Olivia is usually pretty quick to decide on her Halloween costume, but this year she hasn’t been able to decide. She knew she wanted something creepy, but wasn’t finding anything in stores. When I first suggested we make her up as a voodoo doll, she poo-pooed the idea, but the more she thought about it, the more she decided it was something she hadn’t seen around and that it was something we could make together. Read on to see how we made this super simple DIY Voodoo Doll Halloween Costume.
Initially I had planned to make a dress out of linen or burlap, but we came across this inexpensive gray number and decided we could make it work. We figured voodoo dolls can be made out of any material, right? We paired it with a black long sleeved shirt and black leggings, cause hello! It snows in Vermont on Halloween sometimes.
We started to transform the dress by using black floss to create stitching on the arms and bodice.
Next we added a heart out of iron on vinyl. We cut the Heart with my Cricut Maker and used the Cricut EasyPress to adhere the heart. After looking at the pictures we took for this post, I may add some stitching to the heart.
To make the pins we used styrofoam balls and Olivia painted them. She also painted two skewers silver. Once they were all dry, she popped the balls onto the skewers.
I hot glued a small square of thin styrofoam to the inside of the dress behind the heart. We then inserted the pins through the heart and into the styrofoam.
The last step to this creepy DIY Voodoo Doll Halloween Costume is the face makeup.
I did up her eyes with dark brown and black eyeshadow, making sure to smudge under the eyes as well. Using black liquid liner I drew on the stitches. For Halloween we plan to get some bright red lipstick to help make things pop.
The entire costume cost us under $15 and we had a blast creating it together. But seriously, could you imagine waking up to this standing over you? EEK!
Olivia loves going as creepy things for Halloween. A few years ago she went as a zombie and I shared how I did her super Simple Zombie Makeup minus the blood and brains.