Halloween is nearly upon us and what better excuse is there to dress up and embrace your inner Vampira! Forget those truly terrifying costumes that come out of a packet and look scary for all the wrong reasons, Rita Sue has given us their top five picks top take your Halloween wardrobe to hauntingly good new heights!
MEDUSA: We love the Snakes and Skulls tattoo dress by Vanessa Kelly Clothing (NZ) $195. Pair this with the amazing “Snakes Alive” head-dress by Mean Streak Vintage* (NZ) $175 for the complete Medusa look. Both Vanessa Kelly and Mean Streak create one-off designs so you will be sure to stand out from the crowd!
LITTLE MONSTER: For the sassy monster we have the Bride of Frankenstein dress by Banned (UK) $110 or if you prefer wearing the pants we have this design on a black bolero cardi (Banned) $60.
WITCHES OR DEVILS: With built in shapewear the Monica dress by Pin-Up Girl (USA) $230 is the perfect choice for a wicked witch (black) or a sexy devil (red). A great excuse to buy this flattering, figure-hugging dress that will become a staple for those special nights out.
DAY OF THE DEAD: Match up the colourful Vanessa Kelly Clothing* Sugar Skulls skirt $110 with the Collectif (UK) Penny top $60NZD and top it off with the stunning “Floral Fan” Head dress by Mean Streak Vintage* Now all you will need is some face-paint to celebrate Día de Muertos.
GOTHIC GIRL: Restyle’s (EUR) black velvet and organza dress and the Banned Skull Cameo cardigan pair well for a classic Gothic look. Necklace by Fortune Favours (NZ) $25.
If you are tempted to go glam for Halloween you can purchase any of these items from Rita Sue's online store, or fly in on your broomstick to visit them in St Kevin's Arcade!
Once you have nailed your Halloween outfit you will of course need the perfect party to show it off! In Auckland there are two events that will have you howling at the moon and doing the timewarp again.
For more on the Voodoo Halloween Tiki Party click here, or the Very Rocky Horror Halloween click here.
Glory Days wishes you a ghoulishly good Halloween night out!