Picture of frida kahlo costume
Frida Kahlo is a super easy last minute costume - perfect for Halloween or anytime really. :D She's one of my favorite artists, so I just had to do a Frida Kahlo costume for Halloween!

All you really need is some makeup, fake flowers and a good large scarf or shawl. But I'll break it down to show you how I did I created my Frida Kahlo costume!

There are more photos on the last step, and Audrey should be hooking me up with an amazing Frida Kahlo and her animals friends portrait of the costume, too!

Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of what you'll need:
  • large earrings
  • large necklace
  • a scarf/shawl
  • dress or top with a large rounded neckline
  • a long colorful skirt
  • fake flowers in colors to match your clothes
  • bobby pins and ponytail holders
  • blush, mascara, an eye pencil (that matches your brows) and lipstick
Have a look at some of her self portraits or of pictures of her to get an idea of the look you're going for.

You should probably also memorize some Frida Kahlo facts. Check out the Frida Kahlo wikipedia page for those.
foobear1 year ago

Amazing likeness! Great unibrow! Great costume!

General Zod2 years ago
It's eery how good this costume is. How 'bout some 'ibles for Diego Rivera and Trotsky as well?
This is so weird how I can still see you, despite seeing a very well done Frida Kahlo.
Jayefuu2 years ago
~That monobrow is terrifying Jessy!
kakmer2 years ago
I had no idea who Frida was. Thanks for the lesson! (I thought you were going for Fran Stalinovskovichdavidovitchsky from the movie "Dodgeball." They are very similar!!
Oh my goodness, thought you were trying to go for a character from "its always sunny in Philadelphia" the one who randomly licks her upper lip, my bad. Here is who I was thinking of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZhFLcC02Oo
Ok that's just wierd
I love your consistently serious expressions :D
Me 4
Me too! *****
lol... me, three! ;-D

Great job, Jesse!!!
Love it. Although I look nothing like her so I wouldn't be able to pull it off :(
This is awesome.
Jobar0072 years ago
I thought it was a picture of Frida Kahlo and was confused how she would be an instructable... and then I realized that it was you! Well done.
mg99902 years ago
You look better than frida herself :) great instructable! I bet no one knew who you were xD when I was in high school I may as well have been the only one to know who she was..
ardog2 years ago
You have my vote ! Quite a transformation !!!
useraaaaa2 years ago
you forgot to accent mustache
zurichko2 years ago
How cute are you! I think I could have done this look, maybe next year...I can even let my mustache grow in - just like Salma did. :)
iceng2 years ago
I too empathize with her life ever since the movie years ago and the song about the burning bed.

A knockout costume.

dworley2 years ago
I've seen jessyratfink's unibrow in person and it is the most accurate fake unibrow I have ever seen.
kenbob2 years ago
lol! love it. Where is Diego?
poofrabbit2 years ago
I love Frida Kahlo!! What a great idea! I might do this next year (or heck even when I am teaching my students about Frida) to help them get to know the artist!
jessyratfink (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
I wish my art teacher had dressed up like Frida Kahlo. Do it! You'll be the coolest teacher ever. :D