My halloween look: Disney’s Maleficent

Maleficent Halloween look - somanylovelythings

It is no secret I absolutely LOVE dressing up. Halloween is just another opportunity for me to get drawing, cutting, sewing and hot gun gluing.

Maleficent is my favourite Disney character. It has always been, since my mum bought me the Sleeping Beauty book from the book circle people (it was so long ago, they used to come to your door, hahahahaha) and then later on, the VHS, which I watched repeatedly, as any good child obsessed with their favourite story. However, even though I love Aurora, Maleficent was for me, the highlight of the story and even though she deserved to die (as these stories go), I just loved watching her turn into a huge, scary dragon.

Maleficent Halloween look - somanylovelythings

So this year, I decided to turn into the Mistress of All Evil. I interpreted her three times when younger at school, and although I perfected the evil cackle after the “prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die” line, my costume making and makeup resources and abilities weren’t even close to what they are today.

With high expectations, I started to gather the bits: a cheap vampire cloak, twisted devil horns, an amazing raven (or crow, not quite sure!) and purple satin from eBay. I painted the horns black (with acrylic paint from Tiger, they originally had some red in them) and using a hot glue gun, attached them to a wide alice band. I wrapped a satin ribbon around the joints and headband to give it a better finish.

Maleficent Halloween look - somanylovelythings

For the sceptre, I bought a cheap devils trident and a tacky oversized Christmas bauble, which was red. I removed the colour with nail polish remover to rveal the silver and glued (hot glue) to the trident stick. I then hot glued my raven on to it.

I then cut the sizes of the cloak, added a lining layer of purple to the back and added the shredded purple details to the from opening. Underneath, I wore a New Look black velvelt bodycon, tights and black court shoes.

Maleficent Halloween look - somanylovelythings

For the make up, I created my usual base with Hourglass Veil primer, MAC Fortified skin enhancer in adjust, foundation, concealer and powder. I then started the eyes. I used Urban Decay purple Vice and MAC Bitter for the eyes, as well as Eyeko Skinny liner and Black Magic mascara and a set of exaggerated, cheap false lashes.

I painted my raised eyebrows and my widow’s peak with MAC gel liner in Blacktrack. I then applied eyeshadow Bitter all over my face, to exhaustion, until I became green-ish and contoured the cheeks quite blatantly with MAC’s Carbon eyeshadow and my usual contouring shade from Inglot (a muted almost grey brown).

I finished off with MAC’s Russian Red and a huge black ring.

And as a bonus, here is a pic of my better half Frankenstein monster, which I put together pretty quickly! Make up took five minutes with green face paint, MAC gel liner in Blacktrack and Carbon eyeshadow. Bolts were made of grey foam, painted unevenly with Barry M Foil effect polish and glued on with Duo lash glue.

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I think I looked quite scary. I was very pleased with my Maleficent – I was so worried I wouldn’t make her justice, but in the end, I think I pulled it off!

What did you dress up as for Halloween this year?

8 thoughts on “My halloween look: Disney’s Maleficent

  1. Wow!!! I already saw the pictures on your Instagram account and thought it was an amazing costume. I really love it! You did an amazing job and I’m sure you were definitely an eyecatcher! And of course you had to wear your Louboutin’s! 🙂 Love that picture! 🙂

    This halloween I just took an old costume, because I wasn’t feeling well after my flu. We were just having a small party at home and I was wearing my old “Cruella” costume. Well, also Disney. 😉


    • Thank you. I had high expectations for the costume and I was quite pleased with it. I think I looked quite scary, especially on the tube, hahahahaha. There was a little kid at the party for a few minutes and he was really staring, a bit scared, which is a good sign, I suppose hahahahahaha
      Well, Cruella is just as good – know how you feel. Have a bad cold at the moment and don’t really feel like doing anything… Going away for a long weekend in Berlin and hardly had energy to be excited about it :(. Hope you are feeling better!


      • You can definitely be proud of your costume!!! 🙂

        And I’m sure it was quite scary – at least I would be scared in the dark and if Maleficent would suddenly stand in front me. Oh yeah. Definitely. 😀

        Hope you are doing better soon!! Berlin is just a great city and I hope you enjoy your stay there! I’m feeling really better, thanks! Too bad that Halloween is over. Just love to dress up. 😉 Wish you a fabulous holiday!! Relax and get well soon!! 🙂


  2. Absolutely fantastic! Make up is great! Very professional! Very scary make up and costumes amazing! You are really talented and creative Dani! I hope the party was great! xxx


    • Hi Claire
      Hahahahahaha. I know. For a few minute there was a little kid at the party, he kept staring in a very scared way and looking away every time I looked back! Suppose that’s a good sign for my costume.
      Thank you so much for your comment and for dropping by! 🙂


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