Fright Femmes '22 | Vol. 1 | Monster Week
Updated: Feb 20
This year we are starting out strong with some of our favorite creeps of the night!
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If you are just joining us, welcome to #FrightFemmes! Our annual Halloween makeup & costume collaboration. If you missed our introduction to this series, you can find it here. We've been hard at work coming up with five haunting looks this year so we are kicking off Halloween 2022 with Monsters!
A Witch, a Mummy, and a Candy Corn Monster. Three very different takes on classic monsters. That's what I love about our prompts, we each have our own vision of what we would create with every given theme. Caro scares us with the Grand High Witch, Laura enchants us with an Ethereal Boho Mummy, and I charm you with a whimsical Candy Corn Monster. Scroll down to check out our looks or click on our names below.
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~The Grand High Witch~
For details on Caro's look, you can check out her blog post here
Laura Jade Prado
~Ethereal Boho Mummy~
For details on Laura's look, you can check out her blog post here
~Candy Corn Monster~
Details of this look can be found further down this post.
Candy Corn! The signature candy of Halloween. Despite its horrible taste, it is the most aesthetically pleasing of them all. I got the idea to create a candy corn character from Disney's Wreck-it Ralph and the show Human Resources; two shows with imaginary characters but entirely different audiences. Please DO NOT watch Human Resources with children. You've been warned. (It's hilarious tho)
If you are not familiar, in Wreck it Ralph, there is a game called Sugar Rush, a land made of Candy where they race cars made of candy. The candy racers are all named after different candies and look so colorful and cute. I got the idea to have candy corn in my hair from Vanellopy von Schweetz. In the show Human Resources, there are creatures assigned to assist humans with different traits. Love is managed by the love bug, addiction is managed by the addiction fairy, and hormones are managed by the hormone monster; a perverted but hilarious character (I got the idea of the horns from this character). Take the candy racers, the hormone monster, and candy corn and you get my idea for a candy corn monster.
I think this is a whimsical and glam costume that is perfect for trick or treating! It's so fun and just screams Halloween. I think this will be my costume of choice if I ever get invited to a kid-friendly Halloween party or for passing out candy! I actually love dressing up in something fun to surprise the kids when I open the door. This might be my go-to look on Halloween night.
For the outfit, I figured this character would be fun, fashion-forward, and quirky. I can totally see this character dancing to disco music and drinking fun sugary cocktails. As with most costumes, I either make them or thrift them. I decided to go the thrifting route for this one.
Faux Fur Jacket | Brand: Me Jane | From Thred Up | Here is a similar one from Amazon
Dress | No Tag | From DePop | Here is a similar dress from Amazon
Arda Wigs | Nicki Classic | Fire Orange
Candy Corn Beads (glued onto the wig with a glue gun) | JoAnn Fabrics
Polymer Clay | Orange, Yellow, & White
Elastic - I attached a piece of elastic behind the headband to help keep the horns in place.
This year I decided to share my makeup charts and make them available for purchase on Etsy. I used my charts in conjunction with Laura's digital planner. It was very helpful working on the makeup chart next to the mood board I created for this character. Things changed a bit in the process of applying my makeup, but it made the application much faster knowing I took a lot of the guesswork out of the way.
Smashbox Contour Palette | Contour and Highlight only
On the hollows of the cheeks: Color pop | Sweet Talk Palette | ICYMI & Feel Free
Under the nose, top of chin, temples | BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebra
Blush (carry over the nose)
Lower Blush | BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebra
Top Blush | BH Tokyo Pallet | Shrine
Freckles | NYX | Vivid Brights Eyeliner | VBL04 Vivid Halo
Primer | Juvias Place | Shade 1 (to get a bright white)
Brow Bone| BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebra
Brow Bone | NYX | Glitter Primer +
Glitter Brillants GLI 04
Crease | BH Tokyo Pallet | Shrine
Lid | Ulta Beauty | Pure as Snow eye shadow
Mascara | Ben Nye | White
BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebrita
BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Castillo
Mascara | Ben Nye | White
Corner of the eyes
BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebra
Eyelash Glue + Gold Gems
Prime with NYX | Jumbo Eye Pencil | 604 Milk
Top with BH Puetro Rico Pallet | Culebrita + Culebra
NYX | Multitasker Mixing Medium + BH Puetro Rico Pallet | El Morro
That's all for this week!
If you want sneak peeks of our next looks, be sure to follow us on Instagram @The.Vintage.Raven, @LauraJadePrado, and @CaroPozo. If you decide to recreate any of these looks, be sure to tag us or use #FrightFemmes! We would love to see your creation!