Friday, 18 October 2013

Halloween Costume Inspiration

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year, since around the age of 12 I've dressed up every year. The night would start with my homemade costume which would usually be a textbox witch with those awful push on finger tips, or if I was feeling adventurous a vampire with those painful fake fangs that just collect saliva. Me and my best friend would go round knocking on neighbours doors collecting as many sweets as possible. Two of my favourite memories are getting egged by a group of teenage boys... luckily I dodged it but my friends creative ghost costume (a bed sheet) got covered, and another year being given an orange.. seriously we're kids we don't want an orange!!!

Fast forward 10 years and my costume ideas have developed tenfold, last year I rocked Black Swan (made from scratch may I add) and this year I'm already planning something to top that! I wanted to share with you some of my favourite outfit ideas. I love searching Pintrest and Google to find something original, I know you're supposed to dress scary at Halloween but I think it's just a great excuse to get dressed up... or in 'Girl World' dress as a slut!

The first outfit idea that caught my eye was Lauren Conrads Flapper Outfit. The fact that LC is a regulation hottie and my love for The Great Gatsby this year I instantly fell in love with it. I love the colour scheme she's gone for as well, gorgeous creams & peaches. With Halloween I think it's all about chucking together cheap things and not blowing £40 on a ready-made (very flammable) costume.

For a look like this you could find a flapper dress on eBay or in a Charity Shop, all the other accessories can be cheaply sourced from ebay and the head-dress easily made with elasticated sequins and a big feather from a haberdashery store.

Leona Lewis has pulled of Killer Prom Queen perfectly.. I'm not going to lie, one year I tried this, I wore a black dress with a tutu underneath, a sash and a tiara and it wasn't amazing, one guy even came up to me and asked me if it was my birthday CRINGE!!!!!

I think the main thing is to cover yourself in blood, lots of it! Most people have an old white dress from summer and vasity jackets are everywhere now so can be picked up cheaply.

Animals is always a great theme for Halloween, Audrina Partridge has gone with a Peacock which looks so pretty, I love the colours! This one would take a bit more planning but you could buy a load of Peacock Feathers and stick them to bodice/vest top. Tutu's can be bought or made (I made my last year using a no-sew tutorial) and YouTube is a God send for makeup inspriration!

What are you planning on dressing up as this year?



  1. Thanks for all this inspiration i have been struggling to come up with an idea for halloween! Your black swan outfit is fab :) xx

  2. I love finding new Halloween costume ideas, I love Leona Lewis' look, it looks fab!
    Thanks for sharing these finds!

    Hannah x

  3. I don't have any Halloween events to go to this year but I kind of wish I did now. Fancy dress is always so much fun. Also, I'm loving the Mean Girls quote image :)

  4. Such a good post, thanks! xo

  5. LC is defo a regulation hottie :p I like the killer prom queen idea. Great post Hun.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

  6. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! New follower now too!!

    I love the flapper outfit.

  7. great post! would you like to follow eachother?

  8. Wow your black swan outfit was amazing!!!!! I love the makeup. I really love Leona Lewis's outfit - she looks amazing! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. I have been struggling so much to think of a decent Halloween costume! This has really helped :)


  10. Wonderful article and round-up. Super Halloween-spirational!

    The Penny Rose

  11. I'm going to be a scary Cheshire Cat :)
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  12. I love dressing up every year too :)

    Some great ideas here, the scarier the better in my opinion!

    Hmm maybe...

  13. We don't have Halloween in Greece, but we have the Carnival in which we can be dressed as anything we want. I'm really struggling to find a costume for the next year!

    Maria Pol |

  14. love this post! i'm so stuck on what to be, this is definitely inspiring!

    -ariel* xoxo

  15. great post. would you like to follow eachother?
    Let me know if you follow me and I will follow you right back

  16. Your blog is amazing, i'm now following. Would be amazing if you could follow back?? xxx

  17. Looking for any awesome, scary, funny or weird Halloween Makeup ideas that me and my friends could try this year. Just in time, I found your blog which is very interesting. Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day! :D