My daughter loves to face paint and simple shirt dresses for Halloween. So I came up with this affordable and easy sugar skull costume DIY. In this post, I am going to write about how fast and easy it is to put together.
Before we get started, you can see more of her costumes sad clown costume, DIY maleficent costume, dark angel costume, and Queen of Hearts costume, which all start out with the same basic comfy cotton shirt dress as I used for this easy sugar skull Halloween costume.
Make your own easy sugar skull halloween costume
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Supplies Needed for the sugar skull costume
- face paint (HERE)
- face paint brushes or makeup brushes (HERE)
- piece of black lace (HERE)
- a headband (HERE)
- bouquet of faux roses (HERE)
- hot glue gun (HERE)
- simple black dress (HERE)
Step-by-step sugar skull costume instructions:
I started by detaching the faux roses from the bouquet. You can either use scissors or just your hands.
Then take the headband and lay out your lace piece over the headband the way you want it. I wanted it to look like a bridal veil. When I figure out the placement I used my heated hot glue gun to attach the fabric to the headband. I did this by placing dabs of glue onto the headband and then carefully placing the lace onto the dots. Be careful it’s easy to burn yourself.
After that, I attached the roses the same way with hot glue. See the below photos to see the placement of the roses.
Now it is time for the sugar skull face paint. Start out by painting the entire face white and then letting that dry completely. Always wash out your brushes well in clean water between steps so the colors don’t mix.
The next step is painting blue big circles around the eyes which you can also see in the photos. After they had dried I placed pink small dots around the large blue eye circles. And also used the same pink color for a pink detail on the chin which you can see in the below photos.
Lastly, you need to take a fine brush with black face paint to add all the extra black sugar skull details on the forehead, eyes, nose cheeks, and mouth. Once again use my photos as a guide. You can get as intricate as you want or keep it more simple the way I did.
It is all easier than it looks. Trust me! And the best part is you can start over again with the paint should you mess up.
That’s how easy it was to put her easy DIY sugar skull costume together.
Love the smile 😉
This outfit totally goes with her creepy sleepover party table that we just had at the end of September. If you are new to my blog then you can check out my modern Halloween decor home tour and Halloween gallery wall to see what I bought to put this creepy wall together.
(Her latest apocalypse costume doesn’t use a plain black dress for the first time and we love it)
And here is our Halloween Home Tour
And her costume also matches our living room wall that I talked about on Tuesday (click HERE to see the post) which was Mexican skull art.
The outside of our house is covered in spiders every year, because the neighborhood kids love it:
And I have one more thing to show you:
You can read more about my studded pumpkins HERE.
Soccer Zombie Makeup (HERE)