Assemble Your Squad for This Handmaid’s Tale Group Halloween Costume
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Assemble Your Squad for This Handmaid’s Tale Group Halloween Costume

Every year, there’s *that* show that people can’t stop talking about. And there’s no doubt that Handmaid’s Tale is this year’s Stranger Things. Last Halloween, everyone and their mother dressed up as Winona Ryder against an alphabet and string-lights wall, and I’m calling it now — 2017 will be full of Handmaids costumes.

Group costumes can sometimes be hard to coordinate, but this one won’t be! Fortunately, the Handmaids’ red cloaks and white bonnets are beyond easy to put together.

For each Handmaid, I bought a Ourlove Fashion Red Cloak ($23) and Forum Novelties White Bonnet ($10) from Amazon. The cloak doesn’t close on its own, so I suggest wearing a red maxi dress underneath.

For such a minimal no-makeup makeup look, these ladies are wearing quite a bit. For your foundation, go a shade or two lighter than you normally would; you can even just add your concealer to your foundation to lighten it if it is a lighter hue. This will make your skin look sallow. No need for bronzer, but apply a very light pink or peach blush to the apples of your cheeks. Apply a little mauve shadow around your eyes and slightly under your eyes. Finish with a nude lip and forgo your liner and mascara.

Meet Offred. Handmaid to Commander Fred Waterford.

Here’s Ofwarren. She’s a little crazy…

To complete the special effect on the missing eye, I applied a Band-aid that I cut smaller to fit into her eye socket. Once the bandage is on and secure, I added a layer of white face paint to the bandage to give a neutral base to work with. Now you can apply foundation to the bandage to match your skin. To blend the edges into your skin, apply a thick concealer and gently dab over it with either your finger or a beauty blender. Keep working this until it looks like it’s blended and a match to your skin — this process can take a while, so be patient. Once you are happy with the look, use a fine-pointed black eyeliner to draw on the black “shut eye” and add a medium brown shadow in where the crease of your eye would be. Complete by using a lighter black or even gray liner to make the veins on her eye socket.

Her name is Moira. June’s BFF and escape artist.

This is Ofglem, a gender traitor.

Handmaids. Assemble!

We will bear no more.

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DIY Production and Styling: Irene Lee

Model: Alyssa Asadoorian, Paige Weber, Sonya Sachdeva, and Caroline Hetzel

Hair + Makeup: Misty Spinney

Photography: Brittany Griffin

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