The start of September saw Force Friday II. This was the day when the official merchandise of the new Star Wars film was released. To celebrate the event I decided to dress up as Princess Leia. To be fair, it really doesn’t take much for me to indulge in fancy dress. Whatever the day or event, if it involves a costume, I’m all for it.
The Princess Leia look was the ceremonial one from Episode IV A New Hope and it is a really easy look to do for Halloween. I’ll give a step by step account of how I did my make-up and hair. I did also throw a very last minute costume together but I felt gross in it on the day so I have decided not to share my outfit photos. I recycled my Bride of Frankenstein’s Monster costume from a few years ago. The outfit requires a long white dress and a white cape. Accessories include a silver necklace with squares and a silver wrist cuff. I had a cuff but didn’t have a suitable necklace so I made one. I used a piece of silver chain, some card, tinfoil and a stapler.
The make-up for this look is very simple, natural and fresh; there isn’t much detail. It takes about 10 or 15 minutes to create this look:
- I always do my eyes first. I used two shades: a white – beige shadow all over my lids and under my brows and a taupe brown