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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DIY Flower Fairy

Flower Fairy Halloween Costume

 

There are an infinite number ways to style a fairy costume using one of Chicastic’s satin corsets! For an island or rainforest themed fairy, replace the shimmering fabric wings with a pair of green vinyl placemats! You can find those at the dollar store or thrift if you know where to look! The flower crown and belt can also be made with silk flowers from the craft store and a glue gun! Pull a pink skirt from your own wardrobe and add a chiffon scarf and a pair of nude shimmering heels to mimic the barefoot look! To carry your necessities, carry one of Chicastic’s rose wrist clutch!

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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!

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Fun & Fierce Leopard Print Accessories

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3-Pack: Leopard Print or Solid Chiffon Scarves

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Keeping Your Neck Warm

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New Year’s Eve Outfit

New Year's Eve Outfit

We love New Year’s Eve and everything it entails. There are cute party clothes, watching the ball drop, countdowns to kisses, and resolutions for the new year. But let’s get back to that first item, the cute party clothes. There … Continue reading

Day After Christmas Shopping

Gifts for Yourself

December 26th is a big return day for the stores. Everyone has received their Christmas gifts and now they want to immediately exchange or return unwanted items or use gift cards to take advantage of the sales. If you have … Continue reading

Gifts in a Pinch

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Christmas is only three days away, but you haven’t bought for everyone on your list! What do you do?! Don’t panic yet. You still have options. There’s rush shipping options for a lot of websites and you can bundle up … Continue reading

How to Accessorize for Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties

Ugly Christmas Sweater

December means ugly Christmas sweater parties! Everyone dresses up in green and red vests, sweaters with reindeer on them, or even ones with light up features. But how do you accessorize something so gaudy? There are three approaches to choose … Continue reading