To go along with our party's alien invasion theme, I decided to go the sci-fi route and dress up like a Vulcan. Spock was a Vulcan, for all you non-Trekkies. Don't look at me like that. I've already professed my dorky-ness to you guys.
The costume came together rather effortlessly, and turned out to be maybe my favorite of all time. I got the wig and pointy ears at a Spirit Halloween store. I ordered the Communicator badge from Amazon. I picked up the dress at Forever 21, and it was on sale, too. A friend of mine showed up dressed as Strawberry Shortcake wearing the exact same one. So it was definitely a versatile piece of clothing! The belt, I procured from Target. I wish I had a full-length photo of me in the costume so you could see my bad-ass boots that I've managed to wear for every Halloween for the past four years.
(Vulcans don't really smile)
The make-up should have been simple enough, yet it still took me an hour. Mainly it was those darn eyebrows that gave me fits. It took me a while to get the points just right. I used a dark brown liquid liner to draw in the extra eyebrows and provide a convincing texture. When I made a mistake with the liner, I'd just brush on a little concealer to soften the lines.
For the whole face I just pretty much put down a nice base layer using my regular Bare Minerals foundation. Vulcans have a pretty even skin texture.
Then I drew on very thick cat eye-like eye shadow for a vintage touch. I applied some pink eyeshadow on most of the lid and a bright white for the highlights at the edges of my brow and point of the tear duct. Then I added a bit of inter-galactic sparkle with some glittery white eyeshadow all over lid. Finally I topped it off with some big, fake, sparkly eyelashes!
I was pretty pleased with the overall effect :)
Live long and prosper, peeps, and happy Halloween!