Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Hallowe'en Outfit Prep!*

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hallowe'en Outfit Prep!*

Those who know me well, know that Hallowe'en is one of my favourite times of year!
I love a good excuse to throw a party and get dressed up - and Hallowe'en is just the perfect excuse!
I tend to really go to town on my Hallowe'en costumes, here are a few of the ones I've worn in the past:

Me as a Killer Bee in 2008!

And a Fallen Angel in 2009!
Of course this year, Hallowe'en is going to be less about going to a big adult party and more about it being Tyne's first Hallowe'en - so rather than my own costume, my thoughts are very much going to be on what he's going to wear!
My Mum throws a kiddies Hallowe'en party every year and has done since I was a child, its a brilliant night with bobbing for apples, trick or treating, spooky decorations, themed music and dancing and loads more!
I'm so excited for Tyne's to be going along for the first time!!
But, just for fun, I've been thinking about what I WOULD wear if I was going to a big Hallowe'en party myself this year.
I always think its nice to stand out from the crowd at these things - who wants to be just one of a dozen witches or cats?!!!
And so I thought I'd look to this years hit movies for costume inspiration!
 Hallowe'en costumes are SO much fun as there are endless options, here are a few of my favourite idea's!
Zombie Girl

With World War Z so high on the list of hit movies this year and Zombie's being the perfect Hallowe'en choice - this is bound to be a big hit!
Pirate Girl
Pirates have been popular for a while now, but I love the idea of making a pirate outfit more scary by tearing it up, adding some blood and throwing in some scary make up!
Vampire Vixen

The Twilight trend seems to be here to stay, and so a sexy vampire outfit seems very appropriate!
Dead Flapper Girl!

The Great Gatsby has been one of the biggest movies of the year so far, and it's really brought back the trend of the flapper style - but how do you apply that to Hallowe'en?! Simple! Make it a dead flapper girl!!!
 ANY costume can become a Hallowe'en one simply by inserting the word "dead" and adding in a little blood!

Wild West

With The Lone Ranger set to be one of the biggest films of the year, this wild western outfit seems like a very fitting choice this year!!!
What's been your favourite Hallowe'en costume to date?! As always, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I used to love throwing a Halloween party for Stacey and her friends but had to stop because there was always too much arguing and it would result in spending the whole two hours wiping away tears rather than being lots of fun. I may try it again when Oscar is older though as I hear boys are less trouble ;)

    I liked dressing up as a 'sexy' devil woman, although I think I was less sexy and more of a frumpy devil!

  2. I'm a big fan of Halloween too! In the past I've so been a bee, a pirate, Ming the Merciless, too much fun. This year Buscuit wants to be a witch and Wiggles is stuck with a pumpkins again. Hahaha :)

    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

  3. The dead flapper girl looks great! :)

  4. Love zombie and dead flapper girl, they are fab! x

  5. I love all of these outfits, I'd wear them all. Halloween is one of my fave times of the year too, even though I have never done much for it, it's pretty exciting! x

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