This weekend Eric and I celebrated our seventh dating anniversary (because dating anniversaries still matter after you get married!). We’ve somehow NEVER gone to a Halloween costume party before but decided to change that this year! We scoured the internet in hopes to find some last minute ideas for our costume before settling on an eerie skeleton wedding couple. I was worried about everything coming together but it went better than expected! We had a lot of questions about our makeup and apparel so I thought I’d help out anyone who’s considering this look!
This was the part I was most worried about. I am NOT a makeup artist by any means, so the look very well could’ve fallen apart here. But thank goodness for YouTube, y’all! I rewatched the video tutorial linked below four or five times before trying it out on myself. I HIGHLY recommend taking a practice day to do a trial run and make sure you don’t have any allergies! I copied pretty much everything she did on the tutorial with the exception of the contacts because I was afraid I’d go blind. I also used a purple shadow as well to add a little more dimension. I used a few products I already had but here’s everything I used!
Tutorial | Mehron Paradise Makeup Black |Mehron Paradise Makeup White | Mehron Setting Powder | Stila Eyeliner | Urban Decay Rockstar | Urban Decay Blackout
I also used Clinique mascara but honestly you can use whatever eyeliner, shadow, and mascara you have handy. I love Urban Decay shadows and Stila eyeliner because I know they’re going to hold all night! Make sure you pick up a setting powder so everything sets and doesn’t crack!
Eric already had a black suit so he brushed up on his bowtie skills, bought a cheap top hat on Amazon, and he was good to go! I bought several dress options but ended up going with a two piece dress. I bought a few simpler dresses to try but ended up returning because I LOVED the giant skirt for the look! I bought a body suit from ASOS which was a bit of a splurge even with a dope promo code but I’ll be able to wear it again! The skirt is a bit long so I wore my Sam Edelman heels, although I ended up ditching them for the dance floor!
Because we decided to go ALL OUT, we really went all out. I had a spooky bouquet and boutonnière made by the talented LeFleur, but you could easily make something yourself! The beautiful bouquet was great for photos but not super practical for carrying around all night. But in the spirit of all out, it was worth it. I picked up some goth gloves at Walmart (sorry, I don’t have a link!) and ordered a cathedral veil from Etsy. In a pinch, making one out of black tulle would be super simple and inexpensive! As far as hair goes, I went wild with the curls and teasing. Eric picked up some $2 Halloween black hair dye spray from Target for his beard and we were all set!
I hope that helps for anyone considering this spooky look for a last minute Halloween costume! Happiest Halloween, all!