20 October 2008

All Hallows Even!

Halloween is just around the corner and I really want to dress up as 1. I have never done it before (at least not as an adult!), 2. two of my female friends and I planned to do so (although both of them are now beginning to let me down) and 3. because I have an excellent idea for an outfit ...dun dun duuuuun...

Undead or Corpse Bride

OK, well, I thought it was a good idea at least.

When Corpse Bride is mentioned, the majority of you may think of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Understandable. Or you might think of a ghost, a skeleton or a zombie bride, or maybe even the Bride of Frankenstein or Chucky. But none of these are exactly what I want. I want something that incorporates something from all of these but is individual and looks good.

The best costume I've seen is the one worn by Christina Aguilera alongside her 'Dead Groom' husband back in 2006. I've found quite a few tutorials, youtube videos, tips, etc. online now about how to create the look i.e. the costume as well as the make-up.

I don't have long to prepare my outfit incase Halloween is still on so let's see what's on my...

Halloween Costume Shopping List
  • Second hand bridal gown / dress (white or cream)
  • Second hand veil / lace (white or cream)
  • Second hand silk gloves (white or cream)
  • Bridal looking shoes (white or cream)
  • Blonde or white/pink wig (preferably curly)
  • Plastic flower bouquet (red, white or cream)
  • Spray paint - possibly grey
  • Black eyepencil
  • Bright red lipstick
  • White face paint
  • Red and black body paint
  • Fake blood paint
Optional extras
  • Tiara
  • Second hand tulle (white or cream)
  • Fishnet tights
  • Hairpin
  • False eyelashes
So watch this space kids! If I do end up doing it - becoming a halloween fashion designer and gruesome make-up artist extraordinaire - then I shall document it with pictures and/or videos. Who knows, even if my Halloween plans are cancelled, I might just dress up anyway and save the outfit for next year!


  1. That's awesome!! I'm in full support of fake eyelashes by the way, so that should be bumped up from the optional to the required list :)

  2. Aww thank you! I think I agree with your sentiments on the false eyelashes... definately getting them now! Have wanted to try them for aaaages.

    Sadly though, it's becoming rather apparent that Halloween just ain't gonna happen for me this year. =(

  3. Very sad... Why it is not going to happen for you this year? Based on your description you would have been the scariest bride on Earth this holiday season :) (please take as a compliment though :) Alex