I first came across the concept of Halloween from watching American movies while growing up. Secretly I wished my parents would play dress up with me and go trick or treating so I could get a huge stash of sweet treats. In South Africa growing up in an Indian community ,Halloween was not something we did. According to mum and gran it was the night demon spirits came out to play. Not too far from the truth but nevertheless Halloween did not exist for me.

Halloween

Before ,I go on with the fashion tips and ideas. I need to tell you how much I dislike horror movies ,bugs and anything haunted. I am a big scary cat ! There I said it. Once I watched a horror movie and slept the entire week with the lights on all night in my flat as I was afraid.

On moving to London ,little kids would come knocking on my door on Halloween asking for treats all dressed up. Stores were filled with decorations and sweets especially for Halloween. Costume parties were very big and I was not too keen to actually dress up as a scary monster. And then I found out that I did not need to. No you dont need to look like a Zombie Bride or a Bunny Rabbit from Mean Girls but you can look rather glam.

The lovely folk at http://www.fairmont.com gave me the inspiration to create this post for looking amazing and not scary.Thanks team.

Tips for Halloween Costumes :

  1. Wear black, generally I use a black dress as a base for my dress up. And bonus points as black makes me look slimmer.
  2. Get a fancy mask to add to your outfit. I have a few fancy feathered and glittered masks. I love these and they are not scary. Perfect addition to your black base. I once went as a Pirate, all black a plastic sword and an eye patch.
  3. Adding a cape especially a red ones makes you a SuperHero instantly or Red Riding Hood.
  4. Feather Boas perfect to add a splash of colour and fun to your costume. They are fairly cheap and can be found in most party outlete.
  5. Bling in the form of a Tiara always looks great and some statement jewelery can transform that black dress into a Princess at Halloween.

6. Headpieces are always fun especially with feathers and stones.

So dressing up for Halloween doesnt not have to be scary or cost you a fortune. You can use things you have and work with your wardrobe to create a great outfit. Below are images of some of my dress up looks at Costume parties which can very easily be used for Halloween.

A beautiful mask added to my animal print dress and black jacket.Great colours
A beautiful mask added to my animal print dress and black jacket.Great colours
Feather Boa ,Beads and a large satin ribbon works wells on my black dress
Feather Boa ,Beads and a large satin ribbon works wells on my black dress
Feather Boa again but with a feather headpiece this time
Feather Boa again but with a feather headpiece this time

 

Themed Bridal Shower Arabian Nights used a simple scarf and head band to create this look.Used Arab makeup to get this look perfect :)
Themed Bridal Shower Arabian Nights used a simple scarf and head band to create this look.Used Arab makeup to get this look perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

This year I will not be going to any Halloween parties. But if I change my mind ,I have a box of tricks to work with. Do you celebrate Halloween ? Do you dress up ? Would you try out any of the looks I shared ?

Be Inspired !

Ciao

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Effortless ways to dress for a Halloween Party
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16 thoughts on “Effortless ways to dress for a Halloween Party

  • October 22, 2015 at 7:55 am
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    I love your costumes! I chose not to celebrate Halloween several years ago after watching a documentary about it that scared me. I am in a minority here in the States as most people celebrate it with parties and decorations.

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    • October 22, 2015 at 8:08 am
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      Thank you Trish I am glad it is not just me who gets afraid of all things spooky.It is becoming popular here in South Africa with even hotels doing Halloween events.

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  • October 22, 2015 at 8:17 am
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    thank you Verushka for the lovely ideas. I am invited to a Halloween themed bridal shower. we will have to use a Halloween costume and also add a splash of purple. I did not know where to even start as we also never celebrated it growing up. Now I got a few ideas after looking at your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • October 22, 2015 at 8:55 am
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      Thats interesting a Halloween Theme for a Bridal Shower ๐Ÿ˜‰ glad I gave you some ideas.Do let me know what you ended up wearing. X

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  • October 22, 2015 at 8:56 am
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    I wish I could celebrate Halloween…In India, there is no trace of Halloween.
    All your costumes are good, but I like your Arabian Nights one the best Verushka. I am not at all a scary cat, but I abhor horror movies as I feel entertainment should be fun, wholesome and not gruesome.

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    • October 22, 2015 at 8:59 am
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      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Why dont you have a Halloween costume party for your friends ? Basically it is just an excuse to get dressed and have fun x

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  • October 22, 2015 at 7:19 pm
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    I won’t be going to any halloween parties this year which is sad because I love dressing up and going all out for costumes… I specially like the mask idea you gave!

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    • October 22, 2015 at 10:03 pm
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      Oh no why dont you have your own party? Masks are awesome x

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  • October 23, 2015 at 12:34 am
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    I absolutely love this idea! It is so great tthat from nothing you can create so many somethings!!

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    • October 23, 2015 at 9:47 am
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      Thank you ! It is always hard but sometimes a few bits of bling and it is perfect x

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  • October 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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    I haven’t dressed up for Halloween since my boys were small. I still have a great time helping my youngest put together his costumes each year!

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  • November 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm
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    Hi Verushka ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I finally visited your blog and WOW!!! really interesting.

    Kindest regards

    Videhi

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