Halloween Fancy Dress Ideas

Not sure what to wear this year for Halloween? Looking for something other than the typical witch, wizard or devil? Well how about a different spin on a fancy dress idea that’s not usually used for Halloween?

We’ve seen the ghost pirate idea for example in the Pirates of the Caribbean. Wear a pirate costume but with a skeleton bones t-shirt under it and white face paint or even full ghost face make-up. The same idea works for lots of other types of costume – you could be a ghost of a fireman, a ghost of a schoolgirl, a ghost Victorian gentleman and so on.

If you’re going with a friend or in a couple you can be a wrong-doer and the haunter to match. For example a doctor of death with a ghost patient following behind or a gangster and a gunshot victim ghost “haunting” him all evening.

And instead of a ghost you could be a zombie…a zombie nurse, a zombie doctor, a zombie cowboy, a zombie fairy or a zombie anything-else-you-like! Make-up and a good wig will transform an existing costume into a Halloween costume quickly and inexpensively.

Or how about a French maid la house of evil. Torn fishnets, or stockings with skeleton bones on them, a black and grey wig and even blacked out teeth and warts if you like! Apart from the last two items you can still look sexy even while looking evil!

Instead of a good fairy you could be a wicked fairy with torn wings, torn stockings and a black corset and tutu or frilly skirt with long black boots. There are also dark fairy costumes available and an interesting take on Peter Pan’s Tinkerbell, Tinkerspell – with torn stockings, docks, crooked, torn wings and messed up hair.

Or instead of an angel, be the fallen kind. Take an existing white angel costume but wear something out of the ordinary such as sexy over the knee boots or bright red shoes and fishnets. Add a crooked halo and you’re set! There are also black angel costumes readily available complete with black halos and wings.

The good turned bad idea would also work for a priest or monk – start out with a long robe that hides a devil outfit, you could even gradually add elements to your costume. Start as a priest, add a devil tail then add devil horns, then hitch up the costume to reveal pointy black or red shoes then finally remove the robe and reveal the true devil inside!

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