Halloween Costume Ideas

Pana anul asta nu m-a prea pasionat aceasta sarbatoare nespecifica neamului nostru (nu ca as plezni de patriotism), dar cred ca sunt pe cale sa ma razgandesc acum ca am descoperit rochiile in stilul anilor ’50, cu imprimeuri kitsch numai bune de Halloween, de la Hell Bunny.

EN: Halloween is an imported holiday in my country, so I’ve never been much of a fan. I think I’m about to change my mind, though, now that I’ve discovered Hell Bunny’s range of kitsch print 50’s style dresses. An outfit that’s both fun and vintage-inspired? Oh, my! That’s a dream come true!

1.

a)

rochie halloween stil anii 50 cu imprimeu lilieciRochie Halloween stil anii ’50 cu imprimeu lilieci – 42,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) aici si aici (sau in varianta negru cu alb – aici);

Hell Bunny retro style bat print dress – 42,99£ here and here (also available in black and white).

b)

Sau o versiune mini:
EN: Or a mini version:

Hell Bunny Bat print mini dressHell Bunny bat print mini dress – 29,99£ here – all three colourways (and also here – in green; here – in black;

Rochie mini cu imprimeu lilieci – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici – toate variantele de culoare (aici – pe verde; aici – pe negru).

c)

O rochie cu lilieci merge desigur de minune cu…

EN: A bat print dress makes of course a match made in heaven hell with…

Asos bat wings clutch for HalloweenAsos bat wing clutch – 18£ here;
Plic cu aripi de liliac – 18£ (aprox. 42 ron) la Asos, aici.

d)

… si cu…

EN: ... and also with…

Vampire Bat Horror Halloween cardiganVampire Cardigan top – 29,99£ here;
Cardigan cu vampir/ vampirita – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

e)

halloween bat sequin mask and bat suspender tightsBat sequin maskhere – and bat suspender tightshere, 8£ each;
Masca liliac din strasuri – aici – si dresuri cu lilieci – aici, 8£ (aprox. 40 ron) fiecare.

Din ciclul “Unde-ti sta capul iti vor sta si picioarele” :).

f)

Daca sunteti in bani, am si o propunere de designer pentru look-ul de inspiratie “Dracula’s Bride”
EN: If you’ve got the cash, I also have a designer option for the “Dracula’s Bride” look:

Alexander McQueen Gothic Catholic Mandarin high low dressAlexander McQueen “Mandarin” collar high low dress in black and red – 2705€ here;
Rochie asimetrica, cu guler inalt Alexander McQueen – 2705€ aici.

dracula dead and loving itSursa foto: Cinemagia

Ii place si Contelui :)
EN: The Count approves :).

g)

halloween cat ears veil headbandBentita cu urechi de pisica si voaleta – 10£ (aprox. 53 ron) aici;
Cat ears veil headband – 10£ here.

h)

Hell Bunny 50s style black widow spider print Halloween dressHell Bunny 50’s style Black Widow Spider print Halloween dress – 46,99£ here and here;

Rochie Halloween cu imprimeu panza de paianjen/ Vaduva Neagra – 46,99£ (aprox. 250 ron) aici si aici.

i)

Pentru un look si mai “mortal”, purtati-o cu…

EN: For an even deadlier look, be sure to pair it with…

Spider cardiganSpider cardigan – 29,99£ here;
Cardigan cu paianjeni – 29,99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

j)

Si acum un mix “ingrozitor”:

EN: If you feel like mixing your horrors:

spider cobweb and skull print halloween dressSpider, cobweb and skull print dress – 41,99£ here;
Rochie cu imprimeu panze de paianjen si cranii – 41,99£ (aprox. 220 ron) aici.

k)

Sau poate preferati doar cranii, totusi:

EN: Or maybe you just wanna keep it simple, with just a bunch o’ skulls:

rochie cu imprimeu craniiRochie cu imprimeu cranii – 39,99£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici;
Day of the Dead 50’s skull print dress from Banned – 39,99£ here.

