Scarlett O’Hara Halloween Costumes

Scarlett O’Hara Halloween costumes is a great way of paying tribute to one of the iconic movies that showcased the true style of the Old South – Gone with the Wind.   Let’s visit the South today and go back to the Gone with the Wind era of Scarlet O’Hara and Rhett Butler …… well okay so Gone with the Wind was a book and movie not an actual era in time, but you know what I mean!

If you fancy wearing a Southern Belle style of costume this Halloween then you can’t go past Scarlet O’Hara who was brought to life so wonderfully by the beautiful Vivian Leigh.   Let’s have a look at some Scarlet O’Hara costume ideas available –

 

Scarlett O'Hara CostumeScarlett O’Hara Costume

This is a beautiful Scarlet O’Hara costume that anyone who loves the Southern Belle style of dress would simply adore.   White and frilly it’s a very feminine dress from the Victorian South and includes the belt to add a little color and the brooch to add a historical element to the costume.    Don’t forget the haughty demeanor of Ms O’Hara and you really will be the ‘belle of the ball’ at whatever event you’re attending.

Now if you would prefer a little more color for your costume then we can check out some of the other Scarlett O’Hara Halloween costumes available.

This officially licensed Gone with the Wind costume adds a touch of green which is gorgeous –

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This Scarlett O’Hara costume is based on what is considered to be one of the most iconic gowns of the movie because of the way it depicts the true style of the Old South.

If you’re a fan of green on Scarlett then you also have this option –

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This green Scarlett O’Hara gown with the gold cord belt and hat is another officially licensed Gone with the Wind costume that is sure to entrance many Scarlett fans.

Then again you could always try Scarlet’s nightgown on as a costume –

Scarlett O'Hara NightgownScarlett O’Hara Nightgown – A Gone with the Wind Costume

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I love color of this nightgown, the burgundy shade adds a lovely warmth to it, another officially licensed Gone with the Wind costume I do think it looks like a very comfortable outfit to wear. Velvet with lace trim also seems like a luxury costume don’t you think?

With all of these costumes (except the nightgown) you can add accessories such as gloves and a parasol, you are playing an iconic Southern lady after all!

Halloween Entertaining Ideas – Halloween Cocktails

Spooky Halloween Cocktails

Looking for a Halloween Cocktail to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? The night when the living dead walk among us: a time to celebrate our ghoulish side: a night when witches meet and cackle.

What will you be drinking? A witches brew, some slime, demon’s blood?

I have found some lovely (and not so lovely!) Halloween cocktails for you to try or to serve up to any scary guests you may have.

Will the drinks be a trick or a treat? There is only one way to find out so try a couple or try them all and BOO you’ll find out!

Witches Cocktails

Scary Halloween Cocktails

 

“Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

We’ll stir and we’ll shake and a cocktail we shall make!”

All good witches should try the White Witch, it’s sweet and pure and really, really good! Then there’s the Black Witch ready to pack a punch. No matter what witch you are you must have a Black Cat as your familiar.

What is in your Witches Brew? Some Bayou Slime, a Bullfrog, some Cursed Water? All mixed up with a little Black Magic.

White Witch

½ cup vanilla ice cream

1 oz vodka

1oz white creme de cacao

Mix all of the ingredients together in a blender on a low speed for 10-15 seconds. Pou the mixture into a wine goblet and serve with a witch’s broom straw.

Black Witch

½ oz pineapple juice

1½ oz gold rum

1 tsp apricot brandy

1 tsp dark rum

Mix all ingredients with cracked ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass with a little red devil hanging off of it. Just so that people know this witch is bad!

Black Cat

1 oz vodka

1 oz cherry brandy

cranberry juice

cola

Pour the vodka and brandy into a highball glass filled with ice and stir gently. The next step is to top up the glass with equal amounts of cranberry juice and cola.

Witches Brew

This brew will serve 2

½ oz apricot liqueur

½ tsp grenadine

½ oz lime juice

½ oz vodka

1½ oz cachaca

Blitz all of the ingredients together in a blender and pour into chilled cocktail glasses. Garnish this Witches Brew with scary eyeballs (see below)

Bayou Slime

2 parts dark rum

6-8 fresh mint leaves

½ part spiced cordial syrup

1 egg white

Muddle the mint leaves and syrup together, then place all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, the egg white will create a layer of foam. Take some extra mint leaves, crush them slightly and sprinkle them on top of the cocktail for a mossy look.

