When you think of the winter holiday season, there is no more iconic character than Santa Claus. Otherwise known as Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, or Father Christmas, Santa Claus is the man of the hour every December, and the sight of him fills children and adults alike with wonder. Although Santa is real, it sometimes falls to adults to masquerade as this enigmatic man each holiday season so children across the globe can bask equally in the joy that Santa Claus brings. If you are lucky enough to dress up as Santa this year, you’ll want to check what Love beauty.com offers for your holiday costume, accessories, and makeup needs as you create the perfect Santa Claus Christmas costume.
As far as our knowledge goes, the modern figure of Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, himself based on historical tales of the Christian bishop and gift giver, Saint Nicholas. Due to a combination of the popularization of Clement Clarke Moore’s celebrated 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and cartoonist Thomas Nast’s representation of Santa, the portly and joyous, white-bearded man we know today as Santa Claus came to be.
If you’d like to dress up as this historic character in either your personal or professional life, you can purchase a full Santa suit from Lover beauty..com—or you could personalize your own perfect Santa outfit with the following products:
The first thing you’ll need for your costume is a quality Santa hat for your head and glasses to peer over your nose.
Essential for your Santa look: a snow white beard and mustache!
Next, grab a pillow or a padded Santa belly to wear under your cherry-red Santa suspenders so you can laugh “like a bowl full of jelly.”
Wear a warm Santa top, red and lined with white fur, and red bottoms to keep you warm throughout the night. Pair your top with an ornate Santa belt to complete your outfit.
Make sure to wear some warm, white gloves, and carry an extra set of jingle bells for your sleigh.
Finally, you’ll want to wear black boots or black shoes paired with Santa boot tops with furry white trim.
Don’t forget a few extra steps in makeup application to complete your costume! Grab a white eyebrow pencil and color your eyebrows to match your beard. Brush your eyebrow hairs upward to create a bushy look. And, of course, don’t forget to use an ample amount of blush on your cheeks and on the tip of your nose to create that classic, rosy Santa Claus look.