Go As The Coolest Agent This Halloween With This Last-Minute Agent Carter Tutorial
Halloween is today!
There are very few television shows out there that I make it my business to watch, Agent Carter is one of those shows. A bad-ass secret agent balancing life as independent woman in the 1940s? Yes, please.
Everyone loves a period drama, so I can’t be the only one who watched the show and wanted to dress up as her at the next given opportunity, right? So, with Halloween today and no costume planned, I couldn’t think of a better moment to recreate one of the most stellar costumes.
And perhaps easiest costume? This look used items I already owned and took only about 30 minutes to prepare. Okay, let me stop wahooing and show you the way.
Since I have a pink pixie and I want to be as accurate as possible, I opted for a curly medium length wig. To style it, I simply pulled the two pieces of hair framing my face back and pinned secured them with a bobby pin. It was that simple!
There are several hair styles Peggy wears throughout the series, so dare to challenge yourself.
The 40s were all about full matte coverage, so Peggy has perfect complexion! I for one, do not, so I used my trusty Nars Sheer glow foundation and radiant concealer. I have dry skin, so to avoid the cakey/ flakey look I used a dewy foundation and applied Maybelline’s FIT powder to achieve a subtle matte look.
Afterwards, I swiped a dusty brown shade across my eye lid. I passed on creating a cat eye and decided to make my lashes look fuller by applying black eye shadow with an angled liner brush along my lash line.
I added two coats of my L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara before I lightly filled in my brows like usual.
Now, what makes Peggy’s look so recognizable is her red bold lip! Since I’m a dedicated fan, I proudly own Besame Cosmetics’ lipstick in Red Velvet, the same lipstick Peggy Carter wears show but I assure you, a matte red lip will suit you just as well!
Peggy has the slightest pinch of rosy cheeks, so you’re going to lightly apply a pink blush. I used NYX’s cream blush in Hot Pink to control the consistency.
If for some reason you own O.P.I.’s Cinnamon Sweet nail polish, you’ll be ecstatic to know that it is the screen accurate shade Peggy uses. If not, a red polish will do just fine!
There are so many outfits to choose from, but the easiest is her mission look from the pilot episode. All you need is a white button down, brown (p)leather jacket and a pair of blue pants!
All that’s left to do is take all the selfies at your costume party and impatiently wait for season 2.
Jessica is a pink-cladded brat-girl, blogger, and craftswoman headquartered in NYC. You can find her collection of adventures in beauty, cosplay and more of her tutorials over at her blog, The Crazy Bat Lady.
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