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Coolest Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea 2

by Dorian A
(Hilo, Hawaii, USA)

Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea

Coolest Homemade Mona Lisa Halloween Costume Idea *EVER*. My inspiration this year was Leonardo Di Vinci’s Mona Lisa. After weeks of debating what I would commit as my costume of choice, I decided to attempt the Mona Lisa in a frame. I wanted to be in full costume so I started searching for the perfect pieces.

The Frame: The frame is a large box that I cut a side off and folded the flaps in creating a 2 1’2 inch frame with an open bottom when turned sideways. The bottom frame is a separate piece of cardboard that was made as a removable piece so I could get in and out easily. I spray painted the whole box black. I then glued an old pillowcase to the backdrop and painted on an abstract scenery of greens and browns. I cut four holes in the back of the box and threaded through a silk scarf I had in my closet. The silk tie was used so I could put the box on like a backpack making my arms free to move around. Lastly, I trimmed the frame with left-over gold wrapping paper. Total spent = $6.50 spraypaint & $5 Crayola water paint

Mona Lisa’s Outfit: I found a vintage velvet dress from Goodwill and knew it was perfect. I also found an old silky long sleeved shirt from Goodwill and cut the sleeves to fit into the dress. My sister had a puffy skirt in her closet and I grabbed a long skirt from my mom to make the velvet dress seem longer. When I put all these pieces together along with thick black tights and my Aunty’s old shoes –it made the PERFECT Mona Lisa outfit! Total spent = Dress & Shirt $9, tights $1

Mona Lisa’s Makeup: After watching a few tutorials on Youtube.com I decided that the makeup would be the easiest part of the costume. Which turned out to be a little harder than expected. The original Mona Lisa has a pale, shadowy face with barely any eyebrows. Well I have thick black eyebrows and couldn’t figure out how to cover them. So besides the eyebrows everything else came out alright. Total spent = $2.50

All together my costume cost me $24 dollars and about 2 days of work. I enjoyed Halloween and even won a costume contest! Had a great time walking around Walmart that night and enjoyed the comments from others. Next Halloween… who knows how much farther my creativity will go!

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