With Halloween nearly upon us, it’s time to get excited about the upcoming festivities, start party planning and find out perfect Halloween costume!

The most important decision to make is what route to go down for your costume – is there a specific theme? Are you going to go ghoulish? Scary? Sinful? So much to choose from! To help you out, here is our guide to getting through the costume selection process!

Make a gameplan! Picking the perfect outfit takes a little bit of planning. You don’t want to be rocking up to the scariest night of the year with a costume that leaves a lot to be answered for.

You need to consider what your night entails – if you’re trick or treating and going to be walking some distance, you may want to consider the comfort of your costume. If you’re attending a party; is there a theme? What is everyone else wearing? Do you want to team up with a friend or a group? Personally, I LOVE a group theme! There’s nothing more fun than dressing up with your gang.

Choose your character: What characteristics do you want your character to have? Do you want to be scary or something more lighthearted and humorous? Sexy or cute? Are you wanting to make a political statement, or poke fun at a piece of pop culture? Be original!

Buy your costume: Once you’ve got a good idea of what character you want to dress up as for Halloween, it’s time to go shopping. In addition to buying a costume, don’t forget those vital accessories that are necessary to bring your character to life. Shoes, hats, gloves, jewellery, wigs and facial hair are all critical elements of your look, so don’t forget these items that are sure to set your costume apart from the rest.

Accessories are also a great way to make a more of an understated impact if you’re not doing the whole full on dress up thing. You could definitely rock a pair of skeleton stockings with a little LBD, or a simple werewolf mask would work with jeans and a t-shirt for a teen wolf vibe.

halloween accessories

Make up is another important tool in achieving a fantastic look, especially around Halloween, and there are so many great face paint options and effects. Need some inspiration?

Face Paint for Halloween

Need Some Ideas? Here are some of the most popular costume ideas that will surely get the wheels of your imagination turning!

Halloween costumes

Halloween costumes - skeleton bat witch

If you’re the one throwing the party, don’t forget to go all out with caved pumpkins and Halloween treats! There’s even a website dedicated to helping you make the perfect zombie pumpkin! While the Homicidal Homemaker is sure to give you get your gory treats on fleek.

So with FunAntics on your side for costumes you’ve really no excuse not to have the perfect Halloween!

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