You don't need exceptional styling skills or naturally fabulous hair to get this look. All you need is an empty water bottle and some hairspray. Here's how.
What you need:
empty water bottle
elastic hair tie
regular hair spray
colored hair spray ($1.99)
accessories ($1 for spiders and web)
What you do:
Step 1: Change into an old buttoned or zippered shirt. Just like your old prom do's, there is no easy way out of a t-shirt once this look is set.
Step 2: Choose an empty plastic bottle in a height proportionate to the length of your hair.
Step 4: Bend over, and let your hair hang upside down. Place the base of the empty bottle on the top of your head, preferably near the crown of your head. Remain upside down as you gather your hair around all sides of the bottle. Use a hair tie to fasten at the level of the bottle cap. Spray heavily from roots to tip with regular (not costume) hair spray before standing up.
(And yes, your neighbors will think you're nuts, especially if you do this in mid September like I did.)
Step 6: Return inside for the final tweaking. Make sure the water bottle is completely concealed. Add accessories if desired. This time I used plastic spiders and cobweb string from the dollar bin. In the past, I've left it accessory free, for a troll doll costume.
Step 7: Now go have some Halloween fun! At the end of the night, this will all wash out with regular shampoo.
I love this technique because even my fine thin hair can pull off this look. And at only $3, it meets both my budget and craft requirements: inexpensive and simple.
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