Finding the right costume for Halloween can be a total nightmare. Not only are you expected to look bomb, but you also have to outdo last year’s Halloween costume. But every year you’re faced with the same dilemma. Should you go full-blown scary, or keep it cute and pretty? Read this article and see if you dare to recreate any of these inspiring Halloween creations.
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Now, let’s get into 15 Halloween beauty and fashion trends that never go out of style.
No one said you have to dress up like a monster on Halloween. If you’re a true fashionista at heart, allow yourself to get “carried away” by the most iconic gal on TV.
Carrie Bradshaw spent six seasons rocking some pretty badass and quirky looks that called for a lot of confidence. I mean, who could forget her strappy heels and tulle skirt look? Sure, many years have passed and trends have come and gone. But being fabulous will never go out of style! You’ll only need a tulle skirt and heels. Then you’d have to spend some quality time curling your hair “A La Carrie”. You’ll look like a million bucks at that Halloween party, that’s for sure! You won’t be able to stop yourself from playing the theme song of the show in your mind as you’re walking down the street. But, you know, stay away from buses and puddles!
Retro Barbie and Ken
Halloween isn’t just a time you can wear costumes and scare people. It’s a time when you get to live in your very own Dream House! Well, at least in your head! Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old to play with dolls. Get inspired by the most iconic doll in history.
We’re talking about Barbie, of course! Okay, so no matter how hard we try, our closet will never be as fashion forward as Barbie’s. But you could definitely become a real-life doll this year and add a little twist to your costume. Put a spin on an all-time classic, and go as retro Barbie! All you need to win over Ken’s heart is a retro bathing suit or 60s style a line dress. Then, you’ll need to add a fabulous pastel blue winged eyeliner. And lastly, you’ll get to accessorize like there’s no tomorrow. With this costume, life in plastic will for sure be fantastic!
Cher Horowitz From Clueless
Whether you’re Cher, Dionne, or Amber, you can be totally “clueless” this Halloween with this timeless nostalgic 90s costume. All you need is a plaid skirt and thigh-high socks and voila! You’ll instantly feel like the super popular, rich teen we all wanted to be.
The look alone is as iconic and timeless as it gets. But if you really want to nail this one, you’ll also need a ton of personality to go with it. Cher wasn’t afraid to deal with unwanted male attention by shoving creeps out of her way.
And she was totally okay with being picky about shoes and men! Channel your inner Cher this year, and step out of your invisible Beverly Hills mansion with this timeless look. And if someone dares to mess with you, just simply say, “As If!”
You literally don’t even need an outfit to pull this one off! That’s great news for those who suck at putting together a costume, but absolutely Rock a makeup brush! And all you have to do is look to the Stars for inspiration. Then, grab some purple, blue, and pink eyeshadows.
The shimmer-field Urban Decay Moondust palette has every color you’ll need, but any brand will do. Then dust the middle of your face with purple and pink shades, starting from your brow bones. Don’t forget to include your eyes and the bridge of your nose too.
For the finishing touch, draw some constellation freckles on your face using white liquid eyeliner. You’ll truly be aiming for the stars with this gorgeous Halloween makeup look that will leave everyone stars truck!
Sandy From Grease
Forget your run-of-the-mill ghost, witches, and ghouls and let your inner bad girls come out to play. All you need to rock Sandy’s costume is some major attitude? And a few more things. You can go on Amazon and get the whole look for around $40 bucks.
Or you can style it yourself and get a black off-the-shoulder top, a pair of leather leggings, and heels. If one of your besties is good with hair, then ask them to step in. you’ll need a bit of help recreating Sandy’s vintage hairdo.
Of course, you can always do it yourself. if you do decide to DIY it, know that you’ll have to spend some time backcombing it. But you can also skip this step and just put some curlers on and let them air dry and voila! You’ll have all the boys singing, “You’re the one that I want” in no time!
Dazzle everyone at that Halloween party by going as one of nature’s most adorable animals. All you need is a strapless dress, a pair of stilettos and some antlers and you’ll look like the prettiest reindeer in all of the land.
Lauren Conrad tried this look before, and she couldn’t help adding a touch of class. She designed a pair of delicate Insta-worthy antlers with her gorgeous dress. But, if you’re on a budget you can buy brown leggings, or brownish halter top, and deer antlers online. Just don’t forget to focus on your makeup because that’s what’s really going to sell your look. Add some black makeup to the tip of your nose, some whiskers to your cheeks and some light brown freckles.
But the magic really happens when it’s time to design your antlers head crown. You can add flowers, leaves, and even butterflies! Just, you know, don’t get caught in the headlights!
Botched Plastic Surgery Victim
Sometimes the best way to look your best on Halloween is to look your worst. But you don’t need the steady, or in this case, unsteady hands of a surgeon. You just need a black eyeliner to create stitch marks all around your eyes, nose, and forehead.
You’ll feel like a celebrity who’s going under the knife in less than no time. But remember, the point here is to look like a botched plastic surgery victim. So don’t forget to add some red lip gloss to create fake wounds on some of the stitch marks. But don’t worry if you botch up the look a bit because that will just make it look even more real!
You can never go wrong with dressing up as pop stars from the 90s! Turning yourself into a teeny bopper is super easy and budget-friendly too. That’s pretty good news for those who love being resourceful. Plus, you’ve got plenty of icons to choose from like the Spice Girls, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys.
