Monday, October 31, 2011

Black Swan Halloween

 This was my Halloween Costume today! Since seeing a girl dressed as such at comic con I dreamed about becoming black swan. Any reason to wear a tutu. However, instead of buying a very similar tutu to the movie I decided to buy a petticoat instead so I can use it later under dresses. It is actually knee length but I tucked it in under the belt to create a more mini version for today's costume. For the morning PreSchool festival I did a very quick make-up but for the night I really went nuts and duplicated her make-up. I am quite proud of my self if I might say so!

 I first used a face paint pencil to draw the lines. Then filled them with bright blue shadow then with bright green shadow then brushed glittery charcoal shadow over it all to darken it. Then used my eyeliner to re-draw the lines. For someone who hardly ever knows or wears eye make-up I thought I did pretty good!
My son though did not like it.

Amazing how petticoats at American Apparel cost over $50 while this one was only $20 from party city!

These are my own point shoes and were pink of course. Since I couldn't find black point shoes anywhere I bought fabric paint and painted these black...

 Ordered a quality tiara. I am sure my daughter will be using this later on... She loves tiaras.

Tiara, Petticoat - Party City
Leotard, pink tights and point shoes - my old dance clothes
Belt - Forever 21

What a crazy busy but fun Halloween today turned out.
Morning was the kids' preschool Halloween Festival. Each pair of mommies were signed up to come up with a fun activity booth and a prize/treat for the kids. After circle time we set-up our booths and let the kids rotate between them. They loved it. My booth was 'make a foam frame' table. Another pair of mommies were taking photos so it was perfect pairing with them.

Here are some fun festival photos:
You can see my make-up was not perfect yet. I can only do so much before 9 AM.

My Mom came to join us...

After naps, I got the kids to eat a healthy snack while I cooked two salads to take the Halloween party at my best friend's house. Since my son was born we have been spending Halloween with them. They host an early party at 5 PM so we can eat and get the kids to eat then we go trick or treating in their neighborhood as a big group. It is a lot of fun.
Kids worked hard collecting and eating more candy than they do over the whole year and then by 7:30 PM they got back in the wagon and announced they were done and wanted to go home. So we did. My parents and brother and SIL joined so they can spend my  nephew's 1st Halloween together.



Cooler full of drinks and a Wagon!

The Family Trick or Treating Gang
You can see I added a cardigan on top and of course switched the impossible to walk in point shoes with my uggs for the trick or treating portion!

 Participating in the Monday Mingle Today.
BonBon Rose Girls, and are the creators of this event.
Each week they take turns hosting the linky and invite you to link up with any fashion related post that you would love to get some exposure!
Glamamom is the host this week so hop on to HERE to check everyone out!


  1. Cool makeup. And good idea to get something that was much more versatile. =]

  2. What a cool costume! Great job on the makeup :)

    The kids looked like they were having a great time. The popcorn in the gloves is so cool!

  3. Brilliant! The best costume I've seen all year. Very creative and the eye-makeup is phenomenal. You raise the bar for all of us!

    P.S., I can't believe you're able to stand on your toes, too.

  4. love that costume! such a winner!


  5. son fotoğrafta çook ama çook tatlı ve güzel görünüyorsun, ayrıca çocuklara da bayıldım :)

  6. Hi There! Thank you for stopping by from Monday mingle! You make a gorgeous Black Swan and the make-up looks perfect! Glad to hear that you and your mom are super tight! I am going to try to be more fashion adventurous ;)

  7. What a fun costume and what a fun night!

  8. Süper bir seçim olmuş black swan olmak! :) geçen seneye damgasını vuran filmi seçmek çok tematik olmuş, özellikle saçını, tütü etek ve makyajını çok beğendim ;)

    BeTwin Us

  9. You have a beautiful family :) And the costume turned out great! LOVE the makeup!!

  10. Great costume! Looked like fun :)

  11. Love it! You did a fantastic job! Looks like you guys had a blast. :)

  12. Awesome costume!!! And looks like you all had a great time!


  13. That is such a great costume idea! Your eye makeup looks great!

  14. So glad to meet another Mom & Fashion Blogger. Your costume is great! Love the makeup! I am your newest follower :)

  15. Amazing costume!! looks like you all had great fun! Check out mine!

  16. Fabulous pictures! You look amazing. What a great idea for a costume!


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