Needs a quick DIY costume for your kids this Halloween? We came as Sadness from Inside Out!
Our office had our annual Halloween Costume/ Trick or Treating party last week and my 2 girls came as their favorite Disney (which was this year’s theme) characters.
My kids are now in the age na they love dressing up na kaya medyo career kami with our costumes this year 😛
My eldest, Cesca, came as Princess Aurora (from The Sleeping Beauty) while Seven came as her favorite Inside Out character, Sadness.
DIY Sadness Costume – Inside Out
When I asked Seven who she wanted to go to as for Halloween, she immediately answered Sadness. And since I’m a certified stage mother, I said go agad agad haha!
I made a mental checklist of the things we already have:
- white knitted sweater (previously bought from ukay-ukay for 10 freaking pesos!)
- black glasses
My main problem now is how to achieve Sadness’ trademark blue hair and face make up.
Hair and Makeup
I was supposed to buy a blue wig for Sadness’ hair but I saw blue Color Hair Spray in Watson ( priced around P230). I asked the saleslady if it can be used for kids and she confirmed na yes, pwede sa bagets!
I really like this one since it doesn’t have any strong smell, the color pay-off is incredible plus it’s a breeze to wash off.
For the face make up, I mixed cornstarch with face cream (you can use any, I used Pond’s cold cream since that’s the one I have at home) then added blue food coloring. I just adjusted the color but adding more drops of food coloring to get my desired blue-ness.
I then used a flat make up brush to evenly apply the paint on her face, neck and ears.
And here she is:
She was a hit! Ang benta lang ng costume ni bagets haha!
Since most girls (her Ate Cesca included) came as princesses, her unique Sadness costume definitely stood out. Plus, more emote pa sya whenever she gets asked for a photo. She was in character the whole time with her pouting and sad poses. She even won second prize for Best in Costume 😀
Here is my eldest’s Aurora costume naman:
For her costume, we just re-used her pink ballgown (which she previously used sa Sagala). We added an Aurora crown (bought for Php 88 from Daiso) and a pair of white gloves (Php 25 from SM Department Store). Mukha nang debutant ang ate 😛
I’m just amazed at how fast my girls are growing and how distinct and different their personalities are. Cesca is my girly girl while Seven is always the quirky one. They had loads of candies and fun, they’re already planning on their costumes for next year!
NOTE: We used shampoo to take off the spray on hair color. As for the face paint, I just used Cetaphil cleanser.