Superhero and Villain Costumes Dominate Halloween 2013

2013 has been a major year for superheros in Hollywood. Iron Man 3 kicked off the beginning of May while Man of Steel was this summer’s highly anticipated blockbuster. And it doesn’t just end there. We are all holding our breath in excitement over “Thor: The Dark World” coming out, just after Halloween. With so many superhero movies premiering one right after the other, it’s no surprise that everyone wants to look like a superhero this Halloween. Like Superman, the rise in the popularity of superhero and villain costumes hit us faster than a speeding bullet. Here at iLoveSexy, we carry over thousands of costumes in our collection, with a wide variety of choices in the Superhero and Villain categories. These are our top three suggestions for superhero and villain costumes that will have you asking yourself–who’s side are you on?

 

Women's American Dream Costume

Women’s American Dream Costume

As the leader of The Avengers, it’s no secret that the captain looks every bit as powerful as she looks fierce. Patriotic, resilient and charismatic, this American Dream costume is all about the stars and stripes. This set includes a dress, boot covers, gloves and an eye mask and is perfect for fighting in the name of freedom, liberty and justice.

Women's Thor Costume

Women’s Thor Costume

Thor, the God of Thunder, is often associated with strength, pride and victory. Our Women’s Thor Costume is perfect for all your Halloween adventures and will have everyone in awe of the power and intensity you yield. This set includes a dress with a detachable cape, glovettes, boot covers and a character headpiece. Add the signature hammer to the mix and you are ready to rule the skies.

4-Piece Cat Girl Costume

4-Piece Cat Girl Costume

And we can’t forget about one of our favorite villainesses here, Catwoman. Reminiscent of Anne Hathaway’s costume in last year’s “The Dark Knight Rises”, our 4-Piece Cat Girl Costume is dark and sleek, with just a hint of mystery. This set includes a zipper front jumpsuit with an open back, a belt, padded gloves and an eye mask for concealing your identity as the feline mistress of disguise.

 

Superheros may only live in our fantasies but that doesn’t mean you can’t look as fabulous as them!  We hope you enjoyed checking out our top superhero and villain costumes for 2013. Please visit our website at www.ilovesexy.com for many more choices. Do you plan to dress up as a superhero or a villain this year? Who do you want to be? Will you be transforming into any of these glorious heroes we’ve listed above? Let us know in the comments below!

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DIY Head Chain for Halloween Gypsy Costumes

Have you ever wanted to see into the future? When we think about fortune telling and reading into our destiny, no one comes to mind quite as often as the enigmatic gypsy.  As cunning as she is crafty, the gypsy is surrounded by mystery and intrigue at all times. She strangely seems to know more about you than you know yourself. And while you don’t have to believe in tarot cards and crystal balls to channel the bohemian spirit of a gypsy, you can certainly look as gorgeous as one. Brace yourself, because we have a special treat for you this week at iLoveSexy’s Blog! Today, we bring to you one of this year’s hottest accessories–the head chain. Head chains have made their way into popular retailers and can go for as much as $30 in stores. Ouch! However, follow along our DIY head chain tutorial, and you can create this gorgeous piece of head jewelry for yourself. And of course, don’t forget to stick around for some weekly costume ideas to get you pumped for Halloween. Alright, let’s get started!

 

DIY Head Chain - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Thin chains (you can buy chains at your local craft store or you can use any necklace chains you may have at home)
Jump rings
Charms, jewels  (optional)
Pliers
Wire cutters

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 1

1. Take the chain and measure from the top of your forehead to the middle of the back of your head. This will be the center chain.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 2

2. Use your wire cutter to cut the chain according to the required length.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 3

3. Take another piece of chain again and measure one piece from the side. Use the middle of your forehead to the middle of the back of your head to gauge the required length. This piece should be loose enough to drape gently from the side. To add a second chain on the side, repeat this step and measure out  a piece that is slightly longer than your first. Taking your short chain and long chain, cut out another two pieces of chain for the other side of your head to match.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 4

4. Using your wire cutter, remove any attached jump rings to your charm, if you are using one. Skip this step if you are making a head chain without any charms.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 5

