So this was supposed to be our Halloween post. All of us had ideas of grandeur (Cyanyde as Pam Grier in Coffy, 80M as Rosie the Riveter and Mo’Threads as Björk) but life happened. We know, we know… womp womp. We might do a dress up day to make up for it.
BUT we are proud to say that our very own EvieB got her party on enough to make up for the rest of us. Check out her oh-so-on-time rendition of Kanye West’s Runaway Phoenix and give her props! The girl had vision and pulled it of spectacularly.
Happy belated Halloween everyone.
usually my goal for my costume is to look hot, and semi slutty so I always buy one of the generic costumes like sexy firefighter or sultry pirate. this year i was planning on doing the same and i bought a princess jasmine costume to fit in with my friends Disney princess theme. but sadly i slacked on my ab work for the whole month and showing my stomach was out of the question.
a week before Halloween Kanye West premiered his new video (short film) for Runaway and i immediately fell in love with the Phoenix character. She’s beautiful!!! the makeup, the feathers, the colors, i knew i had to try it. i hit the garment district on a Monday and went crazy buying feathers, chains, tulle, spandex, and so forth. over 3 days and with some crucial advice from Cynade i created my own Phoenix version. it ended up being quite a project and a lot more expensive then any costume i could’ve bought at Ricky’s, but it was totally worth it. i was the belle of the ball (or the club), lot’s of random people stopped me for pictures, the DJ gave me a shout out, and not to mention that i looked freaking HOTT!!!!! (not to sound conceited or anything).
if you want to create your own you’ll need:
* nude bodysuit from American Apparel : $26
* feathers: $100 worth
* stretchy band material or a head band: $5
* 8 feet of gold chain: $40
* feather lashes: $8
* 1 foot of tulle (for the tail feathers): $7
* gold or nude shoes: (mine were from steve madden)
* a glue gun, fabric glue, safety pins, and fabric paint
* i got my makeup done by MAC, but to get the effect you’ll need white eyeshadow, lots of brown tones for contrast, face shimmer, and nude lipstick.