Classic Halloween Costume Inspiration


Every year brings new Halloween costume trends, from popular TV show characters to current music artists but nothing beats a classic Halloween costume. Here are some true timeless classic costumes that will never go out of style and still allow you to bring out your own creative flair. 

1. Witch

This popular Halloween costume has been around for over a century and still never gets old. Whether it’s the iconic Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, or something more akin to the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, the possibilities are endless. 

Add your own personal touch and bring out your inner witch by adding eye-catching cloaks, face paints, temporary tattoos, punk corsets and more. 

2. Vampire 

From Dracula, to Blade or David (The Lost Boys) vampires come in many forms. Keep it simple and try blend in with the living with some pale face paint and fangs or add a classic mid-century shirt to keep it old school. Put your own spin on the red and black Dracula attire by mixing in some cool cloaks, head pieces, jewellery, nails, fake blood etc. or go even darker and mysterious with punk boots and a long jackets. Whatever way you decide to wear this costume it's sure to be a hit. 

3. Zombie 

Whether you choose to be a traditional slow walking, shuffling, dumb, dead eyed zombie or a themed zombie such as a zombie princess, zombie firefighter etc. or even a quick paced, smart zombie from movies such as 'Warm Bodies' or 'I Am Legend' this costume is both easy to put together and sure to freak a few people out. 

Just choose your clothing, add a few rips, tears and some fake blood and get your make up look down - whatever kind of zombie you choose to be, you'll find so many great make up tutorials on you-tube. 

4. Clown

With a history stretching back over thousands of years, clowns have been haunting humanity's dreams since Ancient Egypt. Choose the traditional "circus style" with bright colours, bow ties, wigs, large shoes and a red nose or go dark and incorporate the scare factor with some inspiration from IT or Joseph Grimaldi (a hugely popular British entertainer in the late 18th century). The great thing about a clown costume is every clown has it's own style so no matter what type you choose you are sure to all be different and can stand out from the rest. 

5. Skeleton & Sugar Skulls 

Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was held on November 1. It was believed that on that day the souls of the dead returned to their homes, so people dressed in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits. Given that skulls, skeletons and sugar skulls represent death, mortality and honoring the dead - what better way to celebrate Halloween than some form of skeleton costume. Go traditional with white bones on a black background or make it colourful by incorporating your own take on sugar skull make up or mix it up and bring both elements together.  

Whatever costume you decide on, you are sure to turn heads when you walk into that Halloween costume party and maybe even win best fancy dressed, while keeping in line with the classics that have always made Halloween spooktastic.