Category Archives for Costumes
The myth of King Midas has captivated me since I first heard it as a young girl. It’s a tale of greed and grief; great wealth and even greater loneliness. For those not familiar with the Greek myth, let me tell you a story. In this story, the king will instead be a queen, because this was the inspiration behind my Queen Midas makeup look.
Once upon a time there was a queen who ruled over a prosperous land. (more…)
Felt cute, might freeze the town later. Idk.
I didn’t exactly plan to do an Elsa cosplay, but found a great platinum blonde wig on sale and the ideas started flying, so I hope you like it. And if you’re not a fan of Frozen, I hope you can let it go. *ba-dum-tss* (more…)
Pat McGrath is a living legend – one of the greatest makeup artists of all time. She’s behind some of the most breathtaking, avant-garde makeup looks ever created, and her collaborations with John Galliano are no exception.
I wanted to do a 1920s-inspired, editorial look based on the makeup Pat McGrath designed for John Galliano’s Spring 2011 runway show, but with my own spin on it. (more…)
Oh you thought I only cosplayed Disney Princesses, huh? In honour of The Lion King coming out today, I decided to do a little Scar drag makeup and cosplay.
I didn’t want to turn myself into a literal lion, so instead I drew inspiration from elements of Scar’s look in the animated Lion King movie and created this androgynous, humanoid Scar look. It’s a big departure for me, but honestly? I’m kind of digging it. (more…)
Good morning class, welcome to Male Gaze 101. Please take your seats and turn to page 52.
I have so many questions when it comes to Jessica Rabbit, like how does she remain upright? And why is she not actually a rabbit? Her husband, Roger Rabbit, is a full rabbit, ears and all. Are we meant to understand that a rabbit married a human woman, and she took his surname of “Rabbit”? But alas, these are questions for another day. Let’s set aside our critical lens for a moment and focus instead on how to transform into one of the sexiest and most absurd animated characters that ever lived: Jessica Rabbit. (more…)
Hiiiiiii, welcome to my first full costume reveal of the year: a Hermione Granger cosplay! I’ve been sitting on this secret for months, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with you. (That’s why my hair’s so big – it’s full of secrets.) (more…)
What do you do when it’s Friday night, and none of your friends are free? Turn yourself into a Bratz doll, of course.
I *just* missed the Bratz era growing up (I was a Barbie, Lego, and Hot Wheels gal), but I’ve been seeing the Bratz challenge floating around the internet, and got the itch to try it for myself. Since we all know I’m an all natural, lip-balm-and-mascara kind of woman (ha!), this seemed like a perfect fit.
And all it took was a wig, coloured contacts, extreme contouring, dollar store accessories, and drawing my lips up to my nose. Who knew! If you’re interested in a more detailed breakdown, keep reading. (more…)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m so excited to finally share this costume with you. I’ve been sitting on this secret for months.
This post is going to be long, because I have a serious bone to pick with Disney. Specifically, the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. But I’ll put that rant at the end of the post. Let’s talk about this Belle gold dress costume first. (more…)
Halloween parties are coming up fast, so I thought I’d put together a little post to give you a few Halloween costume ideas. These are some of my favourite looks from years of Halloween and costume parties.
This year alone I put together 4 costumes – the last one will be revealed on Halloween. I can’t wait to share it with you! :)
Happy Halloween month!! (In this household we celebrate Halloween for a full month.)
It’s October, which means it’s officially acceptable to live out your childhood fantasies and dress up as your favourite characters. If you’re a longtime reader of the blog, you may remember that I’ve attempted this very Halloween costume before – 5 years ago. But two things have happened since then: Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, and my perfectionist tendencies ramping into overdrive. (more…)
Hello again! I took another little trip through time and thought I’d share it with you! My awesome, fellow-costume-party-enthusiast friend Katya had a birthday over the weekend, which meant: another fabulous theme party. This time? The roaring twenties.
Since I had already done a 1920s traditional flapper costume for a Christmas party a few years ago, I wanted to do something different this time around. Instead of going super dark and vampy, I took cues from Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby film – specifically, Daisy Buchanan’s party costume. (more…)
I happen to not be the only one of my friends who loves a good theme party. And thank goodness for that! On Saturday, my friend Katya threw a 1960s party at her penthouse condo. It was an absolutely fabulous night, full of cocktails, retro music, and dancing into the wee hours. In fact, I didn’t get home until almost 7 in the morning! Her condo is decorated mid-century modern, with 1960s movie posters and retro Coke ads adorning the walls. It felt like stepping into an episode of Mad Men.
The sixties – specifically the early and mid-sixties – is one of my favourite eras for fashion. I spent hours scouring the internet for the perfect retro dress, but didn’t find anything I was happy with. So I ended up putting together this look with items I already had in my closet, and hoped I could pull it off with the help of accurate 1960s hair and makeup. (more…)
Greetings from Themyscira! So, are you surprised I dressed up as Wonder Woman for Halloween this year? No? Huh.
Read on for all the details on this costume/cosplay, including all the product links, my tips and tricks, and photos of me pretending to fight things. (more…)
I’m baaaaack! And just in time for Halloween. You didn’t think I’d miss an opportunity to play dress up, did you? I’ve dressed up as many iconic fictional females, from Holly Golightly to Lara Croft to Hermione Granger to Belle. This year, I went for the original Disney princess: Snow White. (more…)
Halloween is one of the holidays I look forward to most each year. While many people like to embrace all things spooky and dark, I pretty much just love the excuse to dress up as one of my favourite characters. So, maybe that’s not quite the essence of Halloween, but… (more…)