Mardi Gras is french for “Fat Tuesday” which is symbolic to events of Carnival celebration. It’s a big celebration in New Orleans with several parades. Dressing up in costumes and masks is the oldest Mardi Gras tradition, and lately Corsets have found their place in these costumes.
People use their creativity in designing their own costumes to be different from the others and incorporate corsets in them.
This gold corset goes very well with the bright and shiny theme of Mardi Gras.
Halloween is less than a week away and you don’t have a costume yet! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Don’t worry! Here are three easy costumes you can make in less than 30 minutes, half of which can be found in your closet already! The only thing that you may need to get are the identifying hats for each costume, and any party supply or kid’s toy store should have them available!
All you need for these costumes are color coordinated corsets, shoes and clutches! Here is a simple list!
Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t want to go all out with a Halloween costume, and that’s okay! Or sometimes you are going to be at work and can’t wear a totally crazy outfit! Totally understandable. Outrageous and elaborate costumes are wonderful but they do take lots of work, and if you’re a person with a extra busy schedule, but want to do more than just carry a cereal box with a knife jammed into it around with you all night, then we’ve got a solution, and it only takes a couple of pieces from your local costume store and some stuff from your own closet!
This Steam Punk Lite look takes all the elements of steam punk and boils it down to the essentials. Brown, black, bronze and gold are the basic color palette. We aren’t going for accuracy, especially if you don’t have the time, just enough to suggest the look is fine. The brown and black gothic striped corset from Chicastic is the BASE and every thing this costume is built around. Pair it with a pair of black or brown leather/pleather/shiny/denim pants and a pair of bronze crystal rhinestone embellished heels (crystals aren’t really steam punk but they’re more fun than plain boots so let’s go with that). Carry your necessities in a purse with some gold metal detailing like this shimmering mesh knuckle duster clutch. Then head over to your closest costume shop and buy a pair of goggles (or paint some old swimming goggles gold, just be sure to tape over the lenses first so that they don’t get painted on, then remove the tape after the paint dries), and then remember that green top hat that you used during the pub crawl during St. Patrick’s day? Spray paint that one black and gold too! Boom, steam punk lite! If you’re at the office, don’t forget to wear a blazer to cover up your shoulders, or a leather jacket if it’s chilly at night!
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