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Halloween costumes: Brothers Grimm meet Fifty Shades

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on October 18th, 2012

We haven’t read the much talked about novel featuring protagonists Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey (just the names make us cringe), but expect the Fifty Shades phenomenon to make its mark on this year’s Halloween celebrations as many women may look to embrace their inner seductress and femme fatale through fancy dress.

But if you don’t fancy being a modern day Mata Hari, why not mix in a bit of old school fairytale Brothers Grimm style? After all these days most costumes – even those made into loveable Disney characters – appear come in a ‘sexy’ version…

Here are some of our top choices this Halloween:

Red Riding Hood

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Not your average girl, Red Riding Hood outwitted the big bad wolf. Add a dark twist with this Gothic costume. Boots and gloves not included. Available from Angels Fancy Dress for £44.99.



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Topshop Halloween fashion

By Andrea Petrou on October 10th, 2012

Add an extra layer to your winter wardrobe this Halloween with Topshop’s range of clothing centreing around the event.

If you’re attending a Halloween party and don’t want to go down the full fancy dress road then the highstreet store has some great fashion focused alternatives.

Choose from a very subtle twin cat print sweater, which looks great teamed up with a pair of skinnies, while the skeleton print bodycon dress is a great way to go all spooky without going over the top.

See our top five picks in the gallery below.

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Halloween Costume ideas: Vampire make up and how to get the look

By Andrea Petrou on October 27th, 2011

Vampire make up

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Pictures: Halloween special -Top five scary celebrities

By Andrea Petrou on October 26th, 2011

Jocelyn Wildenstein

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This celebrity's face says it all Tammie Arroyo/UK Press/Press Association Images

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Halloween Costume ideas: Top five skull jewellery pieces

By Andrea Petrou on October 26th, 2011

Halloween is almost upon us and we can’t wait. However, you don’t have to save your scary style until that party.

Instead we heart the idea of giving a subtle nod to the eerie evening a little bit beforehand with jewellery.

There’s a huge range of skull necklaces, rings and earrings out there at the moment, which can be worn to either complete that Halloween outfit or with a casual pair of jeans and smart top in the lead up to the night.

Go for a subtle skull necklace or bling it up with a diamante ring. Whatever you choose you’ll be scarily on-trend.

See the gallerybelow for our top five.

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Top five Halloween make up looks

By Andrea Petrou on October 25th, 2011

Cat Make up

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Halloween Costume ideas: Witch make up and how to get the look

By Andrea Petrou on October 24th, 2011

As we’ve said numerous times throughout our Halloween Costume Ideas series there are sexy and fashionable ways to turn up to party.

You don’t have to go in full traditional zombie bride attire, nor do you have to cake on that make up to get that demonic look.

Last week we gave you a few pointers on how to be a fashionable devil and today it’s the turn for wannabe witches. You’ve got that sexy witch dress but covering your face with green paint and a hairy mole at the end of your nose won’t do you any favours.

Instead why not look for an obvious, yet subtle alternative. View the gallery below to get some tips on how to bewitch those eyes. Add black lipstick and you’re all set to go.

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Pictures: Halloween Costume ideas – Devil make up and how to get the look

By Andrea Petrou on October 20th, 2011

Gone are the days when dressing up as a She Devil for Halloween meant you had to coat your face in red sticky face paint.

As Halloween parties have become more and more fashionable so have  the make-up looks associated with the traditional costumes and the devil look is just one example with many demonesses swapping the obvious look for bold eye make up that gives a nod to this look.

To get a look that screams She Devil, yet remains sexy start with a dark grey or black eyeshadow and coat your upper lid. Take the colour right up to the brow.

Once you’ve done this add some red shadow over the top of this, but keep it to the lid. Blend in to give a seamless look and add some thick black liner to both the top and bottom lids.

To complete the look add some bright red lipstick and you’re set to tempt any male at that party into being naughty.

See the gallery below for a list of everything you need to get the look.

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Halloween Costume ideas: Fairy Make up

By Andrea Petrou on October 19th, 2011

Yesterday we gave you some ideas on how to achieve that fairy outfit for Halloween and today we’re still flying high with this idea with some make-up ideas to complete the look.
The great thing about this make up is that you can go as detailed or subtle as you like. Go to extremes and go for a garden fairy look by using green shimmering face paint, adding red liner to eyes and red lippy to lips or add some flowers to hair for a more subtle look. If you want a softer look why not try feathered lashes or pastel eye and lip colours.
See the top five fairy make up ideas in the gallery below.

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Halloween costume ideas: The fashionable fairy

By Andrea Petrou on October 18th, 2011

Tutu dress with lace

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Go for a grown up take on the fairy frock with this tutu dress from Asos

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Halloween costume ideas: The Smurfette

By Andrea Petrou on October 17th, 2011

Halloween is quickly coming up and time is running out to get that outfit. If you don’t want to go for that traditional cat or witch look and you’re worried that there will be too many Gleeks, then why not think about painting the town blue.

That’s right we’re talking about going as a Smurfette. The great thing about this look is that you can go as extreme or subtle as you like. Be brave and paint your body blue, or just go for some blue tights and add some blue eyeliner or shadow. Add a white dress, white shoes and hat and you’ve got a look even Miss Katy Perry would be proud of.

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Halloween costume ideas: Ugly Betty

By Andrea Petrou on October 13th, 2011

Ugly Betty

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Halloween costume ideas: Glee

By Andrea Petrou on October 12th, 2011

The Glee girls

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Charles Guerin/PA Images

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Halloween costume ideas: Jessica Rabbit

By Andrea Petrou on October 11th, 2011

Gone are the days when Halloween parties were full to the brim of cats and witches with many of us looking outside the ghoulish box in a bid to make a lasting impression.
One costume that has been hot over the past few years is of course Jessica Rabbit and who can blame us ladies for opting for this look. Not only does it tick the fancy dress box but it’s also sexy and if you don’t go down the “ready made” route, relatively easy to put together.

Grab a red maxi dress from the highstreet or give the look your own twist with a shorter velvet number. Add some on-trend black or blue elbow length gloves and of course that statement red lippy and you’re bound to bag your Roger.

See the gallery below for our fave Jessica Rabbit costume ideas.

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Halloween costume ideas: The sexy cat

By Andrea Petrou on October 10th, 2011

Sexy cat dress

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Go for the feminine feline look with this sexy fancy dress cat costume from The Fancy Dress Shack

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