Hi Internet People,
I feel super behind this week. I had planned to have a YouTube video up about how to make my iZombie caution tape dress, but that still hasn’t happened. It should be up some time today, I know I keep saying that, but I don’t have to work today so I have a lot more time to get things done. I definitely need to get on the ball because Benny and I are visiting my sister this weekend, expect some fun pictures. Today I thought I would share how I got my Liv costume made for Halloween. I had thought I would do a video, but I think it will be easier with a post since I took pics of the wig while I was working on it that I can show here more easily than on YouTube.
I totally cheated for my Liv costume. I know a lot of people found lab coats and clothes that matched Liv’s from the tv series, but I just didn’t have the time. I know that’s a lame excuse, but I thought I’d make due with what I had on hand. Thankfully I had my white and black striped sweater and some black jeggings. I knew that those things matched one of Gwen’s outfits from the iZombie comics. I debated about just going as Gwen, but I thought why not just blend the two. With my clothes figured out, I found a pair of black ankle boots to wear that worked alright, I knew I needed one thing to really sell the look, white hair.
The day before Halloween my friend and I went to Spirit Halloween and let me tell you the pickings were slim in the costume department. I looked everywhere for the right wig, but was striking out. I finally found something and thought, eureka! It was almost the right color, just a little too blonde, and it was a bit on the long side, okay a lot on the long side. Technically the wig was for a “Medieval Maiden” costume, which looked identical to the Game of Thrones wig right next to it. I took on the challenge and headed home with the wig and some white hairspray.
To get the right length I got all of my hair safely tucked up inside of the lacy wig cap attached to the hair. I didn’t buy a wig cap to wear so I just worked really hard to keep my actual hair safe from the scissors. This is me in the wig before I started altering it.
After I got the wig on I parted it down the middle and made two pony tails, maybe I’m supposed to call them pigtails, to make it easier to cut the hair.
My sister cut the hair on each side right above the ponytail holders for me and this is what it initially looked like.
The wig was a bit long still, but I wanted to spray it down with the white spray to make it look a bit more like Liv’s hair. It turned out the spray was black light spray and not just plain white, but it still worked. The stuff smelled awful though. I wound up spraying it with my dry shampoo to make it smell better after it dried. In the morning before I went out I put the wig on and trimmed it again to get the shape closer to Liv’s and then I used bobby pins to pull back portions of the wig from my face.
I also did my makeup. I’ve already said I don’t do makeup well so my Liv makeup was super minimal. I used my regular concealer, it looks like a tube of lipstick but it’s beige, and put it on like I normally do when I wear makeup. Then I added white face powder, purple eye shadow, and mascara. If you want to see how I did my makeup I could show that in a video, it’d be pretty short.
Once all of that was done here’s what I looked like, in case you didn’t see my pic on Halloween.
I was actually pretty pleased with how it turned out, especially since I wasn’t sure if I would get the wig to work. I’d love to see other people’s iZombie costumes and cosplays and hear how you put yours together. You can comment below or tweet at me, @kleffnotes. I’m also on YouTube and tonight I’ll be on Periscope at 11 pm est. I’m kleffnotes both of those places too. You can also find me on The Nerdy Girl Express.