Only totally boring people need Halloween as an excuse to be someone else for the night. Just like last year, I’m kicking off Halloween a little early with a DIY Halloween Costume Series: 2014 Edition to help you decide what to be this year while I test out looks prematurely around town.
I recently starting rocking an asymmetrical undercut, in part because I have way too much hair to begin with, and also because I have debilitating trichotillomania. It’s a win-win situation! You mean I can cut my blow-drying time in half and have 50% less hair to taunt my crippling OCD tendencies with? Sign me up! It just recently occurred to me that my undercut has provided me with a third perk (making it a triple threat of a hairstyle): Halloween costume inspiration! From Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables to “Wrecking Ball” era Miley Cyrus, the asymmetrical undercut is surprisingly versatile when it comes to assuming the identity of someone else (real or fictional, but ever so pop culture relevant).
To kick off my DIY Halloween Costume Series for 2014, I decided to use my undercut to recreate one of my favourite on-screen head-shaving scenes of all time: Natalie Portman as Evey in V for Vendetta. This Halloween costume is really only worthwhile for those of us girls who already have an undercut. To get the look, all you need is a potato sack-esque orange or brown dress, an electric trimmer, and a handful of fake hair, or real hair if your buzz cut is freshly authentic.
There’s no need to apply any makeup at all for this Halloween costume. Go barefoot to make it even crazier, like I did in the above photo! The key is to look like you’re experiencing the stress levels of a tortured, imprisoned woman with the emotional range of a young Meryl Streep (FYI: if you don’t have an undercut but still want to be Natalie Portman in some capacity this Halloween, check out my DIY Black Swan Halloween costume from last year — you’re welcome). Your DIY V for Vendetta Halloween costume might not have all the bells and whistles of other festive ensembles, but that’s what makes it so perfect. And when it comes to putting the sexy devils and slutty nurses to shame, you get an A for effort.
Just look how my DIY V for Vendetta Halloween costume measures up to Natalie Portman’s real thing below…
Who or what else should Vicki try to be for her DIY Halloween Costume Series: 2014 Edition? Tell us at @ViewTheVibe!