Classic Costume Idea: Valley Girl / EDC Barbie Doll

About: I am a conceptual artist, and my DIY projects are mostly inspired by pop culture (movies, music, sports, TV). I mostly specialize in painting, graphic design, drawing, digital photography, performance art, a...

Growing up, I've always love Barbie dolls. Now, you can take this iconic childhood toy and cross it with a little 80s and Electric Daisy Carnival inspiration for a fun DIY costume idea that is, like, gnarly to the max!

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Step 1: Start With Costume

First off, I used a pre-bought costume: the trailer park princess, which comes complete with a pink top, zebra print capris, and a tie-on belt.

Step 2: Add Accessories

The color palette for this costume is mainly pink, black, and white. So, I added a pair of pink shoes, and black & white jewelry to compliment the look.

Step 3: Make-Up

Now, for makeup, I used a mix of regular makeup (eyeshadow) and face paint to make this psychedelic look inspired by Hannah Concannon's EDC inspired face paint I looked up to on Instagram.

Step 1: I began with an orange base.

Step 2: I used a burnt red from the Art in the Streets eyeshadow palette from Wet N Wild to add depth to my eyelids.

Step 3: I used white to add arches to my eyebrows and color to my lips.

Step 4: I used black to line my bottom eyelids like black eyeliner.

Step 5: Using a mix of Light Pink and Mauve, I went into painting large swooped up triangles under my eyes, alternating the colors to outline each one and to make them pop out.

Step 6: I finished off the look with a curly blonde wig!

Step 4: Like Totally Electric

Now, you're ready to go all out with this cute electric ensemble! This costume was inspired by a mix of 80s valley girl and Electric Daisy Carnival, where rave music and makeup was all the rage lately.

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