Ideas For Halloween Costumes

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No matter what you want to be for Halloween, of course you want to make a dramatic statement whether you want to be sexy, funny, or scary. Along with trying to make a decision, the anticipation mounts. The fun comes when you begin to change your appearance into the creature or character you have chosen. As you look in the mirror and begin to see your face change into a ghoul, a witch, or a sexy devil the excitement mounts more. Finding the perfect Halloween costume or mask to add to the excitement will be even more fun.

Do you know where the idea of wearing costumes for Halloween originated? The Celts were the first to don costumes with the belief that the spirits of the dead came to earth on Halloween night. In most cases, the ghosts were nothing to be afraid of however, some were very unfriendly toward the living since they were still alive. To hide from these spirits, the Celts donned costumes and painted their faces with soot. From then of course, Halloween costumes have developed into a large variety of spooky and even funny costumes.

Before you go searching for that perfect Halloween costume all over town, start by searching online. You can find a larger variety online than you can in the majority of stores, thus you will have a better chance to find a unique costume that will be different than your neighbors. It might be very embarrassing if you both show up wearing the same costume or if you wait too long and end up wearing a dorky costume.

Of course, the costume is not the only thing you will need transform yourself into the character you desire. You will need wigs, make-up, mask, or other accessories. A ghost or zombie costume will not be the same at all if you do not have a white face or a face that looks utterly dead. You could choose to go with a mask; however, masks of course do not look realistic and can take away from your Halloween costume.

Halloween makeup is also for children. Masks make it harder to see and are more of a hindrance than wearing makeup. You can find non-toxic makeup for the kids and then throw on a wig and they will not look like themselves at all. The same goes for you. You can look as sexy or scary as you desire with the right Halloween costume, makeup, accessories. Water based makeup or theatrical makeup works best.

Remember, you can always add different accessories such as jewelry, knives, chainsaws, vampire teeth, blood, or other things that will enhance the effect of your Halloween costume. No matter what type of costume you desire you will be able to find the perfect makeup and accessories to add that personal touch or that scary atmosphere.
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