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?