Sexy Homemade Katy Perry Smurfette Dress/Costume
Time to construct 3 days , Cost $50.00, 2,363 sequins Difficulty: Moderate
One poster board, Elmer’s glue, tweezers, scissors, pencil. One needle and thread (fishing line works too), 1 role blue, 1 sky blue, 1 black, 1 yellow Sharpie markers. Sequins- white 2 yards, black 1 yard, yellow 5 yards, royal blue 2 yards, sky blue 4 yards. One blue fur buff (Xmas tree ornament from Michaels), 1 white dress- Akira after season sale 7 dollars, 1 blond wig (5.00 Thrift store), wig spray so you can clean and comb it if used. One can of brown spray in hair color for highlights), 1 piece of wax paper (used for highlights on wig, 1 yellow hair flower (1.00 at Walgreens). Two pieces of white felt (Michael’s) for hat. 5-6 hair pins. 1 pair of Katy Perry eyelashes (Claire), blue eyeliner and green teal eye shadow, 1 black eyeliner, 1 golden eye shadow.
Fun and cost effective way to be Smurfette with a purpose (awareness Smurf) is a modified version of Smurette to honor the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Reason: My aunt passed away of breast cancer and I though what a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Halloween and spread a message about breast cancer.
Draw an outline of Smurfette’s face on the poster board. Be sure to line her up on your body for a rough estimate of what size she should be. Outline her in black marker once you have the size correct.
Color in the areas of Smurfette’s face with the Sharpie Markers (helps hide the gaps between the sequins)
Detach your sequins from the spools using an Exacto knife. Keep them in a Ziploc bag so they don’t mix together (be careful not to knock our fingers with the Exacto .
Using tweezers and Elmer;s glue attach the sequins to the poster board ( be patient with yourself and don’t just throw them on there). It’s easiest to go in a straight line. Continue in each section until she is completely filled in ( approximately 5 hrs and 2,360 sequins) I am very detailed. Let her dry completely (overnight just to be safe if you are heavy handed with glue) before you add the black outline of sequins on to the face.
Attach the completed Smurfette with fishing line and needle to 1 sheet of white foam ( Michael’s craft section). This allows easy attachment to the white dress. Because the poster will be rigid due to the glue and sequins you don’t want them to pop off or be unable to dance or move. At the top tack, dart (sew the hat to the top of the dress) and the yellow part of her hair to the other side. Placing one dart on each side left and right and place 1 dart (or tack in the middle of the hair onto dress). Don’t attach it in too many places as the board will be hard to move and you wont be able to drive/sit without bending her face.
Turn the dress over and cut the string off the blue fur Xmas ornament (purchased from Michaels) and use the fishing line to attach to the back of the dress, 1 dart or knot will do for a Smurf tail).
Find a blond curly wig. If used purchased wig, cleaning spay and clean it prior to use. Take a comb and (patience) and apply wig spray to each curl and comb through any tangles that may be in the wig. Usually wig cleaning spay has a nice citrus smell. Once you have cleaned the wig. Let I dry completely (24hrs). The next day cut a small hole into wax paper and pull each curl half way though and spray with brown temp spray in hair color (can get from beauty supply or Walgreens CVS). Spray each curl lightly with brown color (don’t overdo, it will cause the spray to run off- a real mess). Do this for each curl around the lower portion of the curl to create an ombre effect. Let it dry overnight. Add your yellow flower clip to either side of the wig near the ear.
Take 2 pieces of white felt (Michaels craft section) and pace them on top of each other draw the outline of “J” for the Smurf hat and cut out. Take both pieces and turn inside out and sew together at edges with continuous stitch using needle and fishing line. Once done turn it right side out and fold up at the bottom. Tah-dah, instant Smurf hat. FYI- if you don’t like the J of the hat sticking up in the air you can tack (dart) the tip of the hat to the front of the hat so you don’t look like a unicorn.
Quick makeup. Apply primer to the top and bottom of the eye (important for under the eye prevents pigments from falling out).
a) Apply a neutral gold color to the top of your lids and under the water line of lower lids.
b) Take the teal/green color and apply heavily to the top of the eyelid and under the waterline of lower lid.
c) Take black eyeliner and line the waterline of the inner lid and bottom waterline of eye ( make sure to be careful since you are lining under the eyelashes and along the inner waterline of the eye.
d) take black liquid eyeliner and line the top of eyelid with cat eye shaped liner extend edge out past corner.
e) take electric blue liquid liner and apply under the lower lid eyelashes and blend. Repeat the teal under lower lid to blend with the blue.
f) add Katy Perry lashes and lipstick and you are SMURFETTE.