I chose to be a Broken Doll this year, and I was really happy with the outcome, even though I had a few issues with ordering my costume, but thank God, I was able to manage them.
First, I ordered a size bigger than my actual one, and it wasn’t until I read the reviews that I realized the sizes run too big! On top of that, the delivery got delayed and it was too late to exchange it or even order a new one.
So, I still made the best out of it, and just changed and added a few things, making it look like what you see in the pics.
My Broken Doll costume originally came with the dress, choker, tights and hair bow. I kept the dress of course, and also the bow, but replaced the choker and the tights, and added pink socks and a black wig, as well as my own accessories and my 5 inch pumps.
I really loooove the makeup! I got at 5am to get ready, since I wore my costume to work, but it was worthy the sacrifice!
I canceled my plans to go out at night, since I had to do a few people’s makeup between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, so I knew I was going to be exhausted. But that did not stop me from dressing up and having fun on Halloween.
And You? Tell me how was your Halloween????
What I Wore?
Women’s Broken Doll Costume from Amazon $45.99; Cross Tights from Mandee $4.99; Black Pumps from Mandee $24.99; Pink Socks from Steve Madden; Black Cross Choker from Party City.
Amazon Broken Doll vs. Lakshmi Broken Doll
Broken Doll – My Halloween Costume & Makeup *Stylo 158♥ – My Youtube Video
What Am I Wearing?
Pre Makeup: Make Up For Ever Primer; NYX Eye Primer; Graftobian Wheel Corrector. Makeup: MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadows (Knight Divine & Black Tied); NAKED Palette from Urban Decay (Virgin & Sidecar); Black Gel Eyeliner from Laura Mercier; Black Eye Pencil from MAC Cosmetics; False Eyelashes from MAC Cosmetics; Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara (Very Black) from Cover Girl; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Duo, Gel Brow & Highlighter; Urban Decay Naked Flushed Kit; Radiant Blush from Beauty Rush VS (Dollface); Lip Liner (Magenta) and Lipstick, both from MAC Cosmetics (St. Germain); Graftobian Foundation (Graceful Swan) & Setting Powder from Laura Mercier; Makeup For Ever HD Pressed Powder.
For the Broken Lines I used Black Gel Eyeliner and went over them with black eyeshadow. I also used pink studs to make them look like freckles. I got these at A.C. Moore. I also used a foundation way lighter than my complexion, to create that doll pale look.
Check Out My Broken Doll Costume I Wore For Halloween, Plus The Awesome Makeup I Created. You Can Buy An Already Made Costume And Still Make It Look UNIQUE!
A few more weeks and Halloween will be here! I wanted to come up with some ideas ahead of time, just in case you haven’t figured out what you want to be this year and also considering your budget. Maybe you are the type who doesn’t want to spend too much money on a costume but do love getting dressed up. Or maybe you don’t mind spending money, but love being creative and unique. Either or, this Stylo I created this week is for you. All three of these looks are unique and definitely very affordable. I assumed most of us have the essential “Little Black Dress” in our closets. It’s the typical dress we save just in case of any predicament or last minute event. So, I started brainstorming ideas on what costumes to create with a little black dress. I came up with a few, but I only picked three for my project.
1. “Marilyn Monroe in Black” – Budget $16.99
We all know the classic costume comes with a white dress, but I decided to be Marilyn in black instead. Why not change the costume a little bit and be unique? The only thing that you would basically have to invest on, would be the wig. I bought mine at Party City for only $16.99. You could also add long velvet gloves but it’s optional. I paid $12.99 for mines. Just wear black pumps and some of the classy dazzling jewelry you keep in your jewelry box.
False Eyelashes from KISS #09; Lancôme Color Design Holiday Palette (Crystalique) White color; LINE Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner (Blackest Black J200) & master Precise marker (Black) from Maybelline; The Falsies Mascara from Maybelline; Blush from MAC Cosmetics (Mocha Matte); MAC Cosmetics Lipsticks (matte Viva Glam B20 & Amplified Heartless); StudioTech Foundation & Studio Fix Compact Powder from MAC Cosmetics. Nail color from The Color Workshop in Burgundy.
2. “Eccentric Gothic Bride” – Budget $13.00
One of the styles that always fascinates me is the gothic tendency. I love the makeup, the black color strong influence and all the accessories put in together. I created this look 3 years ago, for a last minute Halloween party that I really wanted to go but my budget was pretty tight at the moment. I went to Walgreens and got a Gothic Crimp Wig ( I show it my video) for only $7.99 and a black Rose Bouquet from Party City for $4.99. I added a piece of fabric in lace as my veil and that was it! This time I changed it a little bit leaving out the wig and incorporating a black fedora hat.
The classic Little Black Dress; Black Pantyhose; Ruffle Booties from Report; Black Fedora Hat from Claire’s; piece of fabric in Lace; Cross Choker; Lace Glove; Black Rose Bouquet from Party City $4.99; Black Bracelet from ALDO; Flower Ring in Silver.
Kiss 09 False Eyelashes; Knight Divine (gray) & Black Tied Velvet (black) Eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics; LINE Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner (Blackest Black J200); Black Pencil Eyeliner from MAC Cosmetics; The Falsies Mascara from Maybelline; Blush from MAC Cosmetics (Mocha Matte); Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick (Rosary); Studio Tech Foundation & Studio Fix Compact Powder from MAC Cosmetics. Nail color from The Color Workshop in Burgundy.
3. “The Classic Witch” – Budget $19.99
And last I added the so classic witch Halloween costume. This is one of the easiest costumes, because all you mainly need is a witch hat and a nice makeup. I created a swirled handmade makeup on half of my face adding face jewelry to it. I got the purple hat at Party City for only $19.99. As I say in my video, you could certainly change the hat for a cheaper one.
The classic Little Black Dress; Black Pantyhose; The Lucie Leather Sandal from bebe in Black; Elegant Witch Hat from Party City $19.99; Cross Choker; Black Bracelet from ALDO; Flower Ring in Silver.
False Eyelashes from KISS #09; Knight Divine (gray) & Black Tied Velvet (black) Eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics; LINE Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner (Blackest Black J200); Black Pencil Eyeliner from MAC Cosmetics; The Falsies Mascara from Maybelline; Blush from MAC Cosmetics (Mocha Matte); Revlon Lipstick (nude attitude); Studio Tech Foundation & Studio Fix Compact Powder from MAC Cosmetics. Nail color from The Color Workshop in Burgundy; Maybelline EYESTUDIO Gel Eyeliner (Black); Bridal Bindi from Visions of India.
Me ‘al naturale’ along with my three masterpieces. Hairstyle and Makeup by Lakshmi in Trance.
3 Different Affordable Looks with the same Dress! Spend less than $20 and achieve one of these 3 Unique Costumes: “Marilyn Monroe in Black”, “Eccentric Gothic Bride” & “The Classic Witch”. Watch my Video Tutorial and learn how to create your favorite one for this Halloween 2012!