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Halloween Costume Contest 2012

Kali – Hindu Goddess

Nov 01, 2012
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Crown, Makeup, Top & Necklace

What you need


Blue and/or Green Nail Polish

Duo Surgical Adhesive (for eyelashes)

Black, Brown or Red Lip Liner

Black and Red Eyeliner

Eye Lashes

Blue Face Cream (not pictured here around 3.99 at a Halloween store) – tube brand



Giant earrings

Lots of jewelry- preferably with skulls and bones

Flat shoes that you don’t mind painting (or glittery shoes)

Black Crazy Long Hair Wig

Bracelets (skull bracelets purchased at 99 cent store)

Necklace (small skull necklace purchased at 99 cent store)

Large skull necklace (purchased at Halloween store in Caveman section)


Large cardboard box or large white cardboard piece (Target 2.99)



Elmers School Glue

Gems (Michaels or Joanne’s Fabrics for 2-4.99)

Old leftover easter decorations (made of foam) or any foam you can cut and paint

Glittery Paint (1.99 at Joanne’s)

Thin paint brushes 4 sizes (2.99 at Joanne’s)

Can of Gold Spray Paint (Michaels or Joanne’s Fabrics $9.99)

Ruler, Hammer, Scissors or Round tool for shaping)

Pencil for tracing around the hammer or shaper you’ve chosen


Scythe (99 cent store)

Weapons (99 cent store)

Heads, skulls, arms & legs cut outs, fake arm (99 cent store)

Bracelets & Necklace (99 cent store)

Gold Bandana (99 cent store)Gold Ribbon (99 cent store)

Paper bloody hands and feet garland (99 cent store)


2 Pairs of Blue Tights (or more if you manage to make the multiple arms costume)

Black workout shortsBlack or Gold Bra, Bustier or Corset

Safety Pins

Chain Belt

Thick/Wide Gold Belt

Flat Sandals or Shoes you can spray gold or gold glittery shoes

Prepare crown ahead of time to allow it to dry:

Take large cardboard and draw large crown of pyramid or rounded shapes- use a pencil and trace around a hammer or scissors round areas to shape.

Make sure to create a 2-3 inch bottom which becomes the crown around the head.  Do not cut into 2 pieces. 

Make the long part like an upside down T.

Cut the entire crown out in one piece.  So it looks like an upside down T with a large mausoleum or old building on top of it.

Take the spray paint and lay the crown on a plastic bag or newspaper outside and spray the gold glittery paint on it outside.

Glue gems with elmers glue all over the crown in whatever pattern you wish.Cut out colored foam (I used old easter egg foam) and glue it on the crown also in patterns.P

aint with your glittery paint (not spray paint) on the colored foam to increase the glitter and jewel effect. 

Potentially you could use more jewels from the fabric store but then your crown becomes really really heavy.

When it’s dry put your wig on and test how large the crown is over the wig.  Where the 2 pieces meet you will want to either staple it or do the cut and slide as I did.  (The cut and slide is when you cut the bottom up halfway on one side and the top down half way on the other and then slide the two pieces together to connect as one).

Prepare the accessories:

Whatever jewelry you can find which has skulls and bones- this is a must for this costume.  You will not put it on until your makeup is on though.

Take your chain belt and your props accessories and safety pin them around your chain belt.

Take your swords and weapons and attach with safety pins or string or you can leave them out and tuck in later as you dress.

Cut gold glittery ribbon for your gold bracelet effect.Spray paint or use gold glittery kid paint on your shoes or buy gold glittery shoes (I like flats because the crown is huge anyway and I like to be able to walk around without falling on my rear).


Take one pair of blue tights and cut the crotch out big enough to create a hole for your head.

Take your gold sash or bandana and pin it to your bustier.

Remove paper hands and feet from garland and staple them to the outside of your workout shorts.

Put one pair of blue tights over your bottom half

Put the cut pair over your head and arms ( cut small slits for the fingers or simply buy footless tights)

Put the black or gold bustier on, the gold sash should go over your head to form a V on your neck.

Put on the workout shorts with the bloody hands and feet.

Color your face, neck, hands, feet and any exposed part with the blue makeup.Put on black and red eyeliner.

Put on lipliner and lipstick of your choice-reddish black is great.Add your jewelry and accessories and finally your wig and crown and you’re done! 🙂

If you want a multiple armed costume I’ve heard of people stuffing extra pairs of tights with fake skeleton arms and cotton balls…let me know if you do that. 🙂   With my 2 armed only costume people were still impressed and many knew who I was!

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