Or anytime, I suppose.

I chose to do a Bettie Page version once I realized they made wigs. ;)

This is pretty involved costume, and I'm hoping you'll be able to avoid a lot of the mistakes I made!

Step 1: Pieces of the costume.

You'll need the following things for the costume. Personally, I had none of them. ;)

High heels
A dress or other outfit
Pantyhose (probably not fishnets. I tried, they looked trashy.)

The rest is really hair and makeup. You can do either a wig or curl your hair. I failed miserably with my hair, so I ended up going the wig route!
The reason I clicked on this was I could have sworn you were Lyndsey Way from MSI ( married to Gerard way of Mcr)
Love the pinup look
you look gorgeous - love your eyes and eyebrows! ..and the dress too!
You look great! Although I will say, you should have gotten a wide belt for the dress. Would have completed the look.
Very cute, wish I had the bod.<br>Was glad you included those inspiration photos of the pin-ups, good thought.
HAD to see what a pin-up costume would entail. Good God, girl, you are hot to begin with. You looked fabulous.<br>Loved those tightly curled bangs, &quot;made&quot; the look, well the dress too.<br>Saw something of a take-off on this, being a Jersey girl, teasing the crown of your hair into a &quot;bump&quot;, wearing something lacey, a big cross necklace.<br>Happy Halloween !
Do you think a guy could do this?
Yes, and I fully endorse it! :D
Good because i want to look good for my towns gender guessing competition.
you need to find a big giant bra first
lol yea. It was a while ago and it went really well. I Won.
What size did you buy?
Im only a short 17 year old so i went with a C-cup<br>
Aww.<br><br>I was expecting a 45DDD.....
I think you did a wonderful job and look quite striking. You have the features of a 40''s movie star. Well done
Ha ha, looks like you had a bit of fun! I'm a guy so I&nbsp;don't do make up, I&nbsp;just clicked to see one of your Instructables I&nbsp;haven't noticed before :P<br /> <br /> I've got to dress up for Cosplaying in August, but luckily no make up, and I'm using a wig.<br />
&nbsp;Here's a good Instructable on using eye makeup for a smoky cateye look:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Create-a-Sexy-Cat-Eye-Look/">www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Create-a-Sexy-Cat-Eye-Look/</a>
I'm totally going as a pin-up girl for halloween this year! :<sup>) Thanks!</sup><br/>
Do it, do it! It's a lot of work, but very fun. And you'll look better than everyone else. ;)
I love gil elvgren! :<sup>)</sup><br/>
lol, recently learned about this in S.S. class
Good work! *waits for flood of 'your so hot' comments from non avatar/ible owning users*
*joins gmjhowe and RS*
yeah, the time has been, and gone.
crud, I missed the show!
Great instructable - but even with your learnings I don't think I would make a very good pinup girl.
Is that your desk?? what do you do that requires so many small monitors...
I'm a 911 operator. :D I actually need more desktop space as we get busier.
haha! crazy.
I just realised you called them 'small' :D theres (left to right) 2x 21" (would prefer 24, oh well), 1x 19", and 1x 17 on a swing arm
hmm, not too bad, the two 21&quot; looked like 4:3 ratio 17<em> ones.</em><br/><br/>is that all connected to one computer? or do you use several?<br/>
here are some spooky, fun cosplay costumes for you. <br>http://www.mltailor.com/categories/cosplay-and-costumes/ <br>
3 leftmost screens are 1 computer controlling them, and 3rd monitor is a remote desktop to another pc. That way we can use one mouse, but log into a separate workstation and run applications that could jeopardize the Computer Aided Dispatch program - the left 2 screens (CAD) are ALL that runs on that machine<br/><br/>the radio has its own tower as well.<br/><br/><em>I like how this threaded comment form doesnt derail much - or I'd feel bad having this conversation here :P</em><br/>
well, if we continue soon it will end up really narrow and long, so i suggest we move to my orange board! so, my next question, what res are the 21" and 19"?? (you can get to my orangeboard by clicking my name)
I don't know, I think you could vamp it up if you got yourself a proper wig. :D
I'll hold off for now ;) thanks! ...plus it would really weird out my fiance'!!
I'm sorry, I have to ask-why do you have to pee before you put on your hose, again? Pantyhose are easy to pull down if you have to...
I just find them endlessly frustrating, honestly. I haven't worn them but a few times in my life and I'm not used to them at all. The first day I wore them for eight hours, and I felt like I was in the bathroom for a half hour adjusting. :P
Oh, and also, I forgot to add - I couldn't find anything but control top! Do they make regular pantyhose anymore? That made everything much more complicated because they were up past my bellybutton, even with the smallest size. :P
Oh my goodness sakes alive, yes, they sure do make regular! Look in walmart, with all the lingerie. As a pantyhose veteran (wear them 3+ times a week), I've found that if they are the right size, you'll eventually stop noticing them, and they won't bother you much. So you may need to try a different brand, since this one's smallest size is too big. This reminds me, I have an awesome ible coming up... :D
So you're also going to be doing the "How to Apply Make-up" Instructable? ;) Sounds arduous.
I don't think I know enough yet! Two months of practicing and it still takes an hour to get all purtied up. ;)
Hey, hey, hey! I called that one! I just don't know what to use as a model. :D
Girl drag is entirely too much trouble.
Hehe, just for the grimacing red eye pic 5/5! <takes seat next to gmjhowe, waits>
My solution to hating cameras is making awful faces. :)
Very entertaining!
Great Job. Looks really good 5/5*

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