Bullfrog

1 shot vodka

½ shot creme de menthe

1½ shots cream

1½ shots milk

Shake all of the ingredients together and strain into an ice filled tumbler to serve.

How to make scary eyeballs to garnish Halloween cocktails
Cursed Water

1 oz rum

½ oz gin

¼ oz peach schnapps

1 tbsp honey

hot tea

¾ fill a hot mug with tea, then add all of the other ingredients and stir gently.

Black Magic

1½ shots vodka

1½ shots kahlua

1 dash lemon juice

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice, then strain into a glass tumbler, garnish with a little red devil.

Black Magic is Here – Black Magic Cocktails

Careful of Those Halloween Cocktails!

With Black Magic we enter the realm of Voodoo, Zombies and the living dead

Voodoo

½ measure kalua

½ measure Malibu

½ measure butterscotch schnapps

1 measure milk

All of the ingredients should be chilled beforehand. Mix the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass and then strain into a shot glass to serve.

Zombies

4 parts dark rum

4 parts light rum

2 parts 151-proof rum

2 parts triple sec

1 tsp pernod

2 parts fresh lime juice

2 parts fresh orange juice

2 parts pineapple juice

2 parts guava nectar

1 tbsp grenadine

1 tbsp almond syrup

Combine all of the ingredients with ice in a blender. Blend until smooth and pout into a chilled Collins glass to serve.

Coffee of the Dammed

½ oz tequila

1 oz brandy

1 cup coffee

1 tsp lemon zest

1 oz scotch

1 tbsp sugar syrup

Put the alcoholic ingredients and sugar syrup into a warm mug and stir. Now fill the mug up with hot coffee and float the lemon zest on top.

Create spooky ice for the Halloween punch bowl

Vampire Cocktails

Feeling Bloodthirsty? Try a Halloween Cocktail

Now we move into the realm of the vampires. The Vampire Cocktail is delicious and even looks a little like blood so that maybe you can evade the Vampire Kiss. If you are kissed then you might as well try the Vampire’s Delight.

Vampire Cocktail

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

1 oz triple sec

½ oz white creme de cacao

drizzle of grenadine

Blend together all of the ingredients, except the grenadine, until smooth. Pour into a cocktail glass and then drizzle the grenadine over the top.

Vampire Kiss

2 parts passion fruit-flavored rum

1 part tonic water

Splash of cranberry juice

Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a black cherry and a little toy bat.

If you have a number of vampires present then you can make up the next cocktail (serves 6-8 people).

The Vampire’s Delight

8 ounces pineapple juice

8 ounces raspberry liqueur

8 ounces cachaca

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large punch bown. Add frozen fingers (recipe below) and serve.

Garlic Martinis?

Begone Vampires, Begone!

There is a way to keep vampires at bay and that is garlic. So give your vampire guests a trick instead of a treat in the guise of a Garlic Martini.

If you have the foresight you can infuse your own vodka to make our first recipe, if not do not despair as there are a couple of other recipes to follow.

Garlic Martini #1

2 parts garlic infused vodka

½ part dry vermouth

This can be shaken or stirred and is great garnished with a couple of cloves of garlic.

Garlic Martini #2

1 clove garlic

1 shot gin

1 dash vermouth

Crush a clove of garlic in the bottom of a martini glass and then add the gin. Pop the dash of vermouth on the top and garnish with an olive (preferably a garlic stuffed one).

Garlic Martini #3

1 clove of garlic

2 oz potato vodka

1 dash dry vermouth

Crush the clove of garlic in the base of a cocktail shaker. Add the vodka and vermouth to the shaker, along with ice, and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve with garlic-stuffed olives.

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Still Feeling Bloodthirsty?

Try a Cocktail Instead

The Bloodsucker Cocktail

1½ oz bacardi

½ oz cointreau

2 oz pineapple juice

1 tbsp strawberry puree

Put the rum, cointreau and juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass over ice. Dip the end of a drinking straw into the puree and, holding the tip of your finger over the other end, use the straw to squirt puree into the bottom half of the drink. It will sink in red blotches, like blood splatter.

