DIY Bollywood Costumes are Fun!

Have you ever thought of making a homemade Bollywood costume and wearing it to a party? With the steady increase in Bollywood themed parties, nowadays, wearing cool Bollywood costumes is definitely in. But at times, you might feel that buying one is too much work, so why don’t you make one for yourself? It’s cheap, easy to prepare, and can be assimilated in a short time, with just a few adjustments here and there! Here are some easy steps to follow while making your own Bollywood costume.

  1. Have a Clear Image in Your Mind – Who do you want to be? While making DIY Bollywood costumes, you need to know exactly who you want to copy. Don’t just think about the picture of the costume, you should know it by heart. A good idea is to take a printout or a photograph of the costume, and thinking about it in parts.
  2. Assess Each Part of the Costume – Once you have a clear idea of the costume you want to create, take it down in parts. What is the character wearing? Not just the dress, think about the accessories, shoes, and other props you might need. For example, if you want to look like Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, apart from wearing the white shirt and jacket, a mandolin or similar instrument can be a fabulous addition to the costume.
  3. Don’t be Afraid of Modifications – So, you have something similar to the costume in mind, but not exactly the same thing. No problem! Sit down and note down where the differences lie, and then start modifying your clothes according to the costume. For example, you want to wear a sari just like the one worn by Katrina Kaif, but your sari does not have the detailing on it. Simply add the details as accurately as possible.
  4. Match Hairstyle and Makeup – The costume is not enough, the makeup and hairstyle forms a crucial part of a look, especially when you are going for DIY Bollywood costumes. Think about the details, and match as much as possible. If the makeup is supposed to be nude-themed, do not try to jazz it up, and deviate from your character.

Going to a Bollywood costume party wearing a look you have put together from start to finish is quite an accomplishment, and if you pay a bit of attention to individual details, you will end up with a killer one. All you need is a bit of patience and a bit of an eye for details, and you are set!

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