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How to mix high-fashion and Halloween to create a stylish, spooktacular costume

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By CHLOE COCO ARNOLD

If you are seeking inspiration from the looks of our favourite celebrities and designer this Halloween, forget sexy nurses and saucy sorcerers, it is time to try something new, cool and a little bit different.

Here is my recommendation for a spooktacular outfit with a fashionista take on it…

 

Give you Halloween look a fashionista's twist

Give your Halloween look a fashionista’s twist

 

– The makeup…

 

Face painting was actually quite popular on the runways for next season. Imagine this; Vivienne Westwood inspired makeup from her Spring/Summer 2014 collection; ghostly, ghoulish and all together ghastly, while still looking impressively stylish. For a more subtle sci-fi style, check out Chanel’s psychedelic eye makeup up. Mask makeup also seems to be in; think a bag of skittles exploding over Zoro’s mask!

Take some inspiration from Vivienne Westwood

Take some inspiration from Vivienne Westwood

 

– The costume…

 

Seek inspiration from Lady Gaga’s Born This Way video and tux yourself out with the new must have addition to any hipster’s wardrobe, Traxedo. It’s the hilarious mix up of a classic black tie tuxedo and an uber comfortable tracksuit! Comfort and style can now be achieved at the same time. Taking smart/casual to the extreme, they have an array of different colours for men, women and for children aged 3-9. You can order them now at a special discounted price from www.traxedo.com

Traxedo

Traxedo are the perfect way to make a statement

 

– The hair…

 

Wig it up! If dressing up or painting your face sounds like far too much effort, raid your local hair shop and get a hair piece, wig or extensions.  Gaga wore a pink wig with side ponytail in her video but get inspiration from the look and do your own version. Channel a bob with a flick like Chanel’s SS14 show, or try a black cropped boyish wig like Fendi did on their runway. If you’re feeling creative how about spray painting a hair piece with stripes like Rodarte. Channel your animalistic side with this subtle yet effective idea for Halloween.

Don a wig, as seen on the Chanel runway

Don a wig, as seen on the Chanel runway

So there you have it, a fashionista’s take on Gaga’s skeleton look…give it a try.

Happy Halloween everyone 🙂