Bloody Brain Shooter

1¼ oz strawberry vodka

⅛ oz Rose’s lime juice

¾ oz Baileys

splash of grenadine

Put the vodka and lime juice into a shaker and shake well. Strain into a shot glass. Using a straw dip some Baileys into the shot, once you submerge the straw into the Baileys put your finger on top of the straw to hold the liquid in the straw. Next dip the straw tip into the vodka and slowly release your top finger. The Baileys will curdle slightly due to the lime juice and you should be able to make strands of the Baileys. Repeat this process a few times until you have built a “brain” inside the shot glass. After this add a splash of grenadine to the shot so that you have the effect of blood.

This takes a while but the effect is well worth it.

Another drink that has a similar look is the Brain Hemorrhage, although it is easier to make.

Brain Hemorrhage

1 measure peach schnapps

1 tsp Baileys

½ tsp grenadine

Pour the peach schnapps into a shot glass, next carefully float the Baileys on top. Finally top with the grenadine.

Scary Ice Cubes for your Halloween Drinks

It’s Halloween, Who’re You Gonna Call? – Ghostbusters!

Ghost Inspired Halloween Cocktails

Baileys was made for Halloween cocktails as it masquerades really well as a ghost trapped in the glass. One such cocktail is the Ghostbuster, named after the 1984 hit movie.

Ghostbuster

1 oz peach schnapps

1 oz melon liqueur

3-5 drops baileys

Put the schnapps and liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and add the baileys drop by drop into the middle of the drink.

The Ghost

1¼ oz vanilla vodka

¼ oz chocolate liqueur

¼ oz half’n’half

¼ oz simple syrup

Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a cocktail glass to serve (a delicious, but not spooky twist is to rim the glass with white chocolate shavings).

Irish Ghost

1 oz baileys

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz herbal liqueur such as chartreuse

2 oz cream

Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with ice and shake. Strain into an Irish coffee cup to serve.

The Color of Halloween – Orange and Black Cocktails

Orange and black are the recognized colors of Halloween so of course the Black Martini is a must have drink at any Halloween party. Make it more festive by using orange colored sugar on the glass rim as a garnish.

There is also a Black vodka on the market which makes for stunning looking Screwdrivers.

Then of course you have food coloring, this can be added to any clear cocktail that you make in order to add more atmosphere.

Black Martini

2 shots blackcurrant vodka

1 shot chambord

Shake all of the ingredients together with ice and strain into a cocktail glass to serve.

Halloween Screwdriver

tangerine juice

black vodka

Fill a highball glass with ice and then pour tangerine juice to halfway. The next step is to carefully pour the black vodka on top.

Black Widow

cranberry juice

black vodka

Fill a highball glass with ice and then pour the cranberry juice to halfway. Next pour top up carefully with the black vodka.

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails – Halloween Mocktails

Spooky Drinks for Designated Drivers

Your designated drivers have to stay alert on Halloween in order to avoid any wandering zombies on the way home. They also want to have some fun, so get out the food coloring and start coloring up the lemonade for a bit of Halloween fun. Also try the Halloween mocktails on offer.

Witches Brew (non-alcoholic)

This will make up 5 quarts.

12 cups cranberry-raspberry juice

4½ cups orange juice

2 cups pineapple juice

2 cups fresh lime juice

Combine all of the ingredients together and chill, pour into a punch bowl with some severed hand ice cubes to serve.

Halloween Sparkle Punch

This is enough punch for 8.

2/3 cup tang orange drink mix

1 quart cold water

2 cups cold ginger ale

1 pint blackberry sherbet

Place drink mix in bowl, add water and stir to dissolve. Refrigerate until party time.

When putting the punch out stir in the ginger ale.

Put 1/4 cup of sherbet in the bottom of each cup and pour drink over it.

Devil’s Juice

3 oz. cranberry (or cranapple) juice

3 oz. tomato juice

1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

1 tsp. lemon juice

2 dashes black pepper

Dash salt

Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing glass. To serve pour into a Collins glass over ice.

If I’ve missed off your favorite Halloween cocktail then I’m really sorry please feel free to leave the recipe in my visitors book.

Happy Spooking!

Great selection of Halloween cocktails for any themed Halloween event

Halloween Costume Ideas – Costumes Beginning with K

Fancy Dress Ideas Beginning with K

Have you ever been to an alphabet party? When I was in my early 20s they were all the rage, somehow everytime I was invited to one it was always a P party which meant dressing up as something beginning with the letter P. You can choose any letter of the alphabet however and today I’ve chosen the letter K.

