Halloween: costume ideas
Halloween will be with us shortly. Are you struggling to come up with an idea for Halloween? If you answered yes, let us help you.
You don’t have to wear a skimpy, skin tight, suit to be a skeleton. Check out this DIY idea: put on a black t-shirt and then cut up a white t-shirt so it looks like the outline of a skeleton’s ribcage. Layer up et voilà! A simple and subtle way of being a skeleton. However, make up does help achieve a better look.
This make-up idea is brilliant. You can achieve the look quite easily yourself. Find a cute dress, some white tights and Mary Janes and you have the perfect scary dolly outfit.
Look for a black blazer, black shorts, white shirt and a red bow tie and let the make-up do all the talking. This costume is all about the face. If you can be bothered to ride a kid’s tricycle round all night then you will definitely have made the effort.
Sally (Nightmare before Christmas)
This costume will involve a bit of body paint and a lot of effort. If you want to create it yourself you’ll need to make your dress look really ragged. You’ll also need to draw black stitching marks all over your body and face. It helps if you can make yourself look as pale as possible. However, you can buy a Sally costume from many fancy dress outlets.
A witch costume has to be the easiest Halloween costume. A black dress, green make-up, black eyeliner, pointed hat and if you like, stripy tights. You can be as creative as you like when it comes to witch costumes.
This is all about something red with devil horns. A red bodycon dress with horns and some powerful eye make-up will work really well.
You can be adventurous as you like with a zombie costume. Anything ripped, lots of fake blood, pale make-up and black rings round the eyes make a fab zombie.
If you’re aiming to try a grown-up version of a pumpkin costume look for an orange playsuit and stitch on a black face with some felt.
It’s up to you whether you go for the Twilight version of vampires or the old school version with the fangs and the cape. Either way, the teeth are the important part of this costume. It’s up to you whether you buy a set from a fancy dress shop or make your own.
Beetlejuice is a classic film and you would probably have to head to eBay or a fancy dress shop to find the right suit. A stripy monochrome suit, green hair and zombie-esque make-up will help you achieve the right look.
These are just a few ideas for Halloween costumes – you don’t have to go mad though. If you head to you local high street, you can celebrate Halloween with as little as a Halloween jumper or tights, without spending a fortune. If you make it yourself, it will be even cheaper. What’s important to remember though is to have fun. Happy Halloween everyone!