This month, some of my friends threw a vampire-themed birthday party. 😀 I wore the “Lady in Black” dress from Surface Spell – the rest of the pieces are off-brand or eBay finds. Some of Surface Spell’s pieces can be a little costumey but are very reasonably priced and comfortable, and if authenticity isn’t a priority then they suit frilly or fancy events just fine. I raised the sleeves of the dress a little (they sat too low and wide for my figure), and gathered the neckline to be more flattering on my bust.
There was lots of red food (we brought a decadent fruit platter)! Almost everyone wore black and red but I only took a handful of pictures, so this post is going to focus a little on how I did my hair instead!
The coven – photo by xylia-x
So the exciting part (for me, anyway…) was that I feel like I reached a personal hair achievement that night by creating my neatest and lightest “pouf” yet. 🙂 Well, I’m sure it could still be neater and more interesting, but I’m no hairdresser. My hair is nearly 4.5 feet long so this process is probably a lot easier for someone with less, but here’s how I did it:
- I ragged my hair in two sections the night before so there would be more volume, and so the ends would stay curled without needing any other tools.
- The next day (after an extremely uncomfortable night :P) I separated the two sections into four and brushed them out so the curls weren’t as tight. (This part took me ages because the tightness and amount of hair kept re-tangling every time the brush even went near it.) I want to develop some other technique but I think I’m just going to have to buy or create some hairpieces to add as curls in future.
- I brought roughly how much hair would be needed at the front to the front of my face (so you can’t see through it) and pinned a large hair donut onto my head. Keep the donut a little further forward than you think you need it because they tend to creep backward.
- I combed those sections up over the donut, pinning throughout, sometimes going back and forth because of the length. I left a few sections down to be sort of decorative, and then pinned some flowers and ostrich feathers in, which gives it the illusion of more height.
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