Saturday, 27 October 2012

Halloween Costume Ideas

 Halloween is a great holiday- it's the one day a year where dressing up, knocking on stranger's doors and stuffing your face with sweets is considered totally normal! As I live in England Halloween isn't actually that much of a big deal- of course shops start selling tacky masks and pumpkins, but it's nothing compared to the preparations made in America. I wish us Brits celebrated Halloween a bit more, after all it is a pilgrim festival and England had pilgrims, above all it is just another excuse to have fun. One of my favourite aspects of Halloween is deciding what to go as. Your costume has the potential to be amazing- if you put in some effort!

Coming up with ideas for costumes can be very hard, so here I've combined some cool ideas along with brief descriptions of how to achieve it's 'look'.

  • Goth Fairy.  
          This costume is so easy to organise. You could probably make it with just the clothes in your wardrobe, get a long sleeved stripy top- doesn't matter what colour. On top of that place either a black or florescent vest, add a short skirt or tutu, some stripy tights and some black boots. Voila! That's the outfit completed. Next, powder your face white and outline your eyes in thick, black eye-liner  Add black or red lipstick and you're done.

  • Bumblebee.
         This one doesn't really need much explanation. If you really need to know- anything black and yellow, doodlyboppers are a nice touch.

  • Witch.
       Not very original, I know. But, it is still a good costume idea and there are many possible variations achievable. For the original 'witch' look: a black and purple/ black and white wig, an enormous pointy hat and a black dress of some description or other. If you have high boots in a dark colour they would look great with this outfit. Carrying a stuffed toy cat with you adds a bit of humour to your costume and makes it much more interesting.
  • Zombie schoolgirl 
         If you have any old school uniform left this is a fun way to ruin make use of it... Get into the (hopefully) old school uniform like you usually would, rip the tights and pour fake blood down yourself. This is best performed outside obviously. Pull your hair into two high pigtails and back-comb or crimp them, replace school shoes with big, clumpy boots of some description and use green powder eyeshadow as blusher. Spooky!

I'm afraid I don't have any more ideas at the mo. I will post them here if I do


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