Yes, it’s that time of year again – hope you’ve all started thinking about what you’re wearing for all those Halloween parties you’ve been invited to! If you haven’t, fear not – I’m here today with my top costumes that don’t require too much thought or money.
Now, as you all know, I’m not the best at hair or makeup so I can’t really give much advice on these parts of your costume… but I’m great at spending money and/or finding deals. For example, this year I’m going to dress up as a zombie Snow White! So I’m still trying to figure out how to make my hair look big and zombie-ish, I’ve managed to get the majority of my costume all for under £20!
Now you have your stereotypical witch costumes – stick on a black dress, a cape/cloak, carry round a cat/owl/toad and a broomstick, and maybe splash out on a £1 witch’s hat from Poundland.
A vampire is quite similar – a black or red dress (or a suit for men) and a cape, some white face-paint or pale foundation, a lot of black eyeliner, and red lips, maybe with a bit of fake blood dribbling down your chin.
One student fail-safe costume is that of a cowboy or cowgirl. Throw on that checked shirt you have hiding in the back or your wardrobe, skinny jeans or a denim skirt, a pair of boots, and again pick up a hat from your nearest pound shop!
Of course, you can’t forget the onesie craze that gripped the nation – dig out your onesie and wear it – I’m sure you can pull it off!
The devil is another easy option. In most pound shops, you can now get horns and either a tail or pitch-fork in a set so splash out on this! The, girls, wear either a red dress or black dress, or you can wear black trousers and a top or whatever you feel is devilish enough! Men, again either go for the suit or a big oversized red thing. A bit of eyeliner and you’re set!
The thing to remember is that anything can be made into a zombie. A little creative thinking and you’ll be able to source your costume from your own wardrobe without having to buy much!
Hope this post helps some of you this Halloween, tweet me a picture of your costumes or leave a picture in the comments below if you use any of these ideas!