Coolest Homemade Black Swan Costume

After searching for about a month I finally came up with the perfect costume. A Black Swan costume! I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off but I was definitely up for the challenge. Here is how I made it:

Top: The first thing I did was find a black corset. I hot clued black Indian feathers all over the top. I angled them so they would over-lap each other. I then took some other feathers to make the right side like in the movie. I glued jewels on the top.

Bottom: I took black stretch braided elastic and measured it around my waste. I then started tying black tulle around the waste band to start making the tutu. I noticed that it was laying flat so I cut the ends shorter so that it would stick out more. Once I had finished the band I sewed a button on to it so it would stay on. I glued feathers to the top of the tutu just like she has in the movie. I then glued jewels to the front left side of the tutu. I took a black feather boa and tied it on as the belt so it look like the top and the bottom flowed together. I got light pink tights, black bloomers and real ballet shoes from a dance store.

Crown: I took a clear plastic cutting board and placed it on top of an outline of the crown I found online. I blew the photo up and traced the photo with hot glue. I let the glue dry then pooped it right off the plastic. I then took a regular headband and glued the crown to the headband. I then spray painted it a dull gray.

Makeup: I had one of my friends actually do my makeup. She started by outlining my eyes with a soft brown pencil. She then took black eyeliner to make the eyes. Then she took a bright silver eyeliner to make the “feather like lines.” My white face is actually the lightest color foundation Mac has. The lipstick is by KatVonD which I purchased at Sephora.

I am really glad how my costume turned out! It took a lot of time and patience! Definitely well worth it! I got a lot of great feedback from everyone! They all just loved it. They kept telling me I actually looked like Natalie Portman. I wouldn’t go that far, but it was a compliment! I made everyone laugh by “P-lying” (not sure how to spell that!!) all night because it was difficult to bend over! All in all I’m more than happy with it!

Coolest Homemade Black Swan Costume

Coolest Homemade Black Swan Costume

Coolest Homemade Black Swan Costume