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Black Swan Costume

Before Halloween Party

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Photo #1 - Before Halloween Party Photo #2 - My makeup Photo #3 - Side View Photo #4 - After Winning contest
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

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!

Rating: 4.3 of 5. Votes: 37

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#1 comment by Muff Diver October 24, 2012

OMG, that's so amazing! I love the detail, this is what I'm going to be for Halloween now, thanks for the inspiration

#2 comment by Tyleen October 31, 2013

Wow! This was one of the best how to's online and:) thankful..

#3 comment by Heather November 27, 2014

Love it! Where can I buy this?

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