Ciate Afterglow Topcoat (makes your base polish glow in the dark) – £7 down from £9 / Black Cold Shoulder Smock Dress – £21.50 down from £36 / Mesh Bodycon Midi Dress – £20 down from £40 / Cage Belt – £10.50 from £18.00 / Motel Velvet Trousers – £28.00 from £48.00 / Lace Panel Cut Out Midi Dress – £19 down from £38 / FC Open Cube Drop Earrings – £8 from £15 / Faux Fur Knuckle Detail Clutch – £28 down from £45 / Push Lock Waist Belt – £7.50 from £15 / ASOS Curve Double Plate And Spike Waist Belt – £7.50 from £15 / Ears Beanie – £6 from £10
If like me you resent spending big money on costumes (annual halloween parties alone add up) I suggest you look at re-purposing regular clothing instead. Chances are that you wont wear the pieces you buy much outside of costume parties but if you buy lots of separate items you’re more likely to mix them in with your usual wardrobe to add some edge to an outfit. A great time to shop for this kind of thing is during the sales.. you’ll find dresses and accessories that are a little more ‘out there’ and therefor were less popular when they were full price – I find that they lend themselves very nicely to ‘costumes’. For Halloween (and Christmas for that matter) black velvet is always a safe choice but add in a caged belt or some funky looking jewellery and that combined with some spooky makeup – post to come – makes a standard outfit a costume. I guess it’s the same principle as the LBD.. a basic base that can be accessorised to look different every time – a cost effective way to survive the party season and if you make it a classic dress or top & bottoms it could even see you through to the new year!
What are you dressing as this year?