Halloween How To: Edward Scissorhands

It’s the 11th hour and you’re stuck. Worry not! Tim Burton exists for one simple reason; to inspire you every Halloween. There are many things to thank Mr. Burton for (Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks!, and let’s not forget the sheer awesomeness that is Sleepy Hollow), but Edward Scissorhands tops my list any day. Why? Vintage Johnny and Winona wrapped-up in an epic love story about a hairdresser (basically, right?) can’t be topped. It’s really that simple.

Let’s start from the top and work our way down. Know this: hair is everything. Either you spray yours black, or grab a wig and chop it to length (get into character, you’re supposed to be good with your hands, right?). In terms of product we want to go thick, wild and promote extreme texture. Start by applying a dry shampoo to your roots – this will ensure volume from the scalp up. Alterna’s Cleanse Extend Translucent option is ideal, partly because it smells like bamboo leaf which almost definitely means you’ll end-up attracting a panda (which could be fun). Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Hairspray is your next step. Remember we’re building volume here so apply generously. Finish the whole thing and achieve those clumpy strands with Jack Black’s Body-Building Hair Gel. Finally seal the deal with your hairdryer.

Don’t be daunted by the makeup part. Keep it basic with Kryolan’s Aqua Color in white. I’d recommend cleansing first, probably with Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser, followed by a healthy application of La Mer’s The Concentrate (which will ensure easy application). Once you’ve painted your entire face white using a makeup sponge you’ll want to use eye shadow for detailing. Urban Decay’s Basics Palette has several neutral shades that will work perfectly under and around the eyes, but also as outlines for those lovely keloid scars.

In terms of the outfit, ideally you’re veering towards something black and strappy. Anything Rick Owens would be exceptional (we’re talking ideal situation here, FYI). But the real point is to have fun, duh! And if all else fails go as the Scarecrow from Batman – all you’ll only need is a brown paper bag.

Stay spooky!

Edward Scissorhands Halloween Costume
Johnny Depp Edward Scissorhands Makeup

what do you think?