8 Ways To Help You Choose The Best Halloween Costume For You
How can you choose the perfect or the best Halloween costume for you?
Halloween costumes come in different styles, shapes, sizes, colors and designs, which makes it really hard to choose what kind of outfit you should wear for said holiday.
Should you dress up as a witch, vampire, zombie or something else entirely? Should you be scary and terrifying or sweet, nice and lovely?
Should you go with glamorous and magnificent or creepy and sinister? How can you choose the right and most suitable Halloween costume for yourself?
Categorizing Halloween Costumes
If you're faced with way too many choices, the best way to deal with this is to categorize Halloween costumes.
This makes things easier for you because it helps to narrow down your choices so that, instead of having to choose from what seems like millions of different outfits, you only have to choose from a few. But in what ways can you categorize the millions of Halloween costumes out there?
1. Scary Costumes
Are you aiming to be frightening?
There are many different kinds of scary costumes out there for all those that wish to strike fear and terror in the hearts of people.
These costumes can look downright creepy not to mention horrifyingly scary especially depending on what kind or what design you choose to get.
For instance, the Rubie's Costume Lady Gruesome does look spooky with the tattered effect of the dress as well as its color, but there are many other costumes that look spookier and scarier than this.
It all depends on how frightening you want to be. It's up to you just how scary and frightening you want to be on Halloween.
You could even go for a creepy and haunting look if that's what you prefer. But remember that your costume isn't the only thing that can frighten people.
It's also in the way that you act as well as the makeup and props that you make use of to make yourself look and seem scarier to others.
2. White-Colored Costumes
What do you think about the color white?
At first glance, white may not seem at all scary to people. It comes across as a nice and light color, which would certainly not get people to think about darkness and evil and other such things.
However, even white has the capability of instilling fear in people. What would you feel like if you find yourself in a place where every single thing that you see is colored white?
Who says white is only for the light side, that it's only the color of purity and innocence and angels and heaven?
Even an all-white getup can be creepy and scary. Imagine walking around all by yourself in a place that's completely covered in white and you can't see anything but an endless sea of white and more white. Not exactly comforting, is it?
If you're going for an all-white look, then I recommend this corpse countess costume. Just look at how elegant and beautiful it is with its intricate design and with the way the dress reaches down to your feet.
You can even wear this to creep people out and try to scare them. Complete the look by donning a white wig and putting on white makeup.
And, remember, just because the costume says "corpse countess" doesn't necessarily mean you have to be one if you're wearing this outfit. With the way this dress looks, you can be a princess or a queen or even a goddess.
Just add the appropriate props and accessories to complete your look. For instance, you can get a white-colored crown if you want to be royalty for Halloween.
What would you feel if you encounter someone who is white all over, from their hair, to their face, to their clothes and right down to their toes?
Scenarios like this can get people frightened as well as wary of possible danger lurking around. White can also mean silence and if everything is much too quiet, it can also be cause for alarm.
The dress featured above can definitely creep people out with how white it is but, aside from that, it can also help you stand out in a crowd especially if you're the only one who's prominently dressed in white.
3. Black and Mystery
Look mysterious in your black costume
The color black can give off a sense of mystery and intrigue because, with everything so dark, how can you see anything? You would certainly be curious to know what is going on or what is happening.
Intrigue people and make them guess which character you're portraying with a black-colored costume like the one featured below.
With costumes like these, you can be anything you want to be like being a dark princess or queen, warrior, goddess or anything and anyone else you want to be. You could easily add a dark angle to anyone or anything you choose to dress up as.
For instance, if you want to portray a goddess with this dress, you could be a goddess with the powers of darkness or you could even be a goddess of death. Get a scythe and you could even be the Grim Reaper.
You'll just need to add the appropriate and necessary props and makeup to complete your look such as getting a crown if you want to be a dark queen.
4. Elegant Costumes
Look spectacularly awesome
Just because we're celebrating Halloween doesn't mean that you have to look scary and creepy or even disgustingly horrifying.
If you don't want to go the scary route and would instead prefer to still look beautiful and fabulous for the holiday in question, you can go with costumes like the beautiful vampire outfit featured below.
Who says you have to wear a scary outfit just because it's Halloween?
These kinds of costumes look supremely elegant and stunning with the way they are styled and designed.
You can find ones that look like ball gowns or ones that are cut differently or even ones that have patterns and shapes on them.
5. Traditional Classic Costumes
Want to go with the usual?
