It is one of best days of the year where we get to dress up like absolute mad people whilst scoffing sweets, (well maybe 10 years ago), drinking ferociously, and releasing our inner alter egos.
I had actually decided on my costume before I saw this video, but I felt I should have drawn more inspiration from it because it is genius. To a point. To be honest I don't really think random nurses and french maids are fear-inducing, but slutting it up is definitely acceptable with an appropriate character, dayummm straight.
This year, my alter ego was a super villain. I had originally set my mind on a classic yet crazy zombie bride but I couldn't find a look to my desire. Then, I dyed my hair bright red on a moment of spontaneity and thought maybe to embrace this look as part of fright night instead and so went as.... Poison Ivy! (That's the Batman character not the plant...) Hot and venomous.
I realised I went as a superhero last year (Wonder-Woman, with some sort of dead twist), and Amy Winehouse the year before, for the sheer reason I got to wear an awesome wig and chav clothes - Just as well though, as that choice of character would probably be out of taste now. I have no memory what I went as before this apart from the ages of 14- 16 where I went as various stages of witchery.
There are various interpretations of Poison Ivy , but the general jist is red hair, green clothes, and some bad ass make up. The latter was my focal point of choice and generally the attraction. That and the fact she kills men with her lips. How. Damn. Cool.
Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy:
ME as Poison Ivy:
And of course the make-up!:
I have a personal love for women in super-heroic (or villainous) roles, its something to do with balance of power, I find it very empowering and sexy. What I liked about my costume choice this year was that normally for Halloween, a character like Catwoman is done a lot, P.I. not so much. Or so I thought.
FUCKING KIM KARDASHIAN:
I found this the day after my Halloween party, safe to say it was annoying to see how the slutty Kim has to steal it yet again, especially when her outfit is clearly better than mine, but she is not a poor student and probably also just gets someone to go make her an costume. Just goes to show I'm so fabulously on-trend ;) (arrogance came free with the plant)
Have a great day and a spooky night tonight guys and gals, get creative because there isn't many opportunities to do so in the world nowadays. Unless you're Lady Gaga or Daphne Guinness of course.