It is October and is time again to start planning your perfect costume for Halloween. Halloween costumes are conventionally reproduced taking influences from supernatural figures such as ghosts, devils, monsters, skeletons and witches. The idea behind dressing up in costumes at parties is to portray frightening creatures.
Dressing up in fancy attire and going ‘guising’ was widespread in Ireland and Scotland at Halloween by the late 19th century. Costuming then became popular for Halloween parties in the US in the early 20th century among adults as well as children.
Halloween costume parties generally occur on or around October 31 but often celebrated on the Friday or Saturday before Halloween.
Dressing up as your Favorite Character
Over the years, Halloween has turned into an excuse to dress up and exhibit your dream personality. Adults like to dress like movie stars, Renaissance maidens, Medieval knights, superheroes or even Dead celebrities.
Experimenting with the costume is a big part of Halloween. However, it is best to stick to a character or a concept that you genuinely feel for or are passionate about. For example, if you intend to dress up as a Harry Potter character, it makes more sense to do so if you have watched the movies or read the books. This will allow you to adopt the personality of your character easily and add panache to your outfit. .
A creative mind may need a little inspiration. Decide a theme that can be as basic that of a bride, a pirate or a vampire or simply go for themes such as cult movies, TV show characters or cartoons. Your Halloween outfit will reflect your own personality
Give dress-up a creative boost with costumes that instigate imagination. Choose from a wide variety of fantasy or occupational sets, embroidered embellishments, realistic sounds and many more elements to complete your elaborate outfit.
You can also team them up with wigs, stockings, hats, gloves, boots, false colored nails, fake eyelashes and velvet Venetian masks.
Venetian masks reinstate the mischievous use it was put to.
In early times, Venetian masks were used as protection of the wearer’s identity in the city of Venice. These days’ Venetian masks are used during carnivals around the world and at parties. People really enjoy and have fun times wearing all types of crazy masks.
Using such masks you are sure to make a great impression. If you are a lady and want a teasing look, you can opt for a mask on a stick. Men can wear half masks that would look elegant and highlight their facial features. For the one who wishes to keep the identity a complete mystery can opt for a full face feather mask.
Most people prefer masks which compliment their costumes. However, if you are not able to find exactly what you are looking for, a black or white mask works just fine with any kind of costume.
The key to a memorable costume Halloween is going a little over the top and using accessories that storm the party.
by Marina Chernyak