Sunday, 6 October 2013

Life: Halloween Costume One

Bellatrix Lestrange

There is no denying the evil that is Bellatrix Lestrange, the Death Eater embodies all that is wrong with the wizarding world. Famed for killing Sirius Black as well as torturing Alice and Frank Longbottom to the point of insanity she is the perfect choice for Halloween.

I think when it comes to Bellatrix's costume the first place to check out is ebay or charity shops. Her ensemble is, of course, all black with rips, tears and is totally falling apart-reflecting the insane, sinful character that she is.
Many fancy dress sites stock her costume for about £25-£50 but I often think a home-made one is much cooler!
You need a black gypsy skirt which is full length, a black corset, a black long-sleeved top and some black shoe laces or black ribbon, if you're up for some sewing grab some black lace too in order to create a skirt overlay. Simply cut the sleeves of the top and intertwine the laces then re-attach to the shoulder, you can also cut along the seam down the arm and do the same.

Hair, Face & Nails
Bellatrix has one crazy-ass hairstyle going on, curling tongs are required with some serious back-combing and a spray of white hair colour to showcase the greying in Bellatrixs' hair.
Make-up is key here, Bellatrix has dark eyes both in colour and surrounding, defined cheekbones 
Make-up wise you need a pale foundation, a mix of brown shadows that can be used for contouring as well as darkening around the eyes and this affordable eye-shadow palette By Little Mix is perfect to create the dark, sallow look of  Bellatrix. I have even found an awesome tutorial online by Michelle Phan, check it out here
As for her nails, all you need is a bit of chipped nail polish and to dirty them up to create the grubby, disheveled Bellatrix Lestrange look.

Shoes, Jewelry & Finishing touches
Black boots are the footwear of choice and that is a bonus as ankle boots with either a small heel or no heel at all will be super comfortable for the entire night!
A skull type necklace and a collection of rings is a great addition to truly pull the look together.
Also don't forget that Bellatrix is a Death Eater and has spent time in Azkaban so she has some serious scars, tattoos and marks to show for it-including the horrific Dark Mark.

Are you a Bellatrix fan? Could you rock the Death Eater style? I do love this idea the only thing that puts me off is how hot it would be to party all night in this outfit!

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