Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween Outfit Inspiration: My Attempts

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!

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Rag Doll
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.

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Nurse
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!

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Zombie Schoolgirl 
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.

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Dead Barbie
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.


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Sugar Skull Skeleton
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).



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!






8 comments:

  1. you look cuteeee ass a sugar skull!! xx

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    1. Thanks! That was a really last minute job, had to be ready and out the house in half an hour!

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  2. I love your ragdoll outfit! So cute! Amazing costumes :)

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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