One of my favorite movies of all time is Grease! The 50’s are my favorite decade and this was my year to dress up as my favorite character from Grease, Sandy! I wanted to make a statement so I chose “bad” Sandy from the end of the movie. I got a lot of fantastic reactions and compliments. Favorite moment – when the DJ played a Grease medley. I loved playing the part and getting to dance around to the best songs of Grease! A few people came up to dance with me! This costume was very fun and simple. Too bad I couldn’t find someone to be my Danny!
This was a very simple outfit to put together. I started at a thrift shop and found some decently comfortable wedges. I gave them a few heavy coats of red spray paint and I think they turned out awesome! (For nights that I knew I would be walking around a TON and didn’t want to walk in heels, I wore a version of red KEDS.) I borrowed a black leather jacket and black stretchy belt with a buckle from a friend. I cut up one of my black t-shirts to make the off the shoulder shirt. To do this I put the plain t-shirt on and marked where I wanted the sleeves to hit and just cut across the top with a scissors. I bought a pair of faux leather leggings from Wet Seal and tucked in my off the shoulder shirt into the leggings. The belt was placed just right to hide where I had tucked in my shirt.
To finish off the look I did my eye make up pretty dark with lots of mascara and of course, those bright red lips! (I wish I had gone a little heavier on the blush to match Olivia Newton-John’s make up in the movie. I already had a somewhat large pair of hoops that I wore. I painted my nails red and curled small sections of my hair. Every pieces of hair should be curled! Hairspray was very important for this look, I used as much as I could. The only thing left to do was pin a small piece up behind my ear, so people could see the cigarette I had behind my ear as well.