Get the Look: Three of Martha's Most Iconic Halloween Costumes
Martha is the queen of Halloween, and not just because it's her favorite holiday. Every year, she goes all out for the spooky holiday, taking special care to put her own costume together. If you're looking to follow in Martha's footsteps this October, try your hand at one of her iconic costumes. Below, you'll find everything you need to recreate three of our favorite looks.
If you're looking for some added intrigue this Halloween, give Martha's Spellbinding Sorceress ensemble a try. Nailing this look all comes down to a few key items: black and gold makeup, stick-on face art for added mystery, fluffy gold ruffles, costume jewelry-and a crystal ball, of course.
For the gown, we love this little ruffled silk-crepon dress from See by Chloé. To accessorize, don't be afraid to go over-the-top with in donning bracelets and rings-just remember to stay within a golden color palette similar Martha's. We like a Vince Camuto Crystal Star Necklace or Sole of Society Crystal Embellished Bangles with slingback shoes. Match your makeup colors to your costume: gold, gold, and more gold (try Tom Ford's The Ultimate Bronzer in Gold Dust). Wear a smoldering smoky eye and top it with a set of longer-than-long lashes. (Or, if you're going by Martha's example, you'll like to purchase three of them-try Velour Eyelash Kit in Champagne topped with Natasha Denona Blackest Black Eye Shadow). For a mystical finishing touch, embellish with Tattly temporary tattoos in mystical designs and carry a Crystal Sphere from One Kings Lane.
Roy Lichtenstein Painting
This look is so much easier than you'd think. All you need is a pair of navy blue trousers, white buttoned shirt, brightly colored gloves and scarf, and a cartoonish flair with your makeup. Pick up some primary red lipstick and black liquid eyeliner to start this look. The characters in Roy Lichtenstein's paintings are done in a style that mimics commercial printing, which is why the dot "shading" is so prominent.
For Martha's Roy Lichtenstein look, don a crisply tailored button-up shirt and a pair of navy chinos like the ones pictured here from Brooks Brothers. Accessorize with Manolo Blahnik BB Suede Pumps in Navy, a silk scarf, and red leather gloves. To recreate her graphic makeup, run lines of black eyeliner (such as Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc'er Liquid Eyeliner in Blacquer) along the strong lines of your face: down your nose, along your jawline, on your cheekbones, outlining your lips, and over your eyebrows for some added drama. If you want to take it a bit further, add some of Roy Lichtensteins iconic dots across your face in face paint-choose whichever primary color you'd like, or go with white for a more neutral tone. Make sure they're evenly spaced and dark enough to stand out. Top it with a bright red lip (like Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Rouge Charnel) and you've got a pop-art costume that'll win you any Halloween costume contest.
The Fairy GrandMartha costume follows one rule: keep it pink! Every detail of this costume can be made at home from the copper jewelry to the pink tulle gown.
For the costume, you could pull out your sewing machine and follow our step-by-step instructions. Or you could treat yourself to this dreamy skirt from Needle & Thread and an embellished ruffled tulle blouse. For the jewelry, focus on copper and rose gold (and diamonds, if you're treating yourself). We love these starry-night accessories plus Devon Leigh's hammered ball spike cuff bracelet as a modern take on her magical wand. You can go with a wig or without for this look, but no matter what you do, make sure to add as many bedazzled bobby pins and hair jewels as possible. For the finishing beauty touch, focus on light, luminous colors (like Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in The Duchess and go all out with the Fenty by Rihanna Glittered Fairy Pom-Pom). A pair of gilded sandals-like Sophia Webster's Chiara Butterfly Wing Ankle-Wrap Sandals in Gold-are also encouraged.