… desi, cu asemenea tatuaje, cred ca rochia “horror” e de prisos :).

l)

Frankenstein print dressFrankenstein (and other horrors) print dress – 39,99£ here; (there’s also a mini length version here);

Rochie cu imprimeu Frankenstein (si alte orori) – 39,99£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici (si exista si o versiune mini aici).

m)

rochie cu imprimeu horror ochiRochie cu imprimeu horror ochi – 24,99£ (aprox. 130 ron) aici;
Eyeball horror print mini dress – 24,99£ here.

n)

Ambele rochii de mai sus se asorteaza perfect cu un pulover cu niste “manute” scheletice verzi:

EN: A creepy cardigan with slimy green skeleton hands would finish off the look to perfection:

skeleton hand cardiganSkeleton hand cardigan top – 29.99£ here;
Pulover cu maini de schelet – 29.99£ (aprox. 160 ron) aici.

o)

Si, de fapt, de ce sa va opriti la o singura pereche de maini de schelet, cand puteti avea chiar doua:

EN: And why stop at just one pair of skeleton hands (that’s so mainstream!), when you can in fact have two:

manusi cu imprimeu schelet din piele pentru halloweenManusi schelet, din piele (ce ironic :)) – 22£ (aprox. 116 ron) la Asos, aici.
Asos leather skeleton gloves (a bit ironic, isn’t it :) – about them being leather I mean) – 22£ here.

Bineinteles ca daca preferati ceva mai subtil, si o rochie in stilul anilor ’50 fara imprimeu horror poate fi foarte bine folosita pe post de costum de Hallowen (si aici va indrum din nou, ca o plicticoasa ce sunt, spre postarea mea cu rochii anii ’50), mai ales daca machiajul, coafura si accesoriile sunt putin excesive (buze rosii, niste bucle mai interesante – ca ale manechinelor din pozele de mai sus – sau poate chiar o peruca stil Marilyn Monroe, o floare in par, ciorapi plasa negri, o poseta retro, un porttigaret etc.).

EN: Should you want to play it more subtle, a 50’s style dress without the kitschy horror print could make a great Halloween outfit as well (and here, for the millionth time, I’m referring you to my 50’s inspired dresses post) – especially if your make-up, hair and accessories are a bit over the top (think red lips, retro curls – I find the Hell Bunny models’ hairstyles very inspiring – or maybe even a Marilyn Monroe style wig, flower hair clips, black fishnet tights, a vintage inspired handbag, a cigarette holder etc.).

2.

V-ati plictisit de rochii retro si imprimeuri horror?
O alta idee de costum de Halloween care imi place este Wednesday Addams (din Familia Addams):

EN: Have you had enough of retro dresses and creepy prints? I haven’t, but oh, well. Another costume idea that I’m quite fond of is Wednesday Addams:

a)

rochie din catifea neagra cu guler alb din dantela stil wednesday addamsRochie din catifea neagra cu guler alb din dantela – 30£ (aprox. 160 ron) la Asos, aici;
Pop Boutique Wednesday Addams style black velvet dress with white collar – 30£ here.

b)

Daca n-aveti in dotare parul necesar pentru coditele impletite ale lui Wednesday Addams, se rezolva rapid cu o peruca, eventual chiar una care are deja codite:

EN: If your hair isn’t long enough to make it into Wednesday’s trademark braids, a brown wig should do the trick just fine and you can even get one that’s already braided:

wednesday addams braids wigWednesday Addams braided wig – 10,58£ here.

c)

Inainte sa apara la Asos rochia de mai sus, o aveam de mai demult in vederea pe asta, care insa nu mai exista decat in versiune pentru gravide (dar, avand in vedere ca are talia sus si e elastica, s-ar putea sa mearga purtata si de ne-gravide):

EN: Before the dress above showed up on the Asos website, I had this one in mind for a Wednesday outfit, but now it’s only available in the maternity range. However I think it might work for non-pregnant ladies as well given that it’s stretchy and has a high waist:

Asos black mesh skater dress with white collarAsos Maternity black mesh skater dress with white collar and cuffs and 3/4 sleeve – 32£ here;
Rochie neagra din voal cu guler si mansete albe si maneci 3/4, din gama Maternity – 32£ (aprox. 170 ron) aici.

d)

Sau, daca nu va plac rochiile evazate, puteti incerca o varianta mai sexy de Wednesday Addams, purtand o rochie conica:

