Best 2012 Halloween Costume Ideas from Target
Target has some great Halloween Costume Ideas that can help you Save Money on Costumes for Boys, Girls, Mom, Dad, and even the Dog
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - You don’t have to spend hours searching for a costume or break the bank to create a unique look. That’s where Target comes in. Get great Halloween style with one of these simple costume ideas—they’re easy on your schedule and your wallet.
Halloween Costume Idea #1 Use Makeup
Vampires don’t have to wear any specific outfit, you know. Skip the cape and get the effect with makeup alone. It’s even easier when you use regular makeup instead of pricy theatrical products. Apply regular foundation that’s about three to four shades lighter than your skin tone (the subtle effect is much creepier than what you’d get with pure white) then darken and enhance the arch of your brows with a pencil. Use your finger dipped in red or brown eye shadow to smear sunken-looking shadows in the hollows of your cheeks and on your lids, then finish with a blood-red lipstick. Pop in some fake fangs and you’re done.
Halloween Costume Idea #2 Wear One Statement Piece
While some costumes are the sum total of many different components, others just rely on one signature accessory. Go easy on yourself by snagging a wig, hat, or facial hair that does the work for you. You can be completely “in costume” while wearing your regular everyday clothes.
Halloween Costume Idea #3 Mix and Match
Feeling extra-creative? This year’s huge collection of mix-and-match costume pieces lets you customize a complete look from head to toe. Sparkly devil fairy? Baroque witch princess? From frizzy wigs to outrageous shoes to whimsical wings, toss it all together and see what you come up with. Or take a cue from Laura Wills—owner of Screaming Mimi’s in New York City—who styled Peacock and Gothic Masquerade mask looks featured in Target’s Halloween look book.
Halloween Costume Idea #4 Get a Ready-to-Wear Costume
If you’re truly short on time and creativity, splurge on a ready-made costume. Add your own accessories and be a pirate, witch, movie character or something completely wacky, all with the absolute bare minimum of hassle. We’ve got all the usual suspects, plus more unexpected options.
Halloween Costume Idea #5 When in Doubt, Wear a Mask
An ornate masquerade mask is as low-maintenance as it gets for cultivating an air of mystery. Behind it, you’re whatever—or whoever—you want to be.
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