MISSGUIDED HALLOWEEN MESH CAPE PLAYSUIT | NEW LOOK BLACK MIDI DRESS | NEW LOOK FLORAL HEADBAND | TOPSHOP GLITTER BAT MASK | NEW LOOK SLOGAN GHOST PRINT TEE | BOOHOO PUMPKIN DRESS | MISSGUIDED DEVIL HORN BODYSUIT | H&M WITCH PRINT BODY | BOOHOO METALLIC SKELETON LEGGINGS | BOOHOO PU CROSS CHOKER | BOOHOO LACE GLOVES | REGAL ROSE WEBBED COLLAR NECKLACE | TOPSHOP TRICK OR TREAT STRIPE SOCKS | MONKI GHOST STUD EARRINGS | AX PARIS LACE COURT SHOE
Halloween is my favourite time of the year! It’s a social congress – whether you’re staying in to decorate and transform your home into a haunted house with crafty carved pumpkins and pick and mix filled bags of lollipops and refresher bars to attract (and more than likely scare off) the neighbourhood children, whether you’re having a marathon of all the best scary movies, or whether you’re heading out to the nearest party and having a dress off competition with your circle of friends. It’s a way to have fun whilst experimenting with your image and for one day only, you can look as ridiculous at you want without a care in the world because no-one will bat an eyelid.
For some though, looking ridiculous isn’t even an option. I think as you get older you’re less of a white faced, fake blood, wicked kind of witch and a more casual costumer. Luckily, this year the dark, gothic trend is already in full swing so dressing to a devilish standard can be done just by hitting the high street and hunting down the inspired pieces. All the dramatic lace, the heavy ruffles, the velvet, and the burgundies – paired with some characterised extras and you’re bound to make an entrance.
Usually I never have anything planned for Halloween and just secretly enjoy it from the sidelines but this year – the year I miraculously gained friends I don’t know how I ever lived without – I’m going all out and attending a charity ball this weekend; masquerade mask, classy gown and matching accessories all intact. Without sounding overly cheesy, it’s gonna be frighteningly fun and out of the ordinary for me but to say I can’t wait is an understatement. I hope whatever you guys get up to will be more than satisfactory and if you’re stuck for some ideas – relish in my hot picks and get creative!