5. Before you start putting it together, you want to make sure that you have a short middle chain, two medium length chains and two long chains. After you have completed cutting all the chains and charms you will be using to make this head chain, lay your pieces out in so that you can get an idea of how it is going to look.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 6

6. Take your jump rings and use your pliers to open them up.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 7

7. Connect your jump ring to one side of the charm. Do not close your jump ring just yet. Repeat this step for the other side.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 8

8. Take the two side chains that are going to lay on the side of your head and connect them to the jump ring. Hook the long chain first and then the short chain and repeat for the other side. After you have done this, close the jump rings so that the chains cannot slide out.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 9

9. Take another jump ring and connect it to the middle of the charm. Attach your center chain to this jump ring.

 

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10. This is how your head chain should look like so far. Sit tight, you’re almost finished!

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 10

11. Take one more jump ring and open it with your pliers.  Take your center short chain and hook it to the jump ring first. Then take the medium and long chain for the right side and slip them through the right opening of the jump ring. Repeat this step for the left side and slip the two chains through the left opening.

 

DIY Head Chain - Step 12

12. Your last jump ring should have a total of 5 chains attached to it. Make sure they are all in the correct order so that when you put it on, all the chains drape gently on your head.

 

DIY Head Chain - Finished Front  View

And this completes our DIY head chain tutorial! Simple yet chic, this head chain is sure to bring out the bohemian spirit in anyone. Many DIY head chain tutorials we have seen exclude the charm in the middle, and a head chain using only chains looks perfectly fashionable. But we think that adding a centerpiece really helps draw attention to the center of your face and show off the headpiece. Whether you wish to wear this out with any Halloween gypsy costumes or just use it as an accessory for a daytime outfit, this piece is every bit as versatile as it is gorgeous. And best of all, it looks a lot more luxurious than it actually costs to make. But don’t worry, we won’t tell if you won’t.

 

DIY Head Chain - Finished side view

You can add extra chains, or different kinds embellishments such as pearls, rosary strands or funky stranded necklaces. The possibilities for designing this head chain are endless and we have already seen so many creative ideas. Are you a fan of the classic head chain or do you prefer them more detailed and ornate?

 

DIY Head Chain - Back View

Doesn’t this look lovely from the back as well? This head chain goes well with generally any hairstyle, whether you wish to leave it sleek and straight or add some voluminous, boho waves.  If you’re thinking of using Halloween as an excuse to don this head chain, then look no further because we are going to show your our favorite picks for this year from our Gypsy collection!

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Crystal Ball Gyspy

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Gypsy Maiden

 

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Exotic Gypsy

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Tarot Card Gypsy

 

Was this tutorial fun or what? Creating this head chain was so easy and quick that if you have extra time, you can create a whole bunch of these for different occasions or to give away to friends. Will you be trying out this DIY head chain tutorial? How would you like to design your own head chain? Although it’s only September, Halloween season is fast approaching and it’s never too early to start thinking about what you want to be this year. Especially with so many choices, planning for Halloween can be just as fun as going out on the holiday itself. What did you think of these gypsy costumes we have picked? Did any of them catch your eye? Let us know any thoughts, comments or questions in the comment box below. And just a reminder, we will  be putting out weekly Halloween DIY tutorials all the way until Halloween. So check back next week to see what surprises we have in store for you because you won’t want to miss out!

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DIY Goddess Headpiece for Halloween Goddess Costumes

In ancient times, it was said in Greek mythology that the goddesses ruled the skies and controlled the world. These goddesses were the epitome of female beauty, wisdom and purity and represented the very qualities that all mortal women strove to possess.  Bewitching, benevolent but at times ruthless, they have influenced mankind for thousands of years. And while the prevalence of Greek mythology has been reduced to libraries and history books, the idea of what these goddesses may have looked like continue to fascinate us to this very day. For this week at iLoveSexy Blog, we bring you this captivating DIY Goddess Headpiece tutorial, which is perfect for pairing with all of your goddess-inspired costumes and outfits this Halloween.  It’s incredibly fun and easy to make, and we even added the Midas touch at the end by covering it in gold. Luxurious, elegant and regal, this lovely goddess headpiece will make you look as beautiful as Aphrodite, as pure as Artemis and as fierce as Athena. And don’t forget to stick around until the end of the tutorial for some gorgeous costumes you can wear with this headpiece!

