It’s almost Halloween, and there’s nothing worse than suddenly being invited to a party and realising you have nothing to wear! It’s time to dive into the back of the wardrobe and delve into that pile of makeup that you’ve been keeping ‘just in case’. It’s time has come!
Here are 5 costumes that you can whip up with short notice:
A classic for Halloween, and something I’ve dressed as many times is a vampire. You don’t really need a costume for this – I just normally chuck on a black dress, and then I use lip liner and lipstick to make it look like I’ve just been sucking blood! You can get fake vampire fangs pretty cheap at a lot of supermarkets or drugstores, or if you have naturally big fangs like myself you can go without.
Something you’re bound to have lurking in the Halloween decor collection is a witches hat. If not, you can pick them up really cheaply from your local supermarket at short notice, as well as a broom. Again you don’t really need a specific costume for this, just use a bit of eyeliner to create a spider web effect coming from my eye and maybe a little spider too!
Probably the most simple on this list is a zombie. all you need to do is rip and dirty up some regular clothes and add some dark makeup around your eyes to make yourself look dead!
Extremely simple – all you need is a red and white striped top and you’re good to go! Add some matching knee-high socks and a bobble hat if you want to go all out, but just a top will do the trick last minute. Everyone will know who you’re dressed as and it’s minimal effort required.
Queen of Hearts
One idea I saw online is a Queen of Hearts costume using a pack of playing cards. To make a collar, wrap a large piece of paper around your neck and trip to the correct size. staple playing cards all around the collar, layering and fanning as you go. Pair with a red dress and lipstick and you’re good to go!