Ah, the Queen of Egypt. Such an elegant, beautiful concept, but come Halloween it always seems to be interpreted in such a tacky way.
I decided that I would take the Cleopatra concept and incorporate things that work not just for Halloween, but in my usual wardrobe. So less 'tacky costume-like' and more 'elegant chic'.
I initially got this wig from Walmart, because I liked the gold head dress, but the wig itself was SUCH bad quality. It was like straw and completely out of shape.. all kinked up and wouldn't sit straight even with brushing. This ended up being the epitome of tacky, so I had to look at other options. That's what I get for buying a wig at Walmart.
So then I decided to just use the headpiece and buy another wig from Ebay. I found this one for around $18 and it's MUCH better quality. It's actually quite nice and doesn't look too fake, so I can use it for taking photos too :) The only thing is, the fringe (bangs) are too long, so I'll have to trim them a bit.
I found these GORGEOUS cuffs on Forever21.com and I think they'll go perfectly with my outfit. They're not the stereotypical snake jewellery which is so prevalent in Cleopatra costumes and I'll be able to incorporate them into my regular wardrobe after Halloween.
I have a dress similar to this one already, but without the ruching at the bottom. I think it's pretty perfect for the look I have in mind.
Last, but not least, I saw this absolutely gorgeous makeup look on the Sugarpill Cosmetics facebook page. It's done by @vegas_nay, be sure to check her out on Instagram! I doubt I can recreate it as beautifully as hers, but I'm going to try =_=;;
Are you dressing up for Halloween? Have you looked in your wardrobe to see if there's anything you can pull together for a costume? I think a diy costume using regular clothing and accessories is an easy and inexpensive way to do something classy for Halloween.
I'm looking forward to pulling this look together and showing you all some pictures.