1. Rihanna, As Seen On Her "Unapologetic" Album Cover
Rihanna made headlines this month for her scandalous topless album cover for her upcoming album. And for last-minute costumers like you, this is a godsend! Cheap? The cheapest. Easy? Kind of. Impactful? Definitely.
What you need:
- Nude tank top. Or for men, nothing--this would make a fierce drag costume. (Thrift store, $1.00)
- White and black body paint (Party City, $1.50 each)
- Iron-on transfer paper (Staples, $10.00 for pack)
- An iron
- A computer printer
- Dark purple or deep red lipstick (Drug store, $2.50)
NOTE: Any materials that don't have prices are things I already had or borrowed.
How to make:
Step 1: Print out a picture of Rihanna's Egyptian goddess Isis tattoo on a sheet of iron-on transfer paper. Oh look, I've got one for you to print right here, aren't I nice? Make sure you print on the correct side. Carefully read the instructions on the package, you dope. (I actually printed on the wrong side the first time.)
Step 2: Cut out and iron the tattoo onto the front of the nude tank top, according to the paper's instructions. Try on the top first to make sure the tattoo placement is right under the boob area. If you're a guy, you're stuck drawing on the tattoo or you can still make the tank top.
Step 3: Put on your finished shirt when cools.
Step 4: Do your makeup as you see fit, and finish off with a plum or deep burgundy lipstick. Slick back you hair put in a low bun if long. Pin back if short. If you have bangs, keep some of them forward. Add thin necklaces if you like.
Step 5: Now this is crucial: Have a trusty, steady-handed friend paint the words on you and your shirt. You likely won't be able to fit everything, but do the best you can. (I attempted to draw on myself using a mirror and let me tell you, drawing backwards on yourself in cursive sucks.) I also recommend using liquid body paints with a paintbrush instead of grease crayons like I did. The color will come out bolder, and on the shirt a paintbrush won't snag like a grease crayon did for me. If you're painting, make sure the black part that covers one boob dries before painting "Unapologetic" over it.
Step 6: Practice the pose—people will want to take a photo! And somehow don't touch anything until you get to your Halloween destination.
Crank it up: Print out a stack of copies of her album cover. Autograph them as Rihanna and graciously pass them out to fellow party goers. Feel free to randomly yell out, "F**k yo apologies!"
Time to create: 30 min
Next: Classic Gwen Stefani!