DIY Frida Kahlo Halloween Costume

Frida Kahlo DIY Costume

 

Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential artists ever to live. Her art documents her physical and mental anguish after a bus accident left her permanently disabled. Some of her paintings also detail her relationship with artist Diego Rivera. Her signature look is her own homage to her heritage, of which she was very proud.

Recreate Frida’s characteristic outfit with one of Chicastic’s red lace trimmed corsets! Layer a colorful flowing skirt over that, and wrap a silk chiffon scarf around your shoulders. Tie up your hair and pin a flower crown upon your head to finish your look. While Frida likely wore flats or low heels, you can have a little fun with a pair of red crystal stilettos.

Remember, when dressing up as a historical figure, especially one as revered as Frida Kahlo, it helps to familiarize yourself with their story! Read all about her here!

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Sexy DIY Generic Super Hero Costume

Sexy Generic Super Hero Costume!

 

We’ve all had the panic of a last minute Halloween costume! Here’s a way to create a last minute no-brand generic sexy super hero costume with pieces from your own closet!

Use your own corset or purchase one here!
Find a pair of boy shorts or use a pair of denim shorts.
A flowing chiffon scarf can act like a cape!
To carry your phone, keys and lipstick, don’t forget this clutch to match!
No super heroine is complete without her spiked heels! Good for kicking the bad guys to the curb!
Finish with a big bold statement necklace and mask!

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How To Get Started as a Burlesque Dancer

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Burlesque is a beautiful art form combining dance, performance, acting, glamour, and strip tease. Burlesque artists such as Dita Von Teese, Gypsy Rose Lee and Lili St. Cyr are the some of the women who have brought burlesque into the main stream. Here is how you can join their ranks!

1. EDUCATE YOURSELF

Burlesque is more than just a strip show. It is a variety show, combining strip tease with music, song, comedy and adult entertainment. Male and female performers can be burlesque artists, but women make up the majority of the performers. Read all you can about the history of burlesque and the pioneering performers behind the curtain. Look to the Golden Age of Hollywood for vintage inspiration, style and glamour!

2. LEARN TO DANCE

You must have a certain level of grace, mobility and strength to become a burlesque dancer. These days, size doesn’t matter as much as how well you move. The more dance techniques you are familiar with, the more resources you have when you begin to create your own character and routines. Pole dance workout classes are a great way to build strength and expand your range of motion.

3. TAKE VOICE LESSONS (or at least learn to carry a tune)

Lip syncing is a thing of the past. Even if you weren’t blessed with a beautiful voice, singing lessons will help you find songs that your particular instrument will perform well. If singing is something you do not enjoy, speech and projection are another alternative. The point is to strengthen your voice so that you won’t injure yourself while performing.

4. FIND YOUR LOOK

This is the fun part! Creating your own character is an expression of yourself, so don’t feel pressured to be like someone else. There are a few items that are necessary for every burlesque artist.

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a. Corsets – this is the signature item for every burlesque artist! Start with a few corsets in the basic colors (black, white, red) and expand from there. Simple and elegant satin corsets and bustiers are great because you can add your own embellishments such as rhinestones, ribbons and beads! Make sure your underwear matches! These corsets come with a matching thong so there is no worry!

b. Pasties – you might be stripping but in burlesque it is more about the act of stripping , not the end result. There are fully topless shows, but it isn’t necessary.

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c. Stilettos – bonus points if they’re covered in rhinestones! MORE POINTS if they match your corset.

d. Thigh high stockings – the more to take off, the longer your show!

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e. Scarves – These chiffon scarves come in a multitude of colors, so you’re sure to find one that matches or complements your corset. The slinky and sheer nature of this material makes this a perfect accessory to your curated look!

5. JOIN A BURLESQUE GROUP

The best way to learn how to become a burlesque dancer is by immersion! Join a troupe or take a dance class specifically dedicated to this art form. You will learn to gracefully remove your clothing. The hard part is making it look easy!

6. CREATE and CHOREOGRAPH YOUR SHOW

Your signature routine must come from your own personality and research! Find what you like, play with props and if necessary, consult with a choreographer. Think outside of the box! Play to your strengths. Tell jokes, sing, or even do magic tricks. You can create a routine around anything! The important part is that you stay true to yourself.

7. NETWORK

See other burlesque shows and get to know the people onstage and behind the curtain. There is a wealth of personal knowledge and experiences out there in the industry that can help you on your burlesque journey!

