How to make an Amy Winehouse Costume

One of the most recognizable voices and faces to come along in recent years is trouble pop star, Amy Winehouse. Noted for her big voice, small frame, and huge beehive hair and tattoos, Amy Winehouse is as all over the tabloids as she is over the airwaves. Show some love for Amy and get dressed up as the neo-soul diva with demons. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating an Amy Winehouse costume!

#Things You’ll Need#

* Black beehive or Elvira wig

* Headscarf or hairband

* hairpins

* Large, colorful hoop earrings

* Black eyeliner pencil and/or black liquid eyeliner

* lipstick (neutral tone)

* blush (for contouring cheekbones)

* short, sleeveless dress or

* tank top and skinny jeans

* Fake tattoos (press on)

* Pink ballet slipper shoes

#Putting together your Amy Winehouse Costume##

Step 1: Put on your beehive wig. An Elvira-type wig works well since it has a black, built-in beehive with long black hair.

Step 2: Tie a headscarf or headband on your wig, right over the line where your “bangs” come out.

Step 3: Put on a pair of colorful, large hoop earrings.

Step 4: Makeup time!! Emulate Amy’s signature Cleopatra eyeliner. The best way to do this is to start with a black eyeliner pencil and trace along your upper lash line with a very THICK line. Extend the line outward and upward in a pointy, “swoop” from the corner of your eye to get Amy’s look. For maximum staying power once you’ve drawn the line in with eyeliner pencil, go over this line on both eyes with the liquid eyeliner. Liquid eyeliner on it’s own can be tough to work with, but it will be more forgiving if you already have your penciled lines to work from as a guide.

Step 5: Suck in your cheeks and go over the hollows with a light bit of blush. Put on some lipstick and your face is finished!

Step 6: Put on your shortsleeved dress (an all-black sheath or tankdress would work well) or tank top and skinny jeans.

Step 7: Apply fake tattoos to your arms and chest. Amy has a tattoo of the name “Blake” (her husband) on her chest and a large, traditional-style horseshoe tattoo on her upper arm.

Step 8: Slide on a pair of pink ballet slippers like Amy Winehouse is usually seen wearing and you’ll be ready to walk into “Rehab” before you know it!!

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