It’s a well known fact: Halloween and Booze go hand in hand. And luckily, we just happen to love booze, as well as Halloween. So it should come as no surprise that here at London Loves Booze, we’ll be celebrating Halloween in a big way. And you should too, if you’re a true fan of the booze..
Firstly, it’s important to consider your costume. Chances are that if there’s booze incorporated into your Halloween weekend, you’ll be out and about (see here for ideas). We’re thinking a ball, a club, a movie fright night. Whatever the event, it’ll be important to consider your outfit, given that is pretty much the one singular thing that brings people, and even nations, together at this ridiculous public holiday. There are two choices here. Number one being hiring an expensive outfit from an over-priced fancy dress shop. Second option being to make your own! Half the price, double the effort, but triple the reward. Really, you can’t go wrong.. We’ve been scouting around for ideas already and Spoonfed have got a pretty good article for all those creative crafty types: Homemade Halloween Costumes. Here’s a few of their ideas:
Guys: The Joker Costume
Nothing’s scarier than a megalomaniacal crazy man who has a tendency to shove pencils through people’s skulls and blow up hospitals. Take advantage of the fact that one this year’s best scary costumes can also be one of the easiest with some liberal application of face paint and makeup.
Hunt down some white face paint, lipstick and liquid eyeliner to recreate the Joker effect – if you’re really feeling daring you can even get some temporary green hair colouring. For the clothes, get a blue collared shirt, a green vest and blue or brown trousers to complete the look.
Girls: The Corpse Bride Costume
The classic corpse bride costume has two advantages in the scary department. One – it’s a corpse so you’ve got fear of death covered. Two – it’s a bride which will send every single male in the room running for the hills.
Start with a layer of white face paint (you might want to add just a touch of blue or gray to give you that half-decayed look) and really go to town with the eyeliner and mascara. Use white or blue lipstick for those cold, dead lips. All that’s left is hunting the charity shops for a wedding gown and adding some rips, tears and dirt stains from when you clawed your way out of the grave.
Lilies should, of course, be the flower bouquet of choice.
There’s plenty more ideas in their article. Second up, you’ll want to consider where to go. But we’ll be covering this in Part 2.. stay tuned.