Skeleton Costume | DIY Halloween

Beware, this skeleton costume takes serious makeup skills, skills that I do not possess. Although I have practiced this look several times, I can never get it looking just the way I like it. If I were to do this costume then I would book in with a professional makeup artists, but I have also included a tutorial below, if you have the necessary skills.

For the actual costume I would say a simple black dress, or whatever you feel comfortable in. Simplicity is key, as the makeup is going to be anything but!

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Topshop plunge neck dress // Shop here

Any excuse to buy a classic black dress. What I love about this one is the low-cut at the front and back, as this allows you to showcase some ghastly shading around your bones on your chest and back. For that look I would take a black powder eyeshadow and apply it around my bones, making them appear more pronounced.

As I mentioned, this look is ALL about the makeup! So either start practicing now, or book an appointment with a professional makeup artist who can bring this look to life.

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There is so much detail here, I did try to do something similar on Conor a couple of years ago and this was the end result:

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I do not posses the skills of a professional, but he was pretty happy with his look. I may have also had one or two drinks before hand… but he was fine with it.

I found this fabulous YouTube tutorial which can help you create a scary skeleton.

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UPDATE: I tried out this look myself on Sunday and this was the result. Practice makes perfect but I am really happy with this first attempt using white and black face paint and a little bit of black eyeshadow. Please link me to your looks by commenting below or @ginakiely1 on Instagram.

If you need anymore skeleton pieces, then shop my favourites here.

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I AM SO EXCITED FOR HALLOWEEN! Do you know what you are dressing up as? Comment below if you want to share.

Thank you for reading, 

Gina xxx 

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My Wednesday Addams costume DIY post is here. 

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