Makeup Ideas and Hawaiian Party Costumes

You may be having a party and have chosen a Hawaiian theme. Or, you might have decided to go trick or treating as a Polynesian maiden.

Don't worry men, we did not forget you! You can go as a Haka Warrior Hunk! Children also love to dress up in hula skirts and leis. And, don't forget your dog!

Whatever the reason is, here are some costume and makeup ideas you might want to consider. For sure it will put you in a festive mood. You will feel like you are already in Paradise.

You might try this creative party Hula Dancer idea: make a volcano out of clay, then erupt it with vinegar and baking soda and little red food coloring! Give out a great pair of flip flops to the guests as party favors!

Remember, that a flower behind the left ear means taken or married, whereas a flower behind the right ear symbolizes single.

You can make your own hula skirt by purchasing an inexpensive artificial lei which has flowers. Then you take the lei apart. Use some wide green ribbon and sew or hot glue the crepe paper to it and then cover the top with the flowers, one by one.

For the Ladies

  • Grass skirt (you can make your own - see below)
  • Hawaiian print midriff top, bikini top or coconut bra
  • Clear sandals, flip flops or bare feet
  • Flower to pin behind your ear
  • Lei or leis - can be worn as anklets, crowns or bracelets
  • You can also take a headband and sew artificial flowers to it


To look like the glamorous vintage Hawaiian pin-up girls

  • Wear a figure hugging halter top with a cinched waistline in a floral print or a bikini top
  • Sarong or pareo as a skirt
  • With this you will want to wear stilletos
  • Flower behind ear and leis around neck

Or if you are a bit shy and feel a little exposed, you can wear a sun dress or a muumuu-style dress which is long and flowing, and usually comes in floral colors or patterns.


For the Men

  • Loose fitting Aloha shirt
  • Khaki shorts
  • Sandals, flip flops or bare feet
  • Straw hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Lei


To look like the Haka Warrior Hunk

  • Bare chest (looks best with muscles)
  • Hula skirt or floral-print sarong worn tight like a short skirt - sort of like a diaper
  • Spear or sharp stick
  • Greenery around arms, ankles and on head (could be an artificial green lei)
  • Fake tribal tattoos on biceps or wherever
  • May need to use some quick tanning solution
  • Colored contacts (brown or dark) if you really want to get into it (surprise her!)


Hawaiian Luau Makeup Ideas

To really have fun, add some vibrant Hawaiian makeup. Shades of turquoise, azalea, amethyst, ocean frost, and Aztec gold are just a few that are available to use.

Don't forget plenty of eyeliner and mascara. Don't forget the eyebrows too. Have fun with it.

Gotta have bright lipstick - come on it is just for one night!

There are some great eye makeup videos on this hub, so be sure to watch them and be inspired. I was.


Ideas for Face Painting at Your Party

Be sure to use hypoallergenic paints for face painting.

Of course, a luau brings to mind delicious fruits of Hawaii, including pineapples, coconut, and bananas.

Also, tropical flowers are popular, including orchids, plumeria, hibiscus and bird of paradise. You could even paint a small palm tree on some lucky person.

Sea creatures are fun and easy - a crab, seahorse, dolphin, whales, turtle or seals. Geckos and parrots would also be hits. Sand dollars, shells and starfish would also make someone really happy.

Children especially love face painting or you could do it as part of your Halloween costume.

Go to this site for art ideas - enter Hawaiian or Tropical

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elayne001 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you laurel536. Glad you liked the Hawaiian party ideas. Aloha!


laurel536 4 years ago from North Carolina, United States

Love these ideas particularly the makeup and the suggestions about the hula skirt.


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elayne001 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Yes, that is a possibility SammyDrago. It is the time of year anything goes as far as makeup and costumes are concerned. Thanks for your comments.


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SammyDrago 4 years ago from London, UK

Good article, do you think you will do something similar for Halloween makeup? Quite a popular subject at the moment :-)


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thank you Ebower. Glad you enjoyed the hub about Hawaiian makeup.

Yes, it is amazing, isn't it f? Thanks for commenting.


5 years ago

The color scheme in the main photo is amazing....


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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

I love these ideas! The makeup is tropical and beautiful. I voted this up and beautiful.


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elayne001 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

So glad you liked it. I wish I could see a picture. Thanks for commenting.


??? 5 years ago

thx 4 the help.gonna wear it to a party.


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peacegirl101 6 years ago

No problem, elayne! I love to do it! :)

Aloha!

~peace


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are welcome. Thanks for always commenting on my hubs.


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peacegirl101 6 years ago

Yes I did, thanks again!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are welcome peacegirl101 - glad you liked it.


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peacegirl101 6 years ago

Mahalo! :D


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You are right - Aloha means hello and goodbye and also love. Mahalo means thank you - now you know two works peacegirl101. Thanks for commenting.


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peacegirl101 6 years ago

Beautiful hub!! Awesome tips!!! :)

I only know one word in the Hawaiian language and that's Aloha!!! Greetings, right?

Aloha! :)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for that pmccray - you are too kind. I wear makeup every day, but for special occasions it is fun to experiment. Glad you enjoyed it.


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

How beautiful and fun. I adore playing with makeup in the photos this makeup application is unique. Thanks so much for this hub, voted up, marked beautiful/useful and shared.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks LianaK. Glad you enjoyed them.


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LianaK 6 years ago

What a wonderful hub and great ideas! :)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Great! I'm excited to hear about it.


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

I've discussed with the kid's - they think it's a great idea. Will let you know.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

That's great equealla. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and let me know if you end up using your idea.


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

The dogs in grass skirts, ha ha I found it real funny. My dogs like "dressing up" because they do receive a lot of attention this way.

I have a fitness video, with hawaien dances to do. This is too difficult for me, and when I do it, I get equally enough attention as the dogs in clothes, and equally so, the same ammount of giggles behind hands.

Wonderful hub. My youngest daugter is having her 21st soon, and you gave me a bright idea!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks so much Uma07. I didn't know they had Hawaiian dances in India. That is terrific. I appreciate your comments.


Uma07 6 years ago

Great hub.Hawaiian dances are quite popular on some reality shows here in India and that's how we get to know about different costumes.But your presentation is great and THUMBS UP for this fabulous hub.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks Pamela99 - well, it is not worn every day, but for special occasions.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Elayne, I didn't know Hawaii makeup was different. Everything is very colorful. Interesting hub.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you liked the ideas for Hawaiian makeup and costumes and yes, it is fun.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Lovely ideas and it must be real fun.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you liked the hub HealthyHanna. I appreciate your comments.


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HealthyHanna 6 years ago from Utah

What a fun hub! Great ideas.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you found the Hawaiian costumes entertaining. Sorry about the dogs - maybe they were shy.

@Mentalist acer - yes, as long as it is vibrant and reflects the colors of Paradise, it will do - no browns or grays please.

Thank you msorensson. I appreciate that.


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msorensson 6 years ago

Well done :-)


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

I was not aware of the unique makeup styles of Hawaii,Elayne;)


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Enjoyed the great ideas in this Hawaiian costume hub. But the dogs in the illustrations don't seem to be too fascinated by the whole idea. :)

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