Make a Gypsy Costume for Halloween– Gypsy Costume Ideas
A Gypsy Costume In My Closet!
Dress as a Gypsy for Your Halloween Fantasy
Halloween is one of the most fun holidays of the year. Take your chance to live a day as your alter ego, the person you fantasize about when you want to escape your routine and ordinary life. If you're like me, a Gypsy costume will make you think of far away places and the freedom of living on the road. Indulge your love of bright colors, sparkling jewelry and a little mystery. You may even have all the makings of a Gypsy Costume in your very own closet!
Live Your Fantasy on Halloween
Remember the days when you were a kid and you dressed up in a princess outfit or a cowboy suit complete with hat and six guns? How fun was it to pretend to be a royal princess or a knight in shining armor who rescued the princess from the tower? How about a Gypsy with swirling skirts, jangling jewelry and even a crystal ball?
For one day, on Halloween, you can do it again!
My Inner Gypsy
I’m revealing a secret here that few know: my secret name is “Gypsy Queen.” I use it when I’m feeling wanderlust and longing for those far away places. I use it when my life is too routine. For me it brings visions of full skirts, glittering jewelry, a few gold coins in my pocket and my Tarot cards wrapped in a silk kerchief.
Wear a Gypsy Costume to Work
So what could be more fun than to dress up on Halloween as my interpretation of Gypsy Queen? Just a few weeks into a new job as an office manager, my boss told me that some of the people in the office liked to wear costumes on Halloween. I was totally delighted because it would give me the chance to show my staff that I wasn’t all work and no play.
A Gypsy Costume in Your Closet
How to Make a Gypsy Costume From Items in Your Closet
There's no need to buy a special outfit for your Gypsy Costume if your taste runs to bright and shiny as mine does. Look in your closet for long skirts, dangling earrings, long necklaces, shiny blouses, vests and scarves.
Halloween morning I carefully dressed in my new image. I didn’t buy a costume, because my wardrobe included enough gaudy clothes and costume jewelry to make a great outfit.
Gypsy Costume Ideas
Here are some ideas that you can borrow to put together your own gypsy costume:
- A blouse of satin with big puffy sleeves overlain with a lacy or embroidered vest
- A velvet vest with satin or metallic blouse.
- A long skirt with gold metallic designs or two or three skirts layered over each other.
- A wide belt to cinch skirt and blouse together. (Mine was a 4 inch wide elastic belt left over from the '70s, or maybe '60s)
- Raid your jewelry box or the thrift store for large gold earrings, several long necklaces, wide bracelets and big rings
- A bright scarf to tie around your head
- Flat shoes with metallic trim or even a plain color works well.
- Add a small purse on a string to hold Tarot cards wrapped in a silk scarf
Extra Makeup Completes a Gypsy Costume
If you don't want to wear a mask, apply heavy makeup instead. A heavy coat of foundation, extra mascara,eye liner and eye shadow will give you an exotic look. Add a generous dose of blusher and bright lipstick just for fun!
Cover your hair with a bright silk scarf for a finishing touch. You'd be surprised how many people won't recognize you!
I Want to Wear My Gypsy Costume Every Day!
My gypsy costume was a hit. It cost me little more than the time it took to go through my old boxes of clothes and jewelry box, and was so much fun!
I have to admit that I didn’t get a lot of work done that day, as I spent a lot of time reading palms and doing Tarot card readings. (This is popularly known as MSU--making sh**t up!) Amazingly, people lined up to get their fortunes told that one day, and I did make about 85¢ when I asked people to cross my palm with silver before telling a fortune. (Yes, my coworkers were cheapskates!)
I lived in my little fantasy in a Gypsy Costume for a day, why don’t you?
Your Halloween Costume
Do you live a fantasy while you're in a Halloween costume?
Oh, one last thing, my cards say that you're going to have a great Halloween!
Copyright ©2012 Stephanie Henkel (aka Gypsy Queen)
For a fun side trip, read Nell Rose's hub and get a Free Tarot Card Reading. You'll be amazed at her insights!
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