I'm excited about today's DIY Halloween costume because it brings me back to when I was a kid watching The Addams Family (movie, not the tv show). I used to love that movie. I think I've watched it at least ten times. So, it seemed appropriate to bring back my favorite character in the form of a costume this year...Wednesday Addams!
Wednesday Addam's signature hair is two side braids with a middle part. To modernize that look a little bit, we went with a side part and fishtail braids instead.
Here's how to create fishtail pigtails...
1. Prep hair by spraying sea salt spray throughout or any texturizing product of our choice.
2. Separate the hair into two sections. We used a side part to keep the look a little more modern, but you can use a center part to stay true to Wednesday.
3. To create the fishtail braid take a side section and split it into two equal sections. Take a small piece of hair from one side and incorporate it into the other. Alternate that with each side until you get to the bottom and fasten with a hair tie.
4. To finish each braid we added volumizing powder to each one and pulled and spread sections to give it a messy feel.
Next up, makeup! FYI...We skipped the overly pale look and did a bold eye and nude lip. You can find the full eye tutorial (with and without the eye lashes) right here: dramatic smokey eye for Halloween.
And finally, the outfit. To get Wednesday's look, all you need is a black dress and a white collared shirt that you can wear underneath. OR you can look for a dress that already has the collar built in to save on having to buy separate pieces. My dress is one that I've had for years, but I found a few very similar to it, that would work perfectly...
So that's the Wednesday Addams DIY Halloween costume in a nutshell. What do you think? Are you up for tackling this costume for October 31st this year?
In theory, I like the idea of pumpkin carving around Halloween time, but I just can't bring myself to clean up the mess (and spend the time) to do it. So, I typically stick to no-carve pumpkin ideas instead. And this year, I have a new one that I thought I'd share because it's SO insanely easy!
I don't want to toot my own horn or anything, BUT this might just be the easiest no-carve pumpkin tutorial ever. And possibly the quickest too....considering it takes about 60 seconds to complete. Toot toot. Whoops! Want to make your own?
Here's how to make balloon dipped pumpkins in 60 seconds or less...
- mini pumpkins
1. Cut the stem off a balloon, so you're just left with the larger bulb shape.
2. Pull the balloon over the bottom of a miniature pumpkin. Adjust the balloon to get the desired look. You can pull the balloon all the way up to the top and cover the pumpkin completely or lower it for a 'dipped' look.
Would love to try this idea with pattern balloons too, like these marbled ones. What about you?
Pretty simple, right? Here's how they turned out...
Styling and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you'll give this no-carve pumpkin idea a try?
This week was a fun one, with the P&S studio announcement and some behind the scenes Halloween costumes we've been working on. Stay tuned for the first one next week.
And this weekend, Jeff and I are hosting a game night (which I'm pumped about because I love games - maybe even a little too much). There will be lots of this happening, I'm sure. But before I go back to costume land for the day, I have some weekend DIYs for you to try...
1. s'more cookies from Hot for Food
2. DIY office organizers
3. key pouch DIY from For the Makers
4. candied orange peels from Maria Lunarillos
5. Halloween treat bags DIY
6. boho braided half up do from Divine Caroline
7. DIY hanging clay air plant holders from Squirrelly Minds
Hope you have a great weekend.