As hurricane Halloween hits our radars this coming Friday, we at SPICE are busy seeking costume inspiration. And, while we all know that when it comes to fancy dress, the general rule of thumb is ‘go hard or go home,’ not everyone is up for the potential embarrassment, and not all can spare no expense to make sure their costume turns up and finally puts the “Thriller” video to bed.
Some prefer the frill of having fun with their look via minimal effort and cash, while others look to dodge the ‘buy expensive’ bullet and go wide with ‘deep,’ unusual references – hence our below list of places to look for great Halloween style inspiration, whether you’re a big spender or one of those dressing up on a scarily low budget…
Look to the Stars
You really have to give it to the celebs when it comes to Halloween costumes, as some of them really know how to throw it down for a bash. But then, with dressing up pretty much a part of their everyday lives, and with them having costumiers and glam squads on their speed dialler’s speed dial, really, we should not expect a thing less.
Here’s a few Team SPICE favourites;
Try Movie & TV Characters
Most often than not, the easiest place to find your Halloween inspiration is via film, by looking back at some of your favourite TV and movie stars.
You can keep it simple or spend a pretty penny recreating these looks for your next costume, and it’ll still be a hit, as whatever you end up with will most likely be recognised and therefore receive someone’s nod of appreciation.
Freddy Kruger, Olivia Pope, Robert De Niro… Pick a face from the big or small screen and you’ve pretty much nailed it.
Unless you’re channelling the star of your favourite indie web series… If the reference isn’t widely known, aint nobody got no nod for that…
Here are some fail-proof options;
Shoot for Scary-But-Cute Accessories
If you are the type who will not be moved by the costume pressures of Halloween – not matter how emboldened the dress code states ‘fancy dress’ on your party invite – opting for chic Halloween-inspired accessories is not a bad idea… And honestly, we like how you think.
Here are some of our top picks;
Get Couture Creative with Make Up
And lastly, don’t forget you can always count on fashion designers to delve into their innermost parts and come up with something spectacular for the runway – another great place to steal inspiration from and leave others looking at you in awe.
Presenting beauty moments that will make for the best alternative Halloween looks – most being able to be recreated with minimal money spent – these high-fashion makeup ideas will surely keep you head and shoulders above the rest in the style and scare stakes, and well out of the red in your bank balance.
Here are some of our favourite beauty looks to mimic;
And it’s as easy as that – simply use any of these sources for your spooky ensembles and you’ll scarcely spend a thing. Show us your finished looks by tagging us in some pics on Twitter or Instagram, using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #Boo!
Image source: Birthdaymagazine.co.uk, Collider, Harpersbazaar.com, IGN.com, Ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com, Popsugar.com