I’ve always liked Pop Art a lot and a week before Halloween I made a Pop Art Print of a photo of me and my friends, also I was looking for a Halloween Costume. Right after that I realized that I had a great idea right in front of me and that’s when the work started.
First of all, I looked for a good Pop Art photo shop tutorial, and started making some drafts with old pictures of me. After several failed attempts I managed to pull out a good Pop Art Print so then I took a picture of myself with a white background. I photo shoped it based on the Che Guevara Pop Art Print.
I printed 8 letter size pictures, each one with a different combination of colors. Then I glued them to a cardboard and left a space in the center, and later cut the space off.
The most difficult thing was attaching the costume to my head, so my hands would be free for partying. I came out with the idea of gluing a visor hat to the cardboard, and then put the visor hat as a diadem. I also glued some wooden sticks so the cardboard wouldn’t bend to the back or front.
After this I bought a blue hairspray and some green makeup, put it on. I painted my glasses with some blue acrylic paint and masking tape. And finally I was ready for Halloween.
This costume was a little of uncomfortable ‘cause I couldn’t drink without some help, but it was a hit, the best costume of the party.
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This was by far my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I think everyone I encountered loved it as much, some even more than me! I was inspired to make the Comic Girl Dress from the MAC makeup POW! Halloween look, which I used as my makeup for the night.
To make the dress, I started off by building a duct tape corset by wrapping the tape, sticky side out, around my waist and chest. Once the corset was complete I slit it down the side and removed it. I fit the comic pages over the duct tape and then secured them with packing tape.
Next I got some cheap fabric and made a simple circle skirt. I spread the skirt out, placed the pages how I wanted them and then used spray adhesive to secure them to the fabric. Once all the pages were secured to the skirt I trimmed off the excess paper from the bottom and waist of the skirt. I then covered the entire skirt in packing tape.
Next I cut the paper into strips and made a belt with the strips and packing tape. I secured the belt to the skirt.
When the time came to get dressed I put on the corset. Closed it with packing tape. Then put on the skirt and attached it to the corset by wrapping packing tape around it.
To finish the look I created the KABOOM! headband with floral wire, and old headband, craft foam paper and letters.
This Homemade Comic Book Pop Art Costume was inspired by Roy Lichtenstein pop art. Every year my goal is to wear a costume that's original. I hate spending too much money on costumes sold at the store for two reasons, (1) the material is cheap, (2) 87 other people will probably be wearing it as well. This year I decided to do be Comic Book Pop Art which involved paint, make up and markers. I used some clothes that I already had and painted my wig yellow at the ends. It took me about 2 hours to create this cartoonish look. The dot placement and black outlining were key to creating the pop art style seen in comic books. I outlined my eyebrows, eyes, lips, nose, collar bone, cleavage, chin, cheeks, ears, arms, elbows and even my feet and created a "POW" out of markers and poster board paper.
This costume is for sure one of the coolest costumes that I have created.