If you've got it, haunt it!
The midnight hour is close at hand, and you’ve left your costume to the last minute!
Don’t let your fright night turn into a slight night, ghouls and boys; Glue has some handy tricks (or treats) up our sleeves to help you get into the spooky spirit.
Gather round the cauldron and get ready to be inspired, there’s less than one week left ‘til Halloween!
SIMPLE COSTUME IDEA: WITCH
"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble." - Song of the Witches, Macbeth
Easily recognisable, easy to put together and classic Halloween cool, you can’t go wrong with dressing as a witch for the spooky season.
Team a black dress and heels with a witches’ hat and broom, and you’ll have everyone under your spell!
For added spook, go for so-chic-right-now black lipstick.
SIMPLE COSTUME IDEA: SCARECROW
"I haven't got a brain... only straw. But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don't they?" - Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz
Looking to do something a little different? Why not try an adorable scarecrow!
The trick to nailing this look is to layer, and get a country vibe going. An adorable playsuit or overalls with an oversized denim jacket worn over the top,or tied at the waist, is a perfect place to start.
Team your look with boots, a straw hat and a cheeky crow to hit a home run in this quirky look.
SIMPLE COSTUME IDEA: FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER
"It's alive, it's alive, IT'S ALIVE" - Henry Frankenstein, Frankenstein
One of the original modern-day monsters, you’d be hard pressed to find a person who hasn’t heard of Frankenstein and his monster, created by Mary Shelley in the early 1800's.
Paint your face green, add some bolts to your neck and you’re all sorted.
A word of warning though, we’ve heard this costume can be electrifying.
SIMPLE COSTUME IDEA: ALEX DeLARGE of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
"Initiative comes to thems that wait" - Alex DeLarge, A Clockwork Orange
This easy-to-execute costume is a nostalgic crowd-pleaser. Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 film 'A Clockwork Orange' is considered by many as a cinematic masterpiece for its depiction of a depressing dystopian future and its anti-hero protagonist Alex, a sociopathic criminal and truly horrifying monster.
Get a friend to help you apply a false eyelash under one of your eyes, or grab an eyeliner pencil and draw one on.
We promise you’ll look real horrorshow!
Get the look with the Doc Marten 1460 8-eye boots, and a white shirt.
CREEP IT REAL: HALLOWEEN-Y WITHOUT A COSTUME
If costumes aren’t your thing, but you still want to get into the supernatural spirit, Zoe Karssen’s range of bat and spider prints will have you looking the part with minimal fuss and maximum style.
You can never have too many skeletons in your closet - or skulls on your clothes. Cheap Monday’s skull logo is a kitsch option for Halloween, and a perfect streetwear addition to your wardrobe all year round.
BOW DOWN WITCHES
Have a more classy (yet still creepy) affair? Keep your wardrobe black, romantic and classic to bring a bit of Halloween-friendly goth glamour to your ensemble.
Off-the-shoulder tops, like Mau 1979 Top by Maurie and Eve, give an updated and gothique twist to the current trend of off-shoulder silhouettes. Team with a pencil skirt or tailored trousers with heels for high class Halloween couture.
For a head-to-toe look, a jumpsuits and rompers can't go wrong- especially if they're short, chic and dramatic. Look for details that tie back to the Halloween theme, like Keepsake's Motion Playsuit with bat wing sleeves.
Words: Paige Maris
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