Halloween can be a stressful time for those who really love the tradition, what with all the parties and costume contests and kitschy home decor. What will the neighbors think? Luckily, there are many ways in which you can create memorable costumes and Halloween decorations that can be used for years to come. Here are 5 simple tricks.
Glow-in-the Dark Makeup
Make up can be used to a great effect on Halloween, especially if you wear it to a party or somewhere that’s dark. This make up that only appears and glows under LED lights opens a door in terms of costumes, giving you an opportunity to use something that stands out and that’s unlike anything else. There are several glow in the dark paints, including Moon Glow and Paint Glow. If you want to add something to your hair, you can use Manic Panic gel. These lights will only glow when LED lights are applied, so be sure to stock up on wearable or portable LEDs.
If you are hosting a Halloween party you can buy a smoke machine from Amazon that can be reused during all sorts of parties and holidays. If you’re particularly crafty and are wearing a wizard costume or something of the sort, you can create your own personal smoke effects with the help of the tutorial video below.
Look through your house and your closet and you might find some interesting costumes, which you could re-purpose until you stumble upon an idea that you like. You can also use different pieces of old costumes and unite them, coming up with something that’s new and original. You can also use old Halloween costumes and wigs as decorations for your house.
If you have several Halloween parties and no time or energy to spend on different costumes, swap outfits with friends and family members until you find cool and original ideas for every event you go to.
Fake gore is perfect for all costumes, making them scary and cool. You can dress up as whatever you want, throw in some fake blood on them and you’ve got something scary and totally original. Check out the video below for a simple fake blood tutorial.