A Halloween party is a great place to let your true persona show through by allowing free reign to your creativity and imagination in your choice of fancy dress costume. You know that inside there is a naughty person trying to get out and with Halloween you have the chance to be a naughty as you want – within obvious and legal limits!
Nightclubs and bars will be throwing some fantastic costume parties and many of these will be ticket only such is their popularity. And like New Years’ many of the clubs will be offering cash prizes for the best costumes on display. Using the anonymity of being in a nightclub combined with the fact that you will be among friends – unless your name is Bill No-Mates – you can choose a costume from the growing number or flirty designs aimed specifically at being ‘club wear’.
The most recent club wear phenomenon has been ’emergency services’ which has brought to market any number of high quality, short (some very short) skirts and dresses most commonly themed, unsurprisingly, to Nurses, Policewomen and Firewomen. The quality and styling of these costumes is fantastic and teamed with diamond net tights or stockings for the most daring, they make fantastic nightclub outfits.
Pirates and Pirate Wenches. From the continued popularity of the pirate theme there are now a number of flirty little pirate and pirate wench fancy dress costumes. Again these are perfectly suited to Adult themed parties and teamed with long boots and perhaps a cat’o nine tails or simple whip, you will have any land lubber quivering on the spot. And don’t forget your Caribbean pirate wench wig to complete the transformation for the night.
Probably the most stereotyped nightclub fancy dress costume is the New York Pimp and Ho. Retro-styled back to the Seventies almost anything goes. The colourful the outfit, the more fake fur trim, the more ‘gangster bling’ you can find the better – and that’s only the guys! A red suit or lime green suit with fur fabric collars and pocket flaps, flares, dandy canes with gold or silver cane toppers all perfectly acceptable. Although this would appear like it should be an easy look to achieve, it is one where you can easily get it wrong. Keep the number of different fabrics to a minimum and use non-bling accessories sparingly. And don’t forget your big fake cigar and fake gold tooth! Er….if you are already the owner of a gold tooth and smoke big cigars it actually doesn’t necessarily follow that you are a New York Pimp (not worried, just making it clear).
The lady’s costume can be as revealing as you want hey, it’s Halloween and you’re trying to dress like a New York hooker. What more room to play do you want? Fishnet tights, diamond net tights, torn tights (it might have been a long night), blond wig, short skirt (very), tight top, exaggerated make-up, fake dollar bills, cheap mismatched jewellery and high heeled shoes. ‘Nough said.
And we shouldn’t ignore the fact that there are some very sexy and flirty Halloween themed fancy dress costumes with many of these making great club wear alternatives. Many of these styles have the advantage of being reusable, with little modification, as pretty party dresses on other occasions. Again, the careful selection of a few well chosen accessories will greatly enhance the look of the costume.
Halloween can be just as much fun for adults as it can be for children. Selecting the right costume and the right company to share it with can make Halloween more fun for adults than it is for children. So, let yourself go, let the ideas flow and have fun this Halloween. And if there is no party invite, or your local nightclub has sold out of tickets, why not organise your own adult themed Halloween party.