Visit Chicastic for corsets, heels and scarves! Let us help you create your signature look!

Fun & Fierce Leopard Print Accessories

If you want to look sexy (and have your accessories play the part too) reach for one of these fabulously fierce leopard print items! It’s a look that will never go out of style! And they are great treats whether … Continue reading

3-Pack: Leopard Print or Solid Chiffon Scarves

The fantastic thing about scarves? They can be worn all year round! Especially when it’s something like these super trendy chiffon scarves! You’ll receive 3 scarves in each pack in an assortment of wonderful colors. Perfect to switch up throughout … Continue reading

How To Turn One Scarf Into A Different Look Everday

Scarves. We all love them. We all wear them. But there are only a few of us who actually know how to wear them. Sure you can just buy an infinity scarf and change the number of loops that you … Continue reading

Dorothy of Oz in the 21st Century

This past Wednesday marked what would have been Judy Garland’s 90th Birthday. The legendary singer/actress is most well known for playing one of the most iconic roles both in literary and film history, Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.” Almost more iconic than the role itself is the outfit she wore, in particular, her shoes! Today, we’ll tell you how to get an updated version of this classic look.

Pair a blue gingham blouse, or crop top, one of 2015’s biggest trends, with our chiffon skirt in white. This will give you a great modern twist on her Kansas farm girl blue gingham dress.

While we love the idea of carrying an adorable basket around, unfortunately, that’s not very practical in this day and age. As a functional and fashionable substitute, we recommend the Rattan Straw Handbag. It gives you a similar look while still staying modern and has plenty of room for all of your 21st century needs. Toto not included.

Most important to this look are the shoes, of course! Our Rhinestone T-Strap Peep Toes couldn’t be more perfect! The color is rich and the rhinestones give you the perfect amount of glam and sparkle.

Now click your heels together three times and say “There’s no place like Chicastic.TBT- WOZTBT- WOZ- bag

The Age of Fashion

Brooch featured on Age of FashionmainThe always stunning Blake Lively’s newest film “The Age of Adeline” not only shows off her acting abilities, but beautifully showcases fashion trends over several decades. Adeline Bowman, played by Lively, is 29 years old when she is involved in a freak accident in 1937 and from that moment on, does not age a day.

Although her fashion choices evolve with the changing decades, her style remains simple and classic. To get some of these great Adeline inspired looks, we recommend the vintage style chiffon maxi cocktail dress. Keep the look soft with the dress in coral or yellow, a big Spring/Summer 2015, trend or go with the animal print to give it a more modern twist. Pair with some T-strap peep toe platforms and classic envelope clutch and you’re in business. Finish off the look with a sterling silver cocktail ring for some vintage looking charm.

For a more casual look, the high low layered top paired with a pair of slacks or very dark denim is perfect. In addition to being a flattering cut on almost anyone, the buttons on the shoulder gives it the Adeline flair. The shrug style cardigan is great if you need to layer. Finally, a rhinestone studded broach not only gives you that classic look but also ties the whole outfit together nicely.

Chicastic can help you look great no matter what decade you’re dressing for!

Hot Spring Outfits & Accessories!

It seems as though Mother Nature has skipped over Spring this year and jumped right into Summer! While wearing sunblock in weather like this is a no brainer, we’re here to make dressing for it fun and easier!

Hippie chic is certainly making a comeback lately and our Spring/Summer patterned cotton infinity scarf is the perfect accessory to let out your inner Woodstock attendee. However, if it’s warmer out than you bargained for, simply swap it out for the Multi Color Collar Necklace to get that vintage feel without overheating.

To keep you stylish but also comfortable our sheer two layer chiffon skirt is perfect for this kind of weather! It’s light and airy while giving you the coverage you need and lends itself to be dressed up or down. Go formal and pair it with a pair of Velvet Rhinestone Peep Toe Pumps or keep it casual with a tank top and a pair of flip flops or sandals.

Dressing for the office in this kind of weather can sometimes be tricky when balancing comfort and style, but we’ve got you covered! Our Diamond Back Cardigan is made from Jersey Cotton, making it lightweight and easy to wear, while also looking chic and professional.

Happy Spring from Chicastic!

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Sheer Two Layer Skirts

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Check out our new sheer two layer chiffon skirts. They’re perfect for spring and summer and are easy to dress up or down. Not to mention the variety of colors they’re available in! The inner lining layer is 18 inches … Continue reading