DIY: Chanel Oberlin from Scream Queens

Good evening, idiot hookers.

The series might have been cancelled, but I’m still living for Emma Roberts’ sassy, sardonic student Chanel Oberlin of Scream Queens. Today I’m showing you how to make her nurse’s cap-style hairband and get her beauty look for Halloween.

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The wonderful guys at Hobby Craft kindly gifted me some bits so I could get making, and I am so excited to show you how to make her hairband. It’s super simple, takes about 15-20 mins and all you need are a few tools. Let’s get started!

– The patience of a saint (just kidding)
– Pink fabric – I got mine HERE
– A glue gun- I got mine HERE
– Scissors, a pencil, a ruler- all that hot shit stationary you used to use in school basically
– A spare hairband
– A generous amount of cardboard
–  Glitter, gems or any pink decorations for your ‘C’, and hairspray to set.

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Okay so first things first, I made a little movable support to go on my hairband. I got a small bit of cardboard and folded it in half, before placing my hairband over the top and marking with a pencil a horizontal line where I would make little slits to feed the hairband through.  You don’t need to worry about the shape of it for now, as it will sit on the inside of the nurse’s cap and you’ll be able to trim it.

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Next up, it’s time to plan out the shape of your cap. I drew around the top half of the hairband to create an arc before free drawing the rest of the shape.

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Cut the shape out and then trace it on another piece of cardboard and cut that out- that’ll be the back of your nurse’s cap. A you can see from the shape below, I’ve been generous with the arc to allow me to alter it along the way.

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Now it’s time to cover the cardboard in fabric! I flipped over my pink fabric, then used the cardboard as a template, however I left an extra 2-3cm around the edges- this extra room will be folded over.

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I focused on the front panel first, drawing out a rough ‘C’ shape using a pencil, then I used my Glitter Lips kit glue to cover the C. You can also use PVA glue, eyelash glue or any alternative you have lying around. I covered the area in glitter, then pink gems but feel free to use whatever embellishments you want.

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I used a little bit of hairspray to seal the whole thing- I find glitter can sometimes come off so it’s a good way of keeping it compact.

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Now it’s time to stick it all together! Glue guns are honestly a massive saviour and an easy, no-sew way to perfect your look. Sandwich your fabric covered halves between your support and apply a generous bit of glue.

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And there we have it! Your hairband is ready to be rocked! Use a little paint brush to brush away some of the glitter, and trim your support if needed- you don’t want any messy cardboard showing through.

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“Remember, Chanel Oberlin is above the law”
Former Kappa Kappa Tau president Chanel Oberlin is a bitch, basically. She lives the luxe life surrounded by her Chanel minions, and she thinks the sun shines out of her butt (which is where I got the inspiration for the light edits, hehe).

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For her beauty look, think pink on pink! Pinky-nudes are perfect, and I used Primark’s candy palette on the eyes, making them pop with a pair of Kiss lashes.

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Blush really makes the look, and I dusted it across the cheeks and on the tip of my nose too, before adding some white freckles. Finish with some nude liquid lipstick (this one’s from the fabulous 3ina) and but on your best sassy face!

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  1. October 19, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    I love scream queens but you probably would need to have a lot of patience to be honest ???

    • lifewithmariaeva
      October 19, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Haha yes it’s defo a requirement 😉

  2. Emma Drury
    October 19, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I love this look!! So chic ?
    Emma |

    • lifewithmariaeva
      October 19, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks so much Emma, this is probably my most sassy Halloween look hehe!

    • lifewithmariaeva
      October 23, 2017 / 10:57 am

      hehe I love Scream Queens!

    • lifewithmariaeva
      October 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Me too, I’m so sad it got cancelled! You could definitely do this one, it’s super easy 🙂

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