DIY Shooting Star Costume

I first discovered this costume idea years ago on Camille Styles. I’ve always wanted to try it, but something always took its place. This year, I decided it was time to go for it and make the costume my own. If you check out the original look, you’ll see that the makeup and hair are very minimal. After a few minor adjustments to the costume, I wanted to bring the bling from this costume onto my face and hair, and came up with this fun glitter makeup look. If you’re not into Halloween, this makeup also works for festivals, concerts or even a crazy fun Friday night. If you want to see more ideas like this one, check out Their costume ideas are easy to do and so much fun!

Costume Supply List:

Total cost: $110


  1. For this costume, I made a few minor adjustments to the original framework. For the arm pieces, I used matching gold gloves rather than beige tights. I also spray painted the foam poster board star as opposed to gluing gold paper onto the cutout. Last but not least, I elected to buy gold shoes rather than spray paint my own. See the complete costume supply list above. Keep in mind that you can do this costume in silver.
  2. Curl your hair with wand/straightener/curling iron. Finger comb through the curls to loosen, and spray with a flexible hold hairspray.
  3. Braid small pieces of your hair at various points on your head, creating texture and variety on the upper and lower sections of your head. As you go, pull each braid away from your hair, and in one clean motion, spray the braid once with your glitter hair and body spray.
  4. Onto base: For this look, I used a cream makeup base to keep my skin looking hydrated and glowing. Try not to matteify this look with powder. To finish off my base, I used Glossier’s Haloscope in Moonstone on the high points of my face. I kid you not, this is the best highlighter I’ve ever used.
  5. Onto eyes: Apply an eyeshadow primer. For this look, I used the Urban Decay original eyeshadow primer potion. Then, take a sparkling gold color and wash your entire lid, taking the color down onto your lower waterline. Find a warm sunset orange color and draw into your crease. Blend out the color with a blending brush. With the remaining color residue on your blending brush, blend out lightly under your lower lashes to create this warm sunny haze. Line your eyes with a light taupe color. If you have a gold eyeliner, please use it! If not, curl your lashes and apply mascara as normal.
  6. Apply your gold flakes (I recommend doing this over your sink!): Start by dabbing a small amount of your body-safe adhesive near the corners of your eyes. Dip your middle finger into the gold flakes and press them lightly onto the adhesive. Repeat this process, building up the gold flakes until you reach your desired amount of sparkle. I took the flakes across my t-zone like a kind of mask, thinning out the flakes toward the middle of my nose.
  7. Onto lips: I started by applying a clear lip gloss. Then, using a clean finger, tapped my gold eyeshadow lightly onto my lips. If you prefer, you can achieve this same look with a gold lipstick.
  8. Apply your body glitter: To finish off the look, step outside and spray glitter onto your collarbone and shoulders. Your clavicle will become easily visible if you sort of shrug forward. This will give the effect of stardust residue.
  9. Now your look is complete. Enjoy!







Want to make this a couples costume? Ask your partner to fly through space with you as a NASA astronaut!

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