I have very fond memories of celebrating Halloween as a child. My parents would never allow us to go trick or treating so we used to celebrate at home. We would make our own costumes using bin bags and glitter and would add a scary mask, a wig or a witches hat. My dad would hang scary decorations such as skeletons, bats and spiders from the ceiling and my mum would always cook us a special Halloween tea which would tend to consist of things like sausages, mash and beans plus a Halloween themed cake or other baked goodies in spooky shapes. Halloween can be fun, it doesn't have to be expensive and it doesn't have to involve being out in the cold and dark knocking on people's doors. My brothers and I used to have great fun at home. All it takes is a little imagination. I remember having a Halloween party one year when I was young. My friends all came around for a party tea complete with Halloween themed paper plates, cups and napkins. We all dressed up ( again in bin bags!! This was the 80's!! ). We played ducking apples and I seem to remember watching 'The worst witch' and 'The wizard of Oz' which is one of my all time favourite films. I don't have children yet but I see some fantastic costumes available in the shops these days although I do have to say that part of the fun was drawing stars, moons and cats in glitter on a bin bag and cutting holes for my head and arms. Even as an adult I do like to mark Halloween. Unfortunately my husband isn't a fan of this celebration and isn't keen on Halloween parties or dressing up so my efforts tend to be a little more subtle. I like to carve a pumpkin and use the flesh to create some sort of pumpkin recipe for tea. We won't mention my attempts at making pumpkin gnocchi though!! We then tend to watch a scary movie as we are both fans of them although they do quite often give me nightmares!!
This year we shall be attending Thorne market on the 26th of October so as this is just before Halloween I wanted to see if I could find some Halloween themed hair accessories to sell. Unfortunately I was unable to find any from my current suppliers, however it did make me get my creative hat on and I started to think about how our current products could be used to accessorise your Halloween costume. So here are my thoughts!!
Now when most people think of tiaras they think of brides, proms and balls but a tiara can become part of a scary Halloween costume. I'm thinking a corpse bride, a vampire bride, a ghost bride, a ghoulish prom date or a zombie prom date. Just think how creative you could be. Pop along to a charity shop and buy an old cheap wedding dress - rip it, splash it with fake blood, add pale make up and dark eyes, messy hair and pop on a tiara. Sorted!! You could even use an old white sheet to make the dress. I also bet that many of you have an old prom, ball or bridesmaids dress hanging about in the back of your wardrobe so why not utilise it for your Halloween costume. Now I appreciate that you probably wouldn't want to spend a fortune on a brand new tiara just for Halloween, however we have some ex display tiaras from £9.00 including postage and packaging that would be ideal for this. Please contact us for more details or pop along and see us at Thorne market.
Only wedding guests and ladies who attend the races wear fascinators right? Wrong!! For a fancy dress costume fascinators are ideal. If you are attending a murder mystery party and are dressing up as a 1920's lady we have some fabulous vintage style fascinators that would be ideal. Our pill box and quill fascinators in particular fit the bill. Our crown band fascinator would also be perfect for this or would suit a vintage style matron or nurse costume. Burlesque dancers always wear fantastic accessories in their hair and our feather dome headbands would be great for that. Or if none of those take your fancy you could dress up as a wedding guest who has been affected by a zombie apocalypse or how about a ghostly passenger from the Titanic.
Our satchels would be ideal to use as a scary zombie / ghost school girl plus you then have a fabulous satchel to use after the party too.
So there are just a few ideas for you. Whatever you do this Halloween ensure that you stay safe and enjoy yourselves!!
Posted by Laura Lipscombe. Posted In : Special occasions