Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time everyone’s looking for ideas on what to wear! You want to look cool but you want to do something different but you can’t really afford to go all out either? Well if that’s the case I’ve got my top 10 costume ideas to cater for everyone! Including momma’s to be 😉
1.Animal face paint
Okay bare with me, I don’t mean like a kid getting their face painted at a family day out! This look is actually really easy and looks super cute!
Try cheetah print, either just on one side of your face, down your arm, or all down each side of your body. There’s loads of tutorials online on how to create this look at home with some make-up! #winning
Match this with some cute ears and an all black or cheetah print outfit and you’re ready to go!
You can also try this with tiger marks, or just keep it simple with some little whiskers and a black button nose. But don’t forget your ears!
2. Disney Character
The possibilities with this is endless!
Choose your favourite Disney character and recreate it through costume. My personal favourite would be princess Jasmine!
If you don’t feel confident enough to pull off Kim K’s look, try getting a black skater skirt and a red and white polka dot top, match it with red ears and You’ve got yourself Minnie Mouse, make it cute by adding some knee high socks!
Disney doesn’t necessarily mean cuteness and fairies, what about the evil witches? Very do-able with a black tutu and some costume make-up.
3. Career girl
The title of this is quiet vague! But this one can basically be anything you do as a job,a police woman, nurse, sailor, army, or the classic superhero! You can out the word ‘sexy’ before each of the above 😉
Usually these kind of costumes need to be bought, but If you’re the creative kind I’m sure they’re possible to put together at home.
They are the classic backup costume that’s quick and easy but not always cheap!
4. Sports star
If you look up any costume website online these costumes are always the coolest!
They include race car drivers, boxers, baseball players, referees, soccer players, and cheerleaders.
The good thing is these are easily homemade, try getting a New York Yankee’s pin striped baseball shirt in a men’s size, match it with black knee high socks, high tops, and a baseball hat, perfect!
You could also try some black boxer shorts with a sports style crop top and knee high socks to match. Making you an instant rugby player or a boxer, depending on the style of the top (or the accessories you use)
Yandy.com is my favourite for these type of costumes, but if you’re looking for a cheaper version ebay usually have a lot of the same costumes.
5. The Doll
With the release of Annabelle this month, I’m sure there will be lots of Annabelle inspired looks working the scare factor this halloween!
The make-up effects are really amazing with this look if they’re done right. If you’re willing to give it a go yourself there’s definitely tutorials online to recreate the look.
Alternatively, there will always be someone around who can do you’re scare factor make-up at a reasonable price!
I have two favourite’s when it comes to doll inspired make-up looks. One is the ventriloquist style and the other is the rag doll.
The rag doll includes huge eyes and tiny lips, it’s super cute and really easy to do at home.
6. Group/couple Theme
This one is always great fun to do with friends! You can decide between something cute or something funny and creative. Some of the looks created every year are Mario and Luigi, The Smurfs, and some of the Disney princesses.
Try choose something different and funny and get all your mates to dress up with you. That way no one will laugh at you and you’re all in together, let’s face it a pack of ninja turtles would be pretty awesome!
Why not try it with your other half as go as a couple? Batman and cat woman, Mickey and Minnie Mouse? Well, if you’ve a really nice boyfriend that is! #cuteenough
7. Creative Make-up look
Sometimes it’s not all about the costume and more about the effects! Creating a make-up based outfit will guarantee you to stand out in the crowd and look awesome! A zombie, a witch, and a skeleton are just some of the amazing looks that can be created for a scary but sexy look!
The sugar skull look has to be my absolute favourite! It’s really cool and very doable, you can match this with a black based outfit to make your artist work stand out.
Why not try out different themes for costumes such as ‘SAW’ and The Black Swan.
If you can afford to pay for your make-up, the comic book character has to be the coolest look being created this year. It’s so realistic and really funky!
8. Home Made girly costume
It’s surprisingly easy to put together your own costume at home, especially if you’ve an idea in your head what you want to be.
I’ve done two of the most stereotypical girly costumes over the last two years, but they never fail! Put together an all leather outfit, some cat ears, and you’re Gretchen Wieners!
I’ve also put together a nerd/school girl costume. Getting a tartan skirt and tie (on ebay) with knee high socks, a white shirt, and some big chunky glasses. Easy peasy!
If it’s last minute and you’ve decided to head out, grab you’re brother/dad/boyfriend’s sports jersey and add some knee high socks, you’re an instant sexy Man United player, well played- eh?
9. Baby Bump
Women should never feel like they have to miss out on halloween just because they’re expecting! If anything, it’s more of a chance to get creative.
Paint your belly orange and add the make-up effects to create a little (okay maybe not so little) pumpkin!
Another popular one is the little plastic hands coming through the top, guaranteed to give people a scare.
You could also be a giant oven, get it? #getcookin’
10. The basic slut
If all else fails, do the typical slut!
It’s okay to live by mean girls quotes, right?
“In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”
Playboy bunny? kitten? mouse? Anything with ears and short shorts is totally acceptable!
You can also add a sexy teacher and a cheerleader to the list, cute plaid skirt and you’re away with it 😉
Boys version coming very soon, stay tuned 😉