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Budget Halloween Costumes

28 Oct

As far as budget Halloween costume  ideas go it doesn’t get any cheaper than traditional zombie, vampire or ghost.

Vampire

With the right make up, spooky eyes and fangs you can wear any clothing that you already own to complete the look. I can recommend that Scarecrow Love Fangs (available at Amazon for £11 or for ebay £9) these fangs are smaller than most and glue over your own teeth with a special mixture. To begin with they were fiddly, tasted horrible and took a long time to set (I had to do one tooth all over again) but once set they lasted from 8pm – 2am when I took them out. I get the feeling they would have lasted all night so long as I didn’t eat anything! I did however buy a back up tube of denture glue for £2.89 just in case the mixture provided with the fangs didn’t work – as I had read some reviews recommending that I do that. They were really realistic; the smaller size meant they felt comfortable in my mouth after a while, although I never did quite learn to talk without a lisp! To break down the outfit costs:

– Spooky eyes £10 (last one month so can be worn continuously in the day time, or on multiple occasions)
– Fangs £8
– Fake blood £1 (large bottle will last for years)
– Clothes, make up, accessories already owned.

Total = £19

 

Scarecrow Lovebite Fangs

Scarecrow Lovebite Fangs

The denture paste that is provided

The denture paste that is provided

The end result

The end result

 

Zombie:
Zombie can be even cheaper, if you are willing to sacrifice some of your clothes for shredding purposes, or have an outfit in mind that seems appropriate:

– Special effect wax £5 (large tube will last for a year)
– Fake blood £1 (large bottle will last for years)
– Make up £2
– Clothes and accessories already owned

Total = £8

 

Model and Makeup by: Nele Knueppel

Model and Makeup by: Nele Knueppel

 

Zombie spookiness!

Zombie spookiness!

Special effect make-up Blogger Nele Kneppell has kindly provided a step-by-step guide to the best zombie make up:

Finishing touches for Halloween Costumes

24 Oct

Last year I reviewed some freaky contact lenses from ColourYourEyes.com and loved them so much that I have bought them again this year.  I think that the scariest part of going all out with a costume like this is when you turn to look in the mirror and truly don’t recognise yourself! If you can freak out your friends just by staring at them – your Halloween mission is accomplished! Say no to slutty halloween costumes, scary is way more fun. The lenses were also very comfortable to wear, although I must say with the fake eyelashes too my eyes just felt very heavy! I perked up with a cocktail or two however. Lenses start from £8.99 and if you are going to multiple parties splash out a tenner for ones that last a little longer and can be reused time and time again.

Vampire Effect

Vampire Effect

 

For 28 days later zombie effect just wear one lense and keep one eye as normal

For 28 days later zombie effect just wear one lense and keep one eye as normal

 

White Out - Zombie/Ghost effect

White Out – Zombie/Ghost effect

Verdict: A chilling 9/10

Halloween Inspiration

20 Oct
spiders!

spiders!

Use Helium

Use Helium

Eyelash glue works a treat on skin

Eyelash glue works a treat on skin

old pillows and duct tape

old pillows and duct tape

A tropical twist on Mr Pumpkin

A tropical twist on Mr Pumpkin

Print these off for a quicker effect

Print these off for a quicker effect

Put a bowl inside to prevent leakage

Put a bowl inside to prevent leakage

 

Dress up this Halloween

24 Oct

I have decided this halloween to get back to basics with face paints. As a child my parents would make our outfits each year for pennies, and let our spooky make up do the trick! (or indeed treat) My favourite brand (for durability and brightness of colour) is Snazaroo:

The Halloween Face Painting Kit
Boasting enough face paint for up to 50 faces, Snazaroo’s Halloween Face Painting Kit (£12.49 RRP) is a staple for those looking for one all-encompassing pack for parties, which can be shared among lots of guests.

Each kit comes with eight Halloween-themed colours. What’s more, the included instructional booklet contains heaps of inspiration and step by step guides to creating numerous Halloween designs, that will take the horror out of face painting. The more adventurous can dream up their own designs.

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Snazaroo Face Painting Sticks
Snazaroo Face Painting Sticks (£4.99 RRP) are a quick and easy way to add a dash of horror to costumes.
Each pack contains four sticks – 1 black, 1 red, 1 green and 1 white – in a transportable, resealable kit. The sticks come in a helpful, crayon shape to make drawing on designs even easier.

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For money savers out there, use current code HALLOWEEN13 to receive 20% off at www.snazaroo.co.uk

Verdict: 8/10

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