Frighteningly Good Fashion this Halloween

by Freya Wilcox
adults enjoying a halloween party

Halloween does not need to be limited to the children dressing up in their finest witches hats or showing off some truly terrifying vampire fangs. Don’t be fooled – adults can certainly join in the fun, too!

As high street shop windows are emblazoned with orange and black and a plethora of pumpkins, it’s safe to say that this spooky season has a lot to offer in terms of outfits and accessories for adults. Check out our quick and cost effective ways to take part and  truly get in the spirit of things.

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Dare to Dress Up?

Supermarkets are a great place to pick up some bargains to get everyone excited for Halloween. We love the huge selection of costumes on offer at George at Asda and Tesco in particular; from the unnerving Harley Quinn to a creepy corpse bride. Perfect if you fancy going to town in a truly terrifying outfit.

And if you’re a Disney fan, Asda is the place to shop. Some of the most iconic villains are available, complete with wigs and sometimes headdresses as well. We’re channelling our inner Cruella de Vil already! Be sure to check out some of their online exclusives in this range, and others too.

ASOS is also a favourite, where the wide variety of clothing and accessories available doesn’t stop when it comes to a festive season – they totally embrace it and we can’t get enough. If you’re looking for something slightly more understated, such as themed slogan jumpers or lace witchy prints, this is definitely the place to go.

Fashion favourite Very has had a Halloween makeover too, with costumes that are slightly more sultry but with the odd unique piece thrown in (take a look at Miss Scissorhands and you’ll get the idea). If the Morticia Addams look is your bag, be sure to check out some of their other inventive designs that channel her signature silhouette perfectly.

Don’t forget to explore fun face paint ideas if you’re planning on going all out this Halloween – online inspiration is the best and will be sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

Take a look at some of our favourite complete looks below (if you dare).

Top 10 Spine-Tingling Sightings

Asda Disney Cruella de Vil Halloween costume
Asda £25
Asda - Disney Maleficent Halloween costume
Asda £22
Asda Ghostbusters Halloween costume
Asda £22
Asos Gin is my favourite spirit black tee
Asos £18
Asos flocked spider web mesh midi dress
Asos £28
Asos skeleton mini dress
Asos £25
Tesco corpse bride halloween costume
Tesco £16
Tesco - Zombie Cheerleader Halloween Costume
Tesco £16
Very - Midnight Vamp Halloween costume
Very £16.19
Very - Miss Scissorhands Halloween costume
Very £40.49

Fun Accessories

If you’re just looking to wear something simple this Halloween (without the threat of face paint and a wig), retailers have got the accessories totally right this year with far more choice than you can imagine. Fancy something a little more subtle and demure, or perhaps just that little bit silly? We’ve got you covered with our top 10.

From cute dangling earrings to a beautiful eye mask, our favourite accessories come from ASOS, Asda, Tesco, New Look, Claire’s and even Marks & Spencer. Each product is reasonably priced and, where appropriate, available in an array of sizes. We think these may be the go-to every Halloween!

Top 10 Spine-Tingling Sightings

Asda - Creepin it Real grey Halloween tee
Asda £6
ASOS - Glow in the Dark Cat Tights
Asos £10
Asos - Missguided Lace Fox Face Mask
Asos £6
Claires - Black Cat Costume Set
Claire's £10
Claire's - Clear Drop Skeleton Earrings
Claire's £5
Claires - Spiderweb Fishnets
Claire's £5
Marks and Spencer Black Cat Drop Earrings
Marks and Spencer £5
New Look - Skeleton Print Dress
New Look £12.99
Tesco - Halloween skeleton leggings
Tesco £8
Topshop - Blood Drip Gems
Topshop £7.50

Your Halloween Lookbook

These cost effective Halloween outfit and accessory ideas are pretty unusual and certainly make a statement. Whether you’re heading out to a party in something devilishly delightful, or are happily hosting for the children where a themed jumper and sparkly cat ears will do, we hope that this little insight into the high street’s finest will help you create that perfect Halloween look.

Who said Halloween can’t be just as fun in your 30s? Let’s face it, you know you’ll be first in line for apple bobbing and glasses of slime-ade anyway…

Read more great articles on women’s fashion here at alexie.co.

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