Halloween is basically every fashionista’s dream. It’s the perfect excuse to get to play dress up in a socially acceptable way. You can experiment, try new styles, wear things you wouldn’t typically get to wear and be totally fashionable as you do so. Yup, for the fashion obsessed, Halloween truly is the most wonderful time of the year. But hey, maybe this year, in particular, you’re struggling to decide what to wear for Halloween. Maybe there are no ideas out there that strike a chord with you? Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean your love for your favorite day of the year is any less strong. It might just mean you need a little Halloween costume inspiration. Luckily, if you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume tips, we’ve got three tips for you that will keep you looking trendy for Halloween.
1) Keep it simple
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When it comes to Halloween, your first inclination is probably not to keep your costume simple. You probably want to be bold and extravagant, but sometimes the most trendy costumes can be born right out of sticking to your fashionable intuition and not trying too hard. The easiest way to do this is to use the fashionable clothing items you already have in your closet, and then find one key, standout component that you can add to the outfit to make it into a costume.
For example, why not wear that beautiful ball gown that you have just sitting in the back of your closet, but add a crown to it? You’re suddenly a queen! Or what if you were to wear all your most fashionable black pieces of clothing with a killer pair of heels, and then you simply add cat ears to the look? Viola, you have a costume! These ideas might not be the most creative of the bunch, but hey, you already have a closet full of fashionable clothes, you might as well use them.
2) Focus on your makeup
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Not really into the whole simple look, but still not coming up with any brilliant costume ideas? No problem. Another alternative for when you’re not feeling inspired is to try focusing on your Halloween makeup instead of your costume.
If you haven’t noticed already, when it comes to tutorials on how to do your makeup for Halloween, there are some pretty spectacular ones out there. Really, when you focus on extravagant makeup, your actual costume won’t have to do too much work. Your makeup will speak for itself. You can go for a makeup look that is gory and scary, or you can go for something pretty and feminine. Stay true to your style, experiment with makeup techniques, and we guarantee you’ll come up with something truly unique that will make heads turn.
3) Can’t go wrong with basics
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And hey, if all else fails and dressing up in an extravagant costume just isn’t really your thing, but you still want to fit in at whatever Halloween themed event you have on your calendar, there’s a trick for you. Basically, all you have to do is dress in a Halloween “theme”, but not go overboard. How do you do that? Easy!
When you’re not wearing a Halloween costume, your first inclination is probably to wear as much Halloween themed apparel as you can get your hands on. Don’t do this. While you, of course, should have some Halloween flair going on, your outfit will end up looking much better if you keep it toned down. You know, wearing some orange and black, or finding a shirt with a black cat on it, for example. The key component to dressing in a theme is to keep your usual fashionable sensibilities in mind. Instead of dressing in head to toe black and orange, which might end up looking tacky, why not try a silky black top and trendy orange earrings? Or perhaps get yourself a clever Halloween top, like the one shown above. It’s not over the top Halloween, but it still has that fashion-forward Halloween edge that we know you’re looking for.
So, whether you’re Halloween obsessed and you want to go all out on your costume, or you’re more laid back in your approach, there’s a fashionable option for everyone. Trust us, dressing for Halloween while keeping your reputation for being trendy does not have to be rocket science. Simply decide how much effort you want to put into your costume, pick your style, and go from there. We have no doubt whatever path you take, you’ll be looking totally trendy doing it.
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