Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Bride in Black and the Lipstick-Face Demon Costumes (Insidious)

So, I've done a lot of old movie recently in the run up to Halloween, lets give some attention to more recent ones. I'm a huge fan of James Wan movies, and one of his more recent ones caught my attention for it's very interesting visuals and take on the world beyond ('The Further'). The three Insidious movies feature two hair-raisingly scary antagonists, the Bride in Black and the Lipstick Face Man, and this post is going to be looking at how to cosplay as them both. 

Lycra Spandex
Zentai Unitard Catsuit
Let's start with the antagonist of the first movie, the Man with Fire on his Face, the Red-Faced Demon, the Lipstick-Face demon, whatever you want to call him, that is one scary face. Whether people have seen the movie or not, trick-or-treating as this spawn of hell is sure to give people some frights!

Let's start off with the trickiest bit - the face itself. Luckily, it's not as hard as it might seem! Above is an excellent tutorial above which will guide you in creating his creepy face-paint look. Don't forget to finish it off with some fake fangs and some yellow or white contact lenses to get that malicious look in your eyes. Below is a set of contacts that should work perfectly for this look.

Yellow Black Rimmed
Cosmetic Contact Lenses
To get the hair, you'll need to do the makeup over a bald cap (like this one), wrap and secure some black hair extensions around your head and trim them to get the messed up black monk cut look. If you have a spare bit of furry black material lying about, you can glue this to the bald cap to get much the same effect.

Claw Motorcycle Gloves
Once you have the make-up done, that is all of the hard stuff out of the way. His outfit is very simple and minimalist - basically just a black catsuit. You can get a perfect one on the right. 

Lastly, you'll need his weapons, i.e. his long and sharp talons. For this, the Freddy Krueger style knife gloves will work perfectly - you can pick them up here. These clawed motorcycle gloves, while not as long, will also do the trick. You can also easily make your own set of claw gloves at home if you have a spare set of leather gloves and some long false nails to paint a metallic black. Voila! Costume completed. 

Next up, we have the very disturbed and disturbing Bride in Black, who appears in some capacity to cause hell in all three movies. Like the Lipstick Face Demon, a very important part of this costume is getting the make-up perfect, which thankfully there are a number of tutorials on hand to teach you how to do. Above is my personal favorite.

Partiss Women Lace Bandage Square
Collar Gothic Victorian Dress
HolyClothing Tamara Gothic Godet
Victorian Floral Lace Dress

Once again the costume for this character isn't particularly complicated. Just pick up a black wedding style dress (I've included two above for various budgets, but there are a lot more out there, and pair it with a black veil like the one below and a curly grey wig like this one.

Rasta Imposta Gothic Bride Veil
Youngerbaby 12 Yellow Wax Dipped
White Body LED Taper Candles
If you are looking for some fun accessories to finish off your costume, the most known scene of the Bride in Black is of her holding her candle with a Kubrick stare at the end of the first Insidious movie - why not replicate that with one of the safe flameless candle on the right?

So there you have it! That was my guide to dressing up as the two antagonists of the brilliant Insidious movies. I hope you found everything you need here and have a lot of fun dressing up. Remember not to go too far into the Further now...

If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for loads more costume ideas for all occasions. Happy Halloween!

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