When Halloween rolls around each October, I can’t help but think of Sex and the City’s Miranda who served us all up with a hearty dose of realism when she reminded the world that on Halloween “the only two choices for women are witch and sexy kitten”.
Without delving into the underlying gender implications of this revelation, it seems that times are finally changing and the repertoire of personas for us ladies to choose from on Halloween is gradually starting to match that of our male counterparts, and this year is no exception.
So, here are the must-try trends to take your status from Hallo-weenie to Hallo-Queenie this year…
Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls
Flicking through Insta over the past few weeks would have you thinking that Halloween has been cancelled this year, with All Souls’ Day taking its spooky place. Unfortunately, this is not the case, but don’t let that stop you from getting into the spirit of things (pun completely intended). This year, things are taking a glittery twist, so go wild with face paints and add a flower crown for ultimate accuracy.
The world has gone mer-crazy this year, with aptly coloured make-up palettes and even scale stencils appearing on the market just in time for Halloween. So, let your inner five-year-old go wild and hunt down your shell bra (we’ve all got one lurking somewhere from a past Hawaiian party) because this year, it’s officially acceptable to don it in public. Bonus points for starfish hair clips!
As if we need an excuse to be any more frosty than usual? This year, in-keeping with the all-glitter-errthang theme (which we love, FYI) the Ice Queen look has shot to the top of the list. Think blue gems, silver jewels and whole lotta iridescent sparkle and you’ll be nailing it for sure. Move over Elsa, there’s a new Ice Queen in town!
The Classic Clown
More and more over recent years, clowns have stopped being thought of as a fun addition to children’s birthday parties and have started to adopt a more sinister connotation, so make like Pennywise and get your IT on. Sorry Krusty, you’ve been replaced.
I hope this has provided you with some inspiration for Halloween this year. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to be the costume queen, so hit up Poundland, Primark and ASDA to be the belle of the budget ball (we won’t tell anyone). With any luck, the witch/sexy kitten days are well and truly behind us!