Happy Halloween to everyone! I hope that you all have a fun day planned, with lots of creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky activities.
If you aren’t the sort of person that enjoys dressing up in costume, why not put together an outfit inspired by one of your favorite Halloween characters? Simply break the elements of their style down, and work it into an ensemble that is wearable, without copying the look item-for-item. I’ve made a couple of outfits myself to get you started.
Frank N Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It would take a seriously brave person to head down the street in their undies and heels. Frank’s classic transvestite look is easy to translate into everyday life. Use the corset, panties and garters as a foundation for your outfit, and add a sparkly skirt, dramatic heels and a leather jacket to complete the look.
Freddy Krueger from The Nightmare on Elm Street
It’s a little tricky to look pretty with a face full of scars and razorblades for nails. Instead, take Freddy’s striped jumper and black fedora, and mix in some ripped tights and cute boots. Rather than rusty blades for nails, try this gorgeous spike ring.
Morticia Addams from The Addams Family
Morticia’s sexy goth look is easy to emulate. Simply pour yourself into something tight, black and floor length, and add a sprinkling of gothic jewellery. Pay special attention to your eye makeup, shading your eyes with black, purple or gunmetal grey.
Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice wasn’t the prettiest guy in the graveyard, but he sure was a snappy dresser. To channel him, wear plenty of black and white stripes and tailored pieces. Mix in a little wicked jewellery and spiderweb tights for a real Halloween feel.
Cruella De Ville from 101 Dalmations
To emulate this fur-loving despot, make sure that your outfit is tailored, trim and ultra-fashionable. Add killer heels and dark colours. Don’t forget to top your outfit off with a dramatic fur coat, whether it’s real or faux.
Slinky, sexy and mysterious, Dracula is one of the original Halloween monsters. To get Dracula’s look, stick to a rich red palette. Use slinky, tactile fabrics like silk and satin. Add a cape for a final dramatic flourish.
Claudia from Interview with the Vampire.
Claudia’s look is sweet and little girlish, with a dark, dangerous edge. Choose a dress with a full skirt and puffed sleeves. Add satin slippers and pretty jewellery. Don’t forget to curl your hair and wear minimal makeup, just a little flush of blush and lip stain, and plenty of pale powder.
Have a great Halloween!