The end of October is nigh and that can only mean one thing…the witching hour is upon us!
Top shop of horrors
There’s a shopping spree to be won if you tweet Topshop your costume tricks and tips and even more fun to be had in their top picks of Halloween dress-up. Choose from velvet black bustiers to crow inspired capes, to cat eared fascinators made of black lace. There’s something for everyone whether you’re serious about fancy dress or just fancy a hint of the spook-factor.
Rose gold skulls
The new wildfox jewellery line includes a popular combination that isn’t getting old; rose gold and skulls. The small, delicate bracelet features a repeat pattern of skulls and is a somewhat subtle change for the brand dedicated to OTT slogans. One to wear long after Halloween’s finished.
For commitment-phobes in particular – a slogan tee is a great way of getting into the spirit. Most of the high street have some Halloween themed casual wear, but New Look’s ‘Boo’ t-shirt alongside ASOS’s bat appliqué tops are worth mentioning as fun and inexpensive options for those who don’t want to adorn fangs and face paint.
The trend for dark lips and merlot nails can only be further enjoyed with Halloween. OPI’s limited edition So So Skullicious polishes include four seasonal treats for your nails in yellow, a vampy red, pink and of course orange. Meanwhile in the lipstick stakes, everyone from Topshop to MAC has a rich, blood red lipstick for every skin tone and it’ll be a party staple long after Hallows Eve.
Take inspiration from already existing trends. The goth and leather trend is big business this season with Givenchy, Alexander Wang and Jean Paul Gautier all inspired by Halloween in their AW/12 collections. If you’re heading to a party and already having nightmares over PVC, then take heed; opulent fabrics like velvet, lace and leather will ensure you stay less Morticia Addams and more chic.
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