Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Black Knight Franken: Mid Knight

Sometimes I like frankening just to attempt to dupe something. I don't know what it is, but I do it with other things to (I like to try and replicate movie costumes that are as screen accurate as possible - I have an Elizabeth Swann dress, a Hogwarts school uniform, and I made Chief an authentic Obi-Wan jedi tunic).

I didn't even LIKE Butter London's Black Knight very much, but as soon as I saw it I thought "that looks like Rockstar Pink with a black jelly base!" so I HAD to try it.



Mid Knight - my BL Black Knight Franken-dupe

Unfortunately, I don't have the original to compare the two (in fact, the whole point of frankening it was to avoid paying $25 for the set). However, I think it looks close compared to Scrangie's swatches. In fact, Scrangie's post made me run off to ebay to buy the other half of the collection, Tart with a Heart, just to go with my franken... oh well.

The best part about this??  It is SOOOO easy to make at home!  I started with a base of China Glaze Liquid Leather (about half the bottle), and added in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Rockstar Pink.  Because it didn't have quite enough blue in it, I added a little tiny bit of OPI Absolutely Alice.  The only one of those that isn't readily available is the OPI, but it is easily substitutable with another fine blue glitter like Pure Ice Strapless.  So there you have it - a cheap, easy way to get the Black Knight look!


18 comments:

  1. It's the Black Knight's lil sis! Love it!

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  2. Now I'm sorry I bought the Black Knight! This looks pretty close!!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this, I'm going to try this myself!

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  4. Gorgeous!!
    Now to figure out how to dupe TWaH...

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  5. i JUST bought black knight about an hour ago and i'm already debating returning it...maybe i will and can do this instead! thank you!

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  6. You know what, I actually think yours looks better! Your base is much blacker. Nice job!

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  7. I love it! :) Great for New year's and a fun name!

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  8. this is such a pretty color.. WOW!!

    Happy holidays

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  9. love love love this nail polish!

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  10. Wow, you are so right, it is super close to Black Knight! Good job, it looks awesome.

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  11. Awesome franken, I want BK so bad but I think I might try this instead, thanks!

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  12. That is gorgeous! I'm going to need to try this franken!

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  13. Simply amazing! It looks just like the Black Knight!

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