Monday, 20 October 2014

My Top 5 Homemade Halloween Costumes

Hiya,

Halloween is coming soon and that means it’s time to get your ideas going for costumes. I love Halloween and I love to dress up for it, but I often find myself faced with having to choose between forking out sometimes over £20 or £30 for a costume that I will only wear a couple of times. With that in mind I came up with the idea for this post, my top 5 homemade Halloween costumes. If you find yourself wanting to get dressed up for Halloween but not wanting to pay a fortune for a costume, then why not make your own? I mean after all, you don’t have to be Coco Chanel to makea fashion statement!




Zombie

What you’ll need:
  • White face paint
  • Grey face paint
  • Green face paint
  • Purple face paint
  • Fake blood (or red face paint)
  • Coloured contact lenses (optional)
Dressing up as a zombie is another favourite for Halloween! A zombie costume is very simple to make and as far as using the face paint goes, is a good option for anyone who isn’t expertly skilled with applying costume make up, whoever seen a clean zombie? The make up for this costume is easy, start with white face paint and apply it all over your face, and I recommend applying white face paint to your neck as well to make the make up look real. After this start building your colour. I recommend using the green face paint as the prominent dark colour as this often gives the best effect! Dab it all over your white base until you like the outcome. Use the grey face paint to darken the eyes and other areas you want to give a dark look, around the nose and lips looks good! The grey face paint works as lip colour a well, or of you prefer black or very dark lipstick also works! Use the purple face paint to darken areas of the face to make the skin look bruise and zombiefied! Apply the fake blood (or red face paint) around the mouth and chin, and other areas on the face you want to add a little something extra to your make up look! Coloured contact lenses can be used to add a little extra to your costume and are a really nice effect in making the eyes look zombified. For clothing I recommend wearing a pair of old jeans you don’t mind getting rid of and an old white shirt or tshirt. Tearing up the clothes and adding some of the fake blood and make up to parts of the clothes is a good added effect to your costume.


Vampire.

What you’ll need:
  • White face paint
  • Black face paint
  • Fake blood (or red face paint, whichever you prefer!)
  • Fake vampire fans
  • A black wig (optional)
  • A black or red cape (optional)
A vampire is one of the simplest Halloween costumes that you can recreate yourself at home. The things I mentioned that you’ll need can be found at local supermarkets and are likely to be found even at the pound shops. Face paints tent to come in pack with a variety of colours which will save you money as you won’t have to buy each colour separately This costume is very simple and easy to create and won’t break your bank. Apply the white face paint all over your face, the paler the better! Use the black face paint to make your eyes look dark, I’d recommend applying it like eyeliner at first and then (depending on how dark you want to look!) use it on the eyelids and around the eyes! You can leave it jet black if you like, or blend it out to a dark smoky grey, it’s all up to how you want it to look! Then inset the fake fangs and apply some dribbles of the fake blood (or red face paint) to the corners of your mouth towards your chin to look like you’ve just taken a big vampire-y bite from your latest meal! Once your make up is done you all that is left is to slip on your black wig and your cape (although these are optional) and you’re ready to go! For clothing I recommend sticking with dark clothing to keep on with your dark, vampire look!


Geek.

What you’ll need:
  • Brown or black fabric shorts
  • A white shirt
  • A bow tie
  • Braces
  • Fake “geek” glasses (big square glazes)
  • Brown eyeliner
If make up isn’t your thing this costume is super easy to create without using face paints. For this costume you dress up in a pair of brown or black fabric shorts. Wear it a white button up shirt and a bow tie and a pair of black braces. Put on a set of fake “geek” glasses (tip: 3D cinema glasses with the lenses taken out work perfectly!) and apply three freckles to each cheek using a brown eyeliner pencil. Pigtails in your hair works well for an added extra to the look of the costume. Such a simple costume!


Cat.

What you’ll need:
  • Black eyeliner
  • Cat ears
 A costume for Halloween that is really easy to create is a cat. For this costume you dress up in all black, draw on some whiskers and a nose with a black eyeliner pencil and put on some cat ears and you’re costume is complete.


Where’s Wally.

What you’ll need:
  • A red and white striped top
  • Red and white striped socks
  • A red and white striped bobble
  • A blue skirt
  • Fake rounded glasses
This is a Halloween costume that is very easy to make. For this costume you dress up in a blue skirt with a red and white striped top tucked in. Put a pair of red and white striped socks and a red and white striped bobble hat on (can you see the theme here?). Put on a pair of fake rounded glasses and your Where’s Wally costume is complete.


I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope that it gave you some ideas for a Halloween costume if you don’t already have one bought, or if you are looking for a costume that won’t be too expensive for you to buy.
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