This Revenant Costume Is the Answer to Your Halloween Costume Dilemma
Halloween — we love you because you give us an excuse to dress up like our favorite movies, shows and celebrities. I feel pretty confident in saying that remaking famous scenes (or people) is my favorite task when it comes to creating costumes. (I mean helloooo, I am Beyoncé every year.) Warning — I don’t watch many movies, so my coworkers had to fill me in on this scene, but most importantly, Ryan and Sean BROUGHT IT! I teamed up with Misty to create these looks — scroll on down to get the full tutorial on how to achieve this epic dude’s costume for Halloween.
This image comparison is my everything.
To achieve Leo’s disheveled look, you’ll want to layer a bunch of different brown textures. We went to our local thrift store to find these pieces and spray painted some of them to get a harmonious deep brown color. Find a stick and a side satchel bag to really complete the look.
Can you believe this was Misty’s first time doing gory makeup?! She rocked it! Here’s how she did Leo’s battered face: First, use the Ben Nye Creme Colors ($7) in white all over your face to get that icy cold-looking skin. Then splotch black paint on with your fingers to create the dirty-looking face. For blood, use fake blood from your local drugstore and layer it on the skin, letting it drip into place. You can use your fingers to help shape the drips. Once it’s dry, you can gently tap over the makeup to create that realistic finish. Misty then added a deeper red paint into the center of each cut to give it more dimension. For the ice in his facial hair, she painted on thicker clumps of the white cream makeup and let it set.
I am Leonardo DiCaprio — the ice water of the Atlantic may have killed me, but I will not let this bear take my life again!
One of my other favorite pieces of Halloween is that I get to bring my friends into work to model for me :) Most of my friends don’t understand my job, so a two-hour shoot where they’re in front of the camera gives them an idea of what it takes to be a DIYer and a part-time model (Insert laughing face emoji here)
For Sean’s bear makeup, Misty used the same Ben Nye Cream Colors ($7) in a variety of browns, black and white to create the bear face and snout. You can really play and just free-form this; it’s pretty easy to execute. Then line your eyes with black liner and shadow, and apply mascara to bring out those eyeballs! I added a few blood drops to the bear’s mouth to really drive this look home.
Spoiler alert! Leo lives!
Just two bros enjoying Halloween.
Thanks Sean and Ryan!
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Hair and Makeup: Misty Spinney
Models: Ryan Shelly and Sean Conley
Photography: Kurt Andre
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(The Revenant photo via 20th Century Fox)