DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Frida Kahlo

I’ve always been curious about the life of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Then last year, I was invited to an exhibit of her photos and the curiousity turned into inspiration. To say this woman lived an interesting life is an understatement. It’s no wonder so many people are inspired by her art and her lifestyle. I decided this DIY plus-size halloween costume idea would be one influenced by this photo of Frida.

Because she’s such an iconic figure, there are tons of photos out there of her. You can choose one of your favorite Frida outfit pics as inspiration for this costume idea. The photo below (which I took), is a great closeup of her makeup and signature braids. It’s also the same photo that I mentioned above, which I’m using as my inspiration.


I’ve put a list together below of what you’ll need to become Frida. It really is up to you to choose your own colors and prints. I tried to recreate the photo the best I could with my plus-size picks. I even included a few links to some DIY videos—feel free to make your own flower crown and get a little help with your braids. Whatever Frida you choose, just be creative and have fun!

What you’ll need for this look:

Peasant Top
Maxi Skirt
Gold Tassel Necklace
Drop Earrings
Statement Ring
Flower Crown (DIY Video Here)
Milkmaid Braids (DIY Video Here)
Frida Signature Eyebrows (Eyebrow Pencil)

Frida Kahlo

Have you ever re-created Frida Kahlo? I want to see! Share your photos below

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