What Halloween Means for Me + My Costume, Makeup & More

Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. On Halloween night, my church would host a communal gathering with games and songs, and at the end of the night, we would all go home with candy bags. Naturally, this made me hate everything about Halloween: the parties, my friends trick or treating together and all of the costumes. In Elementary School, we had a big parade around our school’s lot to show off our costumes and promote school spirit. Afterward, every class would have a Halloween Party. Kids who didn’t celebrate could sit in the library all day or stay home. Being the attention-hog I was, I refused to stay home. After a lot of pleading, my mom reluctantly picked up 2 4-piece costumes from the discount section at a Halloween store: a cat and a devil. From the time I was in the 3rd Grade until now, I have found ways to either make new, unique costumes or mix these two basic ones.

This year I’ve given up on all of this. I am just going to go as a devil. It’s better than a cat, right? The four items from the original set are in my header. Because I’ll be wearing this in school, I decided not to wear the small skirt that this set came with. Here is what I will be wearing. I paired a velvet skater skirt with a velvet tank (no, they actually didn’t come in a set). I also added long boots, a mesh glove, and a rose for my hair.  Some of the things I’ll be wearing aren’t pictured. Those things are sheer stockings and a bright red coat.

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For my makeup, I wanted to really play around with this year’s devilish theme. Seductive black eyeliner and red lipstick are a must. The palette I featured here is actually a new one that I’m loving. I’ll be posting about it soon! I will use the black all the way on the right and the deep maroon 4 from the right to create a red smoky eye!

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For my final touch, I painted my nails black and added two silver dots to my ring finger on my left hand. The classic and easy design makes the nail art stand out.

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There you have it: my super simple costume! Hope you all enjoyed reading this post. Happy Halloween!

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