There are lots of things that we associate Halloween with. Trick or treating (although we’re a bit old for that now). The only time of the year pumpkins become relevant (I don’t think I’ve ever seen one outside of October). The inevitable Halloween parties (a grown up take on trick or treating?). One thing we’ve left till last and think a few of you might have done as well is our costume, so we’ve whipped up a few options that you can sort out with limited time, ladies. Get inspired below!
THE POP ART PRIMADONNA
Make-up gurus, this costume’s your calling. Even the least arty Joe or Joanne on the street will recognise Lichtenstein’s distinctive art style and you can get the same look with your usual make-up kit and a bit of paint. This look works better if you play up the vintage aspect of it all with a pair of cute earrings and a cute dress, or you can go the other extreme with a comic book themed look. There are about a hundred and one YouTube tutorials on how to get this look, but we’ve included our favourite one below.
Umbrellas have been high in demand since the umbrella revolution started, but here’s a cute way to work it into a jellyfish costume. Find a clear plastic brolly (hit up some of the local street markets for more options) and buy crepe paper in pastel pink, purple and sky blue. Shred the paper into strips, braid it and tape it to the edges of the umbrella to create their distinctive tentacles. After that, wear a pale or white outfit underneath and bob through the street with your umbrella held high – you’ll probably be the most hated person in a club, but the most popular person around if it rains.
ROSIE THE RIVETER
This is the ultimate lazy costume. Rosie the Riveter, one of history’s favourite gals, is all about the big bouncy hair and her crimson bandanna. Don’t be afraid to commit a sartorial sin this Halloween with a bit of double denim, though this look works with a blue or plaid shirt as well (roll up those sleeves girl, show off those toned arms!). For a feminine kick, go for a vintage cat eye and bold red lip – a pair of fire truck red pumps never hurt anybody either. Practice that iconic pose ladies, you’ll have the coolest snaps of the lot!
It’s time to go digging in your box of old toys, ladies. Medusa, a gorgeous woman who had a run in with a few dreaded snakes, is the perfect choice for a girl who wants to look sexy and spooky this Halloween. All you need to do is get your hands on a few plastic snakes – go for thinner ones as they’ll be lighter – and weave them into your hair. Don something a little Grecian or play up the spookiness with something reptilian and you’ll be ready to go. Hopefully you’ll channel her powers this Halloween to get that creep at the bar to shut up. Scratch that, hopefully you’ll channel her powers forever.
Happy Halloween ladies, and do send us your best pics!