Thursday, October 27, 2011

Miss Havisham Halloween Costume: The Makeup

The secret to a great Miss Havisham costume is, of course, the make up. Though she is often portrayed as an old hag, Dickens's notes suggest that she is only in her mid-fifties. However, living without active pursuits, sunlight or happiness can leave one looking much older than one's years.

There are many great 'aged' makeup tutorials online, so here are just a few of my favorite ones.

This is really great and easy to do.

Here is a more complicated tutorial for creating a theatrical 'old person' look. 
Part I 
Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

I'm going to try these out for my Halloween party tomorrow.

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