Last Minute Costume Idea: French Kiss Mime

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...

Intro: Last Minute Costume Idea: French Kiss Mime

Ah, the mime. The most non-verbal clown that performs without a single word. Now, you can give it a rock n roll twist with this last minute costume idea using items that you might already have in your closet!

Step 1: Basic Outfit

To start, I began with a black & white striped shirt and black leggings. These make the base for your classic mime costume!

Step 2: Shoes and Accessories

Now, for accessories, you can use the following:

  • red or black sneakers
  • a red neckscarf
  • a black beret or newsboy cap
  • white gloves

Most of these accessories were all found inside my closet...well, except for the white gloves which were bought from the Dollar Store.

Step 3: Make-Up

Finally, of course, a mime can't go out with this classic make-up. So, I gave it a rock n roll spin with a design inspired by KISS. Today, I did Paul Stanley's Starchild, but you can choose whichever other KISS bandmate you like!

Step 4: Done!

Now, get ready to rock n roll all night! Clearly, last minute costumes, like this one, allow you to get a little more creative, even if you can't afford a highly expensive piece. This French mime, for example, is one of them. The costume takes no more than 10 minutes to put together (including, if not including make-up), and it's a great way to add a fun twist to an otherwise tried and true ensemble!

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    Alex in NZ

    10 months ago

    Mime as an emergency costume: good idea. Making it a KISS mime: brilliant! Thank you for making me laugh this morning :-)