Feel like getting in the Halloween mood but don’t really feel dressing up as a witch/ghost/devil/other?
Or maybe you’re not going to any parties but still want to embrace the Halloween atmosphere? That’s fine because that’s where I’m here to help. Not all of us have the time, money or enthusiasm to dress up in particular costumes so here are some non-costume Halloween ideas so you can get involved in the Halloween spirit.
Even if you do want to dress up but feel like you need finishing touches to your outfit, then this post might help. Click on the price or images to take you to the websites to buy.
Dark/Halloween Themed Clothing
For Halloween, anything dark and gloomy goes. Dark and Gothic-looking clothing means you can still manage to look somewhat scary without actually putting on a costume.
You can also wear a normal item of clothing with a spooky design on it. This is a good idea for anyone who has to go to work but still wants to get in the festive mood.
Vampire Lips Sweater by Wildfox Couture – £76
This sweater allows you to have the vampire look without actually looking like a vampire. It’s casual, great for Halloween but can also be worn on any other day of the year.
Skeleton Design Sweater by Wildfox Couture – £110
This sweater with a skeletal motif reflects the eerie feeling that Halloween brings and is a casual way to incorporate the holiday into your everyday look.
Okay, so maybe you haven’t had time to go out and get that Minnie Mouse outfit but it doesn’t mean you can’t still be Minnie Mouse for Halloween, right? You’d be surprised how sometimes non-costume clothing can be dressed up and accessorised to become perfect Halloween outfits!
Black Embellished Maxi Dress by 18 and East – £65
Morticia Addams? An evil witch? A vampire queen? This black maxi dress with angel wing sleeves can be styled look like a number of Halloween characters. The black Gothic look of this dress can become a number of Halloween characters if you put your mind to it.
Wine Lace Dress by Madam Rage – £30
Not much scary about this dress to be honest. But put on a red tail, some Devil horns, get yourself a red pitchfork and there you have it; a Halloween Devil’s outfit.
Or why not mix two holidays and dress up as ‘Mother Christmas’? You could even throw on some cartoon mouse ears and be Minnie Mouse – the dress may not be polka dotted but it’s red and that can be close enough.
Fringe Detail Flower Power T-Shirt by Wildfox Couture – £77
This 60’s hippie inspired t-shirt takes the spookiness out of Halloween. If you’re not comfortable with dressing up as something dark and scary why not try an interesting fashion look? Pair it with a maxi skirt or flares and a floral headband and you’re good to go.
Halloween Make up
Again, this idea is good for anyone who can’t necessarily go to a Halloween party or event but doesn’t want to miss out on the fun. It’s a subtle change up from what you might usually wear, so you can still wear that office suit and look smart whilst having Halloween inspired make up on. Sorted.
Rococo Super Glossy Black Nail Varnish by Space NK – £12
This super shiny and glossy black varnish is a perfect finish to any Halloween inspired look. And the high shine of the polish will make your nail stand out even more.
Twilight Inspired Lip Venom by Cloud 10 Beauty – £15
This blood themed lip stain can be worn as a regular deep red lipstick…or can be used to create a vampire look. So whether you decide to wear to work or a party, this Twilight lip stain will make sure that your make up is Halloween-ready.
Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Pandora by Space NK – £24
What would any Halloween look be without dark, hypnotic eye make up? This black shade in this eyeshadow duo by Nars can be used all over the eye for an extremely dark smokey eye or if you’re feeling creative, can be used on other areas to create a number of looks.
Use the white shade on the inner corner of the eyes and on the brow bone to highlight and create dimension on the face.