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DIY Cruella Halloween Costume - Jessthetics
It’s that time of year again! If you follow me on social media you might recognise that this was last year’s Halloween costume. I went away for Halloween, and made both mine and James’ costumes pretty last minute, so although I took photos of the process, I never got to blog about it. Don’t fret, I’m re-living it for you just in case you’d like to be Cruella this Halloween. Although I’m a big fan of the spooky costume (I’ve never understood what’s scary about dressing up as household objects?!) I also don’t like to look gross. Part of the fun of Halloween is that you get to dress up and be glamorous. To quote Cady Heron, in girl world, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girl can say anything about it. Cruella is 100% evil glamour slut, so she was an obvious choice to me. A couple of people commented on how funny it was that I, a vegan, was choosing Cruella as my costume but guys, she is the villain of that film. Halloween isn’t about dressing up as your idols! The really funny thing was when my friend’s dog wanted to cuddle in my lap for the entire evening. Little did he know… The main DIY element of this costume is the coat. You can, of course, just buy a Dalmation-print coat. However, this DIY is cheaper and also gives you that satisfying, contented feeling that you can only get from a homemade costume. If you want to go down the shop-bought route, Depop and Ebay have some pretty affordable second hand spotty faux fur coats that will keep you warm through the rest of winter too. You will need: Jacket 2 metres dress lining, in white 2 metre faux Dalmation print fabric 1.5 metres black marabou fluff White thread Brown paper for pattern tracing Makeup Pritt Stick White face paint and sponge Red lipstick Blue eyeshadow Black eyeliner Grey eyeshadow for contour Other Black and White Wig Red Gloves Cigarette holder Little black dress Black boots or stilettos To Make The Jacket: I used a brilliant pattern from See Kate Sew to make the jacket. She has a free printable pattern that you can download from this blog post! Her post also includes instructions, but I promise you it’s simple and if …