Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Becoming the Black Swan

Today Mom, Devon and I worked on Devon's Halloween costume and it turned out amazing!
I haven't been this excited about a costume in years and I'm not even wearing it.

She is going to be Natalie Portmans character in Black Swan.

We started with a black tube top , black tutu, hot glue gun, and lots of black feathers.

We glued the base feathers on then had her try it on for the finishing touches.
Surprisingly I didn't burn her :)

(Please note my "Leah" hair :) )

Next was the crown.
We started with one that looked like this:

In order to achieve the dark, "Gothic" look I decided we needed to burn it.
I love a good plastic/flame combo but was a little intimidated in the beginning so
I had Mike test the flammability of the princess tiara.

The BBQ didn't work so we resorted to the flame of a tea light. It took awhile but gave
us just the look we were looking for .
For the finishing touches I added some black and silver paint here an there:

A couple of feathers and VOILA! Perfection!
(It only caught fire once or twice)

Sistah' Sistah'!

Two of my favorite people <3

I made her try everything on and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out.
Can't wait to see it with the crazy makeup!!

To celebrate our success we went to Target and Starbucks.
I got my first ever Pumpkin Spice Frap.

It was alright...

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