Classic Halloween Costumes – DIY

Posted on 27 October 2014
By Faye Smith
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Halloween is right around the corner with just four days to go!

It is that time of year that everyone has always loved since childhood.

If you’re joining Purple Revolver this year, you’ll be getting “zombified” for our creepy bar crawl, DeadFest.

However, if you’re not turning dead for one night only, keep reading to find out what other classic staples there are for this spooky Friday evening.

Keep it classy this year with the following ideas, all created with clothes from the high street or online. This way, you have a brand new outfit that can be worn more than once a year; saving on the pennies.

Welcome to the fiery pits of Hell.

The female version of the Devil is deemed to be sexy, powerful, and the ultimate ‘Lady in Red’.

Instead of buying a tacky PVC dress, or the shortest red skirt imaginable, go towards the more elegant look with a long red dress and red stilettos.

Wear strong black liner with mascara, and complete the look with blood red lips and nails.

You will feel sophisticated with this look; and you will definitely turn heads in this outfit.

Welcome to the darkness.

Another classic is the vampire.

Historically (and if you have seen all the vampire films and television shows, old and new), the female vampire is flawless, beautiful and seductive.

For this night – and every other without the fangs – you can mirror the same image with a simple fitted LBD, bloodstained lips, dark eye make-up, bloodied nails with a cracking pair of sky high black stilettos to complete the look.

Welcome to the Witching Hour.

Create a black smoky eye, using dark greys with black around the outer corner.

A black laced dress with laced tights creates the perfect witch silhouette, and to top it off, a tall black hat.

For your feet, witches can magic up anything, so why not a pair of beautiful laced up boots?

You are bound to be the tallest woman in the room with all the added inches.

Welcome to your nine lives.

A witches pet, the cat, is another simple yet traditional Halloween costume.

Or, you could become the Catwoman.

Either way, the following high street outfit will inspire you to head in the right direction.

Black wet look leggings, plus a black strapless bralet – both of which can be worn again and again casually or dressed up – are the base of your outfit.

Add black shoe-boots to add height, and you are practically there.

A cat mask is a must. If not, find some cat ears that you can buy from stores such as Topshop, River Island, or Claire’s Accessories.

Make-up wise, use the classic black liner. Create cat eyes with this, and add a spectacular amount of mascara to your lashes.

Red lips and black nails complete the look.

Welcome to the graveyard.

As a skeleton, you will have been dead for years, but that doesn’t mean you have to look rough and dirty.

In the fashion world, a skeleton editorial would never be like this.

Instead, the model would look a little bit edgy with full skeleton make-up, and fabulous clothes. Head to Topshop where they have gone skull and bone crazy with their clothes and accessories.

Grab a pair of black leggings with bones painted on, plus a black and white bralet to create the balance of black and white.

Add a black heel with buckles to create the edgy look of a high-fashion skeleton.

For your makeup, head to a fancy dress store for black and white face paint, and get creative.

You can come along to DeadFest in any of these outfits – just don’t get zombie makeup all over the new clothes!

You can buy DeadFest tickets by following this link: