Eeeek, it’s Halloween and double Eeeek because I left it until the last minute to go to buy a costume! (AGAIN!) At around 2pm today I decided that it was time to go off in search of something to wear tonight…Every year I vow to be more organised and to take things more seriously but it just never happens. I was naively optimistic that I would be able to find something, something that would look good, perhaps maybe some black cat ears so that I could dress up as Catwoman or a set off face paints with a cool wig… I was so, SO wrong!
I went first to my local Tesco’s, who’s Halloween section was so small it took me about 10 minutes to find it. They had lots of Haribo and witches hats but nothing much better than that…I should have know when I passed their empty pumpkin section that things were going to be tough. I left and headed to Poundland, who were bound to have something, rIght?! I fought my way through the crowds towards their Halloween aisle! It was massive, probably the biggest area of a shop solely dedicated to Halloween that I had ever seen… I couldn’t believe it, I would definitely be able to find something here! Well, that’s what I thought, until I looked closer and saw that the whole aisle (and I am talking section and sections here)… was completely EMPTY! There wasn’t a single thing left, not a spider, not a cobweb, just a few orange napkins, some plastic feet and an empty wig packet…A few straggly desperate shoppers were slowly rummaging through the left overs, their expressions stony and desperate…it was like something from the Walking Dead…I didn’t have much of a choice but to go home.
I almost gave up on Halloween, but as I was walking home I suddenly had a brain wave… I didn’t have any face paint, but I did have some white and black eye shadow and a black eye liner pencil, which would be enough…I used a make-up brush to cover my face in white powder and then once that was done, I added the black detail: A line through the mouth, check hollows, black eye rings and a black nose…There wasn’t a costume, so I made myself into a SKELETON! It was really simple and the best thing about it I already had all the things at home! I really would recommend it if you don’t know what to go as or if you have left things to the last minute like me 🙂 The main focus of my Halloween outfit was my face, so it meant I could wear an all black look with ripped frayed jeans, black leather boots, leather jacket and silver chain bracelet and ethnic necklace.
You may have been a bit more organised than me and are going for something a bit more than just face-paints, if so, the gothic haute-couture looks then Marko Mitanovski are the perfect choice for you! I had the pleasure of seeing his SS16 collection at the amazing POP PR Press Day and it was amazing! Marko’s S/S 2016 collection is inspired by the amorphous forms found in nature, and contemplates the phenomena of pain and fear. Focusing on the visualisation of cathartic pain release, expressionist artist Munch’s ‘The Scream’ and Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ and ‘Psycho’, helped build the collections dramatic and organic form and texture, which is dominated by leather and latex. Now that is some scary fashion!
Are you doing anything special this Halloween? What are you going as?
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, ABI xxx
Suede Boots – RUSSEL & BROMLEY
Black Cashemere Roll-Neck – MASSIMO DUTTI
Black Leather Jacket – ZARA
Leather Coin Belt worn as Bracelet
Ehtnic Necklace – ACCESORIZE