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - What you'll need

 

What you will need: 

Bundles of leaves (You can find these at craft stores that sell fake flowers, such as Jo-Ann or Michaels)
Thick floral wire
Thin floral wire
Floral tape
Gold spray paint
Scissors

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 1

1. Take four pieces of floral wire and measure out the pieces to determine how much material you will need to fit the headpiece comfortably on your head. Leave about two inches of overlap on each end of the wires to make attaching them easier.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 2

2. Braid two pieces of floral wire together and do the same to the remaining two pieces. You should end up with two pieces of wire afterwards.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 2

3. Wrap both ends of the floral wire securely around each other by tightly intertwining them. If you find it difficult to get the floral wire to stick to each other, feel free to hot glue the ends to each other for added sturdiness.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 3

4. Take a long piece of floral tape and wrap it around the entire headpiece. Make sure to cover any pieces of protruding wire.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 5

5. If your floral tape is not sticky enough, take a small piece of scotch tape to wrap up the end.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 6

6. Remove the leaves from your bundle of leaves. They should peel off the stem easily but if not, you can cut them off with scissors. Make sure to leave about an inch of the leaves’ stem to make wrapping it onto the floral wire easier.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 7

7. After you have gathered your leaves, loosely place them around your headpiece to gauge how many pieces you need.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 8

8. Take your thin floral wire and wrap your leaves tightly to your headpiece. Repeat this step until you have covered the entire headpiece with leaves. Don’t worry about how different the colors look against each other, as we will be spray painting the entire headpiece later on.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 9

9. This is how the headpiece should look after you have added all your leaves. There is no need to make all your leaves look perfectly uniform, as the random placement of the leaves make this headpiece look more natural.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 10

10. For an added touch, we included the beads that our bundle of leaves came with and wrapped them to our headpiece with more thin floral wire. This step is not mandatory but if you have any additional flowers, beads or pieces of jewelry you would like to add, feel free to do so.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Step 11

11. Take your headpiece and place it over some paper towels, newspapers or scratch paper. Make sure to have proper ventilation. Spray paint the entire headpiece with a generous coat, making sure to check all of the undersides to see that the paint is evenly distributed. Wait for the first coat to dry and then spray on a second coat.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Final Picture1

Here is the completed goddess headpiece! Doesn’t it look simply divine? The headpiece actually looked beautiful enough on its own before we spray painted it, but we kicked things up a notch by coating it in shiny gold for a more royal touch. We recommend wearing this with your hair down, with perhaps some voluminous waves. For makeup, add some gold and bronze eye shadow, bronzer and highlighter for a sun-kissed, goddess glow to match with your gold headpiece.

 

DIY Greek Goddess Headpiece - Final Picture2

And of course, such a lovely goddess headpiece needs an alluring goddess costume to go along with it. Here are some of our selections from our Goddess costume collection that would look simply celestial with your headpiece!

 

Goddess of Love Aphrodite

Goddess of Love Aphrodite

 

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3 Piece Golden Goddess

 

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Lovely Aphrodite

 

Goddess Headpiece - Goddess Costume 4

3 Piece Goddess Hermes

 

What did you think of this DIY tutorial? Will you be attempting to recreate this beautiful goddess headpiece? We hope you do because this is not only affordable and enjoyable to make, but also easy to customize! You can definitely make it with any random accessories you have lying around or with any flowers or jewelry you can find in your local craft store. And did you like any of the goddess costumes we have suggested? We predict that goddess costumes will be one of our hot sellers this year, and these outfits we have chosen definitely has our vote! Don’t forget to leave comments, suggestions or any other DIY tutorials that you would like to see from us. We have plenty more Halloween DIY tutorials planned so check back next week to see what we have  for you!

