Geisha are the epitome of sexy femaleness in Asia – and that sensual mystery has made its way over the pond. Always grown-up dress-up and even street fashion are influenced by films, and last year’s “Memoirs of a Geisha” has made its mark.
Thus geisha costumes can be as simple as a pretty robe or kimono or a brocade coat wrapped around you. Authentic geisha wear wide sashes around their kimono called obi, usually tied in back with a large flat bow. Search for long drop or butterfly sleeves for an additional flair.
Also there are some very cute costume kimonos available in miniskirt lengths for girls who have just gotta show a little leg. Try to find styles in non-traditional geisha colors, like pink and baby blue, too.
If you are able to find them, socks with the big toe separation are awesome worn with platform thong sandals. But if not, just about any pair of flip-flops or baby doll Mary Jane shoes will be a comfortable choice, and of course, you can never go wrong with a sexy pair of high heels.
Deck out your costume with some fun accessories, too. Change your usual purse for a satiny bag shaped like a Chinese takeout container.
Japanese geisha usually wear hair piled high on top of the head. If you have been blessed with mountains of hair naturally, you could mimic this with a several buns or rolls of hair strategically placed around the crown, or more simply, just at the nape of the neck.
- If your hair is on the shorter side, look for a fun (and hopefully lightweight) traditional geisha wig or go funkier with a China girl bob. Accessorize your hair with ornaments like lacquered chopsticks, fake flowers, tiny bows, and even a skinny strand of pearls.
- If updos are not your thing, you can still be a sexy doll with your own hair just by tucking a flower behind your ear.
Geisha Girl Makeup Ideas
For makeup, there are a couple of different routes to be taken. Try a white or pale face with dramatic eyeliner and underdrawn rosebud lips.
Genuine geisha extend the white makeup down the throat and back of neck, leaving just a small triangle of bare skin at the nape of the neck for added allure.
If it sounds like a whole lotta work for your party, go more subdued with your usual party makeup and just extend your eyeliner a bit outside your actual eye line.
You may try some false eyelashes just on the outside corner to give your eyes a more almond shape. No matter what makeup you choose to try, ruby red lipstick is an absolute must!
Since costume choices go, a geisha girl is one that has many variations, so just pick what suits you, and Happy Halloween.