Now that Diwali is over, we have another holiday to look forward to – Halloween! We have rounded up a list of Halloween stores and costume ideas that are easy DIYs, so no excuses! We understand if you don’t want to spend too much on costumes, so half of these require things you can find at home or they are affordable.
For all you artsy people, who want to make an effort, why not try going as a black swan (film version) or wear some sugar skull make up (iconic in Mexico) or even Roy Lichtenstein infamous pop art. You can either get Halloween face make-up from the party stores (Party Hunter, Party Mania and Party Manao) or legit make up from Health&Glow.
Click on the links for a make up tutorial:
Sugar Skull – we picked out a super simple version of the actual thing.
Black swan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4t7CHlpeW0
Last minute lazy bums, you know who you are and you know what you’re going as – a black cat? Why don’t you take it up a lazy notch and be a leopard or a cheetah? I’m sure you own an animal print top, so buy the ears (available at party stores mentioned above), get your whiskers on and go crazy with the ‘spotty’ make up either on your lids or your face and neck.
Boys, fancy being a mad scientist? All you have do it is get a white lab coat, find a pair of glasses and make your hair all crazy. Easy peasy. Get the lab coat at any medical store.
We love couples that dress as other couples, so here are a couple (see what we did there?) of ideas.
Mickey & Minnie – ears for both and Minnie’s skirt and bow are available at party stores. Girls, you can wear your own red skirt (Available at F21), cut out white polka dots and stick ‘em on. Boys, just wear a pair of red shorts/trousers (available at Jack & Jones) with a black t-shirt, but don’t forget the nose and whiskers!
Sandy and Danny from Grease – the great thing about these costumes is that each piece can be a part of your daily closet, so you don’t have to feel guilty! For Sandy, you will need black high waist pants (Available at Zara) and a bardot top (available at ASOS), a waist belt (Mango), red shoes (Aldo) and curly hair. For Danny, you will need black trousers or jeans, a black t-shirt and black formal shoes, which you should already own.
Happy Halloween! Go simple or go all out, just don’t be boring as this holiday comes only once a year.