We Don't Take No Sh&t - Halloween 2010!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Yay for my derby girl costume! It might have taken a bit to bring together, and I recognize that it was probably not at all authentic, but it was TONS of fun! I wore the whole outfit to the Ms. Adams Morgan Pageant, which is a drag queen pageant and was hilarious by the way. There were 10 contests vying for the crown, and audience members were treated to small vignettes ('Law and Disorder') between each talent act. I don't think I've seen such grandiose lip syncing in my life :)

I have to admit that that in the end my costume wasn't the cheapest option I could have gone with. I bought each item I was wearing new (a lot of it from Target) and the skates were a new purchase as well. I don't regret any of this mind you, mostly because I'd budgeted about $100 to spend on an authentic belly dancer outfit. Luckily for my wallet I didn't spend the whole budget on the new costume, so in the end while it was more expensive than one of those 'in a bag sets' it was a costume that was unique and made me feel spiffy. Plus people at the pageant were very impressed by my friend and I's ability to skate around the hotel AND go up and down stairs.

Now for costume specifics: 

The crop jacket is from Torrid, the black and purple tank tops from Target clearance, the skirt (which actually has two tiers of ruffles) is from Hot Topic, the pink tights + black fishnets + white and black striped socks are all also from Target. Finally the skates themselves are from Dick's Sporting Goods and have very cute lavender wheels (I'm annoyed that while stationary my costume apparently made me look short and wide, but I assure you that in life it looked much better). AND I just realized that my friend had skate padding that I was supposed to borrow and forgot about. Dammit. Oh well - there's always next year!!

And of course I'm sure you're interested in hearing more about the makeup too:

Originally when I did this look I used a silver liner along the bottom but I decided you couldn't really see it so instead I scrapped it in favor of just continuing the color gradation along the lash line. Everything else is pretty much the same except that I didn't end up using the NYX gloss on top of the Wet 'N Wild lipstick. The Megalast lipsticks really do last forever but with the gloss on top there seems to be a bit more smearing that happens. I knew I'd be eating and/or drinking so to limit the number of touch ups I used just the lipstick - which still looked great!

One of the biggest things that surprised me from this look was how long everything lasted. I've used the MAC paint before as a primer but for some reason on Saturday night my eye makeup was creaseless and just as vibrant at 2:30am as it was at 7pm when I left the house. I'd have to say similar things for my foundation. Shine is an inevitability for me, I've tried almost everything, but the MAC pro longwear concealer hid my acne scars the NARS Sheer Matte did the rest of the work at evening out my skin tone - I highly recommend both products.

Products Used:
Eyes -
~~MAC Paint in Untitled
~~NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Purple
~~FaceFront Cosmetics Loose Mineral Eye Pigment in Little Gremlin
~~MAC Pigment in Grape
~~MAC Pigment in Violet
~~FaceFront Cosmetics Loose Mineral Eye Pigment in Heroic
~~Stila Eye Shadow in makalu (matte black)
MAC eyeshadow in Soft Brown
~~MAC Idol Eyes (silver for highlight)
~~MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
~~Sephora Kohl Pencil in 01 keep black
~~Rimmel Mascara Combo

Lips -
~~Wet n Wild Megalast Lipstick in 905D
~~NYX Lipliner Pencil in 804 Cabaret

I leave you with the 'aren't we tough' pose my friend and I did (in the middle of a jewelry/accessory store - that's right. We're some badass muthaf*&kas):

And ok sorry one more fun picnik-ized photo that I also like:

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