Most fashion experts will agree that the right carefully chosen accessory can make or break an outfit. And as the experts in all-things-dressing-up, we're here to tell you that the very same rule applies to your Halloween outfit. A good wig for example, a particularly scary weapon or realistic stick-on pus weeping skin sore can instantly catapult any mediocre Halloween fancy dress look from non-scary-borderline-silly, to spine tingllingly terrifying.
And a carefully chosen accessory can also transform a normal everyday outfit into something unspeakably spooky (if you're too tight or lazy to buy a proper costume). All the little dress-up extras could make all the difference to your Halloween fancy dress efforts. Essential accessories to make your Halloween costume even scarier...
Some of these make-up master classes are more ambitious than others as you will soon discover. We'd suggest starting with something simple. Assume you'll be rubbish at it and anything better than that will be a bonus. There are some amazing looks to recreate if you're talented with the face paint. Keep it simple if you're rubbish.
Witch or zombie hair can be created with relative ease as long as your hair is a decent length and you own a cheap comb. Back combing will leave you looking distinctively undead if you complete the look with just the right amount of appropriately horrible zombie/witch make up, so it's a great budget option too. Or if you're looking for a more ‘bespoke' Halloween hair do, you'll find a truly spooktacular selection of scary hair online. Backcombing is a simple way to look horrible for Halloween.
Scary teeth are great. And don't assume we mean vampire teeth. Vampires are traditionally done to death at Halloween (excuse the pun), so if you're thinking about creating some dastardly dentures for Halloween this year, try and resist the temptation to buy a rubbish pair of plastic fangs. Instead try something a bit more ambitious. If you really must do the vampire thing, at least make up for lack of imagination and create your own bespoke pointy teeth from scratch and pair with a decent vampire costume.