Clever Wordplay Costume: French KISS

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling’s character from “Drive,” I knew I was on my own. I look forward to putting together a costume each year, and not simply buying a pre-made packaged one. After weeks of racking my brain, I finally came up with an acceptable option: French Kiss. Kiss as in the band. French as in the nationality.

To pull off the French look, I wore a beret, black and white striped shirt, skinny black jeans, a red neck scarf, a real baguette from the bakery, and a cigarette (only as a prop, because smoking is gross). To complete the Kiss portion of the costume I chose to use the Paul Stanley “Starchild” face paint. I watched a handful of Kiss make-up tutorials and gave it a go! I started by painting the majority of my face white and traced a star cut-out with eye-liner. I then used black face paint to fill in the star, as well as the opposite eyebrow. The make up was completed with bright red lip stick and I topped off the Kiss look with a black metal band wig. I received  very positive feedback from other party-goers!

Everyone thought it was very clever and my friends didn’t even recognize me. My favorite part of the costume was truly transforming myself and having fun doing it!

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling's character from

Typically my husband and I choose a couples-themed costume, but when he chose to be Ryan Gosling's character from

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