When you want to make your own Halloween or costume party outfit, but don't want to create something complicated or expensive, a granny costume is a perfect idea. You can make the costume with things you either already own or can purchase at a second-hand shop. While a granny costume works for someone of any age, it is an especially comical choice for a small child.
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Things you need
- Old dress
- Knee-high tights
- Solid white or black tennis shoes
- Gray temporary hair colour
- Hair accessories
Wear a dress that looks like something a grandmother might wear. Choose a long dress with long or short sleeves, in a floral print and with lace edging, for example. Pair the dress with a baggy cardigan.
Pad yourself under the dress so that your figure looks a bit more grandmotherly. One way is to wear a large bra and a pair of shorts under the dress and pad them with small pillows.
Add knee-high stockings and a pair of solid black or white tennis shoes to your outfit to complete the clothing part of your costume.
Spray your hair with temporary grey hair colour and pull it back into a bun if you have long hair. If your hair is shorter, roll it into tight curls so that it looks like you have a perm.
Use make-up to make your face look more like a grandmother. Wear a thick layer of foundation and draw on wrinkles using eyeliner. Don't wear too much eye make-up, like mascara, because that will make you look too young.
Put on accessories to complete your granny costume. Wear a pair of thick bifocal glasses and stuff tissues into your pocket, the sleeve of your cardigan or the top of your dress. Carry a cane or use a walker if you want to go all-out.
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