How to Make a Vincent van Gogh Self Portrait Costume

Looking for a clever artsy costume for this Halloween? Why not become a self portrait of everyone’s favorite tortured artist, Vincent van Gogh?

I actually got this idea from a picture on Buzzfeed and thought since I have a red-headed Vincent in the house I had to give it a try! Unfortunately, working with a boy who just wanted to go outside meant this was a rushed job, but the basic technique is still there and I hope you can see how it can be used to create other looks. (For example you could use shades of brown accented with bright orange to create a werewolf, or shades of grey and blue for an extra creepy vampire.)

For this project you will need:

  • face paint (I used the Tulip Body Art Neon and Black Light set)
  • chalk
  • button-up shirt
  • picture frame

I hope you find this tutorial inspiring and maybe I’ll get my red-headed (and bearded) husband to give it a try for Halloween, if so I’ll be sure to share a picture!

About Erin Sipes

Erin is a writer, crafter, and homeschooling mother of three based in rural Missouri. She’s been publishing on her blog, My Very Educated Mother, since 2008. Her crafts, recipes, and decorating skills have been featured on numerous websites and in magazines such as All You, MaryJanes Farm, and Kids Crafts 1-2-3.

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