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Coolest DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume 6

by Deirdre and Mark
(Jackson, WY)

DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume

DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume

DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume
DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume
DIY Day of the Dead Couple Halloween Costume

This DIY Day of the Dead couple Halloween costume were put together in one day! We had a few items but most were picked up here and there.

I think the hats really made the costumes. The top hat for Mark was left over from last year and the hat I have on was bought day of. Both hats were plain and we added the flowers (some real some fake) and the ribbon around Marks hat. Mark did the crafting by punching holes in the hats and using old bread ties to keep the flowers in place.

As to the clothing, we bought the skirt and the shirt from a local costume shop and found the rest at a thrift store. I got the lace and ribbon at the fabric store and fashioned my neck tie with it. The vest Mark is wearing was a thrift store purchase and we cut a hole in it at stuck the flowers through.

The make up is very time consuming. I drew my inspiration from a burning man photo I saw while browsing and a few other photos. I did all of the face makeup. Mark and I both did our own body make up.

The whole DIY Day of the Dead couple Halloween costume put together took us 4 hours with make up and hats. I had the make up on hand but it was the expensive theater style make up. I think it's good on two counts: number one it looks tons better than the cheap stuff, and secondly so much easier to get off!

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Coolest Homemade Day of the Dead Costume 7

by Carolina C
(St. Louis, MO USA)

Homemade Day of the Dead Costume

Homemade Day of the Dead Costume

Homemade Day of the Dead Costume
Homemade Day of the Dead Costume
Homemade Day of the Dead Costume
Homemade Day of the Dead Costume

Where do I begin? I wanted a costume that was creative, yet meaningful, and I also wanted to grab enough attention to win a contest........and that's what we did!

As my husband is Mexican, this homemade Day of the Dead costume was appealing to him, which was great since he wasn't really interested in Halloween in the first place. I really needed him on board, couples costumes are much more fun. So once we got our idea together, Day of the Dead Revolutionary Calaveras (skeletons), we started looking for all the materials.

We bought the skeleton gloves and leggings for myself, 2 plastic bullet belts, the makeup, the rifles and the sombrero at a Halloween store; luckily I saved a real bullet belt that someone gave me in the 90's and used that on my waist. My outfit was a combination of clothes I borrowed or had, and my husband's was bought from a local thrift store, except the boots, fortunately we had those already. That was the easy part.....then came the makeup.

We did this costume last year and it was successful except for the fact that we took so long on the makeup, we actually missed the contest :(, this year however we changed the makeup to cream instead of liquid, and it seemed to go a lot faster. We made it on time to our destination, and out of about 30 other contestants, we got 1st place!

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Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13

by Leila
(Brussels, Belgium, Europe)

Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13

Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13

Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13
Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13
Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13
Coolest Día de los Muertos Costumes 13

We really wanted to make the most out of it this year, after having spent 3 years in London we have learned a thing or two about costumes. The main thing is to check what do you have already for the costume - I had a bunch of fake kitsch flowers so I cut a few stems, my boyfriend used our colored Christmas table cloth for under the bullets, the necklace was a souvenir his parents bought in the States.

I cut an old dress into a skirt and put my Mexican blouse (it was fashionable this summer) and we practiced the make-up once before Halloween, this really helped because we realized what worked out well and what not, like too many details, if the costume is loud enough you don't need to add too many colors on your face in my opinion so that's what we did.

My boyfriend bought his Mexican sombrero at the flea market for 7 eur (about 10$) and I bought the make-up for about the same amount, that's it! So get crafty people!! Everybody loved our costumes, so many people in the streets wanted to have their photo taken with us, we were the talk of the town that night he he!

And had a blast!! Happy Halloween!!

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