When you speak of characters or creatures for Halloween, the ones that would usually come to mind are witches, zombies, ghosts and the like.
These are the classic and traditional creatures that people most often dress up as for Halloween.
If you want to stick with the usual, then go with these types of costumes. You're sure to find plenty of these available in varying styles and designs.
For instance, aside from black-colored witch costumes like the one you can see below, there are also other colors for witch outfits such as black and red or even black and orange.
Black would be the classic and traditional color for witches' outfits. But, just because you're going with something usual doesn't mean you can't look gorgeous in it.
Take the FunWorld Gothic Witch Costume you can see above for example. It's colored black just like how a traditional witch costume should be, but it's also got ruffles and that adds to its unique look, which is why I recommend this particular outfit if you want to be a witch for Halloween.
The ruffles and the way this dress has been made can really help you stand out from all the others who opted to wear the usual witch costume. You're still a witch, only with much more flair and style. How's that for elegant?
6. Blood-red Costumes
For a bloody and chilling look
Love isn't the only thing that can be associated with red. Blood also comes in a red color.
Red may be a bright color, but this isn't the only shade of red around. There are darker shades of red.
Red-colored costumes can be reminiscent of blood, depending on what kind it is, and this can make you look downright creepy and terrifying.
But, of course, there are costumes that may appear blood-red in color but can still look beautiful and gorgeous just like the outfit that you can see featured below.
The minimal black colors of this outfit just serves to accentuate and highlight its blood-red color, making it look even more appealing.
Look stylish and stunning with this dress costume. You can be a princess, queen, etc. Because Halloween doesn't have to mean scary.
If you want to go for a more elegant and sophisticated look, then go for it. Instead of scaring people, you can impress them with your costume instead. You could even come up with a story that goes alongside your dress.
7. Colorful Costumes
For those that don't want to be scary in any way, shape or form
For costumes that aren't scary in the least, go with those that are bright and colorful. There are a lot of costumes with light and whimsical tones to them.
Some even have beautiful patterns and designs to them that can only remind you of the good and lovely things in life rather than the dark and gory.
These outfits usually wouldn't have a single speck of black in them such as in the case of the colorful costume you can see below.
One of the good things about these costumes is that they come in a variety of gorgeous-looking colors so you can just choose to wear a dress that is made up of your favorite color.
And, just like you can see in the costumes featured above and below, these dresses can even look vastly elegant and are sure to help you stand out in a crowd.
It's in the way they are styled and designed with the colors really looking so vibrant and full of life while the cut of the dresses make them look so stunning.
With these kinds of costumes, you could be anything that you want to be. For instance, just add some wings to these costumes and get yourself a wand of some sort and you can now be a fairy. If you get yourself a crown, you could even be a queen or a princess or even a goddess.
8. Popular Character Costumes
Dress up as your favorite book, movie, game, etc character
If you run out of ideas on who to dress up as for Halloween, then you can always consider dressing up as popular characters from books, movies, games and the like. Or maybe you really just want to dress up as one of your favorite characters for Halloween.
If so, you'll find that there are actually a whole lot of costumes that you can find for any of these characters most especially the really popular and well-known ones.
Take the costumes that you can see below as an example. At first glance, you'll know right away that they are Cinderella costumes and yet the 2 dresses look different from each other.
These aren't the only Cinderella costumes you can find out there. There are a lot of many different variations to this costume, so you can choose the one that you like best.
You can go for one with a brighter or lighter shade of blue. You can even go for a more modern look if that's what you prefer.
Aside from Cinderella, you can dress up as some of the other Disney princesses like Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Jasmine from Aladdin.
Of course, you don't necessarily have to be a princess for Halloween. You could even opt to dress up as a Disney villain instead, if you're so inclined. But there's no need to limit yourself to Disney characters.
You could dress up as a superhero, antagonist or some other character from your favorite books, movies and games like characters from X-Men or Kingdom Hearts.
Have you found the right costume for yourself for Halloween?
These are just some of the many possible categories of costumes that you could choose to dress up as for Halloween.
Narrowing things down should help make it easier for you to find what you're looking for.
It's important to have a clear idea of what you want so you could save yourself the trouble of trying to find the right costume for yourself.
So, for example, if you want to or are planning to be a vampire for Halloween, then you should limit your costume search so you'll only have to see vampire outfits instead of also having to see other kinds of costumes
Remember to go with a costume that you actually want to wear so you can truly enjoy and have fun during this holiday.
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