It’s Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus
Prepare yourself for an onslaught of Harley Quinn’s this Halloween. To be fair, it’s a pretty cool costume.
I cannot go as Mia Wallace. Again. By far the most comfortable costume ever, that wig has been used too many times (Cleopatra, Amélie, Coco Chanel…it was money well spent) and I no longer have a partner in crime, nothing to worry about, just my Vincent Vega has cut his hair.
I’ve had my broom ready from the start of the month (some might say all year round!) and when it comes to dressing up, I have Halloween costumes nailed. Just give me the prize already. From elaborate to just plain lazy, but effective, here are some of the best and truly easy costumes you can throw together, without having to queue at Elliott’s, and without spending a penny.
Note, these ideas have an appropriately spooky edge to them, but will save you from a Cady moment.
This year, I’m Veronica Sawyer. Heathers is a cult classic and you-know-who will be J.D. It’s the late eighties, so the hair will be plenty volumnised (not a problem) with a side parting, red scrunchie optional.
All I need is a prim and proper blazer with shoulder pads, a brooch pinned neatly at the neck of a white shirt, pleated skirt and knee socks. Or else you can’t sit with me. I also happen to have a croquet mallet (not as sinister as it sounds).
Does anyone really know what Twin Peaks is about? One thing’s for sure though, Audrey Horne had the best outfits.
To re-create her look, all you need is a simple sweater. Sweaters are a staple in Twin Peaks, but Audrey’s have a softer, feminine quality to them. Choose one in soft pink or pale blue and pair with a knee-length skirt. Plaid is preferable (isn’t it always?) but black works too. Wear with flats or, like when we first see Audrey, a pair of red heels. Perfectly arched eyebrows and red lippy complete the look. Don’t forget the beauty spot!
Up there with the all time favourites is The Craft. It’s so gloriously nineties. It has Neve Campbell. And a crazy Fairuza Balk. And if she scares you in this, do not watch Return to Oz. Just saying.
The Craft ‘look’ is easy to achieve and even better if you and some girlfriends are hitting the town together on Hallows’ Eve. Or whenever. Wear a white shirt, mini skirt, knee socks, chokers, rosaries, more chokers, and lots and lots of eyeliner.
Wednesday Addams was a style icon of mine when I was little. That tells you all you need to know. For Wednesday, simply braid your hair, wear a black dress with a white shirt below, and death stare.
So pretty much your resting face then.
Thank goodness for make-up artists on Instagram. Some of the easiest Halloween costumes can be found in your make-up bag. Put down the bronzer, go nuts with the smokey eye and false lashes, and opt for dark plum or blood red for your lips. We especially like Charlotte Tilbury’s Hel’s Bells or the really moody Night Crimson, and wear with plenty of velvet and black lace.
Tada! Now you’re a Sanderson Sister.
Happy Halloween! Stay safe y’all.
Over and out.