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October 31, 2017

DIY Shooting Star Halloween Costume Idea

Sydne Style shows how to be a star for halloweenI wanted to be the solar eclipse for Halloween this year. But with very little time for a DIY project, I wasn’t sure I could make a half sun and half moon costume in time. Plus, I’ve been staying at a hotel. So painting wasn’t really an option.

While searching Pinterest for the best Halloween costumes for women, I was inspired by a few celestial costume ideas. Two images really stuck with me: this amazing star crown and Lana Turner in the 1941 musical, Ziegfeld Girl.

Sydne Style shows how to diy a star bagI immediately started looking online for sheer star clothing and star accessories. With some glue and a few sewing kits my hotel brought me, my shooting star costume was born.

If you like the celestial idea and want to make it for next year, here’s how I made my Shooting Star costume…

Sydne Style shows how to diy a shooting stars halloween costume

Shooting Star Materials
  • Star Top: Thanks to the trend, there are so many options online!
  • Tulle Skirt: I went with gold glitter but you can also do a star print or just plain tulle
  • Star Garland: I did two different sizes, both a 2-inch and 2.75-inch for variation
  • Star Wire Tinsel: With Christmas around the corner this one is easy to find, but I bought mine online
  • Heavy Duty Glue: E600 is my go-to for DIY projects!
  • Gold Star Confetti: We used gold stars for the eye makeup attached with eyelash glue
  • Sewing Kit: Any basic one will do
  • Duct tape: I used this for the crown.

Shooting Star DIY
  • The top was super easy. I didn’t do anything aside from layer a sparkly bandeau underneath.
  • For the skirt, I cut the garland to the the length of the skirt then glued the large stars on the waistband. I glued a few more stars throughout the skirt so the garland didn’t get tangled. To make it extra secure, I sewed the top pieces to the waistband.
  • I used a makeup bag as my clutch and glued two stars on the side. Then I used a sharpie to write “Shoot for the Stars.”
  • The crown was the trickiest part. I started with a thin headband and cut stars in half and glued them on the headband. Then I kept layering the wire garland around to create height. I taped the stars to the wire with duct tape, glued some on top, then glued stars on the back so the tape wouldn’t show. Some stars I hung by tying the string from the garland to the wire of the headband. It’s really an experimental process and you keep building as you go.
  • For extra sparkle, I painted gold glitter nail polish on some of the stars and my nails.

I hope you liked my celestial costume and have a wonderful Halloween!

Sydne Style shos the best halloween costumes for women as a shooting starSydne Style shows how to do star halloween makeup with gold glitter eyes

Sydne Style shows halloween costume ideas inspired by zifeld girls lana turner

Sydne Style shows halloween costume ideas for women as a shooting starPhotos by Reuben Luke · Makeup by Rev Beauty

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3 Comments

  1. Natali commented:

    And you are such a star so this outfit is super cute and perfect as your Halloween costume! 🙂

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  2. Louis Dupond commented:

    A star is bone 😉 Awesome outfit and superb heels!

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  3. Melody commented:

    OMG!!! So cute!!!! Those booty shorts are too cute!!! 🙂

    Published 10.31.17 Reply

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