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Halloween Costume Ideas
- Taz or Tasmanian Devil Costumes
The Tasmanian Devil, or Taz for short, is a creation of Robert McKimson on behalf of Warner Brothers for its Looney Tunes cartoon series. Based upon the real tasmanian fevil animal, specifically in regard to its insatiable appetite and endless...
- Halloween Masks
No matter how we dress on Halloween and what type of costume we have on, the Halloween mask is crucial to making the entire outfit and look work, and so selecting the right kind for how you want to dress, and the theme you choose, is crucial to...
- Adult Halloween Costumes
When you think of adult Halloween costumes you think of the obvious naughty type or the short skirts and costumes showing a lot of leg, or whatever else. I thought in this batch of adult Halloween costumes we could look at different types that are...
Goth Masks and Veils
An interesting side effect of people who really practice a Gothic lifestyle, is it has had a strong impact on many people, which don't live the lifestyle, but enjoy some Gothic cosplay.
Consequently, you can have real Goths and imitators blending together a Gothic festivals, although no one really minds. It's just the way it is.
That has also resulted in people dressing up for costume parties and Halloween in Gothic attire, as well at almost every Carnival celebration there is, if not all of them.
So the Gothic mask and veil is a very popular choice at these times to wear, although those immersed in the Gothic lifestyle can be found to wear them in everyday life. That is usually related to a facial veil than an actual mask, but there can be exceptions.
Either way, Gothic masks and veils look very cool, and there can be some very outrageous ones, as seen below.
Gothic Glasses and Goggles
I know this first photo is stretching it to call it a Gothic mask. But eyeglasses, for real Goths, is definitely an important accessory, and those goggles on the top of her head have the look of a mask. They could also be considered Steampunk.
But most importantly, I couldn't pass up showing that doll, which was meant to be a general replica of her look. Pretty cool!
Southern Belle Costumes
- Southern Belle Halloween Costumes
Just out of curiosity I started to look around at what a costume of a Southern Belle would look like and if there even was such a thing. To my surprise and delight, I found a whole bunch of them and they looked gorgeous on the ladies and young...
This Gothic cat mask looks great. The silver color against the dark background of her hair and clothing helps it to stand out nicely. The way it flows with her eyes is also very compelling.
Gothic Cat Mask
Homemade Scary, Horror Halloween Costumes
- Homemade Scary, Horror Halloween Costumes
For a Halloween costume to be truly scary and considered one that instills a little horror into the viewer, it has to go to a place that is disturbing to most. Those who try to be scary looking are those usually not really considered scary, but...
Dark Gothic Lace Mask
I love this Gothic lace mask. The photo is a fantastic one, including the way she has her eyes closed to showcase the dark eye shadow which blends in as part of the lace. The dark lipstick on her light face also gives it an astounding look. Great Gothic Mask!
Gothic Lace Mask
Wizard of Oz Costumes
- Wizard of Oz Costumes
The legendary characters from the Wizard of Oz are among the most recognizable fictional characters in the world, and that amazing group of people and animals are fantastic for a Halloween costume. What's great about the Wizard of Oz, is it not...
Gothic Fantasy Lace Mask
This Gothic mask is edgy in that it is usually included as part of a fantasy someone may have, although it could be used as part of the cosplay some real Goths or imitators at parties and Halloween may indulge in.
All of these darker masks go great with darker clothing.
Gothic Fantasy Mask
Grim Reaper Halloween Costumes
- Grim Reaper Halloween Costumes
The Grim Reaper has always been a fascinating character to people, as sooner or later we start to think of death and who we are going to meet on the beginning of that journey. So at Halloween time, there is always that darker element lingering in...
Middle Eastern Gothic Veil
The veil below is very cool, and has a Middle Eastern look and feel. The draping down over the shoulders while hiding the lower face is really nice looking.
Leaving one part of the forehead open adds a very nice touch to the Gothic veil.
Gothic Face and Shoulder Veil
Anime Costume Designs
- Anime Costume Designs
For quite some time anime has been a burgeoning art form, characterized by the large eyes of the characters, as well as the loud clothes and colorful, large hair. That has translated well to pop culture, providing a plethora of costume ideas for...
Gothic Head Mask
Speech fails me on this extremely unique Gothic mask below. How do you describe it, except to show the photo of the mask? I'm not sure why the man is only wearing the mask with no top, but I think it would have looked much better with a dark suit to complement it. Still, a very bold mask which would take a lot of courage to wear. You would get a lot of attention with this one.
Unique Gothic Mask
- Flapper Costumes
Even though it has been close to one hundred years since the days of the flappers and their distinct look and lifestyle, the popularity of the ladies of that day, at least in the way the dressed, has never went away, and continues to be embraced,...
Gothic Carnivel Mask
Looking at the ornate Gothic mask below tells you we're looking at someone celebrating a Carnival, as it's something you would normally only get away with there. It has a little bit of everything with it, including the veil over the eyes and the piece between the eyes on the forehead. Also a pretty bold look.
Ornate Gothic Mask
Fairy Halloween Costume Ideas
- Fairy Halloween Costume Ideas
Fairy Halloween costumes are among the most colorful and diverse I've seen out there, and can be used for little girls, or for those with a little girl still in them. There are also great and attractive fairy costumes for the ladies wanting to...
Venetian Gothic Masks
These white, pasty looking masks are amazing. They are also a little creepy looking, having almost a sense of foreboding with them. For another cool effect, you could color your face white without a mask, and add some of the darker veils or eye masks to give a similar look.
You will find many of these at Carnivals in Europe such as in Venice.
His and Hers Gothic Masks
Gothic Masks and Veils
Practitioners of the Goth lifestyle can be seen with masks and veils, but for masks, overall, it's something you see come out at times when people are celebrating and everyone gets in on the action. Veils are more a part of the daily dress patterns of Goths, especially Gothic women.
But as an option for cosplay, Halloween and other costume events, they're a terrific choice.