Coolest Homemade Beheaded Marie Antoinette Costume 5
by Rachel R.
Homemade Beheaded Marie Antoinette Costume
This Beheaded Marie Antoinette Halloween costume had, I discovered, already been done by others. There were plenty of ideas/photos posted online, but I wanted to take it a few steps further. I watched numerous tutorials and researched photos online to come up with the final product.
The shoulders were formed from clay. The clay was then covered in plaster of Paris to create a negative mold. I used insulation foam from an aerosol can to fill in the mold and create a positive final result. Acrylic paints finished off the foam shoulders, which were attached to doll rods that were hooked to a back pack underneath the dress skirt. I wore the backpack and had full mobility of my arms underneath.
The dress was created from fabric and lace, purchased at Wal-Mart. I researched online to find ideas for the style of dress that would suit the time period. I bought the opera style gloves from a costume shop and filled them with polyfill to bulk them up and used floral wire to pose the fingers. I then stitched the fingers into place.
As for my face, I used liquid latex, cotton balls, and tissue paper to create the effect of mummified, rotting flesh. The skull exposure is created by using a piece of white cleaning bottle. I used Halloween cream make-up, once again purchased at Wal-Mart, to bring the undead face to life. Also, some acrylic paint was used for blood.
My hair is the real deal. I sprayed it with the coloring hair spray that is available in stores at Halloween. I used a barrel curling iron for the curls at the side. I purchased a few large fluffy feathers and voila the undead headless Marie Antoinette rose from the grave for Halloween!
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I started my Marie Antoinette Halloween Costume Idea by spraying a black wig white with radiator spraypaint, the fumes were not an added bonus! I then decorated the wig with feathers and flowers.
For the dress I used an antique floral fabric, I made the pattern up for a long sleeved bodice attaching gathered lace at the sleeve cuffs with a v shaped panel at the front bodice to create the impression of a corset. For the skirt part I gathered a skirt of tulle which I sewed into the gathered skirt and lining. This created the fullness at the hips.
Finally I sewed bows down the front bodice. For the stockings I took a pair I owned and sewed on the ribbon trim. I applied white face paint, with rosy cheeks, red lips and a heart design and beauty spot, along with the most amazing pair of false eyelashes! To finish off the look I accessorized with a fan, pearls and a bloody cut around my neck and Marie Antoinette was ready to party! Let them eat cake!!