Oh DEER! 🙂 I’m excited to share a fun and easy Halloween costume today. Trust me, when I was looking at this makeup I was a bit skeptical BUT I’m happy to say, it was SO much easier than I thought. It really makes this deer costume come to life! So, why a deer? Not only is it perfect because I now live up in the mountains, but I wanted to find a costume where I could utilize and/or make it with items I already had in my wardrobe. I’m NOT a fan of out-of-the box costumes. I think they are cheap and cheesy… sorry not sorry. 😉 It’s fun to get creative!
I first started by finding my outfit. The TWO most important items for this look are an antler headband and furry coat. I already had a faux fur jacket in my closet so that was a no brainer. Oh, and did I mention this costume is SO comfy! 😉 Right up my alley! I had planned to make my own antlers as I was inspired by Pinterest, but choose to purchase because of limited time. I ended up buying my beauties from a vendor on Etsy. I LOVED the pinky flowers incorporated with the antlers – check it out here.
I styled out the rest of this look with basics I already had in my wardrobe: tan tee, jeans and booties. Bing. Bang. Boom! I had my costume completed and was ready to attempt the makeup!
Last year I had a makeup artist friend in LA do my two looks – unicorn and sugar skull. Since I now live in a small town, I was on my own! I do enjoy doing my own makeup, but I was a tit bit nervous about how the deer would turn out. I watched a few YouTube videos and found this one that helped tremendously. I attempted the makeup one time and it took me about 20 minutes – NO lie!
Below I’ve linked the makeup used, my favorite faux fur jackets and cute antlers. Leave a comment if you have a question. Happy dressing up, boos!