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Upcycling Expert - Annie Temmink

Annie Temmink

Annie completed her BA in sculpture and math from Davidson College in North Carolina, and received a Thomas J Watson Foundation Fellowship to travel independently for twelve months studying fashion and textiles.  From Indonesia to Japan, India to Uganda and Tanzania, she worked with village women, dove through sprawling second-hand markets and explored fashion in the world’s biggest cities and smallest towns.  The scope of her studies took her from preparing plants for organic dyes to exploring the factories that produce clothing for brand name stores.

Much of Annie’s inspiration comes from common or unwanted materials whose wide availability sparked her interest in recycling materials six years ago. Now she transforms repurposed clothing into sculpture for solo exhibitions and larger installations. Her work catches attention including that of trend forecasting companies in New York and private collectors on the east coast. Annie looks forward to blogging about her experiences and showing you how to create fabulous projects (clothing, jewelry and beyond) with materials from Goodwill.

Annie currently designs and makes clothing and accessories (and dances like-a-fool) in Charlottesville, Virginia. To learn more and to see Annie's projects visit: www.artemmink.com

The Halloween Unicorn

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 29, 2014 2:18:00 PM

Unicorn costumeIt’s nail-biting time guys! Halloween is this Friday and, if you’re like me, you still don’t have a costume ...

But, don’t worry, you might just be a few sequins and a makeover away from the best costume ever! My friend, Orlando, is a makeup artist and professional drag performer, and he has some great tips for a bold look.  

You will need:

- An assortment of makeup colors, eyeliner, mascara, and foundation (if you use it)

-Sequins from Goodwill or a craft store

-A non-toxic glue stick

-Wigs from Goodwill

-Costume jewelry, glittery clothing, and any other inspiring pieces you might find at Goodwill.

-Cardstock, tape, gold spray-paint and a metal headband (for a unicorn horn)

Unicorn costumeUnicorn costumeThere’s no big trick to the look.  You just need bold eyeliner and a few bright colors to make the eyes pop.  Even if you don’t have these colors on hand, Goodwill stocks costume face paint in their stores for the holiday, and you can do a lot with these colors, too.

unicorn costumeTo start, apply foundation as you would normally (or skip it if you prefer). Begin with your bold colors (turquoise here), adding them in bold swaths at the corners of your eye. Next fill in the space between with complimentary colors (pinks and reds here).  Use a rich, black liquid eyeliner to apply a winged eye for more drama.

You could stop here with a long blonde wig for a Madonna or Shakira costume. Or, play with sequins for something more eye-catching. To apply sequins use a Popsicle stick, or other applicator, to apply glue to one side of the sequin. Press to your face and make sure not to raise your eyebrows or move your facial muscles too much as the glue is drying (the sequins may pop off.) Try overlapping different sizes or using different colors to vary the look. Pair with a vintage wig from Goodwill. You can also make an easy Unicorn horn by rolling a piece of cardstock into a cone, taping it in place, spray painting it gold and attaching it to a headband (a 5 minute project!).

Whatever look you choose, do your shopping at Goodwill to support your local community and have an eco-Halloween!

Topics: unicorn costume, Goodwill costumes, Annie Temmink, Halloween costume