Easy Halloween Costumes and Makeup

Kids anticipate Halloween every year. With pumpkin picking, costume wearing, and trick or treating to look forward to, what’s not to like? Adults enjoy fall and Halloween festivities as well. There is no need to spend a lot of money or to purchase any type of special effect items. There are many simple and fashionable costume ideas that you can create using normal items that you already own.

cowgirl look halloween

One easy to assemble idea is the cowboy/cowgirl costume. Put on your best leather boots, your favorite jeans, and a plaid shirt in flattering colors. Add a cowboy/cowgirl hat, some bright lipstick, and your friendliest smile, and you are set!

Another costume idea is to dress up as Mary Poppins. She is a very pretty and popular character. Be sure to pin your hair up, and to bring a parasol or umbrella from home. Wear a shirt that is either white, lacy, or satiny. Pair it with a skirt and white gloves. Also wear heals, fancy boots, or high heeled boots.
If you have a brown vest and boots, you may want to dress as a safari guide. You could bring binoculars, and wear hair and makeup as normal. If your children have a jungle breed of stuffed animal, bring that along as well.

Remember Pippi Longstocking? She is another costume idea that is easy to achieve with at home materials. Wear your hair in two braids. You can cut floral wire or a clothes hanger to achieve Pippi’s braids straight out to the side look. Apply fake freckles by using your eyebrow or eyeliner pencil. Match various patterns, such as wearing knee socks from two different sets, or pairing a jumper of one color with a striped shirt of two other colors. Smile, and have fun!

You could also create a Dorothy look. Wear white ankle socks with red shoes. Wear a white shirt with a blue skirt or jumper. Style your hair into two ponytails and tie ribbons around the base of the ponytails. Carry a basket.

Halloween is a festive time of year. There are plenty of tasteful and fun costume ideas for adults to create. Have a fantastic time creating your look and enjoying the season!

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Top 5 Adult Halloween Costumes for 2012

Halloween is fun — pure and simple. The great thing about this annual holiday is that children are not the only ones who can get in on the fun. More and more adults are embracing this time of the year by dressing up as different characters. Why should the children have all the fun when adults still have their inner child to pacify?


Many adults dress up for Halloween. Costume parties are a great way for adults to celebrate this entertaining holiday and costumes make the night special. Adults often accompany their children while Trick-or-Treating, and dressing up just adds to the fun. With so many options, adults are sure to find a great costume that fits in with their style and the event that they plan to attend.   The top five adult Halloween costumes include:

  1. Superheroes – With so many different superhero movies out this year, this type of costume choice is sure to be well-represented. Adults can dress up as Batman, Catwoman, Spider-Man, or The Avengers characters. There is something for everyone.
  2. Family Guy – These crazy characters continue to be a popular choice for adults who like a little irreverent fun with their Halloween. Adults love the humor involved with these characters, which makes for interesting topics of conversation.
  3. Sexy costumes – Sexy adult Halloween costumes continue to be all the rage, especially for the women. Who doesn’t love to dress up as a sexy vampire or goddess? Playboy Bunny costumes are also a great way to create a sexy look on that special night.
  4. Vampires and other monsters – Vampires have been wildly popular ever since the Twilight movies and TV shows came out. Vampire costumes can be made sexy or they can lean more towards a frightening look. This is a popular choice for adults who want to take a bite out of Halloween this year.
  5. Presidential candidates - The election is just around the corner. It is expected that we will see many Obama and Romney costumes out stalking the streets for candy.

No matter what costumes are chosen for that special night, the key is to have fun. Halloween should be a night to let loose and enjoy the fun. These exciting Halloween ideas should help people to get started on planning their costume before the mad rush of the holiday begins.   Whether people choose to be a sexy vamp or a whimsical cartoon character, great adult costumes can be found for any costume desire. Good costume shops should have a variety of suitable costumes for that special night, and a search on the Internet can reveal some really great costume ideas to get the creative juices flowing.   Halloween is quickly approaching and it’s time to begin planning that special costume and make the costume purchases to ensure that people get that costume they really want. The more popular costumes will go quickly this year; that is why planning ahead just makes sense.   Dressing up alongside the children for Trick-or-Treating or with a group of friends makes this night worth waiting for. Halloween was meant to be enjoyed by both the young and the old.

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The Latest Luxury Must-Haves To Welcome Spring Sun

As soon as the sun starts to shine people’s mood lifts. Not only do they feel better they start to feel more like doing things outside the house. When this happens people start to use their gardens more, go away for weekend breaks, buy new clothes for the new season and dig out their sunglasses.

Gifts for spring

Let’s go outside!

If you are looking for a special gift to give someone then one that embraces the new season is ideal. If you can afford them, then luxury gifts will often be the best received. Examples of these could include garden furniture. Although these are expensive gifts, a new table and chair set for the garden could be a great idea. A reclining chair in the latest modern style would also be a luxurious gift that would also get a great deal of use. Some of the most latest garden furniture includes garden day beds, where you and your loved one can relax in the sun on a large day bed.

Let’s go out of town!

A weekend break is amongst the special gifts that people like to receive and isn’t always too expensive if planned in advance. A weekend break to the seaside is one idea or perhaps a weekend in a cottage in the countryside? If you have a little more money and like to give expensive gifts then you could book a weekend in a luxury hotel and perhaps include a spa session for you both. If you would like the luxury to continue then why not pre order some beautiful spring flowers to be place in your room upon arrival or other luxurious gifts that you could consider are fine wine and hand made chocolates. There are adult only hotels available too should you prefer a weekend away from the children. If you have time and money a weekend to a European destination is one of the most luxurious gifts you could give someone.

To see and to be seen…

Of course special gifts don’t have to be so extravagant. When the sun comes out, so do the sunglasses and could also make a lovely present for someone. The latest designer sunglasses would tick the luxury gifts box but cheaper ones can look just as good and be just as well received. Even children like sunglasses nowadays, which would make an unusual present for someone.

…that is the question!

Luxury gifts can also include watches or clothing. The latest designer watch or spring outfit can make a perfect present. Designer shoes for ladies are also an ideal gift. Again these can be expensive, but if you shop around, especially on the internet you will be able to find cheaper alternatives. Sometimes though it is nice just to splash out on expensive gifts for someone to really make them feel special.

This post was written by Sienna Gallagher on behalf of GiftVault. Sienna is an experienced lifestyle blogger and scours the Internet for the latest fashion trends and luxury gifts. As her job involves she is a desperate shoe addict and sometimes loves to give herself a treat with nice things.

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