There’s no point in pretending that anyone did anything other than binge watch nine hours of Stranger Things 2 this past weekend.
Yes, maybe a few chores were squeezed in there, and if you have kids it probably took you the better part of the weekend. But let’s be honest — it was pretty much all Stranger Things, all the time.
Besides the Demadogs, Shadow Monsters, epic Steve and Dustin interactions, and a desire to have Mad Max as my new best friend, my absolute favorite part of season 2 is Eleven’s punk makeover montage. Badassery has never looked better.
Even though Halloween is tomorrow, there is still time to recreate your own DIY Stranger Things 2 Punk Eleven costume. Yes my fellow bitchin’ sisters, we can do this! Screw the unwashed dishes, get out of work early, and run around to your local thrift shops. Just glare at the other last-minute costume shoppers and imagine throwing them out of your way with your mind.
Or, go the super easy route and grab all the items you need from Amazon with the magic of one-day shipping. Links below!
DIY stranger things 2 punk eleven costume
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Putting it all together:
+++ Order the jeans and blazer a size or two larger to recreate Eleven’s hand-me-down style.
+++ Don’t forget the all-important tucked-in jean cuff — on one leg only, please.
+++ Dark eyeshadow and red lipstick are a must, as is slicked-back hair. If you have longer hair, you could try pinning it up and under, but I think even just slicking the top and back down to the bottom of your skull would get the look across. (Take this with a grain of salt as I’ve had a super short pixie since I was a teenager and know nothing about styling long hair).
If you’re in a pinch for makeup, e.l.f. and Wet’n’Wild brands are both cheap, easy to find, and cruelty-free!
+++ Bonus points for adding a dribble of fake blood coming out of your nose. That means you just busted your way through a pack of Demadogs. Tubular.
Ok I legitimately am cutting this post short so I can go rush out to Goodwill for my own costume pieces. What about you, has Eleven’s new look changed your costume plans? What was your favorite part of the new Stranger Things season?
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