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Halloween Costumes For Women

Trying to find great Halloween costumes for women? Us too! There are so many great ideas for Halloween costumes for women  right now that it can be difficult to choose which one is right for you or the women in your life. here are some  suggestions for good Halloween costumes for women that you may enjoy.

The traditional Halloween costumes for women are still very popular. Think vampires, pirates, nurses, devilish  characters, zombies and the like. These Halloween costumes for women are easy to make or easy to find in stores online  and locally, and they are available in many sexy variations and designs. You could even pick and choose between costumes  and create your own variation. How about a vampiric, devilish nurse? That would be sure to be a Halloween party hit!

But what other options are out there for Halloween costumes for women? How about something movie or TV themed? There are  a number of great ideas out there in this respect. How about dressing as Hermione from the Harry Potter franchise? What  about Elizabeth Swann from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? Then there are superheroes to consider such as Catwoman,  Supergirl and Poison Ivy. Other great Halloween costumes for women could also include characters from movies such as The  Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride, for example.

many people recognize characters from the Lord of The Rings books and movies, so how about creating a costume based  around the characters of Arwen or Galadriel? How about Halloween costumes for women based on characters from Buffy The  Vampire Slayer, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries or True Blood? These are all popular names that people will recognize  straight away.

Many of these character costumes are available to buy ready to wear, but you can also make them yourselves for that extra  bit of authenticity. The key is to have fun with Halloween costumes for women and make them as authentic as possible  while keeping them practical and comfortable. While making them or gathering your costumes, check against images of the  characters themselves to make sure your Halloween costumes for women look as great as possible!

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How To Create Zombie Costumes for Halloween

Heading to a Halloween party on October 31st? Do you want to get yourself done up as a terrifying zombie for your costume this year? Awesome! here are some tips on getting the right zombie costume together easily, quickly and cheaply. You will need to pay visits to the thrift or charity shop as well as a good party goods and Halloween costumes retailer either online or in the flesh.


The Zombie outfit is easy to create. It is best to use old clothes or clothes you have bought cheaply especially for the costume. Pale colours for shirts are a good idea, as these can be ripped and bloodied easily. If you use darker coloured garments then any gore effects you use won't show up as well. For example, a white t shirt daubed with gore and tears, over a black t-shirt worn underneath it, would look great, with the black fabric under the white shirt further accenting the 'wounds'. When it comes to trousers and footwear, think battered and gnarled.

Damage the garments a little, and also daub them with blood and gore effects. These blood and gore effects are easy to make at home with corn syrup and food colouring, but a better idea for keeping your effects looking good on garments is to use paint. Once you have the rips you want, paint dark red mess around the 'wounds' on the fabric and then decorate further with red food colour and further splashes of paint. This creates a good, nasty looking mess that won't melt or run while you're partying!


Zombie make-up is one of the easiest types of special effects make-ups to create. At the very basic level, you want dark circles under your eyes and a pale, deathly hue to your skin. A green tint works well to suggest rotting and decomposition. This can easily be achieved with greasepaint from a party retailer, then decorated with a little fake blood around the mouth area. If you want to get a bit more technical, get some make-up latex from your party retailer and follow the next steps:

On bare skin, freshly washed and dried, apply a small amount of liquid latex to the desired area (Be sure to follow all instructions on the packaging). Two main wounds work well on a zombie make-up, and stop things looking too cluttered. Shape the latex into the required 'wound' shapes and let them dry. Once dry, apply another level to each one and repeat the process until there are raised 'wounds' that look suitably grisly.

Next, apply whatever colour of greasepaint you want to the face, covering evenly and avoiding the eyes. Over the latex 'wounds', gently apply the colour with a sponge until covered, but take care not to damage your 'wound' make-up.

Next step for your Halloween zombie costume is to create dark circles around and under the eyes with greasepaint or other safe make-up. The final step off this zombie make-up is then to decorate the 'wounds' themselves. Take a paintbrush and paint blood and gore colours onto the latex wounds. These can then be highlighted with fake blood drops or the corn syrup/food colouring mixture. Don't use much- just enough for it to look good!

There you go. Zombie costume complete. Now all you need to get used to is crying out "Braaaaaaaaaaiiiiinnnssss!"

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