From the very first of October, I start thinkin’ about what I want to be for Halloween. Now I know Halloween is mostly for the little ones, and I’m no spring chicken, but ever since my grandchildren were born, I’ve had a renewed spirit about this playful holiday. They get such a kick outta their “Guinny” dressing up in a costume and walkin’ door-to-door with them. And I’ll do just about anything to put smiles on their little faces. Course, it helps that I don’t embarrass easily. I never did understand folks who’ll show up to a costume party in plain clothes and carrying a ball in hopes of passing as an athlete. For a costume to work, you’ve got to take some risks—and have a little fun.
Years ago, one of my best friends Donna Foltz and I thought we’d pair up on a costume idea. We decided that one of us would dress up like ladies of a less likable variety: witches. She chose to be a classic witch in The Wizard of Oz style, and I opted to be the Ice Queen—all cold, unapproachable, and downright mean. We took this as an opportunity to live outside the box, so to speak, since neither of us is “witchy” by nature. I don’t know about y’all, but I think costumes are always more fun when you do ‘em with someone else, like the year Michael and I dressed up like a slice of bread and a stick of butter (y’all can guess who was the butter).
Since Donna and I were so unrecognizable with these Halloween looks, I thought I’d share a helpful how-to for recreating these Halloween makeup looks. First up, we’ll start with my Ice Queen makeup tutorial.