Those that know me well, will know that I *love* Halloween. I love any festivity that involves people cracking out the fancy dress and embracing something so fun! As I'm a big fan of making my own Halloween costumes (as of the past 2 Halloweens), I thought I'd share with you some of my ventures into ideas I've used, and people/things that I have previously dressed up as for Halloween. You'll have to excuse some of the poor camera work on these images as they're all from my personal collection, and I didn't take them with the thought that I'd ever use them on here!
In 2009, my friend and I decided to go for a children's toy theme. After um-ing and ah-ing over ridiculous amounts of toy costumes that weren't at all feasible, we finally settled on the Rag Doll. This one was super easy and fun; I bought a floral shift dress (New Look), some matching ribbons from the local haberdashery, and some children's frilly school socks teamed with a low-heel court shoe. My favourite part of this costume was the make up! I shamelessly got the rosiest pink lipstick I could find in my make up stash and drew huge, round dolly cheeks on myself.
This one doesn't need so much talking about, we all know that the slutty nurse costume comes out at Halloween. This costume was actually for a Fetish-themed night at my student union, but it's fancy dress so I had to include it (c/o my local fancy dress shop)! My favourite part is always going to be the sheer, white heart-print tights (Primark) - I think they're adorable!
I had to include a picture of my outfit and make-up for this one as this was the first Halloween that I dabbled in fake blood. If you follow me on Twitter you'll probably recognise the "Dewaaa" from my Twitter handle, as it's just a nickname I picked up in secondary school - I couldn't think of a decent fictional school name, so just named one after yours truly and created a simple crest logo. All was done free-hand on a basic vest top (H&M) and using felt tips. I even used the school skirt that actually saw me through school! Team that with some Poundland face paints and seriously back-combed hair, and you've got yourself a Zombie Schoolgirl.
As you can see, I fell in love with using fake blood, so even though I went as Barbie for last Halloween, it of course had to be Dead Barbie. I simply copied the Barbie design from an image on my laptop onto a basic vest top (Primark) using a pink highlighter, and outlined it using a gold glitter liquid eye liner (student supplies!), and the skirt is from ASOS. I followed a Michelle Phan make up tutorial to get the Barbie look around my eyes (sorry there's no close up), but you can watch that video here.
So far this year I have only gone out once, and dressed up as a Sugar Skull Skeleton. If you follow Topshop on Twitter you will have seen them posting tonnes of pictures of different variations of this face paint design. I simply applied white face paint with a make up sponge for the base, and black face paint with a gel liner brush for the finer details. For my outfit I wore a white lace buttoned crop top (Primark) and my disco pant dupes (Boohoo).
|Sugar Skull Skeleton|
I hope I've given some of you some inspiration for some last-minute Halloween outfits, all of these were left to about 2 days before Halloween/the event!