Friday, October 3, 2014

Season of the Witch - Part Two

Happy Friday!!

Earlier in the week, I went through some of examples of strong, powerful women with magical powers in movies, books, TV and music.  I'm fascinated by the concept of witches as women with powers and abilities to use for good or bad.

As shown with the female leads in American Horror Story Coven series there are many ways to introduce a modern witch look to your Halloween costume this year.  I've pulled some easy DIYs from Pinterest to get that romantic, haunted, betwitching look.


Source: zombiemaggie on Polyvore

Of course, the easiest way is to incorporate the looks from American Horror Story: Coven.  Layer with black and white, add some black booties and large black sunhats, for a modern twist.

Source: Martha Stewart
 You could also follow this easy DIY using glue, safety pins, white yarn and long black skirt to create your very own spiderweb skirt.

Another easy idea is wear layers of sheer black and topped off with copious amounts of gold costume jewelry for a more glam look.  You could easily build a witch costume from whats in your own closet.  Just head to a thrift store for a vintage cane, black hat and you're all set.

Nails and Makeup


This claw-inspired manicure looks super easy to achieve.  Just paint nails first with the lighter color, let dry then tape off either side of the tips and add a darker color coat of nail polish.  Remove the tape and impress everyone with your fierce nails.

I'm no make-up artist but this bat wing eye makeup looks pretty enough to pull off with white base makeup, black eye shadow, black pencil, black eyeliner and black mascara.  Most girls already have the black eye make up, so why not pick up some white base make up and you're all set?



For any witch costume, the accessories are really what elevates from boring to amazing. If you have some time you can follow this easy DIY from DeliaCreates and make a sweet, subtle little witch's hat from felt, carboard, and some black lace.

I'm loving these feather epaulets made by hot gluing black feathers to a bit of black felt, and then attaching the underside of the felt piece with magnets or safety pins, or alligator clips.  Perfect to getting a little bit of Angelina Jolie's Maleficent look to your costume. 

Source: via Dominque Wesson
Lastly, keep it simple.  How amazing are these black lace gloves and black sheer material draped over a regular black hat?

What are your plans for Halloween shaping up to be?  Any costumes or just staying in with a scary movie?


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