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DIY Starfish Hair Clip for Halloween Mermaid Costumes

As little girls, playing dress-up was just another part of childhood. Princesses, goddesses, unicorns–the possibilities were endless when you used your imagination. Have you ever dreamed of transforming into a mermaid when you were young? Perhaps the charm of Ariel from The Little Mermaid made you wish that you had fiery red hair, flippers and sea animal friends to splash around the deep blue sea with. While you can’t necessarily transform into a mermaid in reality, you can definitely look like one! Get ready for some under-the-sea fun with this fun and colorful DIY starfish hair clip tutorial! Starfish hair clips are a unique and elegant way to accessorize your hair and are incredibly easy to make. These starfish hair clips can be worn casually for a day out on the beach, or formally for beach-themed weddings. But personally, we can’t wait to break them out for Halloween this year. Paired with one of our mermaid costumes from our Halloween collection, you’ll be on your way to looking like a princess of the ocean in no time! As usual, check out the lovely pieces we’ve selected for pairing with these gorgeous starfish hair clips at the end of our tutorial!

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - What you will need

 

What you will need: 

Dried Starfish (You can purchase them at arts and crafts stores such as Jo-Ann)
Hot glue gun
Acrylic paint
Glitter (optional, not pictured)
Paintbrushes
Hair clips
Rhinestones
Pearls
Felt
Scissors

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 1

1. Take your starfish and lay it out on a piece of paper or paper towel. Paint your starfish with your selected color and depending on the opacity and thickness of your paint, you may need 2-3 coats. Wait half an hour to an hour before each coat to make sure you do not smear the previous layer. To save on time, you may leave the bottom of your starfish unpainted if you wish, since the underside will not be visible.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 2

2. This step is optional, but we decided to add some glitter. While the paint on your starfish is still wet, place your starfish on a piece of paper and sprinkle as much glitter as you’d like onto your starfish. For this particular starfish, we used a generous amount of purple and white glitter.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 3

3. Take your hot glue gun and apply a small glob to wherever you want to start placing your rhinestones or pearls. For this starfish, we decided to start at the center and work our way around the arms.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 4

 4. Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to place the pearl on top of the hot glue. Carefully press it down for 5 seconds until you know your pearl is securely glued onto the starfish.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 5

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 wherever you wish to place your rhinestones and pearls.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 6

6. Feel free to go a little crazy with the decorating! We decided to go with a simple design for our purple starfish hair clip, but stick around for a look at the other pieces we’ve designed for more ideas.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 7

7. And here we are with the finished design of our starfish. Check to make sure all your rhinestones and pearls are secure before proceeding to the next step.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 8

8. Taking your felt, cut out a small circle approximately the size of the center of your starfish. Glue this piece of felt to the center. You want this to be secure because it will be the base for your hair clip to attach to.

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Step 9

9. Apply a thin, straight strip of hot glue along the felt. Taking the ends of the hair clip, press it against the hot glue. Make sure to not allow the bottom side of the clip to touch the hot glue as dries, because you don’t want the clip to get stuck together. Hold it for about 30 seconds to one minute to make sure that the hair clip is secure and the glue has dried.

 

DIY Star Fish Hair Clips - Step 10

10. And voilà! Now you have a beautiful starfish clip to wear on your hair! We got a little bling-crazy with the other starfishes we had in the packet. Since they were all different sizes, we decided to get creative with all of them! Which one do you like best? Will you be using any of these designs?

 

And now, here are a few hair style ideas that you can wear these starfish hair clips with! Use them as part of a mermaid costume, for a photo shoot or just for dressing up for a day at the beach!

 

DIY Mermaid Hair Clip - Purple

Hair tied in a simple bun

 

DIY Starfish Hair Clip - Green

Hair down

 

DIy Starfish Hair Clip - Mint

Side ponytail

 

DIy Starfish Hair Clip - All 3 hair up

And here they all are side by side. While wearing all three on your head may seem a bit excessive, feel free to wear them however you want and as many as you want.

 

DIY Starfish hair Clip - All 3 hair down

Doesn’t our model look like she just stepped out of the ocean? We highly recommend wearing any of these starfish hair clips with beautiful, cascading mermaid waves. A mermaid’s hair must be so big–it’s full of secrets and starfish! To go along with our hair style suggestions, here are a few costumes we’ve selected that would go beautifully with your starfish hair clip.

