Friday, September 26, 2014

COSTUME: DIY Weeping Angel Part 2

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my Weeping Angel Costume! I'm teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y'all tons of easy ideas to craft up 88+ DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea! After my tutorial, there are blog hop links to all the other costumes.

For this Halloween, my daughter chose to be a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who. The Weeping Angels are villains who send you back into time if they catch you. They 1st appear in the episode "Don't Blink" and are featured in other episodes in later seasons. This is one of the most intricate costumes I've made for my daughter. My tutorials for the dress, wings and mask over on the Fairfield World Blog. They sponsored this costume by providing the fabric for the dress. Krylon provided the stone textured spray paint for the mask and wings. This costume is included in a huge Halloween Blog Hop.

Costuming requires a lot of attention to detail to make a concept into a reality. Though it's important to get the big pieces right, it's also important to get the details right. From the makeup, to hair, to what shoes you're wearing, it's all important. When you are wearing a costume for Halloween, a party, or a convention, it's as important to look good as be comfortable. You'll likely be standing for hours, so know what works best for you. Onto the tutorials and tips.

I chose to paint my daughter's skin grey, which took about 30 minutes. It washed off great in the shower. You can limit the amount of skin you body paint by wearing a long grey shirt and gloves. I'll explain that in a little bit. However, if you are wearing this warm weather, you want to use body paint. There are high quality body paints available. I used what I had on hand.
  • 2-3 Tubes of white cream makeup/body paint - I used cheap makeup from Party City
  • 1 Tube of black cream makeup/body paint
  • 1 Small foam brush
  • 1 Bowl - I used a foam bowl
1) Squeeze a lot of white cream makeup into the bowl. Add a little black.
2) Stir makeup together with the foam brush until blended.
3) Apply makeup to any visible skin using the foam brush. Use strokes for large sections and pouncing for small areas. Make sure to get around the hair line, ears, armpits, around the dress edges, around the fingers, and the palms. Those are areas that might be forgotten, but are important to cover too. Mix more grey paint as needed.

I chose to use the same grey body paint to paint her hair. Alternatively, you can use grey colored hair spray (though it is very messy) or a wig painted grey. Alex has long hair, so I was able to twist it up in a bun. However if you have short hair like me, you'd need to wear a wig styled into a bun.
  • A hair brush
  • An elastic ponytail holder
  • Bobby pins - I used black ones that blend into my daughter's hair
  • A nice hair spray
  • 1 Tube of white cream makeup/body paint
  • 1 Tube of black cream makeup/body paint
  • 1 Small foam brush
  • 1 Bowl
1) Put long hair up into a high ponytail, using the brush and hair elastic.
2) Twist hair and circle into a bun.
3) Use bobby pins to secure the bun.
4) Spray hair liberally with hair spray. Do this in sections, so you can breath in between. This will make painting the hair much easier.
5) Mix the grey paint into a bowl as instructed above.
6) Using the foam brush to apply the paint all over the hair. Make sure to get around the hair line and into the crevices of the bun.

If you are painting the hands, you'll need to apply grey or silver nail polish to the nails. The body paint doesn't easily stick to nails. I painted a silver nail polish on my daughter's clean nails. There are a few brands that sell grey polishes. I used what I had on hand.

Alternatively, you can use grey fabric paint on long formal white or silver gloves. You can vary the grey shades for a more stone look. Make sure to have wax paper inserted between the glove fabric, to prevent it from sticking together while wet from paint. If Halloween is going to be cold here, I'll like do this for my daughter.

If you can't find long formal gloves that fit you or need more warmth, use a long sleeve white shirt and short white gloves. You can use Rit Dye in Pearl Grey to dye the shirt and gloves. Use grey fabric paint to add some color variance for a stone like effect.

If you are in a cold climate, tights are a must with a dress. Buy white cotton tights and dye them grey with the same Rit Dye in Pearl Grey. Since your feet will be barely viable, so there is no need to paint your tights. Plus this way you'll have a great pair of grey tights for your wardrobe needs.

You can either use flats or sneakers, depending on your comfort level and how much walking you will be doing. If you have grey ones, wear those. Otherwise use grey fabric paint and a paint brush to alter your shoe's color. White sneakers and flats will be best for painting. Use the same Rit Dye to color your sneaker laces.

A couple more costume photos, just for fun. Hope you have fun making this costume, or any of your choosing. Happy Makery and Halloween!

And now it's time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don't forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume
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3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume
4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie
5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids
6. A Bee and Her Keeper
7. No Sew Magician Costume
8. Flint Lockwood Costume
9. Pinocchio
10. Marty McFly
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12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume
13. Homemade Toothless Costume
14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)
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16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes
17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth
18. Family Monsters University Costumes
19. Scooby Doo family costumes
20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume
22. Easy Tin Man Costume
23. No Sew Bee Costume
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26. DIY Instagram Board
27. Elsa crown
28. Dog Collar Ruffles
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31. Weeping Angel Costume
32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper
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35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume
36. DIY Cat Costume
37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes
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39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume
40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

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42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume
43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume
44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes
45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask
46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume
47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume
48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume
49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes
50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition
51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume
52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume
53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume
54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume
55. DIY Baymax Costume
56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume
57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume
58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes
59. Instagram Halloween Costume
60. Peter Pan and Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at

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62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume
63. Viking Family Costumes
64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child
65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket
66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head
67. DIY Harry Potter Costume
68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes
69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume
70. DIY Skunk Mask
71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY
72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial
73. Candy Corn Costume
74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume
75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume
76. DIY Robot Costume
77. Wonder Woman Costume
78. Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Costume
79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume
80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume
81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel
82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes
83. Snow White Costume
84. Peacock Princess Costume
85. Scarecrow Costume
86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume
87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume
88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid
89. DIY Baby Koala costume

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  1. Great costumes. I love the Wilma and Fred costumes and if it was up to my kids it would be the Minecraft head for sure.

  2. Very cool but too freeky for me. My boys would love it.

  3. I'm surprised at how grey you got the hair and how well it matched the rest of the costume. The wings look amazing. Any other Who characters for halloween in the house? We need a dalek! :)

  4. Omgoodness...that is an AWESOME costume and overall job on creating the weeping angel concept. I LOVE it!

  5. Such a great idea for a costume. I thought she was a stature at first.

  6. Such a wonderfully creative (and easy) costume! Stopping by from the hop (#14 mermaid). Pinned this to share!



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