DIY Plus-Size Halloween Costume / Marilyn Monroe

Halloween is only a few days away! If you’re scrambling for last minute costume ideas, why not consider dressing up as Marilyn Monroe? I started thinking of glamorous Hollywood actresses and she immediately came to mind. Why wouldn’t she? She’s as iconic as they come! I found a really great makeup tutorial, that will help you create her trademark beauty look. And I even found a few pieces to help inspire an outfit from the 1950’s.

When it comes to Marilyn Monroe, you can’t help but be reminded of her standout beauty and glamour. She was stunningly beautiful. Her makeup and clothing was always on point too! For this look, you don’t need these specific pieces below. In fact, I think any dress/gown and shoes that are retro or retro-inspired will work. Don’t forget your costume jewelry and any accessories that will fit with the 1950’s era (satin gloves, faux fur capes, etc).

The only pieces I think are a necessity for this costume, is the iconic Marilyn Monroe wig (if you don’t already have the platinum blonde hair), the red lips, and that mole. Those were her trademark features (besides her curves). And I really love the video beauty tutorial I found below, it’s really in-depth.

When creating this look, remember to have fun and be creative. Oh…and don’t forget that diamonds are a girl’s best friend!

Marilyn Monroe Costume Plus Size

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