Every Halloween I like to choose a different art-related costume (one year I dressed up as a Lichtenstein painting, and last year I was a Van Gogh), so it only seemed natural to try a Jackson Pollock painting this year! It's really easy to do, and totally fun! Click through to check out the details.
- White tee
- White leggings
- Black, gray and tan acrylic craft paint in squeeze bottles
- Black and white Halloween makeup
- Trash bag or plastic drop cloth
- Paintbrush and empty paint can for props
Lay out your leggings on top of a trash bag or other protective plastic layer. Open your first paint color and start squirting it randomly around the surface of the pants.
Do the same with the rest of your paint colors, and then repeat the process on your shirt. Let them dry overnight (it will take longer for them to dry than you'd think, because of the thickness of the paint). Repeat on the back sides of both if desired.
Once everything is dry, it's time to put them on and do your makeup! Draw lines across your face in different directions, adding a few splotches and dots here and there. Use both black and white. I also found that white cream makeup works well if you have a makeup brush to apply it with. Add lines and splotches to your arms as well.
Put on a pair of boots and grab a paintbrush and an empty can of paint to use as props, and you're ready to go!
I had a lot of fun getting messy, throwing paint all over my clothing and drawing on myself… it's really quite cathartic!
And there's no way you can walk into a party without getting some sort of reaction with this costume… you'll be the talk of the town! Happy Halloween friends.