Halloween 2011: Yakuza Assassin

Hi everyone! For Halloween this year I decided to be a yakuza assassin. Originally I wasn’t really going to dress up for Halloween, I was just going to do witch-y or Bird of Paradise eye makeup… but I recently got this lovely vintage silk kimono and it seemed like the perfect occasion to break it out! I went for a tough but feminine vibe and accessorized with a fan and my Desert Eagle airsoft gun (it shoots plastic bbs which I no longer own).

vintage silk kimono, black tank top, red obi-style belt and black skinny cargo pants from H&M, shoes from Payless, necklace from Taiwan, earrings, rings, bracelets and watch from Anthropologie, American Eagle, Express, Nordstrom Rack, Aldo, walkonthemoon @ etsy, Skagen, and random vendors at fairs

For the makeup I wanted to keep in line with the tough but feminine idea. I did an asymmetrical, fire-y gold and red smokey eye complete with false lashes, but balanced with strong black brows and bright red lips. I wanted to keep the look pretty, but at the same time I wanted it to make a slightly cartoonish statement and come across obviously as costume makeup.

Face: Dr. Brandt Pores No More, NARS Sheer Matte in Stromboli, MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel, MUFE Full Cover Concealer 6, silica spheres; Cheeks: MAC Merrily, Improvise; Lips: Laura Mercier Cranberry; Eyes: Shu Uemura P Beige, Kat von D Lucifer, MAC Melon, Reflects Gold Glitter, Brash, Cranberry, Shu Uemura gold, UD 24/7 Underground, HIP Gold Charge, K-palette 24 hr eyeliner, Shu Uemura Soft Cross lashes, Kiss Me Heroine Make Long & Curl and Volume & Curl mascaras

I had a lot of fun with this look! It was pretty simple to put together, and not too hard to wear. :) I also had a pretty good photoshoot, I think, considering it was perhaps my 4th or 5th time using self-timer to shoot an outfit. Here are a lot more pictures, including better ones of the makeup (in sunlight and in shade), and a cool pic I got when the self-timer went off while I was still trying to balance my camera on the planter edge.

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween! :D

6 Responses to “Halloween 2011: Yakuza Assassin”

  1. Jian says:

    When I first saw this look I did think it was quite wearable if you’d toned it down a bit as a normal everyday look! And that’s exactly what you were going for ^^

    You look so pretty here despite the slightly exaggerated makeup! And I looove the kimono top! You have a bb gun???! ::O


    Catherine responds:

    Hey Jian! Thanks!! & yes hahaha, I used to have two Desert Eagle airsoft guns. I was never really able to aim to save my life though haha…


  2. Jess says:

    This is such a gorgeous halloween look, Cat! I looove how you did your eyes with the dark eyeshadow with a hint of gold.

    Also love your costume!
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    Catherine responds:

    Thank you Jess!! :D


  3. Ohh, I love this costume! It’s very unique, plus it’s gorgeous.

    The kimono is beautiful, this is definitely putting it to good use :)
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