Black Swan Costume
Before Halloween Party
|Costume type:||Costumes for Women|
This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Kandise, the 'Black Swan' costume creator:
This is my 2012 DIY black swan costume.
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.
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.
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 hotglue. 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 spraypainted it a dull gray.
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!