Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My past Halloween looks

It seems that year on year, Halloween is becoming bigger and bigger. Maybe it's the influence of America or maybe it's just because we've embraced another reason to have a party, but Halloween is becoming a bigger event.

From frightfully good costumes in the shops to ghoulish treats, everyone seems to be going all out for All Hallows' Eve. 

I've always loved Halloween, be it watching scary films at sleepovers when I was a teen or going to fancy dress parties more recently. I like the idea of dressing up and becoming something else altogether and have found that sometimes, it can be easier, and more fun, to create your own costume from things you own rather than buying something ready-made.

One Halloween, I dressed as Wednesday Adams, another as a comic book character called Harlequin (although I looked more like a member of Kiss) and another as a wrestler (yep that's right!). 

I also recycled an 80's wig and did a whole 'zombie / witch bride' thing. Hey, I improvised. I played with some make up and achieved quite a cool look. Halloween makes it ok to look a little strange, that's the way see it.

For my last look featured below, I used pearlescent eyeshadow instead of face powder and added a green shade to contour my face. I then used red lipliner around my eyes and, under the muted party lighting, it created a rather eerie effect. So you really don't have to spend a lot of money to create a spooky look.

I don't have a Halloween party to go to this year but here's a look at some if my Halloween's past...













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  1. Awesome post! I love halloween costumes and you look awesome in these!

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