Be the fairest of them all…at your Halloween party. Buy glamorous black wardrobe pieces (that you can wear again), and pair with costume jewelry that makes a royal statement.
Anything goes when it comes to this, just make sure it’s black, and somewhat sexy. Be pratical and purchase items you can wear again like a sweater with a plunging neckline (2) paired with a black maxi skirt (4) with slits up the sides. A perched raven (5) on your shoulder really pulls this look together. Match with a feather collar (1), tightened extra tight to get the upturned shap around your neck.
Hair & Makeup
Charlize Theron’s braided crown is not the fairest in the land. Turns out, it’s quite easily to do-it-yourself at home. Just part your hair down the center, braid the two sections, and once done, take one braid and pull it over your head to the opposite side, secure with bobby pins, and then repeat with the other braid. The trick to this look is hiding the ends of your hair, use elastic bands and bobby bins that match the shade of your hair.
Stay ahead of the curve with this Lone Ranger look. Come next July, even the little ones will be dressing up as Tonto thanks to the release of this Disney blockbuster starring Johnny Depp. A costume that knows how to win a showdown, the face paint will draw attention, and the designer pieces will pay off when you’re the only one standing with a reusable wardrobe in the end.
If you’re hitting a swarm of Halloween parties this year, and don’t want to be caught recycling costumes, so go as Ravenna (above) one night, and Tonto on another. It’s worth it to get some more wear out of that raven! Or, go for the crown look, and order this crow headband (5) on Etsy. Conjuring up memories of Hitchcock’s The Birds, this costume piece is truly museum worthy, the proof is on display at the V&A Gallery’s ongoing Hollywood Costume exhibit. If investing in items with longevity, splurge on this Ralph Lauren’s suede skirt (4), and match with a one-of-a-kind Linda Lundstrom coyote shawl collar (2). This one will come in handy come the first snowfall. To complete the transformation, get your hands on a BIKO’s Spardha necklace (1), it’s got “warrior” all over it. Last accessory: feather earrings (3), and you’re off to roam the wild.
Hair & Makeup
You’ll need to reach for the ghoul glam pack here. Begin with painting your face white, then use a slightly damp makeup sponge to gently wipe on black stripes, mimicking our dearest Johnny.
Be this nerdy-indie girl’s doppelganger. The key: be charming, funny, and socially awkward. Put together a polka dot ensemble that reads 60s sweetheart, and pair with thick-framed glasses, and you’re the New Girl. Easy (i.e. regular makeup, just hold off on the smoky eye) and recognizable; if anyone questions your costume, you can break out into song and dance as an explanation.
If you cringe like Schmidt at Jess’ outfits, you’ll have to explore outside your own wardrobe for this costume. Forever 21 is the perfect place to grab an affordable dress (2) for one time use. However, if you and Jess are kindred spirits, and you’re looking for an excuse to purchase yet more polka-dotted clothing, both this skirt (1a) and blouse (1c) from Anthropolgie are totally Jess! Match the outfit with tights, girly sparkly flats (3), a pair of hipster frames (4), and your costume is complete.
Hair & Makeup
If you don’t have blunt cut bangs, feign the fringe look by pinning the front section of your hair underneath to create a set. And as for makeup, like we said before, it’s simple: rosy cheeks, curled and subtly plumped lashes, plus a sweet pink-toned lip shade is all you need to achieve the natural beauty you want for this look.
Pink bow, white cat ears and drawn on whiskers is really all you need for this costume, but we’ve added a few details to make you extra cute this Halloween! Leave the Cat Woman pleather to some other minx, and opt for looking adorable rather than predicable.
Pink is the theme when dressing up like this girly kitten. Pick up a dress (1) with a Peter Pan collar in a rosy shade, and simply turn furry bunny ears purchased from your closest Halloween shop, into fuzzy kitten lobes (3). Accessorize with lots of pink baubles including the iconic feline’s signature pink bow (2). And, while you’re dressing up as Hello Kitty, Hello Kitty is dressing up too! Johnny Cupcake has printed Hello Kitty in Halloween costumes on adorable Ts. Donne one of these festive shirts if planning to stay home and hand out candy to kiddies. You might not win best costume award, but you could get away with wearing one of these Ts with kitty ears and whiskers to at least look like you’re making a go at it.
Hair & Makeup
Apply makeup as usual with some extra attention paid to getting long eye lashes. Then, once all dressed (you don’t want the next step to smear on your costume), use waterproof liquid liner to drawn thin whiskers on your cheek. Keep them short to avoid looking like a cast member of Cats.
It’s Anna Dello Russo. Need we say more? Let dressing up like the famous fashion maven be a one-stop shop with a visit to H&M. The store’s limited edition AdR line is the perfect excuse to go shopping for a “costume.” Time for “your fashion shower!”
Why be Lana Del Rae when you could be Anna Dello Russo? May the best H&M campaign win! Slip into a pair of black thigh-high boots (1), and get the rest of your outfit from H&M including the perfect faux-leather come-hither black dress (2) and piles of statement jewellery. If you’re lucky you might be able to still nab some AdR collection pieces (3) from the store, otherwise, if the treasure has been emptied, just pick up some gold accessories to bedazzle yourself with. Could it be any easier?
Hair & Makeup
Go big, or go home. You’ll need to set aside an hour or two to get the perfectly “wild” curls for Anna’s free-spirted red carpet queen look. Work in a smokey eye and bold lip into your beauty look, and you’ll be ready to let loose on the town.