 

Starfish Hair Clip - Mermaid Costume 1

3 Piece Sequin Mystical Mermaid

 

Starfish Hair Clip - Mermaid Costume 2

Mesmerizing Mermaid

 

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Siren of the Sea

 

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Sea Queen

 

We hope you’ve had a blast following along our tutorial and hope you found this post helpful! Don’t be afraid to experiment with other sea accessories as well, such as seashells. The best part about this tutorial is that you can get as creative as you’d like.  As we count down to Halloween this year, we try to keep our ideas fresh and our tutorials simple and easy to follow along. As we have been saying in our previous entries, you can never get started too early! What did you think of this tutorial? Did you enjoy getting a look at all the different ways you can rock a starfish hair clip? Are you a fan of any of these costumes? Let us know if you will be diving into this tutorial in the comments below! And as always, check back on our blog next week for more exciting DIY tutorials!

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DIY Flapper Headband for Halloween Flapper Costumes

When it comes to fashion, the Roaring 20s just might be one of last century’s most influential decades. The Prohibition era was all about social change, excess and glamour, which eventually gave us the iconic “Flapper” style. A flapper was fun, bold and liberated. Most importantly, she embodied what it meant to be free. Glitzy and glamorous, she is unapologetic in her indulgence of the finer things in life.  For this week’s tutorial, we will be creating a DIY Flapper headband, inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”.  Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan always looked elegant and gorgeous in her jeweled headpieces.  And with this simple and affordable tutorial, you too can create a similar headpiece, whether it’s for Halloween this year or an upcoming Prohibition-style party. This flapper headpiece is perfect for pairing your fringed dresses with and looks amazing with vintage finger waves. Don’t forget to stick around until the end of the tutorial for some of our costume ideas and suggestions. Now let’s get started!
 

DIY Flapper Headband - What you will need

 

What you will need:

Lace or embroidered trim
A decorative brooch or applique
Ribbon
Feathers
Hot glue gun
Scissors

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 1

 

1. Measure the lace trim against your head and cut your ribbon into 2 pieces accordingly. There should be at least 7 inches of material for each piece.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 2

 

2. Apply hot glue to the end of the ribbon that you will be attaching to the lace trim.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 3

 

3. Press the end of the ribbon to the end of the lace trim and hold it there for 30 seconds or until you know the hot glue has dried. Repeat this step on the other side.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 4

 

4. Apply hot glue to your applique. If your applique is made out of metal likes ours is, be really careful not to burn yourself. The hot glue is quick to heat up the metal. Use a generous amount of glue to make sure the lace is able to carry the weight of the applique.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 5

 

5. Press the applique to the lace trim and hold it there until it is secured. Feel free to add hot glue to any loose flaps.
 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 6

 

6. Take a feather and apply glue along the thin, plastic band. Try to keep the line of glue as straight as you can.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 7

 

7. Press the feather on the back of the lace trim. You want the middle and top of the feather to be visible behind your applique. Apply as many feathers as you would like. We added three :)

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Step 8

 

And now you have a glamorous flapper headband! Does this or does this not look beautiful? We think that the sparkling silver applique perfectly complements the bridal-inspired embroidered lace. You can use whichever color pairings you would like, whether you’d rather go for a dark and mysterious look or a vintage, old-fashioned look.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - FinishedLook

 

You can wear the crown wherever you want on your head, but we highly recommend wearing just before the hairline. This perfectly showcases the the headband’s decor and looks lovely with both straight or wavy and long or short hair.

 

DIY Flapper Headband - Side view of the back

DIY Flapper Headband - Back view

DIY Flapper Headband - Front view

 

Now that you have the perfect flapper headband to wear, you just need the right dress to go along with it. Here are some suggestions from our gorgeous Flapper Costume Collection:

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Razzmatzz

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Ruby Red Hot Flapper Costume

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Ain’t Misbehavin’

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Bootleg Ginny

 

This completes our Halloween DIY Tutorial for the week. We hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make this flapper headband as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you. Even though Halloween is still a couple months away, there are so many fun DIY projects you can take on to get ready for the season. Are you considering a flapper costume for this year’s Halloween? Does this diy tutorial make you want to dress up as a flapper? As always, we encourage comments letting us know what you thought of the tutorial and whether or not you will be trying it out. So bust out your fringe, your fishnet pantyhose and shimmy out in style with this Great Gatsby-inspired flapper headband! Check back next week for another fun and flirty DIY tutorial!

