A costume as dramatic as this one calls for special hair and make up! As blue and silver aren’t what I normally wear, I improvised a bit and I had a good excuse to buy new make-up.
I knew that I was going for dramatic and I started collecting various products in January. I bought some huge black and silver fake lashes from a costume store. Then I found face crystals and I knew that I just had to have them.
These were bought on Aliexpress and they did not disappoint. They are attached to a silicon back and can be put on in one simple step. They are reusable as well.
With all the make-up at home I printed a blank make-up planning paper and got to work. The products that I used didn’t contain much pigment so it came out a bit bland, but this was the general idea.
For my hair I had other plans. I ordered a wig on Aliexpress and it arrived after five weeks. It was exactly as described. Long, white hair with bangs in front. The last time that I had bangs I was in kindergarten! Excited to try this, I put it on.
Yeah, it needed a bit of dressing up! I bought two inexpensive ‘hair extensions’, ripped the wig clips of the extensions and sewed them to the wig. That really helped with keeping the wig more secure on my head. I added the crown and noticed that I needed something to secure the crown to the wig. Found white hairclips that were just the right size. Now I could even shake my head a little without the wig or the crown shifting around. Great!
Everything was ready for the big day! In the next post I’ll (finally) show you the finished costume.
I am a professional bellydancer, costume-a-holic and dance studio owner living in the Netherlands. My passion is teaching and performing bellydance and I’ve been doing that for almost two decades. I am a teacher at the online Belly Dance Business Academy, where you can find courses and workshops to help you grow your belly dance business. If you like to be kept in the loop, please like Kyria Bellydance on Facebook , follow me on Twitter or find me on Instagram.