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Five Halloween Looks You Can Achieve With Make Up

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

If you’ve left Halloween planning a little last minute, we think we can help…

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You’ve got less than a week to prepare a Halloween costume. Even less if you’re going out over the weekend. You don’t want to be stuck with what’s left in the shops! You still want to impress with your Halloween look.

Therefore, we’ve had a think and a chat in the Defacto office and we’ve thought of five Halloween looks you can do with clothes you already have and some make up!

Comic Cartoon.

We know this one will maybe take a little longer than you’d maybe like. However, the finished article will certainly be one that impresses This look has been making the rounds on social media for a while now and we’re still impressed by it. . You’ll probably already have make up you can use, but if you don’t we’re sure you can pick up what you need for pretty cheap. Pair this make up with whatever outfit you feel would fit in with a comic book and you’re good to go!

A Cat.

Yes it’s the old staple of girls Halloween costumes. Dont knock it til you’ve tried it! There’s a reason it’s so common. It’s sexy and it’s easy to put together. You’ll need black liquid liner and some false eyelashes for this one. Clothes wise, if you’ve got a pair of black jeans or leggings and a black body suit all youll really need are some cat ears to go with them.


We don’t mean you’re going to be shuffling around the bars in a movement restricting fake tail. Nowadays people are more creative with their mermaid themed costumes on Halloween. You can probably opt for a long flowing dress or leggings with scales printed on them. As for the make up, blues, greens and glitter doesn’t go a miss. It’s amazing what you can do with fishnet tights these days…


A classic costume that gets broken out each year. The campy Hammer Horror days few and far between now though. People are now opting for a sexier and darker vibe to their vampire costumes. Dark red lips and smoky eyes, combined with pale skin and heavy contouring is the way to go in 2016. Really you can make any costume a vampire costume. Much like zombies you can have; vampire brides, vampire cheerleaders and the list can go on and on.

A Deer.

You may be surprised by this one but it’s become quite popular as a costume! It’s a really easy look to do as well. Stock up on some bronzer, a pair of antlers and get a dress or outfit that you feel is right. May we suggest a short floral number? It may not be spooky or scary but it is something a little different.

We hope you’ve found your last minute Halloween costume! If you have chosen one or if you have any other ideas we’d love to hear about it! Just leave us a comment down below.

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The Five Costumes You’ll See Everywhere This Halloween

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s officially one week until Halloween. Do you have your costume yet? Or are you still waiting for inspiration to strike?

We think we can help you in one way or another. Whether you want to be in the know of what’s en vogue this year for Halloween. Or whether you want to know what to avoid so you stand out from the crowd.

5 halloween costumes 2016

There’s no denying that people get inventive around Halloween, they dress up as whatever character they’re obsessed with that year. We’re sure every year there’s a stand out costume choice that rises up through pop culture. However, what are the top five Halloween costumes you’ll be seeing on the streets this Halloween?

Defacto have compiled a list of the costumes we think you’ll be seeing a lot of this October 31st…

5 – Emojis.

5 halloween costumes 2016

This Halloween trend has been knocking about since emojis began. You may be more inclined towards being the women with bunny ears emoji with your best friend. Or you may be feeling like making everyone giggle (or roll their eyes) with the poo emoji. Whatever way you look at it emoji costumes are versatile and easy to make. There’s so many to choose from and you can even get a whole group of you to go as emojis. It may be overplayed, but it’s overplayed for a good reason.

4 – Superheroes.

5 halloween costumes 2016

Every year we are bombarded with superhero movies. Some better than others… This year we had very highly talked about flicks like Deadpool and the imaginatively named ‘Batman vs. Superman’. There’s no doubt we’ll be seeing superheroes everywhere. Whether it’s the Gal Gadot version of Wonder Woman or classic Batman and Robin. You’re guaranteed to see a comic book character in a bar at some point.

3 – Presidential Candidates (aka Trump and Clinton).

5 halloween costumes 2016

We’re not sure if this is a good couples costume idea or not and we’re not sure if we every will be. But, it looks like this is a sought after costume idea in both America and the UK. Sales on trouser suits for women must be through the roof. We’re not too surprised though, with the American presidential election looming ever closer and Trump making a fool of himself at every given turn, there’s no wonder people want to dress up as him. With a suit and a mask of their face, you could be out partying with minimal effort!

2 – Eleven from Stranger Things

5 halloween costumes 2016

Stranger Things has taken the world by storm since it streamed on Netflix. We highly recommend it if you live under a rock and still haven’t seen it. More specifically, the character of Eleven has taken root in everyone’s hearts. Numbers have proven this costumes popularity. Sales of pink collared dresses and blonde wigs have been steadily climbing on approach to the big day and that can only mean one thing… You’re going to be seeing a lot of Elevens this Halloween.

1 – Harley Quinn.

5 halloween costumes 2016

We honestly feel like we shouldn’t need to tell you this. Everyone knows Halloween is going to be crawling with Harley Quinn’s. Since the release of Suicide Squad everyone has been obsessed with Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the comic book character. The rebooted look itself has become instantly iconic, the smudged eye make up and the glittery short shorts, its everything you want to wear but cant in every day life. So why shouldn’t you do it for Halloween! We’re sure a lot of ladies will have their boyfriends as Joker styled accessories as well this year…

We decided that, since this look was so popular, we’d challenge our blogger Natalie to recreate the Harley Quinn look! You can watch it here.

We’d love to know if you’re going as anything we’ve featured on this list! If you’re not we’d love to know what you’re going as anyway, let us know!

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