Here’s a super simple, quick last-minute Halloween costume shout-out to Carol! — one of my favorite characters on The Walking Dead. The new season started a few weeks ago, and in my favorite season six episode so far, Carol shimmies like a bad-@ss out of her “after school special” button-down cardigan, dons a dirty bandana and hoodie, covers herself in dirt and blood and basically saves a whole bunch of people from a pack of psycho killers called the Wolves by impersonating one of ’em.
Of course, a Carol Wolf costume wouldn’t be complete without a prop, like a casserole, or this here pan of brownies, because Carol doesn’t just kick @ss. She’s also a great cook! LOL…
Or, if your husband happens to keep swords under the bed, you could also wield a machete.
Just please be careful not to accidentally slice anyone to bits. 🙂
The makeup was actually really easy and took less than five minutes.
I just ran my fingers across a couple of pans of matte taupe and matte dark gray eyeshadows (I used Primal and Undone from the Urban Decay Naked2 Basics Palette), then sprayed them with Avene Thermal Spring Water and ran them across my face.
I did this several times to create the dirty effect…
For the “W” forehead symbol worn by the Wolves, I mixed MAC Russian Red Lipstick with MAC Lady Danger Lipstick on the back of my hand to create a deep red, then applied that to my forehead with a lip brush.
Oh, and that bandana? It started out pristine and white when I got it from Target last night for about $4. I let it soak overnight in a bowl of tea, then threw it in the dryer this morning to make it look a little more apocalyptic and dirty. Et voila! Dirrrrty bandana.
The hoodie and shirt were courtesy El Hub. Thanks, babe!
On that note, Happy Halloween! #teamcarol
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,