Two is better than one, earthlings!
Whether it’s a clubrat-inspired get-up (complete with elephant pants and candy necklace!) or a member of a ’90s girl group, space buns are a cute exclamation point to a retro-fab Halloween look. Basically a more simplified version of Bantu knots, space buns are simply regular chignons worn in multiples on the head for a funkier take on an updo. They’re snug and quirky—resembling little knobs on the head—and famously keep hair out of the face for hours on end, hence its popularity in the raver and electronica scenes. They’re also a great finishing touch on a multitude of costumes for Halloween. You can even wear them à la cat ears!
Without further ado, read on for a quick step-by-step guide to creating space buns for your next fun, quirky Halloween look.
Tutorial: Space Buns for Any Halloween Costume
Start on clean, freshly washed hair.
Part hair in the middle.
Create a bun with each pigtail.
Secure and repeat.
Photo credit: Raquel Espírito Santo