Fancy dress parties or costume parties are so much more fun when they’re themed and choosing a letter to base your party around is fun because seeing how people interpret it can be really interesting….some people really know how to think outside of the box.

Katniss Everdeen Costume

A Hunger Games Costume Idea

Katniss Everdeen, hero of the Hunger Games series of teen books and the movie franchise is a popular choice for a ‘K’ costume. You can make your own Katniss costume – cargo pants, boots, oversized jacket and bow and arrow for example or you can get one that’s ready made like below.

This is from the the second movie in the franchise – Catching Fire and is the suit that Katniss wears when all of the previous winners are pitted against each other in a special Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games Jumpsuit Adult Costume

Kato Costume

The Hero Behind the Green Hornet

The Green Hornet’s side kick Kato comes to life with this costume, but unfortunately you don’t get his superb fighting skills just by putting the chauffeur’s outfit on!!

Green Hornet Deluxe Kato Costume

Katy Perry Costumes

There are lots of different options when it comes to dressing up as Katy Perry. Wearing one of Katy Perry Wigs is one idea and dressing in a number of different outfits like a ‘naughty scout’ outfit or a 1940s style dress etc.

Katy Perry Candy Girl Costume

The Candyland inspired outfits are probably the ones that Katy is most famous for and dressing in either of these two outfits will leave no one in any doubt that you’re dressing as Katy Perry!
The Candyland inspired costume here is a fun way to dress up as Katy Perry and is available in sizes x-small up to large.

Here’s a few more of Katy’s array of costumes for you to choose from….

 

 Katy Perry California Gurl Costume Katy Perry Last Friday Night Costume Katy Perry Whipped Cream Costume Katy Perry Roar Costume Katy Perry Katy-Patra Costume Princess of The Jungle Katy Perry Costume

Kelly Kapowski Costume

Saved By The Bell Costume Idea

If you were a fan of Saved By The Bell then you’ll love this costume idea –

Kelly Kapowski Bayside Tigers T-Shirt

Add a pair of skinny jeans and white Keds and you have your Kelly Kapowski costume.

Kenny Costume

A South Park Costume Idea

I haven’t watched South Park in years, but one character who I always remember is Kenny, mainly for the line – “they killed Kenny”.

South Park Kenny Adult Costume (Standard)

King Henry VIII

The Most Famous of the Tudor Kings

Tudor costumes are always popular and the two most easily identifiable Tudor costumes are those of Henry VIII (as seen here) and his youngest daughter Queen Elizabeth. If you fancy yourself a King of many wives then here’s your chance with this costume!

King Henry The VIII Costume

King of Hearts

Unique K Costume

This card inspired costume is quite a funny one and definitely one that will stand out from the crowd! Until I saw this costume online I had never seen it before and I love the idea that I could wear a really unique costume like this one.

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King Tut Costume

Egyptian Costume Idea

Tutankhamun, or King Tut as we’ve called him to get around the costumes starting with K brief, is one of the best known of the Egyptian pharaohs and has long held a fascination for me.

King Tut Deluxe Costume

Kirk Costume

A Star Trek Costume Idea

If you feel like you could ‘boldly go where no man has gone before’ then this costume is made for you.

Stepping into the shoes of Captain James T Kirk is no easy feat, but exploring strange worlds sure does sound interesting.

Star Trek Gold Star Fleet Uniform Shirt

Kiss Costumes

Dress Up as Rock Stars!

Whether you’re a fan of Kiss or not there’s no mistaking who you’re dressing up as with these costumes!

Whether you’re going on your own or with a group of friends these costumes based on the band Kiss will ensure that everyone will notice you. I think they’ll be really fun to dress up in if you’re going with a small group of friends.

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Kissing Booth Costume

An absolute classic costume, I think it’s awesome!

Kissing Booth Costume

Knight Costumes

In every fairytale there is a knight ready to save the day, these are the more classic versions of them.

Personally I like the knight in shining armour, but I hope the costume’s not as heavy as the real thing….I was allowed to try on the head piece of a coat of armour when I was younger and all I can remember was that it was really heavy!

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Koala Costume – Cute Australian Themed Costume

I love koalas so I just had to include a koala costume for you to look at!

I couldn’t personally wear it as the full head costumes make me feel clastraphobic, but the result sure does look good.

