Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Halloween Style

In celebration of all things Halloween, today I have spooky inspiration by way of some iconic characters that I'm sure you will already be very aware of, provided to me by Simply Be...

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One of my favourite characters, Cruella de Vil has a very strong look, featuring a huge (faux of course) fur coat, tight figure-hugging black dress, elbow length gloves with some statement rings to wear over the top. Her main feature is her two-tone hair - easily achieved with some spray-in hair colour, or a quick visit to a wig shop. Add some thick dark eyebrows and sexy red lipstick - and you have your look!
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A simple outfit suggestion - black leggings, matching polo neck jumper and the most important cat-ear headband or similar (easy to make, as well being currently very on-trend). Equally, a self-made eye-mask to create some mystery, with a couple of flicks of cat-eye eyeliner to complete the feline look.

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An ethereal white dress and bandages wrapped around the arms could be the basis for this look. Hair swept up with old favourites, the hair crimpers, to provide a frizzy up-do. Pale, pale skin with super dark eyes and lips, is all you need to appear this ghostly.

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Sexy Elvira is an easy character to emulate this Halloween. Choose a long black skirt, preferably with a thigh-high split, together with a low-cut top. If the top has long sleeves, all the better to attach some floaty pieces of chiffon. Add some semi opaque tights and lashings of eye make-up - liquid eyeliner, blue and purple eyeshadows on the upper lid together with some white eyeliner on the inner lid to open up the eyes. A dark strip of maroon blush to accentuate the Elvira-cheekbones and a slick of dark blood-red lipstick, for a darkly seductive pout.

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Finally a Halloween character for the blond-haired ladies. An icy cool (pre-Christmas) shimmering dress teamed with white faux fur bolero or similar, for etheral beauty. You could try plaiting or twisting the hair to follow the white witch's long dread-lock style. Topped with a silver hair accessory or tiara and super pale make-up. All that's left, is to perfect the bone-chilling gaze.

8 comments:

  1. I think Bride of Frankenstein would be the one to go for - I can imagine it looking great... If you do celebrate Halloween, enjoy and have a lovely day! xo

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  2. These are such beautiful illustrations!! xxx

    Come and visit my blog :)
    Sunshine & Rain

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  3. Cruella de Vil is and always be awesome. Happy Halloween! x

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  4. These are great ideas! Love the illustration too.

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  5. LOVE this post! I dressed up as the Bride last year!

    http://mermaidens.blogspot.com/2011/11/bride-of-frankenstein.html

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  6. Lovely illustrations! I went as Frankenstein's bride last year! I'm not dressing up this year but Cruella De Vil would be a good one!
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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