Halloween is knocking at our doors, demanding tricks or treats once more. Halloween can be a fun time of year where we dress up in crazy outfits, stuff ourselves with candy and celebrate spooky parties with cobwebs, spiders crawling from all corners and eerie food like a graveyard or a spooky sugar pumpkin (recipes here).
Dressing up, however, always requires the ultimate answer to "What should I dress up as on Halloween?". Each year, there are also the grouches among us who don't want to bother with dressing up and smart-assedly claim they're dressed up as a werewolf - on a not-full moon night. Haha, funny. But there are some costumes, some more elaborate than others, which are all-time favourites and can always be used, whether for a grouch, a last-minute party goer or someone lacking creativity (or Pinterest) to come up with something different (like me).
Number 1 - Bewitched
Dressing up as a good witch is never wrong. Pointy hats can be dug up from anywhere, or you can make one our of carton yourself. Match it up with a long cloth hung around your shoulders and you've got yourself a witch. For the more elaborate among you, there is the option to bring in some Oz vibes and paint your face green - or you go full-on Harry Potter and dress up in your favourite robes you have hidden in your closet for premieres and events like that anyway.
Number 2 - Zombie
Zombies are a great option for the costume grouches among you, as it does not require much more than old clothes stained with fake blood and some dirt on it. Last year, I dressed up as zombie from the 20s and added cracked makeup eyes to my ensemble. My man dressed up as a Fear the Walking Dead kind of zombie to complement my outfit. The zombie movement makes most of the costume and it's great fun and an all-time favourite to scare people.
Number 3 - Creepy doll
Whether you've seen Chucky or not, we can all agree that dolls are among the creepiest things out there (apart from clowns). Again, this costume choice is heavily reliant on makeup and therefore perfect for last-minute party goers. Fling over a somewhat cute dress, tie your hair up with a bow and paint your face accordingly. Fake eyelashes help make the look, as do little wounds here or there which are sown together. You can also use an eyeliner to draw little cracks on your face to make your doll outfit even creepier.
Number 4 - a mummy or ghost
There is hardly an easier costume than one of a ghost. Find an old bed sheet, cut out the eyes (of the sheet, not your own) and trow it over. Finished. If this feels to restraining, make a hole for your whole head and then add a white pillow case for the eyes, so you can take this bit off for eating, drinking and chatting without ruining your entire outfit. You may also want to paint your face white if you don't want anything over your head - still, it is a costume anyone should pull off, even if it's really last minute. For a spookier ghost, add some fake blood sprinkles on the sheet.
To be slightly more elaborate, a mummy is also a good option, though it requires a little more effort. Buy a bunch of bandages and wrap yourself up to complete your mummy outfit. Again, I would recommend painting your face, so you can see better and breathe freer (or do whatever you have to do at a party).
Number 5 - This baby wants out
I also wanted to include one costume I found online and though it was hilarious and wonderfully creative without requiring too much effort. This costume works best for pregnant women and does not need much - a white shirt, a dismembered plastic doll and some fake blood - voilá. There are various versions of this costume, some pretty garish, but essentially the idea is that on Halloween night, your baby really wants to get out to spill some blood - spooky! And you don't have to squeeze your pregnant belly in a tight sexy witch costume...
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