Hello beauties, I hope Episode 1 of my DIY Halloween looks got the creative juices flowing. Today, we're going from sweet and sultry with my first Alice in Wonderland look and shifting gears to a second look that is a bit more elaborate--the Black and White 1920s Films Star. I remember seeing the makeup inspiration on my Pinterest feed last year and thinking, "OH, how fun!" I knew I wanted to recreate the look, but glam it up a bit, because, as I've mentioned before, I'm a lover of all things glam and glitter. With all of the selfies and pictures we take these days, you're sure to stand out with this look that combines both a Halloween vibe, but is still beautiful and vintage looking. Folks are sure to take a double take and think, "cool black and white filter on that pic. Wait, that's not a filter, it's super rad makeup skills!" So, if you'd like to learn how to recreate the look, keep on reading.
The 1920s were known for lose fitting dresses, jewels, head pieces, short hair styles, and furs. It was a time of decadence and the spark of a feminist movement. Women's style reflected their strength and rebellion as they chopped off their hair and threw out stifling corsets. Caroline's costume is an ode to that era. My goal was to not only transform her into a 1920s Greta Garbo style starlet, but to also cover up as much skin as possible to make the makeup transformation more manageable. The black lace slip, flowy sweater and long lace vest are all items from Caroline's closet, most of which are thrift store bargain finds. The tights are from Target, the shoes are from Sole Society (several seasons ago), and the gloves were a part of my collection, made by my friend Espie back in the day. You can easily find similar gloves at a costume shop or Amazon, which is where I bought the Betty Boop wig Caroline is wearing. I used the same velvet ribbon I used as the choker in the Alice in Wonderland look as Caroline's headband and added a broach for that extra touch of glam. The look is finished off with a costume jewelry necklace and white/rhinestone floral earrings. If you decided to go as a 1950's black and white film star or anything else black and white, just be sure to keep your clothes and accessories black, white or gray for the desired effect.