"Fire and Ice" plus a "snowflake". I made this Homemade Fire and Ice Costume over a few weeks, with most pieces coming from Goodwill stores and the rest was art/craft supplies I already had.
"Fire" was A plain red dress that I painted flames coming from the bottom of the skirt-with yellow acrylic ceramic paint-and flames going up my neck and some on my face. I wore orange pantyhose with red fishnets over top (not pictured) and had an orange child's wig that I pinned over my hair bun. I was wearing an orange sweater under the red dress in the picture. The dress showed a lot of cleavage so I took the sweater off later on and had flames painted all over. The red lipstick was the final touch. I had long red eyelashes to wear but I forgot them.
"Ice" Started with white slacks and a royal blue dress shirt. The shirt had white acrylic airbrushed on. The best part was the jacket, not pictured, which was inspired by Jack Frost. A tweed sport coat with shiny white paint covering most of the lapel to look like sheets of Ice. Blue and white Icicles painted coming off the shoulders.
The whole thing was then sprinkled with irredesent glitter(from Xmas crafts) His hair was sprayed back in spikes with "Got2bGlued" Hair freezing spray and covered with white hairspray. White and blue paint added to his lips and eyebrows. "Snowflake" was wearing a light blue sleeper. I had a foam snowflake from the Xmas aisle at dollar tree. I sewed a few wide white fabric straps to the back to allow easy removal, since Snowflake was only 3 months old.
With the popularity of the Cirque de Soleil dance play, Varekai, and with one of its character’s costume, this year’s theme for my Trick or Treat costume will be focused on how to set fire with my imagination and with the interest of the audience. When I said, set fire, I really mean it… literally!
So, my mom decided that I will be wearing something different from the usual scary stuff. First, my hair was set like a volcanic eruption… dyed with red color and streaked with orange and yellow. The whole body, including my face, was painted with radiant red. After the base red, I was drawn with yellow and orange tongues of fire. My nails were taped with plastic toy nails. The toy nails actually look like that of a witch. Then, the nails were also painted red. I wore red cloth for my tops and red wrap-around skirt to match my body color.
All in all, this Homemade Fire Costume was really fiery! I made it until the finals!