My Halloween Costume: Dorothy Dandridge As Carmen Jones
I had a last minute costume party yesterday for a party for the rapper Future’s new mixtape “Monster”. I saw that there would be contests as well so I wanted to dress. Every year it never fails, I never dress up for Halloween 🙁 . Sometimes I even spend money on a costume and never make it out.
I always want something original but sometimes it can be tricky. I’m sure you all have seen all the crazy costumes that people are doing recently. At the last minute after work, I decided instead of going the Party City route and just picking what was available in my size, I decided to be Carmen Jones!! Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen Jones of course.
I knew I didn’t want to spend alot of money in case the costume didn’t go well. I perused Google images to find a good inspiration pic.
I headed to Ross looking for a red skirt! Ran to the Juniors department and with only about 15 skirts- 3 of them happened to be red pencil skirts. Score!!! (Spent $5.99 on the skirt) Next I needed a Black sexy shirt. This was a little harder but I found something that would work.
Next I headed to Party City to get a “Betty Boop” wig because I thought that would give me the look– they had no Betty Boop wigs :/ I went to Target and then the Dollar Store ( I got the flower there for $1). Lastly, I had to go to the beauty supply store to get a wig since nothing else worked. They had 30% off luckily so I got a synthetic wig for $25.
When I got home, I realized I had another shirt so really this costume costed me $32. Not bad at all!!
I had to do my makeup and of course get the moles in there + red lippy (RIri Woo from MAC) 🙂
You can recreate this look:
Wig (Bobbi Boss Wig- London), black off the shoulder shirt, red pencil skirt and rose for your head.