A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Club Look: Let's Talk About Cyberlox

As Halloween approaches, those of us who adore this holiday begin to think of costume ideas for ourselves, our little ones, or both.  Some of us enjoy making our own costumes and I am one of them. I have bought costumes quite a few times unfortunately as time did not permit me to make anything (or I was not skilled enough to make what I wanted which is usually the case, lol!) I wanted to use this post to point out a material that I think is just as useful for various types of costumes as it is for making cyber-goth hair falls: TUBULAR CRINOLINE aka cyberlox. Tubular crinoline is basically, well, crinoline in tube-form. It comes in a wide variety of colours and can be metallic, sparkly, or UV-reactive; all of these properties make it very useful for Halloween. I have seen people use it as tubes on robot/futuristic type costumes, tentacles on a jellyfish costume, and hair/wand accents for fairy-type costumes.  I am sure people out there could think of endless other uses as well!

I bought several bags of good old tubular crin last year such that I could try my hand at making my own cyberlox falls. James, who fancies himself a cybergoth as well, helped me out with this. My other cat was kind of scared of the stuff!

Tubular crin is somewhat hard to measure because it is stretchy but in the end I think my falls turned out quite well.  If you are looking to get your hands on some cyberlox, I would suggest ordering it from I Kick Shins.* They also have flat crin and a wide variety of fake hair products and extensions that may be useful for DIY costumers this Halloween!

Below is a look I did inspired by the colours of my new falls. I wore this to go see Slick Idiot/ Mona Mur & En Esch.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime,  MAC Studiofix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.

BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.

CHEEKS: Evil Shades Blush in Avens.

LIPS: Illamasqua Pristine.

EYES: Base: UDPP,MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.
Eyeshadows: Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in 17 Black, MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Cinderfella, Concrete Minerals Black Metal, Glamour Doll Eyes Pistol Pistol.
Glitter: From TKB Trading.
Eyeliner: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, Sephora Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner in 3 Silver, Tokidoki Brilliante Glitter Eyeliner in Diamante.
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies.




Cyberlox Falls: By me
Collar: Random goth store
Top: La Vie En Rose
Waist Cincher: Deadly Couture
Gauntlets: By me
Skirt: Hard Leather Stuff
Boots: Demonia
Cat: CyberGoth James

Do you DIY your Halloween costumes? Where do you get your DIY supplies?
*Please note that this is NOT an affiliate link. I provided a link to this company's website as I have ordered fake hair, extensions, tubular crin, and cyberlox falls from them several times in the past and they have always had excellent customer service and a wide range of products to choose from.*


  1. Gorgeous! It's still a look I'd love to try out even though it doesn't fit in with the rest of my wardrobe!

  2. That fall is amazing! Love colours & textures in it. Your outfit is fabulous too. I keep thinking I should make soem gauntlets like that.

    As for halloween, I've never dressed up for it! Its just not a big holiday in England, especially not the suburb I currently reside in. I watch a lot of scary movies and chocolate to make up for it though. ;P


  3. Oooh I haven't made hairfalls in years! Love yours :)

  4. Very cool!! You look amazing as usual. :)

  5. Your falls turned out great, and that makeup goes really nicely with them! I like that Kitty Kirk got in on the action! My cats ALWAYS play (aka ruin) my sewing supplies...

  6. I'm always amazed by your looks! You look stunning