Halloween for the “Non-white” girl…

Sup World!

So Halloween’s coming up pretty soon (tomorrow, actually) and I wanted to share a thought and set of tips for all you girls (and guys) who aren’t part of the white population in this world.

Now how on earth does Halloween have to even do with skin color???

Well, when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, a ton of the costumes ideas and tips are shown from the perspective of a girl who is fair skinned, and basically almost the whole Halloween market advertises their costumes on Caucasian peoples. Like suppose a vampire look only looking best on girls with a fairer complexion, or…a lot of characters for that matter!

Not that the whole world does it, but a lot of people often struggle on choosing what they want to be for Halloween. You obviously don’t want to be a character that is hard to recognise for all the people in this world who place skin color as a factor for getting a costume! (well that’s what i think anyway)

Again being a dilemma of Google’s “search” methods, I feel sharing my ideas on how us brown girls or even darker skinned girls could manage to spend their Halloween in an AWESOME way, without really worrying about the skin color part, and it obviously NOT being a “stereotypical” idea.

1. First in the list is a fairy. In all the posts I have seen, NO ONE even mentions fairies as an option for darker skin tones, but isn’t it clearly shown in fairy illustrations that fairies are of all “skin types”? All you need for this costume, is a nice and pretty (best with a frilly bottom) dress, a pair of wings (fairies that have no wings exist- pixies) and if you want a wand. To top if off, either a shimmery headband or a flower headband along with floral or shimmery accessories will make do! Plus, this is me for Halloween, and anybody can tell who I am 😛

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Look at her ROCK THAT COSTUME!!! 😀

2. A witch! I didn’t want to be one this year, but as an afterthought, I feel this one TOTALLY isn’t dependent on looking good on ONE type of skin color. You just need a cool pair of stripey (purple-black or green-black or orange-black) socks, a cool dress (or a t-top + skirt), a pointy hat, black lipstick, cool eye-shadow, a broom AND you’re a simple witch ready to rock this Halloween!

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TADAAA!!!!!!

3. A Leopard or a Jaguar or any cat for that matter! Who even said cats look best on white girls!? Our complexion is good enough to rock this costume! A nice kitty ears headband, a dress or mixed up pair to match the ears, dark eye-shadow, dark (or light, dependent) lipstick, a nice and small nose painted on top of your nose, fake blood on the side of your lips and YOU’RE DONE!! Plus, people recognized this last year for Halloween on me, so no Probs for you!

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Even Snooki can do it!!! 😀

4. Any classic 80’s wear will do! Want to show off the color streak in you?? Then just mix up gym clothes, a super neon colored off shouldered sweater or t-top, a pair of shorts/leggings/frilly skirt, colorful stockings to add on to the pzzazz, LOTS or accessories, crazy teased hair, colorful legwarmers and you’re the perfect 80s “let’s get physical mixed with cyndi lauper” chic! And at that time, us skin people ROCKED THOSE clothes!

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Or just go crazy with the colors and mix and match EVERYTHING!

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5. Speaking of the 80’s Whitney Houston was pretty popular back then, and ANY girl with a skin tone darker than a tan can master THAT! Super cool and fluffy hair, and a smile, copy her outfit in the best way possible and YOU’RE SET TO DANCE WITH SOMEBODY THIS HALLOWEEN!

 

 

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This’ll do! 

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Or this one!!!!! XD

6. The last one of them, this costume is possible by ANYBODY! It’s SUPER SIMPLE TOO!!

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A white blanket, and two eye holes! 

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Show Your Inner Social Media Freak! 

And if you’re in the mood to take it up a notch….

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Just add a bikini to make it FABULOUS!!

Hope it helped, and stay AWESOME ALL YOU TEEN GIRLS LIKE ME!!!! and others who were stuck on what to be, hope you got an idea from this!!!

Otherwise, if you don’t care about stereotypes, just be Cleopatra, Pocahontas, Jasmine etc. I just feel, girls who aren’t necessarily Caucasian always need to have that choice to be something that won’t make them feel like no one will guess their costume, or just have to be what others assume they should be because of skin color.

But if you’re super brave, unlike me, just take a wig, a costume and be ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE!!!

Stay Awesome and Happy Halloween (in advance :P)!!!!!!

Love,

Vivian ❤

 

 

Make your Own Kawaii Cat-tato! ^=^

Interested in making your own Kawaii Cat?? Follow this step-by-step DIY to unleash your cuteness!

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Part 1: The Drawing part

Step One: Get your drawing and coloring material to get started.

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You’ll need:

  • A piece of paper (or two)
  • A pencil case with stuff like pencils, an eraser, a marker pen (if it’s black and thin, it’ll do)
  • Color pencils or anything that you can color with and it has your fave shades
  • A scooby-doo if you get bored
  • An iPod or something to listen to for inspiration while you draw

Step Two: To start off your cat, draw a huge oval (like a potato); The size isn’t final. If you want a chubby cat, a smaller potato can be drawn, or if you want a big and slim one, a longer potato. No potato is the same.

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Step Three: To really make the difference between a potato and a cat-tato, one needs their own perfect set of cat ears. There’s no specific type of ear, so it is all up to your imagination of your typical cat-tato to design the different body parts in this DIY.

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Step Four: Now that you have your cat-tato half recognizable, it’s time to add the most important element in this drawing that makes this a kawaii cat. The eyes are supposedly circular, but creativity has no limits, so any shape according to your tastes is fine. You also need to draw two ovals, one big, and diagonally opposite to it, a smaller oval. The mouth, in my drawing is like a small “w” but it’s curves are wider.

Step Five: Paws are optional, but it does help in emphasizing a lot more the cat features of this kawaii potato. As always your creativity can take over for this step instead of copying what I’ve drawn.

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Step Six: It’s time for your cat’s tail. It could be fluffy, simple, spotty, striped or hued, and it’s placement is up to you, but I best prefer to keep it at the side.

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Step Seven: Another optional feature, this is a simple petal-like hair style for your cat-tato that can also have patterns on it!

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Step Eight: Now that we’re at the end of the drawing part, you can choose to add certain patterns to your drawing a streak in the petal-hair, or a contrast in the ears. I usually prefer to leave my cat-tatos as a sketch as it looks pretty that way, but it seems they look cuter in color (friends’ opinions).

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Part 2: COLORING TIME!!!!

Now before you begin the fun part of this DIY, the choice of outlining the cat is completely upto you, though I suggest you at least outline the eyes. If you choose to outline, please see to it the marker has a thin point as my first attempt completely failed with a thicker marker.

Me being a girl who often ends up forgeting when the most important pictures come, I completely forgot to take pics when I was busy coloring it in, but here’s briefly what I did.

Firstly I decided to use two shades of purple for the various body parts, and a cute pink color for the body and parts of the tail. To give it a sort of tinged look I used both the purple shades (violet and purple) together. 

Secondly (a part that I ended up photographing) I added a few stripes (3-4 is best) and outline the whole cat (the pencil marks) with the darkest color I used. 

And you have finally have an adorable Kawaii Cat-tato. My very own design I feel proud to end up drawing it again for others to try and would love to know it you’d like some more!

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Ze final product! 

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And if you feel like it, you can cut it out and put it anywhere you like 😀

Stay Awesome!! 🙂