DIY Cotton Candy Halloween Costume

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Happy Halloweekend! In typical fashion for me, I chose to go the “cute” route with this year’s costume: Cotton Candy! I’ve seen a few variations of this look on the Internet but decided to put my own spin on it. Here’s a simple step-by-step tutorial of how I made this easy costume.

What you’ll need:

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  • An article of white clothing, in any style you like – I used a white tube dress for my costume
  • Polyester fiber fill -I bought a 576 g bag, which was more than enough!
  • Spray adhesive
  • Light pink and light blue spray paint

Instructions:

  1. In a well ventilated area, lay out your article of clothing and apply a light coat of spray adhesive to a small section. Make sure to protect your work surface (I used a garbage bag), as anywhere the adhesive touches will remain tacky.
  2. Take a small piece of the polyfill and apply it to where you sprayed the adhesive. Work in small areas alternating between applying the adhesive and sticking on the polyfill. I tried to create a wispy look with the polyfill to mimic the look of the spun sugar.
  3. Continue until the entire article of clothing is covered (flipping over halfway to cover the other side). Allow adhesive to dry for a minimum of one hour.
  4. Once dry, the costume is ready for a layer of spray paint! Spray your costume with the paint in short, even coats. I used the pink towards the top of the dress, and the blue towards the bottom, blending halfway to create an ombre effect.
  5. Allow to dry for a minimum of one hour.

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I also created a simple head piece for the costume to add the perfect finishing touch. To make this topper, I painted a small piece of polyfill with the pink spraypaint and hot glued it to a cone made of white cardstock. This was then hot glued to a headband the same colour as my hair.

Cotton Candy Makeup:

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To complete the costume, I created a cute makeup look with things I already had in my makeup drawer.

Products used:

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Products used (from left, clockwise): Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush in How Deep Is Your Love?, L’Oreal Infallible The Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner, Quo Diamond Liner in Silver, NYX Loose Pearl Eye Shadow in Baby Pink, DUO Eyelash Adhesive, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Peony

I used a pink blush on both my eyes and cheeks to accentuate the cotton candy colour scheme and also added a sparkly loose shadow to my lids for an extra pop. I always love to add a bit of sparkle on halloween, so I added some silver glittery eyeliner to my usual black wings, and glued on some clear rhinestones with some eyelash glue. Some false lashes for drama and a pretty cotton candy pink lipstick finished the look.

See more pictures of my finished costume below:

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Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween!

Donut Pumpkin DIY

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I’ve never been one for the guts and gore of Halloween, but hand me a pair of sequinned cat ears and a pumpkin disguised as a donut and I’m a happy camper! One of my favourite parts of this time of year is being able to create cute crafts incorporating fall elements. I decided to recreate this donut pumpkin DIY by Studio DIY because it’s just so darn cute!

For this project you’ll need a few small pumpkins, which are fairly easy to find at the grocery store at this time of year. I tried to select ones that were donut-esque in shape (flat and chubby).

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Next you’ll need some acrylic paint a paint brushes in assorted sizes. I picked up everything in the photo below at the dollar store for under $15. Pick whatever colours your heart desires – I personally chose to stick with a pastel theme.

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Now it’s time to get painting! As a pumpkin painting virgin, I learned a few things:

  1. Acrylic paint is great for crafts, especially if you’re painting a weird surface (it sticks easily), but beware – it stains. Make sure to lay down newspaper in the area you’re painting on, wear clothes that you won’t mind staining, and keep paper towel on hand.
  2. It’ll take a few layers to get the paint completely opaque – be patient and give each layer time to dry. Doing multiple thin coats produces the best results.
  3. The beauty of acrylic paint is that if you make a mistake, you can paint over it! Don’t fret if your donut isn’t picture perfect – you have as many tries as you like.
  4. A small, flat-tipped brush is great for painting on sprinkles.
  5. This was a fun little DIY to do for Halloween, especially for a non horror-lover like myself. This would also be a super fun activity to do with kids, and it’s easy to put a personal spin on it!

Check out my finished donut pumpkins:

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They almost look good enough to eat – it’s a shame I’ll have to throw them out in a couple of weeks once the pumpkins go bad! For now, they’re the perfect fall decor addition.

Happy Halloween!