How to create a Halloween Cobweb Costume | Style

If you know me personally, you'll know the hype around Halloween for me is more exciting than any other holiday. The dressing up, the makeup designs, the films, the decorations... ok ok, I know it sounds like the same kind of awe others experience for many other holidays, but this spook filled day always gets me super excited.

This year we were invited to a house party where the party spirit is always in full swing with nothing ever done with half measures. The decorations, food and activities were as impressive as always, with this year featuring a 6 foot talking butler speaking 3 different languages... which as you can imagine was hilarious to switch up throughout the evening.

For this year I was a little rushed for time outfitwise, and so went on trusty ASOS for inspiration and came away with this amazing dress with cobweb mesh detail on the back and side and so decided to go for a fully cobwebbed themed dressy outfit instead of the usual character style look, so when accessorising I decided to go simple adding some killer metal insert wedge heels which I bought for a wedding outfit a couple of years back, a cobweb style choker and a standard black leather jacket [not pictured].

As for makeup I was a little lost at first and was running through my mind of what to do, and so decided to just run with the cobweb theme and continue it onto my face. I turned to my other trusty costume compardray Pintrest to get some initial ideas before combining them and spit balling my own artwork. I'm not going to lie, this design was difficult and did take me about an hour to do, but as a Graphic Designer I found it quite natural to create the design (albeit a little mess up in the middle!).

To create the look, I first covered my face in a standard theatre white face paint using a beauty blender and then drew out my eyebrows and cat eye eyeliner in the usual way using my standard kit, and completely coloured in my left eyelid using the same black eyeliner, adding a little grey eyeshadow to add depth. I then sketched out my eye cobweb design going from the corner of my eye outwards drawing individual lines in a clockwise motion and adding smaller interlaced lines randomly throughout the longer lines to give a thatched effect, adding more grey eyeliner along edges of lines. I then added hanging spiders and scattered spiders in varied sizes down the other side, finishing the look with my latest Huda Beauty matte lip with black liner blended in as lip liner.

It might be a whole 11 months away, but I already cannot wait to dress up again next year! 


What I Wore
Cobweb insert bodycon dress - ASOS
Pointed metal insert wedge heels - London Rebel
Cobweb necklace - New look
Cobweb face paint design - Rimmel London Exaggerate waterproof eyeliner in 'Glossy Black'
Eye Shadow - Revlon ColourStay ShadowLinks in 'Gunmetal'
Lips - Huda Beauty matte lipstick in 'Trophy Wife'
Brows - L'oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit

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