For an 'Around the Wolrd' party, I decided to dress up as a geisha (not a geisha girl, fyi - there is a difference!). It was a very last minute idea as I found a beautiful kimono in New Look for £19.99 on the day of the party. Obviously, this isn't true geisha clothing but you get the idea - it was a simple and easy outfit to put together.
Apologies for all the pictures of my face, but I wanted to show you my attempts in the hair and make up department.
I wasn't really prepared for geisha make up, especially painting my face white, nor did I realise that I needed pinky-red eyeshadow. Instead I went for winged eyeliner (which you can't see on my monolids..) and some bright red lipstick (Natural Collection Lipstick in 'Scarlett' £1.99 - bargain!). You might even be able to see my vain attempt at contouring my cheeks, but I am not sure if it worked..!
The hair took me ages as it involve a lot of backcombing and fiddly twisting etc, something which is very hard to do when you can't see the back of your head! The second part of the theme was to come with flowers in your hair, so I nicked some flowers from the garden and used them (with lots of clips) instead of chopsticks to secure my hair in place.
So, there you have it, with a bit more organisation and preparation - particularly make up wise - you can have a really nice geisha outfit with minimal effort! Unless you really want to get the hair right...
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