said...

so cute, i loved seeing all the black swan costumes this year!

CélineK said...

Hey ! Thx for your comment ! it's lovely :)
Your blog is great and u are very pretty btw !

Fraish♥ said...

I love your costume ! It's so great !

ellie said...

How fun! Love the results of your costume!

ivy's closet said...

Wow, yummy pizza!

Cool costume too.

Michelle Lee said...

lovely :)

Madeline said...

The costumes are so cute! I love the idea. I was a kitty for this Halloween. Haha! :)

Winnie said...

I love this Halloween idea! So cute! So simple but I bet everyone knew exactly what you guys were dressing up as :)

Yara Simón said...

How cool that you had someone to complete both parts. All costumes were great.

t said...

Great costume!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Soo fun!!!! This looks great! Love the pizza pic, adorable.

Allison said...

This post is incredible - I love how creative you are, girl! You looked beautiful :) That is also the biggest slice of pizza I have ever seen - crazy!

The Annachrist said...

So gorgeous and so creative! I was leeloo from the fifth element ;)

Sara said...

Great tips for making that costume, I never thought that it can be that easy, you looked great in your costume and that pizza slice looks yummy! Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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