Boo! Are you ready for Halloween…?

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Halloween–we love it! It is a chance to let our inner child shine through. The more elaborate the costume, the better! This is a photo of my siblings’ costumes from last year. My brother went as a chimney sweep and my sister was a marionette.

I did her makeup for the costume and it was a blast. The face paint I used was called “Goth White” by Manic Panic. I highly recommend it. Most white face paints that people use smear and come off but this one stays put and gives you the lovely finished look you see in the photo. You can apply it even thicker than I did if you want an even whiter complexion. For the black around her eyes I simply used eye shadows and eye liners. I think it turned out great! Her makeup lasted through an entire party and even after several hours still looked fresh. It came off easily with some makeup wipes and a facial cleanser.

My brother got creative and put his costume together by using clothes he already owned and then his “soot” was some black and charcoal eye shadows I had. He looked authentic and reminded me of Burt from Mary Poppins. Everyone loved it, and he didn’t have to spend any money to create an original costume that everyone liked.

I always enjoy being creative with my costumes and coming up with something unique and I also usually prefer to use clothes that I already have in my closet to make my costumes. Like the one year I went as an Oompa Loompa because I had a white skirt and orange striped shirt. At a thrift store I found some flat brown shoes with a large flower on the end and the only other thing I had to buy was green hairspray.

Halloween is a chance to have fun and be creative, so what will you be this year?

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