With Halloween around the corner, here’s the top 10 costumes inspired by scary movies.
Words: Yeganeh Ameri, Subeditor: Jason John
1. The Addams Family
Get a group of friends together, grab a lot of black and dress up as the creepiest family around. From skinny moustaches to heavy eyeliner and plaited hair, you don’t really have to spend much to look gloomy.
What other day do you get to wear that stripy suit you stupidly purchased in the sales? Go crazy with the eyeliner, wake up with bed hair, put on the suit and you’re perfect for the role!
3. Corpse Bride
This is perfect if you have huge eyes, non-existent nose and half of your flesh missing. It’s also a great excuse to wear that wedding dress you’ve locked up for your ‘special day’. This outfit is more commonly known as ‘your boyfriend’s greatest nightmare’.
This is a uniform for people that are too old for Halloween and come around asking for everything other than sweets. (quote from our editor)
5. Nightmare Before Christmas
Head to Urban Outfitters, buy the first pair of black skin-tight skinny jeans you find. Whip on an a similar blazer. Paint your face white and draw a grin. Avoid brushing your teeth for a couple of days and shave your hair off. You get extra points if you naturally have long arms and legs.
Yup, this is what vampires looked like before they evolved into the sparkly Cullens so stay away from glitter.
This is look is a bit like a scary butler. Don’t even bother contouring! Your blusher should look like spirals and match the colour of your lips and eyes. Get ready to play a game!
8. The Girl From ‘The Ring’
This is the laziest costume ever. Perfect for those like me who don’t brush their hair. Find a dress and throw some dirt on it, put all your hair in front of your face and start crawling around towards people (simply because you can’t see anything anyway).
9. Sweeney Todd
It would be great if you could steal some of your barber’s equipment while they’re not watching…that’s only if you’re trying to get the look right.
This is not an opportunity to look like a Barbie Doll. You need to constantly look like you’re constipated with a botox face.