One of my favourite occasions and festivities is Halloween. Dressing up in any form of a dead-something is always great fun, piling on bloody make up, donning white face paint, wearing wigs and crazy outfits. What we see in the movies (the sexy animal costumes à la Mean Girls & Legally Blonde) is always an influence on what we women wear to Halloween parties. And you know what, be a sexy cop or the maid the boys drool over, because on Halloween you can have fun and strut your stuff in confidence and most importantly, in style! With just under two weeks left, here are Killer Fashion’s favourite Halloween costumes for this season.
Twerkin’ Teddy – dress like Miley Cyrus, à la her VMAs performance, and be the most ratchet teddy bear in the room. This silver & grey leotard features an embroidered teddy face and teddy ears on the chest. Finish the look with twisted buns or a pixie cut, vibrant pink or red lipstick, white Converse or platform creepers. This look is definitely a fun costume, and though Miley got bad rep for whipping it off, please don’t follow in those footsteps, and leave the teddy on. Available to buy online at Spirit Halloween.
Baywatch – always wanted to be like Pam Anderson? Well with this costume you can be! This red & yellow swimsuit features a scoop neckline and a ‘Baywatch Lifeguard’ logo on the right hip. The costume is completed with a matching short-sleeved cropped jacket and an inflatable lifeguard board. Tousled beach hair and sexy eyeliner will finish this look perfectly. Available to buy online or in store at Fancy Dressers.
Wicked Witch – like the musical and the films, become the greener of the witches and channel your inner & outer Wicked Witch of the West. The dress features a squared neckline with a mesh insert on the upper chest, finishing with a built-in choker with frill detailing, as well as built-in long-sleeved gloves and is floor length. The dress also comes with a green ribbon waistbelt and a matching pointy witch’s hat. Complete your look with green face paint and thick mascara or false eyelashes. Available to buy online at Fancy Dress Costume Shop.ie.
The Great Gatsby – this book & film were all over the fashion blogs this past summer, and with good intent as it had a huge impact on the fashion industry. You too can dress like you’re in the 1920s with this dazzling silver flapper look. With its full fringe style and silk slip, this asymmetrical is a high fashion take on the classic dress. A sequin choker and headpiece with feather are also included. Wear white or black accessories to finish the costume, such as long bead necklaces, a feather boa or fur capelet, T-bar pumps and striking make up. Available to buy online at Spirit Halloween.
Sassy Sailor – sailor costumes are always a hit with the ladies and the lads, and this look is more flirty than sexy, which is always a plus. The dress features a sweetheart neckline, thick-banded halter straps, and white triangular panels on the skirt. The dress is finished with gold bows, buttons and an anchor in the middle for that extra sailor touch. It even comes with a cute nautical hat! Finish the look with clean white pumps or not-too-high heels. Available to buy online or in store at Ann Summers.
Naughty Nurse – a sexy take on the life-saving nurse, seduce the boys in this white deep v-neckline dress, with a front zip and red accents. If you prefer to be more demure, wear a black or nude coloured bandeau. The costume comes with a white nurse’s hat and stethoscope. White or red fishnet stockings are optional though preferred. Available to buy online or in store at Ann Summers.
The Witch – one of the most traditional Halloween costumes is the dark witch. This witch costume features a high v-neckline, triangular cut hems with an orange underlayer and a cinched-in fit. Finish this look with fishnet tights, black boots, a witch’s hat & broom. Curly hair and dark make up will complete the look perfectly. Available to buy online at Fancy Dress Costume Shop.ie.
Bring Out The Dead
Zombie Nurse – the type of nurse that definitely won’t heal you. A ragged shirt-dress covered in splattered blood comes with matching surgical mask and a hat, to really bring out the zombie nurse within. Add extra fake blood to white tights or knee-high socks, red or black heels and dark or dead make up. Available to buy online or in store at Fancy Dressers.
High School Zombie – the alternative to the Britney Spears ‘…Baby One More Time’ look, strike a killer pose in this zombified high school girl costume. The grey jacket and white shirt are cut up and splattered in blood, and come complete with a red plaid mini skirt and striped cut up tie. Extra fake blood and open-wound make up will perfect this look, along with whitened face paint and even white contact lenses! Available to buy online or in store at Fancy Dressers.
Vampire Vixen – female Dracula is a great look for any gal, and this vixen version is all that & then some. A soft blood red corset with a v-cut and inner black panels is accented by the black mini skirt and petticoat. The look comes with lace glovettes and a detachable choker & mini wings. Vampy teeth, fake blood and vampy red lipstick are a must with this look, along with stockings and heels. Available to buy online at Spirit Halloween.
Fake blood, make up sets and face paint can be bought in most Costume & Joke shops around the country.