Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Halloween Is the Time for Scary Costumes

It isn't Halloween unless you see people dressed in scary Halloween costumes. Sure, some parents won't let their children go out dressed as the harvester or any well-liked horror movie villain. But, there are plenty who do. Scary Halloween costumes are a fun way to get into the spirit of Halloween.

Halloween is typically associated with all things horrific and scary. Some dress to confront their own fears. Others want to scare people. No matter the reasons, it is mostly done in a spirit of good fun.

If you do decide to dress in scary Halloween costumes you have a choice as to how complicated you want to be. Do you want to simply don a mask and go from door to door or do you want to make your look as practical as possible, complete with theater makeup and genuine clothes?

Here are some tips that will help you find or put together perfect scary Halloween costumes.

Decide on a Theme

Before you get started, you need to do some preplanning and create some decisions. Do you want to model your costume after a recognizable character or do you want to create something on your own? You also have a lot of choices. Scary Halloween costumes come in all different forms such as ghosts, monsters, and villains from popular horror movies.

Find Your Costume

If you do decide to go with a recognizable character you can either purchase the costume, borrow it, rent it, or put it together yourself using theater makeup and a small creativity. Check local costume shops, department stores, and ask around. If you are on a budget you may consider creation the scary Halloween costumes yourself with items found around the house.

Make Your Costume

You have two major choices when it comes to making your own scary costumes. First, you can model the costume after a well-liked character. Second, you can make your own character based on your own imagination. If you do decide to model the character after something, make sure you get it is precisely as possible.

The Character

You'll also want to give some consideration to creating the character. Think about the mannerisms, what they'll eat, they way they talk. Make believe you are that character for an evening. But only you can make a decision how far you want it to go. For example, if you are at a party, it might get tiring pretending to be the character the entire time.

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