Wes Anderson movies have been part of my family culture for years so when the Moonrise Kingdom movie came out, the wheels started turning for how it could be incorporated into my Halloween Costumes In Your Closet series. Last weekend we hatched the plan with my quirky brothers to go as the cast as Moonrise Kingdom and it’s safe to say that we rocked it!
Scouts: Scout uniforms, Troop 55 badges, yellow neckerchiefs, Mounty hat, coonskin hat, and garrison cap and high socks with glasses and aviator sunglasses
Suzy Bishop: Pink dress, white socks, Sunday school shoes, binoculars, blue eye shadow, and picnic basket
Social Services: royal blue coat, blue blouse, blue pants, blue cap and shoes
Raven: Black beak, feather chocker and cuffs, black outfit components, fishnet stockings and dramatic makeup
Angelica Huston is one of my favorite actresses in Hollywood and ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to be Morticia Addams of The Addams Family for Halloween. For a quick, easy, gamorous, and dramatic Halloween costume, Morticia Addams is the way to go. She wears predominantly black so you shouldn’t have to buy much of anything. Where you get to really live things up is with your dramatic makeup. Drama, drama, drama!
Black v-neck shirt
Black fishtail skirt
Long black wig (borrowed)
Optional: Friends/family willing to dress up as Gomez, Wednesday, and Pugsley
To really become Morticia Addams, I naturally called Celebrity Makeup Artist DorothyInez to help with the dramatic makeup. With 25 years background in makeup in the entertainment industry, DorothyInez was instrumental in helping me get into character. She embraced the role of creative director, and served as assistant photographer, making the shoot a phenomenal success. I’m wearing her wig as well! (DorothyInez is quite the connoisseur of wigs) All the makeup she used was MAC and Motives.
If you are looking for Halloween costume help, both DorothyInez and I offer online consultations worldwide, providing helpful costume and makeup tutorials from the comfort of your living room. And if you are in Seattle, we’re available for hire to get you into character this Halloween!