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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Costume Ideas | Evil Harlequin Doll

Easy Halloween Harlequin Costume Idea Over 40| Fake Fabulous

We were at a Halloween Party last night (as a family) and it was SO much fun.
The calibre of costumes just gets better and better with each passing year and everytime I come home I feel inspired for next year's outfit.

This year I went as a harlequin doll.

I was supposed to be a broken doll but ran out of makeup time and we ended up in a rush out of the door.
Unfortunately, real life always seems to get in the way of best-laid plans!
So I'm a possessed doll instead.
Not yet discovered and smashed!

This costume is basically a unitard from a dance shop with a few DIY touches and some simple makeup.

I added 'buttons' made from old shoulder pads (round ones from a vintage cardigan) a circle of white packing and some black nail varnish for the 'holes'.

A skirt was essential as the unitard is a little sheer (in the white areas) and this piece of netting hid my (discrete) panty line from the rest of the party-goers!

{I also strapped down my boobs in a sports bra as I didn't want to be like Barbie... not that I'm busty in any way but even a small chest felt off with this look.}

The ruff was simple netting on a piece of elastic with a couple of press-studs to hold it comfortably in place.

For the makeup, I had hardly any time so it was a good job this is an easy look.
Try this amazing video if you have more time and you'd like to try the big doll eyes look... How awesome!!

A cone-shaped hat, patent boots and white gloves finished my look off nicely.

Despite not having enough time to make the costume look the way I wanted I was still pretty happy with it and spent the night in creepy character.

Do dolls suffer from hangovers??
(Ahem... I'm just asking for a friend!)

Whatever you get up to this Halloween I hope you have as much fun as I did!

UNITARD: Move Dancewear
HAT: eBay (an easy DIY)
BOOTS: c/o Jones
WIG: Old
GLOVES: Vintage

Easy Halloween Harlequin Costume Idea | Fake Fabulous



  1. You always have the best Halloween outfits! And make up! I mean, if that is a simple make up! You look amazing!

    1. Hahahahha... thank you Nancy.
      You're very generous.
      The makeup is really easy to do... a heavy hand is all you need :o)

  2. Wow! You look stunning and adorable. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and eye. What fun to wear to a costume party where so many can enjoy your look and you theirs.

    P.S. Just read Jodie’s panty post - so apropos.

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen! You are very kind.
      I'm off to have a look a Jodie's undies post... although the pair I was wearing were tiny and left no seam at all, but you could just make them out through the white sections and I didn't want to put anyone off their vol au vents !! Hahahahaha

  3. Samantha, this costume is SO COOL. I'm actually not familiar with harlequin dolls so I literally Googled it to see more! Halloween isn't part of our local culture but I do get a kick out of seeing Halloween costumes from overseas. I have to say, yours is pretty original!

    xo, Liyana | Affordorable

    1. Thank you so much Liynana!
      It's a shame you don't dress up... I would LOVE to see some of your creations...

  4. woww, what a fabulous costume! and you always create amazing makeups! this is Art!
    I'm not really involved in Halloween parties and costumes, as it's something only for children in Spain and it was recently imported from USA, actually, but I love a good costume for a carnival dance party

    1. Oh Monica... I'd LOVE to dress up for a carnival.... feathers, bling and bright colours.
      THAT would be a fun costume to make :o)

  5. Wow, what a great job you've done, I reckon you had fun both doing and celebrating. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    1. We had a great time Jacqui... although the children seem to have less fun than the adults?!
      I think as we get older we care less about what people think of us and more about making the most of a night off :o)

  6. Ahh, you're the cutest! This is darling and so so fun!

    I have my costume about HALF ready, ha ha, guess I better get on that!


  7. You are truly gifted in coming up with unique costume ideas Sam. Very authentic!!

  8. OMG You look bloody brilliant, Sam!!! You've got the whole fancy dress thing down to a fine art. I wish my hubby was up to going to party's like these but he hates them. I've tried to organise some myself. I think I managed one for my birthday about eight years ago but that was it!! You look FAB!!
    Suzy xx

    1. Funny you should say that Suzy...
      The first party we went to my husband thought it was stupid and was not wanting to dress up at all.
      I nagged him into submission and he conceded to allow me to dress him as Dracula.
      Turns out that the costume went down a treat... he got loads of compliments and had a great time swooshing about with his cape. The year after he was a Werewolf and got right into character.
      This year he was the grim reaper and there was no holding him back.
      Now he is more excited than the children.... "What am I going to be this year?!?!?".... hahahahaha
      Maybe you just need that one time to break him in with something quite masculine and he'll be hooked too??
      I'm hoping to convince Alisdair into something more interesting and daring next year.

    2. LOL I shall have to show him your response and see what he says lol!! I think your hubby sounds a lot more open to it than mine though!!!

    3. I'm trying to talk him into Cruella de'vil!! :oP


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