Only totally boring people need Halloween as an excuse to be someone else for the night. I’m kicking off Halloween 2013 a little early with a DIY Halloween beauty series to help you decide what to be this year while I test out looks prematurely around town.
There are a number of reasons why Daenerys Targaryen, aka Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones, will be one of the most popular Halloween 2013 costumes. First off, she’s super hot, which gives girls an excuse to get sexy on Halloween without being three of my least favourite costumes ever: slutty devils, attention-seeking milk maids, and nurses from the intensive care unit at the Playboy mansion. Also, I know a lot of brunettes out there who secretly want to know what it feels like to rock blonde hair the same way I wonder what it’s like to have huge boobs. Does it get you more attention? Daenerys is the obvious costume choice this year if you want to find out (unless you want to kill two birds with one stone and go out as Ice-T’s wife, Coco).
I’m a big believer that you can find almost everything you need for a Halloween costume around your apartment if you just let your creativity run wild. I’m also a huge hermit about five days of the week, so I apply this theory to pretty much everything I do from making dinner (who doesn’t feel like turkey burger taco salad?!) to sending sympathy cards (a collage made from old GQs can be surprisingly heartfelt). To get my Daenerys costume, I wrapped myself in an old blue sheet, which is strangely similar to how I answer the door during the week when I’m in full Howard Hughes mode.
For makeup, I left my face bare but applied a light powder in a shade I usually use in the the dead of winter when I haven’t seen sun in months and am suffering from seasonal effective disorder or, as Canadians call it, February. I used a brown eyebrow pencil to give myself bolder brows and made them even messier with a brow comb. I let my naturally curly hair air-dry with no product in it before brushing it out into a wild puff of hair (for straight hair, consider sleeping with wet hair in 6-8 braids overnight before brushing it all out and doing a little backcombing). I’m already blonde, but to go extra Daenerys white blonde, I dumped some cornstarch in my hair over the sink and sprayed it with hairspray to hold it in place. It’s a bit messy, but if you ask me, the odd cornstarch cloud only makes you appear like you actually have magical powers or a baby dragon in your hair who’s having a temper tantrum.