It’s that time again…Halloween! Or All Hallows Eve as I prefer to think of it. Yes it has turned into a commercial monstrosity, a night when neighbourhoods get terrorised by trick or treaters, when carefully carved pumpkins get smashed and everyone ends up crashing from all those sweets…
But, it’s also an opportunity to get creative on the costume front and explore the dark side! Time to face some fears and highlight the grim and gruesome…death, torture, pain, suffering, decay, spirits, ghosts, the unknown and unexplained…I’m not trying to be morbid! Just saying sometimes it’s good to think about these things, recognise they are part of normal life. And what better occasion to do so than Halloween!
So, with that in mind, I tried to think of an original yet twisted Halloween costume and, after some research on Pinterest, I came across this awesome costume:
I love the fact that the girl IS the voodoo doll! Totally glamorous and totally used for another’s suffering, which means she has suffered herself beyond repair. The simplicity of the dress with the stitched cartoon heart and big needles really work! I wish I could sow as I would definitely give this a try…maybe I will try anyway!
I did some further research to try and find a readymade costume but only found this one which isn’t selling in my size for less than £25 approx. Shame as it has nude sleeves which create the right effect but would totally keep me warm on the cold October night!
I guess I could go down a more traditional Tribal Voodoo route like in this awesome shoot:
How about you guys and dolls? Any awesome Halloween costume ideas this year??