Koala Mascot Costume

Kyle Costume – South Park

Another character from the animated program South Park. Kyle is the smart one in the group, but is often made fun of (especially by Cartman) because he’s also the only Jew.

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Halloween Decorating Ideas – The Bloody Bathroom

Create a Bathroom Worthy of The Bates Motel This Halloween!

Bloody Shower Curtain - fun Halloween decorThere are so many different ways that you can dress up your bathroom for Halloween, but I think a bloody bathroom is one of the best. Using this Bloody Shower Curtain and building your bathroom decorating around it can give you a great Norman Bates inspired bathroom.

This is guaranteed to leave your guests a little on edge when they go to wash their hands and I doubt you’ll have any long queues as people won’t want to linger where it looks like there’s been a murder!

As soon as I saw this bloody shower curtain on Amazon I could almost hear Janet Leigh’s scream and I just knew what was going to be in our bathroom this Halloween! Read on to see how you can expand on the idea behind this shower curtain to create your very own bathroom of gore – I’ll even share my Psycho movie story with you ……. it’s not just Janet Leigh who can scream!

In a Hurry?  Check out all the bloody bathroom Halloween decor deals.

A Norman Bates/Psycho Shower Curtain

Creating a Bloody Bathroom Scene

When I saw the above shower curtain I could hear Janet Leigh’s scream in my head, but if you want to replicate it you could try this shower curtain below that is also inspired by Norman Bates. It comes with a sound box and replicates her scream as people walk into the room – now that’s a great Halloween trick!

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The shadow as well as the blood is guaranteed to make me jump when I see it, even if I’ve put it there myself!
One of the reviewers on Amazon even mentions that they put a strobe light in the shower stall behind this curtain – now my imagination is telling me that it would be an awesome idea…….{{wandering off to see if I can get hold of a strobe light}}
Okay this shower curtain DOES NOT contain the sound box, unfortunately the one I used to feature doesn’t appear to be available anymore, but this is still a cool idea for a shower curtain.

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Who’s Norman Bates, what scream? If you’re asking these questions then you haven’t seen the movie Psycho, it’s an absolute classic and Janet Leigh gets killed in the shower when Norman Bates stabs her – now it makes sense doesn’t it? While we’re talking about Psycho let me tell you about my introduction to the movie….

The 1st time I ever watched Psycho was years and years after it was released and what was I doing? Staying in a motel with my hubby. This proved not to be a very good idea.

I was having a shower the next morning (and yes there was a shower curtain) and my hubby came in to see if I wanted a cuppa….I saw the shadow outside of the shower and did a great impression of Janet Leigh! – I’m not allowed to watch Horror movies in motels anymore!

Back to creating a bloody bathroom.

If you don’t use a shower curtain then don’t despair you can still create a bloody bathroom feature by using bloody Halloween clings on the inside of a shower door or the outside of the bathroom window and a bloody bathmat just by the shower is a great touch too.

More Than Just a Bloody Shower Curtain

More Bloody Halloween Decor for Your Bathroom

There are lots of different ways of creating a bloody bathroom besides a Norman Bates inspired shower curtain. A great idea is to start off with some crime scene tape and putting it across the bathroom door signalling a crime scene ahead, a liberal amount of fake blood and bloody Halloween clings around your bathroom could create soem great atmosphere.

Other ideas are adding a few severed body parts into the bath or poking out from behind the shower curtain just daring people to take a peek

Not only would this be a fantastic idea for Halloween you could also have a themed Dexter party when the new season begins and create a bloody bathroom for him to investigate.   Alternatively if you want a night in with friends watching horror movies then you can create a bathroom for a bit of fun – I’d hate to be the first unsuspecting guest to need to go to the bathroom!   It would certainly be a night that would be talked about for some time I imagine.

A Few Props for Your Bloody Bathroom Decor

Cool Halloween Decor

 Beistle Bloody Handprint Clings, 12in x 17in Sheet Bloody Shower Curtain Help Me Bloody Hand Towel for bathroom Fake Severed Human Body Parts Crime Scene Tape, 100 ft Roll Scary Bleeding Head In Bucket Prop

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Have you ever decorated your bathroom for Halloween?   If so did you go with a bloody bathroom theme or something else?   Let me know in the comments as you could end up giving us all some great Halloween decorating ideas.