Are you having a hard time thinking of what to wear for Halloween? You don’t want to wear a bacon dress or dress as a plain ghost, right? You want to do something on your on without resorting to buying a last minute, leftover crappy costume from Party City! You want to be as SPIIICY as Stefon (see: Bill Hader), right?
|1) Skeletal Mod (Male or Female) – A Pairing of Chic Retro Dress and Skeletal Makeup; Try shading your skeleton to match the colors of your outfit.|
|2) Dark Alice (Female) – In the world of Alice (as in Alice in Wonderland), it’s a place full fantastic colors and Alice is blonde and dressed in a powder blue dress with white apron. Why not go dark and sensual? Alice through the looking glass meets Siouxsie Sioux.|
|3) Angel of Death (Male or Female) – Nothing screams foreboding than wearing head-to-toe black clothing. Try this unique take on the Angel of Death that steers clear of demonic red in favor of pale white and black with a slick 80s Goth inspired makeup.|
|4) Dia De Los Muertos (Female or Male)- A touch of the macabre with a brilliancy of colorful celebration. Mexican folklore in full effect! Men you can pull off this look too by using a Mariachi outfit or a Tuxedo – really the sky is the limit!|
|Get inspired by Gods and Goddesses outside of the Greeks/Romans like Tonantzin, Aztec Mother Earth Goddess. Here’s – click here – a wonderful mural to be inspired by, done in 1991 by Colette Crutcher|
|Go big and go nerdy. Why not pay tribute to the guy who has gotten people to re-focus on the work of NASA. Okay, so it was his style might have attract the initial buzz, but Bobak Ferdowsi is challenging the stereotypes of scientists and getting people to re-evaluate the initial impressions people have of them! Way cool!
|Gender Swapping characters seems to be trending with Cosplayers, why not try being a female Dr. Horrible, a male Mystique, a female Invader Zim, or a male Galandriel.|
|Get you friends together and do a series of characters trapped in snowglobes.|
|Look like you just walked out of a black and white movie.
|With a little creative makeup, you could look like piece of retro pop comic art.