With Halloween around the corner, we dove into our closets to find quick and easy costumes to please all manner of costume and cosplay enthusiasts! Want to bring out your inner witch without getting lost in the plethora of generic options at costume shops? Perfect! Our focus today is on one of the many iterations of the Evil Queen in different media. Specifically, the snarky minx with a heart of gold, Regina Mills from Once Upon A Time.
The key to portraying Regina’s Evil Queen attire is to shop as if you are headed in to the Matrix, and add lots of classically witchy elements.
Regina as the Evil Queen has a lot of detailing to her garments, so we opted to go with a two piece lace skirt and top combo, which can be doubled as a simple staple in your wardrobe outside of Halloween. Now that your base is out of the way, add a few small details we found at Party City, like satin gloves and a Victorian shrug. If you’re not a Halloween store fan, similar and more subtle items can be made or purchased from Etsy. Just like Regina’s attention to detail when casting spells, we didn’t want to overlook the shoes because they wont be seen and chose a suede bootie with large cutouts. When she is running around as Storybrooke’s mayor, Regina’s everyday lipstick is MAC Capricious with a Plum lip liner, however the Evil Queen requires something a little more devious. We chose NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royale and added the finishing touch of Essie’s Wicked nailpolish, an extra dark wine color. Don’t forget a smoky eye and some false lashes!
Taking your Evil Queen costume to the next level? Grab a red apple, or better yet, hang around the candy apple tray at any party and offer them to guests! Not wanting find a ton of different pieces? That’s okay, too! Our friend OMGlitzy crafted an awesome tutorial using a Halloween costume as a base, with some great personal touches. Head over to her blog to see her wonderfully detailed process!
Planning on making this costume? Doing some other DIY awesome? Want to check out the rest of our Halloween Costumes From Your Closet ideas? Show me all your spook-tacular creations with the hashtag #SCaryMonth on Twitter and Instagram!