Don’t be a ten.. be an eleven!
In case you haven’t seen the runaway hit of the summer Stranger Things, this Netflix original show is a throwback to the sci-fi shows and movies of the ’80s. Think Fire Starter, ET, anything Stephen King, John Carpenter, etc. I blasted through the eight episodes super fast, and although I’m not a sci-fi kinda person, I really appreciated the nostalgia of when Winona Ryder was in her heyday (she also stars in the show).
If you’re stuck on what to be for Halloween this year, take some inspiration from Stranger Things and dress up as Eleven, a young girl with psychokinetic abilities. She’s literally one of the easiest Halloween costumes you can be this year, as you need a few key elements to pull her off. Best part is if you’re shy or don’t know a lot of people at a Halloween party, she hardly talks, so you can totally blame it on being in character!
Kiss was super cool and sent me all the key elements to pull her off. She’s actually bald in the show (and occasionally sports a blonde wig to make her look “like a normal girl”), but if you don’t want to shave your head, pick up a blonde wig from the Halloween store (mine was from Spirit Halloween); the more obvious the wig is, the better.
Next, since bomber jackets are so on trend right now, get a navy one from any fast-fashion store (this one was from men’s Forever 21) and pair it with a pink dress. I didn’t have a little girl dress like the one that Eleven wears in the show, but really any pink dress will work. It’s Halloween, so really the more skin you show, the better ;).
To complete the outfit, wear some tube socks that go below your knees (mine are from American Apparel), and some white Converse. I don’t have Converse, so I wore my glittery sneakers from Keds x Kate Spade.
Eleven is so easy to pull off makeup wise, since she’s a gal on the run from the government (AKA she doesn’t have time to slay her face in the morning like the rest of us). I just applied some foundation, bronzer for contouring (she’s really skinny), blush, and a pink lip.
For the eyes, I used a black liner (Kiss Intensify-Eye Liner in black) and some subtle false lashes (Kiss Blooming Lash in Jasmine, applied with the Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe in black). Oh, and don’t forget the most important part, apply some fake blood in coming out of your nostril to show how strong your powers are.
For the nails, since Eleven isn’t a glam gal, I chose to just do some Halloween-themed nails. I painted my nails black with a silver ring finger. Then I applied some Kiss Art Stickers Halloween Edition over the polish to embrace the spirit of Halloween.
Now just team up with your boy gang (bikes included), grab your box of waffles, and show off those superpowers this Halloween!
What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year?
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