I wasn't having any luck at the thrift store the first time around finding pieces to make my own costume so I hit up Amazon and bought a Tavern Wench costume by Disguise. Which I altered to make look more like Mary's outfit. I used some Sunshine Orange and Cherry Red Rit Dye to make the sleeves of the costume orange (They didn't come out the right shade because of the fabric but whatever, it's still orange). I attempted to make the vest/corset red using spray fabric paint (That was all I could find in Michael's) but it didn't work out so well so I left that sucker black. I attached a piece of a burgundy plaid sheet to the skirt portion to emulate what Mary had going on.
To top off the clothing portion I took a full length hooded red cape (Kinda like this one), dyed it with a mixture of Cherry Red and Black Rit Dye to make it a bit darker because it was too red and wore that with everything else.
- Tavern Wench Costume
- Hooded Full Length Cape
- Thrifted Plaid Sheet
- Leg Avenue Striped Knee Highs
- Black Ballet Flats
- Cherry Red Rit Dye
- Sunshine Orange Rit Dye
- Black Rit Dye
After my sister and I watched the video we decided to play around and do a Mary hair trial. The first time we tried doing it we used a Solo Cup without anything stuffed inside of it and it didn't work out so well. So we threw that bad boy away and grabbed a styrofoam cup, stuffed it with a wash cloth and attached a piece of aluminum foil to it.
My sister sectioned my hair off, teased it and attached the front portion of my hair to the cup like FormidableArtistry did, but she didn't put my hair in a ponytail to attach the back. She just continued attaching the back portion the same way as she did the front because of the length of my hair, etc.
Once all of my actual hair was attached she took my clip-on hair extensions, flipped them upside down and started to attach them to my hair at the top of the cup. She used the clip-ons instead of a cut up portion of a wig like FormidableArtistry used and started wrapping them around the foil. The foil kept bending and pissing her off, so when we did my hair the day we were dressing up we used a piece of a wire coat hanger bent into an "S" shape instead. When she had everything pinned in place she took a long piece of yarn that I had braided, pinned it and wrapped it around my hair. When my hair looked right she sprayed all of the hair with washable black hair color and when that I was dry I combed in some purple hair mascara.
That's how I got my Mary hair!
- Bobby Pins
- Hair Pins
- Teasing Comb
- Not Your Mother's 'Shes a Tease' Volumizing Hair Spray
- Clip-On Hair Extensions
- Styrofoam Cup
- Wash Cloth
- Wire Coat Hanger
- Scünci No Slip Head Wrap (Black)
- Fright Night Temporary Hair Color (Black Fog)
- Fantasy Makers Hair Mascara (Magic Mixture/Potion)
- NARS Pro-Prime Primer
- Garnier BB Cream (Light/Medium)
- BareMinerals Foundation
- Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Natural Beauty)
- Translucent Powder
- Orange Eye Shadow
- Black Eyeshadow
- Black Eyeliner
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (Amsterdam)
- Impress Press-On Manicure (Total Witch)*
Duck Tape, a paper shopping bag and black spray paint. I honestly can't write out step by step instructions because I kinda just made it...