When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
Halloween is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the eve before the All Saints’ Day. The day is considered as the ‘feast day of the dead’.
On this day, kids wear scary outfits and carry lanterns made out of scooped out pumpkins and visit homes for trick-or-treat, to be rewarded with candies, cakes, fruits, and money. People consider that this is that time of the year when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest. To ward off the evil spirits, kids and adults disguise themselves as witches, vampires, etc., light bonfires and visit a church to pray.
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Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o’-lanterns, visiting haunted attractions, lighting bonfires, playing pranks, telling scary stories, apple bobbing, and watching horror films, as well as the religious observances of praying, fasting and attending church services.
Halloween costumes are often designed to imitate supernatural and scary beings. To achieve close-to-real effects, costumes need matching accessories like masks, wigs, hats, makeup, shoes, jewelry and more.
Top 11 Halloween Costume Ideas
One of the best parts about Halloween is getting the chance to be someone different for one night. Children love this, but many adults do too! For most of the people, the person they want to be is a little bad, a little wicked and a lot sexy.
1. Count Dracula / Vampire Costume
Known for his dramatic presence, gentlemanly mannerisms, and aristocratic charm, ‘Count Dracula’ portrays a rich and cunning character and hence remains a popular choice as Halloween costume.
2. Countess Nocturna / Vampiress Costume
Granddaughter of Dracula, beautiful and sensuous Nocturna falls in love with a human and eventually, transforms from a vampire into a human. All-female vampires, including Nocturna, are seductresses who can cast a spell on almost anyone. Ladies can mix and match some of their lingerie, makeup, and hairdo with some accessories to come up with the right look for this character.
3. Batwoman / Cat woman Costume
Smart, fast and furious, superheroines batwoman and cat woman are the epitome of dependable, powerful and intelligent women. Dress like one, if you like.
4. Skeleton Costume
Scary, sure! While Skeleton costumes come in all shapes and sizes, they are easy to make at home as well. All you need is a black outfit, some drawing skills, and white paint. Add to it a face mask of a skull if you like.
5. Madame Vamp Costume
What would cinema have been if there were no vamps with bold personalities and loud makeups?! The look can easily be done at home, with some dark-colored dress, teamed with more bold colors, accessories, dark makeup, and an evil smile or look in the eye.
6. Zombie Costume
Zombie, the undead, awakened by black magic, hypnotized and controlled by witches, etc. are a frightening sight. With no living expressions, whatsoever, in their eyes, and their zombie walk, they are a walking nightmare. Any character from daily life can be chosen for the zombie look with some makeup and splashes of blood (red color).
7. Witch Costume
Long black robes (even short will do for the modern age witches), with pointed hats, crooked nose, and long black nails, boots and a signature broom, this getup can also be easily donned.
8. Ghost face Scarecrow Costumes
Many Ghost face masks are available in local party stores and online. Match a long torn shapeless robe to go with it. Carry a ghostly knife or sword dipped in blood (red color) to complete the look.
9. Mummy Costume
How about dressing up as a mummy straight from Egypt?! Get a costume or wrap yourself up in bandages from head to toe leaving two little holes in front of your eyes to peep from.
10. Devil Costume
Devil or demon costume is also an all-time favorite for Halloween. With or without a facial mask, a devil’s look can easily be attained by wearing clothes having black and red as predominant colors, one or two horns on the head, and a spear in the hand. A fake tail, if you can carry, is sure to enhance the look many folds.
11. Evil Midnight Fairy Costume
Fairies need not always be cute and innocent. For an evil fairy’s look, you need a little black dress, black wings, fishnet stockings, dark eye makeup, red lipstick, frizzy or permed hair and a black wand for the magic.
There are a lot many online options from where you can order your favorite costume and accessories. Don’t forget to check and specify the right size.
Please do share your ideas and comments via the comments section below.
Wish you a spooooooooooooky Halloween on October 31!
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