EN: You can be a sexier version of this character by wearing a pencil dress instead of a flared one:

rochie neagra conica midi cu guler si mansete albe din dantela si maneci trei sferturiRochie conica midi neagra, cu guler si mansete albe din dantela si maneci trei sferturi – 75£ (aprox. 400 ron) aici.
Lydia Bright black midi pencil dress with white collar and cuffs and three-quarter-length sleeves – 75£ at Asos, here.

e)

Trick or treat book clutchAsos (Trick or) Treat book clutch – 28£ here;
Geanta plic/ clutch in forma de carte (Trick or) Treat – 28£ (aprox. 150 ron) aici.

f)

Iata si o rochie care cred ca ar incanta-o pe Morticia, dat fiind ca ei ii plac doar tulpinile de trandafiri, nu si florile (pe care le taie):

EN: Here’s a dress that might appeal to Morticia Addams’s sunny disposition, given that she’s in the habit of cutting the buds off of roses (and only keeps the stems):

Bleeding Rose DressBleeding rose dress – 43,99£ here;
Rochie cu imprimeu trandafiri insangerati – 43,99£ (aprox. 230 ron) aici.

g)

Chiar daca rochia-pulover de mai jos nu cred ca a fost gandita ca vestimentatie de Halloween, mie mi se pare ca ar merge tocmai bine pe post de Cousin Itt mai scarmanat, inainte sa-si usuce parul cu placa (sau gorila/ Big Foot/ caine ciobanesc):

EN: I doubt the jumper dress below was intended as a Halloween outfit, however I find it would make a pretty good “Cousin Itt right after the bath, before using the flat iron” (or a gorilla or Big Foot or a shepherd dog):

Fluffy Jumper dressAsos fluffy jumper dress – 40£ here;
Rochie-pulover “pufoasa” – 40£ (aprox. 210 ron) aici.

Mi se pare ca zambetul sagalnic de vino-ncoa’ al manechinului se potriveste DE MINUNE cu aceasta pufosenie extrem de sexoasa! Sunt sigura ca niciun Big Foot singuratic nu i-ar putea rezista!

EN: I think the model’s come-hither look is just what the ravishing sexiness of this fluffy motherf%%%%r needed! I bet no lonely Big Foot out there stands a chance!

Familia Addams(Cousin Itt este cel “paros”, din dreapta / EN: Cousin Itt is the hairy one on the right).

(Pentru inspiratie pe tema Familia Addams va recomand sa va uitati la acest pictorial absolut minunat de pe blogul The Cherry Blossom Girl.

EN: For inspiration on Addams Family costumes check out this amazing post on The Cherry Blossom Girl blog.)

3.

Tot din categoria costume involuntare de Halloween va prezint si aceasta rochie:

EN: Also from the involuntary Halloween costume category, I give you this dress:

Three Floor Dinosaur dress

Acesta creatie “edgy” ar fi fost un minunat costum de dinozaur (rawr!) dar luati-va gandul pentru ca s-a vandut la doar cateva zile de la aparitia pe site-ul Asos, desi costa 128£ (e marca Three Floor si o puteti vedea aici). Ceea ce inseamna ca acum cineva, undeva (de fapt mai multe persoane) o poarta in lume si NU pe post de costum de Halloween…

EN: This “edgy” creation would have made a great dinosaur costume (rawr!) but, alas, it sold out within days of appearing on the Asos website even though it costs 128£. (It’s by Three Floor and you can see it – but, sorry to rub it in, NOT buy it – here). Which means that there are (edgy) people out there who are actually wearing this (edgy) dress, perhaps even as you’re reading this, and NOT as a Halloween outfit…

4.

pumpkin bagAsos pumpkin across body bag – 18£ here;
Geanta in forma de dovleac – 18£ (aprox. 95 ron) aici.

Ramanem pe nota portocalie si va las cu aceasta geanta zambareata, care, asa cum se vede, trebuie pusa in evidenta cu ajutorul unui pulover flocos stil Cousin Itt.

EN: We end on a season-appropriate orange note with this smiley bag: notice how the excessively furry Cousin Itt style sweater makes it stand out! This Itt syle sure is an IT trend!

Happy Halloween shopping!