Women’s Halloween costumes can be purchased at a store, online or made at home. The range of styles is as vast as the universe. Shoes and accessories, such as jewelry and wigs, make costumes fun to put together and to wear.
Some styles are time-honored from the scary to the sexy. They can be dressed up or dressed down. Themes can run with that of the family, friends or neighborhood.
When women are planning to attend a costume party, they will often coordinate their outfit with that of their husband’s, boyfriend’s, family’s or classmates’ outfits. Sometimes the party which people are attending will have a theme. Women will sometimes adapt their apparel to that theme, diversifying it as much as possible to stand out from the crowd.
One exception to this would be that a bunch of people in a group choose to be dressed identically as a bit of fun to hide individual persons behind a particular disguise. Another exception would be if the bunch of people was representing, in fun, a specific group, for instance, a rock band or a well-identified social group.
Disguises could be as simple as wearing an elegant mask just covering the eyes. This was a fashionable trend in days gone by, especially at formal balls. Fashionable evening wear was worn at elegant affairs. The only thing disguising the people at formal get-together was the mask which covered the eyes.
Sometimes these masks were be-jewelled. They were very often decorated with feathers. Sometimes the masks would resemble animals – especially cats and birds. In any case, they were always lovely and certainly spectacular.
These days dressing up for Halloween has become more of an occasion for adults than for kids. There are more house parties were people are encouraged to dress up and contests are often held for the best prize. Usually the most elaborately put-together costume is the most successful or voted the most popular.
Often the costumes winning first prize will be the one which almost thoroughly disguised the wearer. People enjoy being surprised and dressing up in costumes offers this opportunity for the person wearing them and for others to enjoy seeing how imaginative and creative are those around them.
Some people begin planning weeks and months ahead, others a day or two before. Many people have their ideas a whole year ahead. Regardless, planning is essential if all the pieces and accessories are to be found in time.
Women’s disguises tend to range from the very scary type to the very sexy. Witch and animal costumes are very popular and can take on any form – from hag-like to seductive. Impersonating famous characters from movies, books and real-life is a popular theme.
Putting together Halloween costumes is fun. The imagination gets to run wild and it is a time when anything goes. A woman can wear just about anything and can be confident that she will be judged for nothing other than her costume and her willingness to have fun and laugh on one of the “spookiest” nights of the year.