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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:

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  • 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.

Step 2: Prepping your hair

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It's best to do this costume with unwashed hair. It'll hold better. :D

Part your hair down the middle and secure it into two low pigtails. If you've got bangs like I do, part them and pin them back securely first!

If you have really thin hair like me, it wouldn't hurt to tease the pigtails just a bit to add volume.

Step 3: Cross the braids on the top of your head

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Pull the left pigtail up over the top of your head to the right side. You can take the elastic off the braid now and pin it in place with bobby pins. Then take the right braid and carry it over the top of your head and to the left. Take off the hair elastic and pin it into place. Try to tuck the ends in as much as possible. :)

You can secure the bottom of the braids to your head with bobby pins if you like, but because my hair is so fine I let them hang out where they were.
 
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foobear7 months ago

Amazing likeness! Great unibrow! Great costume!

It's eery how good this costume is. How 'bout some 'ibles for Diego Rivera and Trotsky as well?
Mmm yeah Idi "Dada" Amin as well.
This is so weird how I can still see you, despite seeing a very well done Frida Kahlo.
Jayefuu1 year ago
~That monobrow is terrifying Jessy!
kakmer1 year 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
http://youtu.be/oZhFLcC02Oo
LMAO
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.
Jobar0071 year 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.
mg99901 year 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..
ardog1 year ago
You have my vote ! Quite a transformation !!!
useraaaaa1 year ago
you forgot to accent mustache
zurichko1 year 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. :)
iceng1 year ago
I too empathize with her life ever since the movie years ago and the song about the burning bed.

A knockout costume.

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dworley1 year ago
I've seen jessyratfink's unibrow in person and it is the most accurate fake unibrow I have ever seen.
kenbob1 year ago
lol! love it. Where is Diego?
poofrabbit1 year 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)  poofrabbit1 year ago
I wish my art teacher had dressed up like Frida Kahlo. Do it! You'll be the coolest teacher ever. :D