Happy Halloween loves! Are you all ready for costume parties and candy treats? Or are you scrambling for last minute Halloween costumes? If it’s a quick, easy, and affordable to boot costume that you’re in search of then look no further! I have a few really easy, totally do-able last minute costume ensembles and makeup ideas that will have you ready for this year’s festivities in no time! If you can afford to spend $5 to $10 at Party City and rummage up a black ensemble, or a boho-chic patterned top then you can most definitely pull together either of these two costumes in a cinch!
Witchy Woman: Pair your chosen black ensemble with a classical, and oh so necessary, broomstick prop and pointed hat from Party City (broom was $5 and the feathered and veiled witch’s hat was $3). I had a pair of black patent wedged mary-jane shoes and fishnets that complimented the whole witchy look pretty well, and rather than going for green skin spoiled with bumpy warts I chose to wear a shimmery green shadow and thick black liner.
Hippie: This costume is so standard and classic it’s not difficult to put together at all! Find the shirt or dress in your closet that screams “GROOVY!” or something that embodies boho-chic and pair it with some beat up cutoff shorts, sandals, some bangle bracelets, a headband, some retro looking round frame glasses, and flowers. I had everything laying around in my accessories drawer and got the round framed glasses from Party City for around $2 and I picked up some fake daisies with wire backings and I used those to decorate a peace sign necklace that I had left over from a festival, then I wrapped one around my finger as a ring…my look was officially complete!
Some of you may want to dress up in a different way as well, and you may want to try your hand at these fun makeup looks. All I used for these looks were my regular makeup kit, some honey colored contacts that I bought for $15 and a deathly pale makeup called “Cinema Secrets” that I bought also from Party City for only $3 and a little goes a long way with it!
80 Year Old You: To create this look all you need is the makeup that you use to do your shading and highlighting and a thin makeup brush. I used my angled brow brush to create the hard lines, and my foundation brush to blend. Start by making all sorts of common facial expressions that you normally do and trace the lines inside the wrinkles that are created when making those faces. Once you have all your wrinkles traced use your highlighter to create some dimension. Blend the light and dark gently to simulate real wrinkles. I added some salt and pepper streaks to my hair with the “Cinema Secrets” pale makeup, but you could buy grey hairspray temporary color at Party City as well for $2 a can if you want to go all the way with the look I think a full head of grey hair would be the cherry on top for that. Twilight
Vampire: To get the look of a Twilight themed vampire I used the pale “Cinema Secrets” makeup as my foundation and then added some blush and did up my lashes and brows as usual. The pale skin makeup and the honey colored eyes really make this look. You could even opt to be a “non-vegetarian” vampire by using red contacts! Or if you have dark brown eyes you could skip the contacts all together and opt to be a “thirsty” vamp that hasn’t fed in a while. Yeah I’m a Twilight geek, but hey, I’m one of many and it is Halloween so let the freaks out to play yeah?!
Hopefully you have more costume inspirations and are now ready to get gussied up and partake in all the indulgence that comes hand in hand with good old Hallow’s eve! Don’t forget to use our hashtag #TheBeautyThesis to share your costume creations with us! Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!