Maiden Voyage Frozen Titanic Victim Costume
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jen, the 'Maiden Voyage' costume creator:
Every year I wrack my brain, books, and the internet for unique costume ideas. I have 2 requirements: I should not be recognizable, and I canít be something or someone that others might choose. So this year I took one of those lovely little on-line quizzes- 10 simple questions to answer and then it would be revealed to me how I died in my past life. Prior to taking the quiz I decided that however I died previously will be my costume for this yearís Halloween. At the end of the quiz, I learned that I froze tragically on the Titanic. And so began my history lesson and the crafting of my costume.
I scoured 3 different Goodwill stores in search of a jacket and long skirt that could be forced to match & given a period vibe to them. The last store I hit had a velvet jacket with a sequined collar, a long skirt that had the perfect fit and flare with velvet trim, and a black vintage purse- all a match to the tune of $14. I pulled the outfit together with opaque black tights, knee high lace-up boots, lace glovelettes & a cocktail ring I already had in my wardrobe. At my local craft store I purchased black letter stickers and a Styrofoam wreath for $8 to make my lifebuoy & researched historical pictures for exactly what it should say. The wig was a purchase at a Halloween shop for around $14. It was designated a flapper style wig, but I removed the feathered headband & styled the hair more to fit the look I was going for. I added hair accessories I already owned.
I knew that the biggest part of my costume would be the frozen look, since that is according to an on-line quiz exactly how I died in my past life (and who doesnít believe everything they read on the internet)?! I found a frostbite makeup kit for $7 and took my time layering white with black & blue and more white on my face, neck, chest & hands (save the hands for last). Using glue and special makeup from the kit, I crafted the frosty dead look I was going for on my face and added frost & paint to my wig as well.
I had a close neighbor introduce themselves to me as if we had never met (requirement #1 met! as underneath the black curly wig is long locks of red). And among a sea of Khaleesis, Dothrackis, and zombies requirement #2 was met, as no one else had chosen my costume. It was so much fun to bring it all together & even more fun to require a martini in a crystal martini glass to complete my characterís look- cheers!