Dressing up is one of my favorite things. Which makes Halloween one of my favorite holidays.
When I decided to be a unicorn, it wasn’t long before I was dreaming up ways to make the costume extra special.
And here were the results:
The accessories I made for this costume include:
- light-up headband with unicorn horn
- led unicorn costume tail
- arm hoofs
- glitter hoof shoes
Flashing LED Unicorn Horn
In a previous post, I went into detail on how I made my own light up unicorn horn headband.
Lighted Unicorn Tail
I used the same battery operated color changing LED lights that I put in the horn to create the unicorn tail.
When I spotted this super cheap, pale blue costume wig, I knew it would make the perfect light-up tail.
I used strong thread to attach the string lights to the wig cap. Then wrapped the cap of the wig onto this updo hair clip that I then safety pinned to the back side of my costume.
I got so many compliments on the tail.
Hoof Arm Covers
To create hooves to cover my arms and hands, I got some cheap rubbery horse hoofs (like these here), some spray paint and a little fake fur to line them with.
I used white primer, followed by a couple coats gold spray paint, then gold glitter spray.To finish up, I glued this faux white fur liner from Hobby Lobby to the legs.
Hoof Shoes for Unicorn Costume
To create hoof shoes, I covered black high heels with sheets of thick/sturdy glitter scrapbook paper.
Then, I added these white fuzzy boot cuffs from a Santa costume accessory kit:
To add a pop of color, I also wore bright pink leg warmers under the boot cuffs.
Unicorn Hair, Makeup + Face Jewels
I added some pastel hair extensions, purple eye shadow and face jewels to finalize my look:
This is by far my favorite costume that I’ve worn yet. I just might wear it again this year.