Want a one-of-a-kind costume this Halloween? You're only limited by your own twisted imagination when you make one of these surreal headpieces to wear with a basic black outfit. That's already a kickass costume, but add in some equally surreal makeup and nail art, and you're one melted clock away from a Dali painting. Get tons of ideas and how-tos here!
Venus Flytrap (above)
Equal parts creepy, pretty and cool, a Venus flytrap makes a stunning costume, especially when surrounded by fluttering monarchs. Learn how to turn a pair of fascinators and some felt into a flytrap, in a snap. Pair it with:
- Captivating Venus Flytrap Nails
- The World's Cutest Butterfly Dog Costume
- Halloween Eye Makeup in a Minute
Inspired by the Surrealists' fascination with eyes, we've created a larger-than-life eyeball headpiece out of standard crafts-store supplies: a styrofoam ball, felt, cardstock, and hot glue. Follow the 5-minute how-to, and don't be afraid to choose any eye color you like—red, orange, purple—the sky's the limit. Pair it with:
To take a plastic lobster from home aquarium to Dali-inspired art, we paired it with an oversized bow crafted from blue veiling. Assembling this costume is as simple as it looks, but for the full how-to, read through our step-by-step instructions. Pair it with:
- Your Dog as A Side of Butter
- Contouring Like You've Never Seen it Before: Halloween Edition
- Super Surreal Nail Art: Sky's-the-Limit Digits
More Halloween Headpiece Ideas
The sky's the limit to what you can create but here are some great, doable ideas to get you started. Order the fascinator base from a place like Amazon Prime.
Ship: Construct a lightweight balsa wood ship, spritz it with some matte spray paint, then let it set sail on Halloween night. For a costume that will last all evening, use wood glue to hold the ship together and attach to a fascinator base with both hot glue and sturdy wire.
- Eight Scull Sailer Model Ship, $9, i8899.com
- Design Master Spray Paint, in Flat Black, $7.50, Michael
Octopus: Give a lifelike foam octopus some extra sparkle with clear glue and a sprinkling of glitter. The tentacles can be bent any which way, so you can let them dangle over your face or pull them up to look like unruly hair.
Shop the Supplies:
Succulent Garden: Buy as much greenery as you can, being sure to vary the sizes and shapes. Arrange for the plants to cascade over one side of your face. For some extra drama and movement, add a few sculptural branches!
Shop the Supplies:
- Hanging Succulent Spray, $5.99, Save on Crafts
- Faux Succulent Mix Packs, $9.98, World Market
- Manzanita Pieces, $9.00, eBay
Many thanks to Spoonflower for the blue sky backdrop, which is available as wallpaper, gift wrap & fabric from Koalalady's shop.