How to Dress and Act Like an Old Lady

This is how to dress and do your make-up to look like an old lady for Halloween.


  1. Apply some foundation to your face. Use a shade darker than you would normally use. Be careful not to apply too much or make it too dark!Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%201%20Version%202.jpg
  2. Use brown eyeliner to make the wrinkles. Apply the fake wrinkles where wrinkles would normally be found; avoid areas that are obviously not where wrinkles form. Also, apply red lipstick, as some old ladies tend to wear lots of bright red lipstick.Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%202%20Version%202.jpg
  3. Wear something from your grandma's wardrobe, preferably a dress or a long skirt with a blouse. Make sure it looks old and a little faded. Extra bonus points if you can find an outfit with old lady flowers!Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%203%20Version%202.jpg
  4. Match your outfit with old-fashioned shoes. Avoid any shoes that look modern.Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%204.jpg
  5. Tease your hair and powder it, so that it looks white or gray. Part your hair with a "middle" part. Tie it back into a messy bun or leave it as it is.Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%205%20Version%202.jpg
  6. Wear fake but extravagant jewelry (it's better if it's gold). Pearl necklaces would fit and pearl earrings! However, be careful not to overdo the accessories.Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%206%20Version%202.jpg
  7. Use a cane to help you hobble your way around, or one of those push carts. Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%207.jpg
  8. Don't forget to use the 'old people lingo', as listed below: Dress%20and%20Act%20Like%20an%20Old%20Lady%20Step%208.jpg
    • broad
    • dame
    • gams
    • cat's meow
    • hooch
    • hotsy-totsy
    • killjoy
    • keen
    • spiffy
    • What's eating you?
    • Pipe down
    • Trollop



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