Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

I am wearing the costume. My costume is loosely based on David Bowie’s early personas, Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack (Rebel Rebel/Diamond Dogs era). I bought a shiny red orange David Bowie looking wig and the authentic vintage 70’s button up shirt from eBay  I bought the polka dot scarf for only $2 at Goodwill. I already had the red pants and black platform boots (hard to tell in the pictures). The only thing I bought at the Halloween store was the pirate eye patch and earring.

I bought the red guitar off of eBay but you probably could get it from a Halloween store too. Gathering the items were fun, although took a bit more effort since I was trying to look as accurate as possible. In the end the makeup took the most time as I had to learn how to cover and hide my eyebrows as I sure didn’t want to shave them off!

It was a very fun costume and ended up being a hit at where I partied! I went to a David Bowie tribute gig on Halloween wearing this and got so many compliments…even got to get up on stage with the band singing Rebel Rebel!

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack

2 thoughts on “Homemade David Bowie Costume Inspired by Ziggy Stardust and Halloween Jack”

  1. I know I neglected to say most of what it cost me, I’d say probably around $20-30 total but mostly because I had other things already…if I didn’t it might have been a bit more. And the makeup I learned from youtube videos. I did the spirit gum technique where I had to put it all over my eyebrows to make it smooth then I put ben nye scar wax over it. That was the hardest part because I kept getting too much on my eyebrows and it has to be smooth and not bumpy. I used a metal spoon heated over a candle (because I do not own a lighter) to apply the wax to my brows. Then I tried my best to blend it in with powder and colored concealer and then powdered my whole face. It did take a bit of practice. I wore this costume 2 times. I think I got it better the second time around than the first. The youtube videos were really helpful in demonstrating how to do this, just google it up. I also put metallic silvery eyeshadow all over my eyes with glitter and then used red eyeshadow for the blush and under my eye. I had bought actual blush for this but the red eyeshadow ended up doing a better job for the look I was going for. More vibrant than drugstore blush! And then always, always set your makeup with powder so it won’t rub off during the night!

  2. I know I neglected to say most of what it cost me, I’d say probably around $20-30 total but mostly because I had other things already…if I didn’t it might have been a bit more. And the makeup I learned from youtube videos. I did the spirit gum technique where I had to put it all over my eyebrows to make it smooth then I put ben nye scar wax over it. That was the hardest part because I kept getting too much on my eyebrows and it has to be smooth and not bumpy. I used a metal spoon heated over a candle (because I do not own a lighter) to apply the wax to my brows. Then I tried my best to blend it in with powder and colored concealer and then powdered my whole face. It did take a bit of practice. I wore this costume 2 times. I think I got it better the second time around than the first. The youtube videos were really helpful in demonstrating how to do this, just google it up. I also put metallic silvery eyeshadow all over my eyes with glitter and then used red eyeshadow for the blush and under my eye. I had bought actual blush for this but the red eyeshadow ended up doing a better job for the look I was going for. More vibrant than drugstore blush! And then always, always set your makeup with powder so it won’t rub off during the night!

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