Halloween is only a week away. I don’t particularly like fancy dress parties (why is it such a big part of English culture?) but I do enjoy dressing up for Halloween. It’s an actual holiday where most people embrace it and you don’t have to feel embarrassed turning up looking like a fool.
Examples of bad and decent Halloween Costumes
I have dressed up in a few weird costumes in the past which I’m not massively proud of. Back in college I dressed up as a pumpkin. Basically I only wore orange, or similar coloured, clothes and had a terrible face make-up. One year I painted my face all white, black around the eyes and walked around in a bin bag all night pretending to be a washed up body bag.
As you can tell these aren’t very imaginative. When True Blood was popular I went as Sookie but not many people got it and the following year I was The Devils Bride which worked slightly better. Still no one knew who I was supposed to be but at least that costume was closer to the scary theme. Unfortunately I don’t have any decent pictures of that outfit.
Scary Clown Outfit
The outfit that I’m the most proud of, and the most scary of them as well, is when I dressed up as a scary clown. There was no doubt who I was meant to be. I like clowns and I don’t have any problems with people dressing up as them at all. If you are scared of them I’d suggest dressing up as one, the you don’t have to see the face, only enjoy scaring others with it.
It was a simple outfit to put together as I already had most of the clothes at home. I only had to invest in a cheap striped t-shirt, a wig and a flower. I’ve listed everything I wore here in case you fancy dressing up like a scary clown for Halloween this year. Come on, do it!
1. Striped Jersey Top – H&M | 2. Purple Afro Clown Wig – Non Stop Party Shop | 3. Black Shorts – H&M | 4. Black Braces – ASOS | 5. Jumbo Squirting Flower – Non Stop Party Shop | 6. Red & Black Hi-Top Converse – Schuh | 7. Black & White Striped Tights – Non Stop Party Shop
Scary Clown Make-Up
Luckily my house mate is very good at face paint so all I had to do was find a video with a tutorial and together with some normal make-up and some face paint I looked scarier than ever before. For this design we used white, black and red face paint, fake blood, mascara, black eyeshadow and eyeliner. Here is the easy step by step video to follow. Good Luck!
This Halloween I think I’ll keep a low profile. I might just settle for a pair of zombie lenses I’ve got lying around. What will you be dressing up as this Halloween?