DIY Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Christalle Cid, Reporter for the Silver Script

Napoleon from Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Items Needed:

  • Light Fabric Transfers/Transfer paper
  • A computer
  • Printer
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Plain White T-Shirt
  • Scissors
  • Computer/White Printing Paper (for practice)

STEPS:

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1. Open Microsoft Word or Pages and create a new document.

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2. Go on Google and search up “Vote For Pedro shirt” and pick the picture that shows the phrase clearly and copy it.

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3. Go back to the document and paste the picture.

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4. Edit the picture so that it fits the majority of the page.

5. Mirror the image by dragging one side of the image to the otherside.

5. Mirror the image by dragging one side of the image to the otherside.

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6. Print out the picture on printing paper, unless you are ready to commit and print the image on transfer paper already.

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7. If you did it right the words should be backwards.

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8. Cut out the edges of the phrase.

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9. Iron the t-shirt and get rid of as much wrinkles as possible.

*Directions from here onward may be different depending on what brand of transfer paper you use*

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10. Line up the transfer paper on the shirt with the image facing down.

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11. Iron over the transfer paper for a few seconds

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12. Let it cool down for about 2 minutes

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13. Once it’s cool, peel off the backing of the transfer paper.

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14. Enjoy your “Vote For Pedro” T-Shirt

Items Needed for the rest of the costume:

  • Nerd Glasses
  • Black/Blue Jeans
  • Red Afro Wig
  • “Vote For Pedro” T-Shirt

Next costume:

Frida Kahlo (a painter)

Items Needed for Makeup and Hair:

  • Eyebrow Pencil
  • Brown Eyeshadow
  • Red/Rose Colored Lipstick/Lipgloss/Lip Stain
  • Bobby Pins
  • A Hair Tie
  • Reddish-Pink Blush

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1. Fill in your eyebrows with the eyebrow pencil and use the brown eyeshadow to make the unibrow.

1. Fill in your eyebrows with the eyebrow pencil and use the brown eyeshadow to make the unibrow.

2. Apply the blush.

2. Apply the blush.

3. Put on the lip product of your choice.

3. Put on the lip product of your choice.

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4. Split your hair in the middle.

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5. Bobby pin any stray hairs and put hair up into a bun.

 

Things needed for the rest of the costume:

*Can pull anything from your closet, just look up pictures of Frida to get an idea of her style*

  • A Shawl
  • A Long Skirt or Dress
  • A Nice Blouse
  • Dangling Earrings
  • A Long and Short Necklace
  • A Flower Crown
  • Boots

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Put on the flower crown

6. Put on the flower crown

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7. Change into the costume.

8. Put on the necklaces and earrings.

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9. Throw on the shawl.

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Congratulations you have your costume!

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