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How To Create Themed Halloween Costumes
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How To Create Themed Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming up and you and your rave fam want to coordinate costumes, but you don’t know where to start. Well, look no further, my friends because this guide will help get those creative juices going.

Most themed costumes can be broken down into three categories: classic Halloween, pop culture, and funny. Discuss which kind of vibe you want to bring to your event with your squad first to help narrow down your options.

The next step is to consider how many people are in on the theme. Some themed ideas only work with a set amount of people.Is it just the two of you? There are loads of couple’s costume ideas on the internet. Devil and angel, Rick and Morty, the Wicked Witch of the West and Dorothy, an alien and an astronaut, etc. My best friend and I went as peanut butter and jelly one year.

If you have a group of three, there are a bunch of fun themed choices: the three sisters from Hocus Pocus, the Power Puff girls, the Three Musketeers, the Three Little Pigs, etc.For groups of four, you could go as the Hogwarts houses, Teletubbies, Mean Girls, etc.

Themes that don’t depend on the number of participants are great for groups big or small. Think Toy Story, Squid Game, Winx Club, Care Bears, Attack on Titan members, different flavors of White Claws, Bratz dolls etc. I even saw a group dressed up as chips and a bag of Doritos, which I thought was pretty great.

Now to the fun part: planning your outfits. Unless your group is going with an idea that is completely out there (I applaud you for your creativity, but also caution that you might get a lot of people asking what you are), odds are there is a costume at a costume store ready for purchase, but to put your own spin on it and make your theme turned rave is where stores like iHeartRaves come into play.

Start with your base. Try your best to match the colors or patterns to the character you are going for.Next are accessories. Especially with Halloween costumes, accessories can make or break an outfit. Does the character wear a hat? Do they have a signature item they always carry with them? What about jewelry? Every little detail you add to your outfit makes it more and more clear to others who you are trying to portray, just make sure whatever accessory you are adding to your look is allowed into your event.

And last, we have hair and makeup. If the character has a predominant physical trait, like big, poofy red hair or a scar, adding these finishing touches with a wig or some makeup will help solidify your character.

Whatever theme you go with, I hope this post has helped you think about different details of an outfit to consider so your outfit screams who or what you chose to become for the night. You can shop the Halloween collection at iHeartRaves here for last minute costume ideas. Have a happy and safe Halloween!


Celeste Wyre is a blogger at iHeartRaves.

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