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DIY Flower Crown Tutorial for Halloween Fairy Costumes

Ever since the rise in popularity of summer music festivals, flower crowns have become one of this year’s biggest trends. Perfect as an accessory, flower crowns evoke a fun and  lighthearted sense of whimsicality. Not only are they sweet and feminine, they can look good on just about anyone. Whether worn at summer music festivals, photo shoots or just for a beautiful day out, flower crowns have the ability to bring out the romantic fairy in all of us. For this week’s DIY, we’re going to get started a little early on Halloween. We’re going to do a DIY Flower Crown Tutorial. If you’re trying to decide what to be for Halloween this year, why not try a fairy costume?  Putting together a fairy costume is simple and straightforward, and the end results will always be fun and flirtatious, with just a hint of sexiness. Whether you want to go with a cute pixie look or a dark, seductive fairy look, styling it with your very own custom-made flower crown is easy and affordable. Stay tuned at the end of this tutorial to see a few of our suggestions of costumes you can pair this gorgeous flower crown with.   In the meantime, let’s get started on our tutorial!

DIY Flower Crown: What you will need

 

What you will need:

Fake flowers
Floral wire
Floral Tape
Hot Glue Gun
Scissors

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 1

 

1. Measure the length of your floral wire according to circumference of the top of your head. Take three pieces of floral wire and braid/twist them to form a thicker wire.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 2

 

2. Twist the ends of the wire together to create a crown. It should look something like this. If the crown happens to be too large for your head, pinch and twist the wire to shorten it until you feel the crown is a comfortable fit.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 3

 

3. Take a long piece of floral tape and wrap the entire crown to hide the twisted wires. This step is not mandatory but wrapping the floral tape does make a huge difference with how neat the flower crown will turn out.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 4

 

4. Take your fake flowers and begin popping them off their stems. They should come off with relative ease, but if they happen to be glued on, simply cut them as closely to the base of the stem as possible.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 5

 

5. Slide some leaves off the stem as well if you wish to add leaves to the flower crown. Adding a few leaves will create more contrast and really help bring out the vibrancy in the other flowers.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 6

 

6. Snip the stem of the flower close to the base. You will want the base of the flower to be as flat as possible so that you can hot glue it more easily to the crown.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 7

 

7. Place a moderate amount of hot glue around the base of the flower.  Be careful not to burn yourself!

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 8

 

8. Press the flower base and hold it there for around thirty seconds. Since the crown’s base is sort of thin, you will want to make sure that the flower is completely secured to the crown upon letting go.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Step 9

 

9. Here is the finished product! You can add as many flowers as you can fit to the crown. Feel free to experiment with different colors and sizes. If you decide to wear this with a fairy costume, you can choose flowers that would complement it.

 

DIY Flower Crown - Finished product

 

And now you have your very own flower crown to enjoy! We saw so many beautiful flowers at the dollar store so we couldn’t help but go a little crazy at the flower section. You can make yours with large, voluminous flowers ala’ Lana Del Rey style or you can use smaller flowers for a more pixie woodland fairy look. For Halloween costume ideas, here are a few suggestions we think would pair beautifully with flower crowns.

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Pretty Pixie

 

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3-Piece Pixie Fairy

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Lavender Fairy

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Woodland Fairy

 

 

We hope you found this tutorial easy to follow. Let us know if you end up using any of our tutorials! We would love to see the many different ways you can recreate our DIYs and we would love to share your finished product on our Instagram account. Lastly, we would like to announce that from now until Halloween, we will be featuring Halloween DIYs in addition to costume suggestions. If you are trying to figure out what you want to be this year, don’t sweat it, you still have a lot of time and have come to the right place. Check in with our blog frequently to see updates for costume ideas!

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