Creating Velma Dinkley
Top, Skirt, Socks, and Glasses: Spirit Halloween Velma Set
I had already ordered an orange sweatshirt, socks,
and red skirt from Amazon before I came across the
Velma set from Spirit Halloween, so I returned it all!
The set was just too good to pass up, and it’s
surprisingly difficult to find matching shades of orange.
Although the fabrics seemed slightly cheap and
easily wrinkled, I was still very happy with the overall
look and am glad I could find so many
pieces of the costume together.
Set on sticking to the classic Velma Mary Janes,
I found these lovely patent leather shoes on eBay.
The price was a little more than I had hoped for
(especially since I knew I would only wear them once or twice),
but the shipping was included in the price and they
arrived in a beautiful package. Though perfect for the look,
I don’t recommend these shoes for comfort. By
the end of the day, I was more than excited to take them off.
This surprisingly realistic wig is the Reecho brand
11” bob wig from Amazon. I was especially a fan of
this wig because I could wear it as-is. The quality is
top-notch for the price, down to the faux scalp seen
down the middle. It was also the most comfortable
wig I’ve ever worn and stayed in place all day.
Creating Daphne Blake
Dress – Spirit Halloween
I was going to try and make this dress myself, but
when I saw this dress at Spirit Halloween I had to
get it. Besides…I have zero sewing skills so trying to
make this dress myself would have been a
frustrating trainwreck. The costume also came
with the green ascot and lilac headband. Overall
I think that the costume is really good quality with
a good fit and thankfully was very comfortable to wear.
Pink Leggings – Amazon
A quick search on Amazon brought me to these
semi opaque light pink leggings by Frola. I highly
recommend these leggings for whatever you need
as they are extremely comfortable
to wear and pretty decent quality.
Purple Boots – LikingCosplay
I was initially going to make my own Daphne
shoes out of heels from Goodwill and lilac paint.
However, when I found these boots online I thought
they were too perfect to pass up! (A couple things to
keep in mind with these boots is to be sure to order
your normal shoe size regardless of what size the
measurements on their website suggest and also
be sure to order them early if you want them in time
for Halloween! I chose express shipping at checkout
and it still took about 3 weeks for them to arrive.)
Orange Wig – Amazon
My wig was made by Morvally and actually came
as a 23″ wavy wig with side swept bangs. I then
attempted my hand at being a hairstylist and cut the
wig myself to try and better fit Daphne’s signature
hairstyle. While the cut is not perfect (I am still
finding sections of hair of all different lengths) it
still does a decent job of helping complete the look.
In addition to her great fashion sense Daphne is
also known for her full face of glamorous makeup
featuring a nice soft pink lip paired with a standout
cat eye. The rest of Daphne’s makeup appears
fairly simple and uniform (although it is slightly
difficult to tell from a cartoon), so for the rest of my
face I stuck with my everyday makeup routine to
create the final look. You will find
the products I used listed below!
Foundation – Maybelline Super Stay
Full Coverage Foundation in shade 112
Concealer – Makeup Revolution Conceal and
Define Full Coverage Concealer in shade c1
Powder – Maybelline Fit Me Loose
Finishing Powder in shade 05 fair
Bronzer – Maybelline City Bronzer in shade 100
Blush – Maybelline Fit Me Blush in shade Pink Rose
Highlight – Wet n Wild Megaglo
Highlighting Powder in shade Blossom Glow
Eyeliner – Maybelline Master Precise
Curvy Liquid Liner in black
Mascara – Combination of Maybelline the Rocket
Volum Express and Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Express
Eyeshadow – Elf Mad for Matte Nude Mood Palette
and Maybelline The Nudes Palette (unfortunately the
shades don’t have names, but I used a bronzie brown,
grayish brown, and black to create my smokey cat eye)
Eyebrows – Maybelline Brow Define and
Fill Eye Pencil in Blonde
Lips – Pink For Me by Maybelline
Lashes – Ardell Faux Mink Wispies
Setting Spray – Combination of Makeup Revolution
Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray and Maybelline Lasting Fix
We hope you enjoyed our 2019 Halloween costumes!
Did you dress up for Halloween this year?
Have any ideas on what we should dress up
as next year? Let us know in the comments below!