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Zombie, Ghost, or Vampire? Marie Antoinette Halloween Costumes
Two hundred years ago a doomed, innocent Queen lost her head to the guillotine of France. Yet every Halloween her ghost walks again at costume parties around the world - and the even more terrifying zombie or vampire Marie Antoinette!
I'm fascinated with the tragic, romantic history of the last Queen of France. She's a great inspiration for scary costumes, especially combined with today's fashions in horror.
So which version of the Undead Queen should I choose this year? The pale, trailing ghost; the bloody zombie; or the deathly, alluring vampire? A change of accessories changes the style, and there are some great videos to help me learn how to make up as an ethereal vision of terror.
Ghastly, Ghostly Marie
Marie Antoinette's ghost is all in white and palest grey, with just a touch of red at her neck or lips. Beautiful and sad, she drifts about the world mourning her fate.
Luxurious tattered brocade dress in pale, pale grey to waft you into the afterlife.
Delicate feathered fan for the flirtatious wraith.
Triple strands of pearls to emphasize that slender neck!
Zombie Marie Antoinette
Looks like history got it wrong - the doomed Queen never made it to the guillotine. Marie returns from the dead darker, bloodier, and with a shorter skirt for convenient lurching.
Zombie Marie has a velcroed bloody neck slash, and trailing cobwebs.
Which Marie will you be?
Vampire Marie Antoinette
Marie is back, and her executioners will rue the day! Strong, stylin' , sexy...and...is that just a hint of white fang?
Vampire Marie wears a gorgeous black and burgundy gown over a full petticoat, and featuring a stiff choker collar with a skull cameo. Sweet!
Understated fangs fit over your canine teeth to make them just a bit longer and pointier. Cool effect!
Scary Marie Antoinette Makeup
Dolls are just plain scary! Learn how to complete the effect with paint and powder.
© 2013 Valerie Proctor Davis