Boo-tiful and cheap Halloween costumes

HOORAY! It is almost Halloween!

pumpkin

The ‘’All-Saints’-Eve’’ or ‘’All Hallows Eveday’’ day is nearly here and everyone is getting excited about it! This is the period where we all start thinking about our costumes, make-up and what mask to wear.

But why is Halloween a spooky feast, featuring ghosts, witches and pumpkins?

Halloween is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. This day is dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers. The so-called ghosts are in fact evil spirits which are threatening.  On Halloween, “barns and homes were blessed to protect people from the effect of witches, who were believed to accompany the malignant spirits as they travelled the earth’’. The lit up pumpkins usually represent the souls of the dead, but at the same time they constitute a clever and funny decorative item. So, let’s make some fantastic and affordable Halloween costume choices!

Mummy.

Probably the simplest and cheapest Halloween costume. All you need to do is to wear white clothes, cover your face with a white face-paint and wrap your body with loads of toilet paper and bandage roll. Add some ketchup for a gory effect and draw black circles around your eyes with cheap eyeliner.

mummy

Bat.

Get a black umbrella that you can rip apart and attach to yourself as ‘wings’,  wear black clothes, and make yourself some bat ears out of felt.

bat wings

Dead Bride.

Simply wear a white dress and make yourself a veil from some cheap material. Add some drama to the outfit by putting  red face paint on your mouth and neck and spreading some on the dress. Frightening contact lenses will make the difference!dead bride

You can go and visit ‘’Bags O’ Fun The Magic & Party Shop’’ in Colchester, and buy yourself contact lenses and scary masks starting from £10

Bags O’ Fun The Magic & Party Shop, 58 Head Street, COLCHESTER, Essex,  CO1 1PB

dress shop

 

Spider.

This simple step-by-step guide will give you a spider-looking makeup, ideal for amateurs -myself included!

http://www.popsugar.co.uk/beauty/Killer-Halloween-Inspiration-10-Makeup-Looks-Try-Year-32218174#photo-32218161

spider face

Witch/Wizard.

For the girls who would like to dress up themselves as witches, you can simply choose a black/dark dress,  purchase a hat, and use dark makeup, like purple lipstick. A broom is always needed and you can get cheap child-sized ones from most supermarkets! Frightening contact lenses are necessary!

For the boys who want to be wizards, there are really cheap costumes on Ebay, starting from just £1.75!

Here’s the link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-Wizard-Medieval-Merlin-Robe-Hat-Fancy-Dress-Costume-WIG-BEARD-TASH-GLASSES-/201010476041?var=&hash=item2ecd287409:m:m-H_0GDAP7IdTIbnhrkoW2g

wizard

Have a happy Halloween!

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