Best Halloween costume ideas for this spooky season

With spooky season just around the corner, there is plenty of competition with thinking outside the box. I am going to provide you with some ideas on where to buy the best affordable Halloween costumes, as well as how to design one from your own wardrobe.

The Costume Shop 

If you are looking to stand out from the crowd, the Costume Shop is the place to go to as they have a wide variety of costumes. From a Venus Fly Trap Mascot costume to a Stuffed Donald Trump, the Costume Shop never fails to produce the most random costumes. The prices vary, starting from as little as €8.99 up to €129.99 for those who are willing to splash the cash. You are definitely getting value for money as the costumes are guaranteed to turn heads. There is free delivery on all orders over €39 or you have the option to collect it at the warehouse based in Portlaoise. The only disadvantage to this store is that it is online-based only, so you have to be careful when selecting your size.

The Fancy Dress Store

The Fancy Dress Store is one of Ireland’s largest costumes outlets and provides over 5,000 products to rummage through. What differs it to the Costume Shop is that it is a physical store which is based in Stillorgan, and welcomes everyone to come view and try on costumes. The Fancy Dress Store also has a selection of the best Halloween costumes and also provides family costumes if you and the squad are planning on going extra. The prices range from €6.00 onwards so they are most definitely pocket-friendly. 

Now, costumes don’t always have to be bought, sometimes they are lying in the places you least expect such as your wardrobe. I am going to break down the steps on how you can easily DIY numerous costumes.

Skeleton Costume

Step 1: Throw on a black long-sleeved top.

Step 2: Cut out horizontal sections of a tight, white t-shirt creating a ribcage look.

Step 3: Add some black and white face paint to add to the costume!

Ariana Grande Costume 

Step 1: Grab a super short pink mini skirt.

Step 2: Throw on a pair of over the knee boots.

Step 3: Tie your hair into the highest pony imaginable and you are officially ready to rock it.

Mummy Costume 

Step 1: Throw on a white crop top and skirt

Step 2: Wrap white bandages over your legs and arms 

Step 3: Throw on some dark makeup and you’re ready to resurrect.

Pac- Man Ghosts

Step 1: Grab white and blue felt and draw pixelated eyes on them.

Step 2: Glue them to a coloured oversized t-shirt.

Step 3: Throw on a pair of black leggings matched with black runners and you are ready to rock it.

Halloween is fast approaching and is the ideal time to go all out with your costume and try something new. Whether you DIY your costume or purchase it, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and get crackin’.

Joy Nderitu

Image Credit: PetrKratochvil