Maleficent DIY Halloween Outfit

This evening I'm at Gleam's Halloween Party dressed as Maleficent, I thought it was the perfect time to embrace the spirit of Halloween and up my DIY outfit making skills and share how I did it all with you guys. As long as you have the horns, red lips and contoured cheekbones people should guess you're Maleficent. So on to how I made them:

Step 1: Create the horns
I saw several ways of doing this step, I chose to make mine out of tin foil, I did also buy some foam to carve out the shapes but foil seemed like the easiest option.

 For the textured, to be honest I couldn't be bothered to glue on string so I added small hair ties spaced evenly across both horns.
 Use black tape straight from the roll in one go to cover the horns, keep it taught.
I only had thin head bands so I tapped two together.
 I didn't have any hot glue so I decided to tape to horns onto the headband.
 For the textured front part I cut out some fabric from an old handbag, making sure I used a template first so it was even and tapped it onto the headband.
Using satin, wrap this around to cover up the headband and your hair. All done!

For the collar:

I cut out a template using paper, then cut two of these out of foam and pinned them together at the back.
To secure I used the string from the lace crown wrapped around my neck and threaded it through small holes I made in the collar.

To complete the look I added a feather cape which I later added some satin to making a long cape.
Feather cape / Topshop (old)
Lace crown worn as a choker / Rock'N'Rose
Dress / Topshop

Watch how I did the makeup in my video here!
Happy Halloween! What are you guys going as this year?

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  1. it looks so good Leanne, Maleficent is such a good character to go as and this tutorial is so helpful, thanks for sharing it :) <3

  2. This is perfect and such an easy costume to, I love it xoxo


  3. Wow you look amazing

    Lauren x |

  4. This is an amazing DIY costume. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  5. wow! this looks so good! amazing DIY, will have to give this a go!

  6. This looks amazing! x

  7. Wow! This was the easiest way to make the horns that I found on the internet. Thank you so much. I lover and I will try it. It's my first time here and I'm your new follower. Come and visit my blog too. There is a Halloween makeup up tutorial there too, I hope you like it.

  8. Omg Leanne, your costume is out of this world. I love this! I'm not celebrating this year but definitely gonna have to try this next year. Thanks for sharing!!


  9. Thanks for taking time for sharing this article, it was excellent and very informative. It’s my first time that I visit here. I found a lot of informative stuff in your article. Keep it up. Thank you.


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