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Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume

DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Every Halloween I like to choose a different art-related costume (one year I dressed up as a Lichtenstein painting, and last year I was a Van Gogh), so it only seemed natural to try a Jackson Pollock painting this year! It's really easy to do, and totally fun! Click through to check out the details.      

 

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Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

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Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Lay out your leggings on top of a trash bag or other protective plastic layer. Open your first paint color and start squirting it randomly around the surface of the pants.   

 

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Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Do the same with the rest of your paint colors, and then repeat the process on your shirt. Let them dry overnight (it will take longer for them to dry than you'd think, because of the thickness of the paint). Repeat on the back sides of both if desired.

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Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Once everything is dry, it's time to put them on and do your makeup! Draw lines across your face in different directions, adding a few splotches and dots here and there. Use both black and white. I also found that white cream makeup works well if you have a makeup brush to apply it with. Add lines and splotches to your arms as well. 

 


Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Put on a pair of boots and grab a paintbrush and an empty can of paint to use as props, and you're ready to go!

Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

I had a lot of fun getting messy, throwing paint all over my clothing and drawing on myself... it's really quite cathartic!  

Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

And there's no way you can walk into a party without getting some sort of reaction with this costume... you'll be the talk of the town! Happy Halloween friends.

Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

 

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