Cleopatra Costumes - How to Look Sexy and Authoritative This Halloween
This costume is extremely flattering to women no matter what their shape or size.
To achieve a polished, dynamic appearance, you'll require the following, black wig, white tunic, Egyptian collar, black eyeliner, sash belt, rubber snake, 2 upper armbands, sandals, dangling earrings, and 2 wide gold cuffs.
If you are not graced with natural shoulder length raven hair, then you will need to buy a wig.
Black wig that is on your neck and shoulders.
However, if there are none left in stock, don't worry as you can buy a longer black wig and cut it yourself.
If you need to trim the wig, place it on a dummy and cut carefully one section at a time.
Have a friend cut the wig while it is on your head if you can't get a hold of a dummy.
Don't try to cut the wig without a visual reference to look to.
For best bargains on the hair piece, try a costume shop rather than a beauty supply and save a ton of money.
Wigs for costumes are built to last for years and years.
A light cotton tunic is your best choice when it comes to the dress.
Ancient Egyptians did not wear sweeping hemlines to the floor they wore white or off-white and it should reach down to your mid calf area.
Give this garment your own style, try buying a size a little larger than you would normally, this will create a certain authentic flow to your style.
Your belt should be a sash that wraps around, with a dangling tassel.
Deep shades look very good along with the belt since they highlight your middle.
To complete your Cleopatra costume, be sure to choose open toe sandals in neutral tones.
Ptolemaic period sandals are similar to current styles making them easy to be fitted.
As an accessory, place a rubber snake around your arm or pin it to your dress; this will add a bit of pizazz.
The centerpiece for the Cleopatra make-up will be the pronounced black eyeliner.
To achieve this look, opt for a liquid liner rather than charcoal; you will have much more control over the makeup so it doesn't smudge or make you look like a panda.
Try applying the eyeliner on the natural shape of your eyes all the way from top to bottom, applying it thick, then bring the line up as if creating another lash and there you go! Setting your foundation with powder will keep your makeup looking perfect all day.
Putting a good base on for your makeup will keep your eyeliner looking great.
The type of jewelry you will need is wide banded gold tone cuffs and complimentary upper arm bands.
They can be purchased ready made, but if you find the upper arm band too binding, be sure to open them up and loosen with a fabric elastic band extension.
You don't want to cut off circulation, so pick a size that will stay in place and not slide down, nor cut off blood flow.
An Egyptian style collar is a must for every royal queen and they generally come in the one size fits all category.
Dangling, colorful earrings will also make your costume more fashionable.
Wearing gold tones having colored stones matching the colors of collar and cuffs of yours would be worth trying.
And, finally, this is one outfit that works well with anklet bracelets.
Gussy up your feet with one or more choice ankle bracelets.
And if they tinkle, all the better.