Undeniably one of the most popular costume choices ever,
every girl is dying to dress up as Marilyn Monroe. The iconic sex goddess is
still the reigning blonde in decades
after her death. If you choose to dress up as Marilyn, you need to have three
things – curves, fair skin, and blond hair.
Your Marilyn should look as sultry and glamorous as the real
thing, so prepare to get dressed and dolled up for your Halloween party.
However, before you begin, you must choose among several of Marilyn’s most
iconic looks which you will as guide in putting the costume together.
You can adopt her white halter dress look in “The Seven Year
Itch” or you can don the pink strapless gown from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.
If you're really daring, you can recreate her infamous Jean-Louis gown which
she wore on President John Kennedy's birthday celebration.
Things you will need:
Step 1: It will
all start with the dress. If you want to look as glamorous as Marilyn, you must
not stint on the dress. The easiest one to get is the white halter dress, which
you can easily find in department stores and nearby boutiques.
As for the pink strapless gown, you can just rent from gown
shops if you don't plan to keep the dress after the party. Make sure to pair
the dress with long pink gloves and load up on the jewelry. Of course, you
don't need to wear real diamonds; costume jewelry will work just fine, as long
as they look elegant.
Now if you really want to be a showstopper in your Halloween
party, then Marilyn's flesh-colored Jean-Louis dress is for you. You might want
to have this custom-made, since the dress should fit your EVERY curve. Marilyn
had to be sewn into her dress, it was that tight. The dress should have LOTS of
beads that will glitter with your every move.
Step 2: The hair
and makeup should be all-out glamour. Platinum blonde hair is a MUST, and
unless you have white blonde hair, a wig is the most practical option. You can
have it curled the same way as Marilyn's. If you prefer to use your own hair, just tell
the hairdresser to copy Marilyn's hair and they will know what to do.
Step 3: Coat your
lashes with lots of black eyeliner then curl them; you should have that sexy,
sleepy-eyed look. Put on bright red lipstick and loads of lip gloss. Of course,
you must not forget Marilyn's famous beauty mark just above her lip. Just draw
a mole on the right spot using black eyeliner.
Step 4: Complete
the look with high heels, the higher you can wear it, the better. Try to capture
Marilyn's famous walk, in which her butt wiggles whenever she moves. She
achieved this effect by cutting a half-inch off her one heel, so her hips swayed
seductively when she walked.
Of course, if you want to save yourself the work, you could
also just pick up a Marilyn
Monroe costume, one of the great retro costumes