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!!



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