But if you really want people to bow down, then turn yourself into the ultimate teeny bopper – Britney spears! Her baby one more time video outfit is super easy to recreate with just a few items. I mean come on! You can never go wrong with a Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera costume! It worked wonders for Kylie Jenner who completely won Halloween in 2016! Her Christina Aguilera dirty rendition was freaking flawless.
How did she end up looking more like Christina Aguilera than Christina Aguilera herself? We’ll never know!
Everybody knows that witches and Halloween go hand-in-hand. Cute, scandalous, or scary, you can never go wrong with the timeless classic like this one.
You’ll put a spell on anyone who lays eyes on you with this bewitching makeup look. You can keep it totally cutesie, or go the scary route and add a fake nose and warts. It’s up to you! But if you’re a child of the 90s then there’s a trio of sisters you immediately think of when someone says “witch”.
Call two of your besties and get them to dress up as the Sanderson sisters from the movie “Hocus Pocus”. While this look is as bewitching as it gets, keep in mind that it’s not that easy to recreate. It involves some banging makeup skills, a wig, and a dress, but once you nail it, everyone will be begging you to put a spell on them!
It’s not easy pulling off the look of a fictional character, let alone one that’s a cartoon. But there’s just something so adorable and classic about Betty Boop. Thankfully, the one thing that truly sells the look is the wig and the body movements.
If you like bringing your character to life, then you’ll have a blast recreating this beautiful icon. And while the makeup won’t be that easy to recreate, it’s also not as complicated as it looks. Just you’ll end up with your eyebrows way up in your forehead! You’ll also need to do a little shopping and get some red lipstick, a red sleeveless mini dress, and a pair of black or red pumps.
Then you’ll need some accessories to complete the look like some gold bangle bracelets, and earrings. Now you’re all set, and absolutely boopalicious!
Ursula is hands-down one of the scariest sea witches in Disney movie history. Not only is she willing to do whatever it takes to get what she wants. But she’s truly wicked on the inside too. To recreate the Disney Villains you’ll need some purple paint and a lot of patience.
We sure hope you like makeup because you’ll need to swim in purple body paint. Well, not literally! But you’ll need tons of creamy purple paint. You’ll need a white wig too, but you can always purchase the entire Ursula costume online. But here’s the fun part: the outfit is pretty easy to recreate.
All you need is a simple black dress. But if you don’t have Ursula’s impressive curves, make sure to add some padding, now you’re ready to steal Prince Eric from Ariel!
We’ve finally found an excuse to wear a tiara as an adult! Now you’ll never have to worry about someone telling you that it’s not okay to turn yourself in to Disney royalty. After all, Halloween doesn’t just have to be about ghosts, ghouls, and other worldly creatures.
And besides, if some folks can dress up as superheroes, you have every right to use a little Disney magic to transform yourself into a Disney Princess. And there are so many to choose from too! There are tons of costume stores you can find online, or you can search for Disney princess costume on Amazon.
If you’re on a budget, dust off that dress you wore to prom. Then all you need is some good makeup and a hairdo to charm Prince Charming at the ball!
All things unicorn took over 2017 and it looks like this trend is here to stay. Who could say no to pretty pastel rainbow colors and glitter, you can purchase a unicorn costume online easily. But that’s just taking the easy way.
To get the look adjust right, you’ll have to spend a couple of hours building up the look. Just remember, there’s no such thing as too much color and glitter, so it’s okay to make a total mess! Just ask Jenna Dewan. Her unicorn costume literally broke the internet, so she certainly wins the most sparkly Halloween unicorn costume ever.
She rocked the look from the horn to the unicorn hair all the way down to the dress. So give Jenna a run for her money this year and get creative, add a little magic and a pound of glitter, and you’re all done!
Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood
The good news is that you only have two half of your face. The bad news is that it’s not a super simple makeup look. There’s some detail and intricate work involved.
But if you love watching YouTube tutorials and you’ve got the patience of a saint, then look no further. Start by ordering a Little Red Riding Hood outfit online. Then concentrate on the makeup. Contour half your face to get the pale white complexion. Then add layers of red and purple to your eyelids. Here comes the hard part. Recreating the wolf is what really sells the look. Once you’ve drawn the hairs and evil stare, slip on your red cloak and keep your head down.
That way everyone can be surprised when they see there’s a big bad wolf hiding underneath.
The mermaid look is hauntingly pretty. Just ask Lauren Conrad. She designed a sparkly mermaid costume that was to die for. We seriously wouldn’t mind wearing it outside of Halloween. The dress was so pretty, you could even wear it on the red carpet! To turn yourself into a real-life mermaid, you can wear a flowy dress, or buy a mermaid tail online.
You’re also going to need some mythical accessories, like a conch shell bra, which you can DIY or get on Etsy. No matter what you wear, make sure that the focus is on the makeup. With a couple of highlighters and purple eye shadow, you can create shimmering scales on your forehead, cheeks, and arms. And instead of red lipstick, go for a metallic blue or purple.
You know what they say, always be yourself unless you can be a mermaid!
That’s all for 15 Halloween beauty and fashion trends that never go out of style. Have you decided what you’re going to dress up as this Halloween?
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