Hey, Hipsters! I’m back with another installment of the IHC Costume series! Today’s costume is the nun from the cover of the American Horror Story “Asylum” season. She’s in an all white nun outfit, with a completely white face that’s crying black tears. I really enjoy AHS and this costume was suuuper easy and quick to complete. My sister was looking for a costume that took minimal time/effort, so I picked this and made her up. See our “The Best of: Breakfast Club” post to see this costume in action (and many more)! Okay enough talk. Let’s get started!

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Start off with Mehron Skin Prep Pro. It’ll create a thin layer to protect your skin and help keep your makeup in place. Apply it to a cotton ball/cotton round and apply all over your face, avoiding eyes and mouth. Give it a few seconds to dry before moving on. Use white Mehron paradise paint to cover your entire face, neck, ears. I recommend using a cheap makeup wedge sponge to apply. The ones that come in a pack of 20 or so that you’d get from Meijer, Walmart, etc.. You’ll wet the paint with water and use the sponge to pick up and apply it to your face.

You’ll have to apply to apply a few layers (especially if you’re a person of color), depending on how much coverage you want. It’s buildable, just be patient and gentle! If you’re having a hard time getting coverage in a certain area, try using the brush that comes with the palette. I’m not sure what it’s made of but it works WONDERS! If it wasn’t so small, I’d probably use it for my whole face.

Next, use black Mehron paradise paint and a small brush to paint in the tears. I used a picture for reference. Basically you want the area immediately under your eyes to be pretty covered with black. Then draw in random stray tear lines. Don’t make your lines too perfect; remember these are supposed to be tears!

To finish up the makeup, use a red eyeshadow to create a very soft line on your upper lash line. I used “Venetian Red” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette.

Set your face using Mehron Barrier spray (or any finishing spray of your choice). If you use the barrier spray, be SURE to close your eyes and mouth before spraying. Alcohol is the first ingredient in the spray, and you definitely don’t want that in your eyes or mouth! So take a deep breath, close those eyes and spray, spray, spray! This should help keep your makeup in place all day!

To keep this costume as easy as possible, I used a white pillowcase and sheet to make the clothing. Use the pillowcase for the headpiece. Use either a white headband or a ponytail holder at the nape of your neck to make the case tight enough to stay on your head. Let the rest just hang. Use the white sheet “toga style” and drape it around you to make the white dress. Use safety pins to hold it in place, if needed.

That’s it for this costume!! You can see more of our favorite costumes on our The Best of: Breakfast Club post! We also have tutorials for the Terminator and Saw: Billy the Puppet costumes shown above! Just click the links to see those posts! We were a scary trio that day lol.

If you decide to give this costume (or any of our other ones) a try, please tag us! We’d love to see your rendition! If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the comment section below! Also, don’t forget to follow us on social media @IndyHipChic and YouTube “Indy Hip Chic” to stay up to date on new videos and blogs!

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Indy Hip Chic is a lifestyle blog following the amazingly awesome lives of 3 Indy natives. Originally created to be a creative outlet and place to try new things we thought why not share this experience??? And with that Indy Hip Chic was born. From cosplay to vegan recipes we cover a little bit of everything, while showing off the place we call home. We want to engage our viewers and challenge them to try something new via our experiences. Whether it be new beauty products, how to care for your natural hair and skin, trying a new exotic restaurant, social event, new business or how to eat and be a healthier you! While telling you about all the cool new things we try and experience we also want to showcase and educate people about the black owned businesses and organizations available within our community and nation wide. We believe supporting one another is crucial for the black community and we aim to do our part by showcasing black artists, nonprofits, businesses, products and everything in between. Check us out for your daily dose of awesome.

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Indy Hip Chic is a lifestyle blog following the amazingly awesome lives of 4 Indy natives. Originally created to be a creative outlet and place to try new things we thought why not share this experience??? And with that Indy Hip Chic was born. From cosplay to vegan recipes we cover a little bit of everything while showing off the place we call home.

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