Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

I had this idea of being the Wicked Witch of the West, which would’ve been fine, but, I figured why not take it a step further. This year, I decided to be the Wicked Witch of the East.

Since no one knows what she looks like (other than her iconic ruby slippers), I decided to have fun with it. First, I played with the idea of going green. When that idea didn’t work out, I was stumped, I was sure that I wouldn’t be dressing up for Halloween. A few years ago, I did an awesome zombie make up where it looked like my skin was falling off. I decided to go with that BUT instead of blood, I was going to paint my open wounds green, giving the illusion of human skin falling off of my green skin; like a witch wearing a human costume. I achieved this look by applying layers of white gift bag tissue and liquid latex. Once those were dry, I went in CAREFULLY with tweezers and opening the wounds. I then layered a slightly darker foundation than my normal skin tone and blended it out with a lighter color to match my skin. Once I was finished with that, I went in with green face paint, black around the edges to make shadows, and with some yellow mixed in with green to create contours and highlights. I also threw in the heavy eyebrow and a mole for more of a witchy look. I finished my face off with regular makeup like I would normally do for any day, and let my hair flow. As for my costume,  I bought a generic witch’s costume, black and white stripped tights. And the best and necessary parts- the witch’s hat and ruby slippers. I made a mini house with cardboard, construction paper, and glue. I glued that on to my hat to pay homage to the house falling on the witch. As for my shoes, I had a pair of hot pink flats with bows on them already so I patiently added on sequins one by one. It took a total of six hours to complete the shoes, 2.5 hours working on make up, 10 hours of enjoying the day being a witch!

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup

Updated Wicked Witch of the East Costume and Makeup