I’m sure you’ve browsed youtube a few times looking at the make-up tutorials available for creating some amazing forms of Halloween make up, but then to create it on your own it doesn’t always turn out the same does it?
I don’t know how many times I’ve found myself with one ‘perfect’ eye and one that I’ve messed up! This Halloween, however, there’s a solution, one that means your eyes will actually be the same – and they’ll look awesome!
It’s called eye decals by some people and it looks a little like this –
Bloodlust Glitter Eyes Vampire Costume Makeup
Now this particular kit includes the glittery, blood dripping eye make up as well as rhinestone eyelashes to really stand out. I think this will allow you to outshine any other vampires this Halloween. It’s certainly an easier option than adding vampire inspired contact lenses which, if you’re not used to them, can feel like you’ve got a piece of grit in your eye all night!
Black Widow Eye Make-Up
I love the look of this one as I do like spiders. I’m constantly amazed at how many people are actually scared of spiders which is why I’d love to freak them out by having spider webs on my eyes!
I’d probably pair this make up with a long black dress (like a Victorian/Edwardian mourning dress) and spider jewelry, a spider purse or a plain black purse with some plastic spiders attached to it along with some spider webbing as a shawl.
Xotic Eyes – Widow Mask
This is a little different to the previous two as it’s not glittery instead it’s a couple of velvet eye appliques which look very Gothic in appearance. This could be used on a range of different costumes and is quite a stunning effect perfect for Halloween.
Simply click on the image you like to find out more about these products including how to apply them etc, they really are a cool option for any occasion. These eye decals for want of a better terminology also come in some more non-Halloween inspired forms as well as more specific ones that would work for certain costume ideas.
An example is that if you’re going as one of the big cats you may want to check out the animal print eyes that are available – purrrfect!
If you’re a fan of Tudor times, whether because you enjoy history or you just love the television show – The Tudors – then you’ll probably enjoy putting together an Anne Boleyn costume.
There are a number of different dresses that you can use for her costume, I’ve just selected on here which you can see –
Women’s Anne Boleyn Costume
There are a few different reasons that I chose to showcase this particular costume over others and one is because the head dress was included with the gown. In every portrait I’ve seen of Anne Boleyn she’s always wearing a French Hood which is why I wanted to get that included in a costume.
I’ve actually seen a great Anne Boleyn gown which I preferred the look at on a Tudor Costumes Idea page, but it didn’t come with a French Hood which I think is very important and I didn’t feel like making one myself!
Another reason is that the neckline on this gown is square and in most portraits of Anne she does wear gowns with a square neckline so this seemed in keeping with her. The sleeves also seemed to be the right style.
I do love the colors on this dress too and they are certainly colors that could have been worn by royalty at that time.
The only thing that I don’t really like about this costume is the gauze like looking material attached to the neckline that goes up into a ruff like collar, but no costume is going to ever be perfect unless you make it yourself!
Now once you have this costume you’ll want to add a couple of extra things to really hit all of the spots. A piece of jewelry that Anne Boleyn always wore was her ‘B’ pendant which she left to her daughter Elizabeth upon her unfortunate death.
You’ll see in the image above that the model is actually wearing a replica with the gown and it goes beautifully. I think it’s important to buy the Replica Anne Boleyn Pearl Choker Necklace to wear, but you should also wear a long single strand of pearls with it as well as a plain, long gold link chain. This will make your Anne Boleyn costume very authentic.
Now you can actually purchase Tudor Shoes, but to be honest I’ve never seen a portrait of Anne Boleyn’s feet so I’d just a plain pair of pumps with the costume myself.
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 O.
From Oscar the Grouch to the Oreo cookie there are lots of different costume ideas that start with the letter O – which one will you choose?
Fancy dress parties or costume parties are so much more fun when they’re themed, but you don’t always want to have an 80s party, 1920s dress up event or even a Star Wars themed party. 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.
Costumes Starting with O – The List
- Obi Wan Kenobi – I think everyone knows someone who is obsessed with Star Wars so you can breathe easy that they can break out a Star Wars costume that starts with the letter O
- Olive Oyl – I remember watching Popeye cartoons growing up with Olive Oyl as his girlfriend – I can’t remember much about her (although I can’t get the ‘I’m Popeye the sailor man’ song out of my head now!), but the costume is instantly recognizable.
- Oompa Loompa – the orange complexioned Oompa Loompa’s were from one of my favorite childhood books – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
- Opera Singer
- Operation – the game – I don’t know many people who haven’t played this game at least once during their childhood and I was tickled pink when I saw a photo online of someone dressed up in a homemade operation costume – awesome idea!
Rasta Imposta Men’s Octopus CostumeOperation Board Game Adult CostumeForum Novelties Orange Costume
- Optimus Prime – From the Transformers, I think this is a cool costume idea if you want to go with a readymade costume idea.
- Oreo – a great diy costume idea, the best one I have seen has even published a how to guide for you – DIY Oreo Cookie Costume.
- Orion Slave Girl – As seen in the original (and dare I say best!) Star Trek series the Orion Slave Girl was a green skinned girl in a skimpy bikini inspired outfit which is very popular at comic-con conventions and other sci-fi events.
- Orphan Annie
- Oscar Statue
- Oscar the Grouch – An instantly recognizable Sesame Street character that will be recognised by young and old alike.
- Ozzy Osbourne – this is a simple costume to carry off, simply don a long black wig, sunglasses and wear black.
I first came across costume t-shirts last year when I saw some Big Bang Theory costume shirts which I thought were absolutely awesome. Recently I’ve come across even more cool costume shirts including these Batman and Robin shirts. What I think is great about these is that they come with capes attached – how cool is that?
If you don’t want a cape it’s okay they’re held on with velcro on the shoulders so it’s easy enough to take them off and just wear the t-shirt.
Batman Dark Knight Armor Costume & Cape T-Shirt
This first shirt has so much attention to detail in the body – just look at it. If you know someone who loves the whole Batman franchise, but isn’t too keen on dressing up for Halloween you might just be able to get them to don this shirt with a pair of black pants – awesome!
Now you can’t possibly have Batman without Robin which is why I’m really happy that the same company have also produced a caped Robin costume t-shirt –
Robin Caped Armor Costume T-Shirt
Both of these shirts have received a lot of positive feedback from customers who say they look just as good in real life which makes me really want to get one or both!
Have you ever worn a costume t-shirt or do you go for a full costume or nothing?