For many years, this was my favoured Halloween costume. I'd pile on the gothy clothes and top it all off with a pointy hat. Maybe I'd carry a broom, or a wand. It's still pretty easy - you can even buy a witch's hat and some stripy tights in the Co-Op. Your witch doesn't have to be traditional - check out my Glamorous Witches post for a variety of ideas. However, if you have some black fabric or old black clothing lying around, you can tear it up and paint a wart on your nose for the old-fashioned look.
Here is a 'sexy witch' green make-up tutorial by MissChevious, but if you want to go the glamorous route without also going green, search a combo of the following words on YouTube: dramatic, purple, witch, make-up. What? I always recommend purple.
I've done this one a few times as well. Let's face it, all you really need is a cat mask, which you can find pretty easily, or to grab an eyeliner pencil and draw whiskers on your cheeks and a triangle on the end of your nose. You can easily glam it up or go superhero and be Catwoman. You really don't need a tutorial, but if you want to vamp it up a notch, here's stephbusta:
There are two main options. You can use the old cut-eyes-out-of-a-sheet method, or put on foundation a couple of shades too pale and plenty of pressed powder, wear some torn clothes, and put so much talcum powder in your hair that it goes grey. A bit of hairspray should stop too much falling out.
I have never worn a vampire costume, apart from when I was in the vampire choir in my primary school production of Dracula! I've considered it several times, but I think that I'd need fangs, otherwise I'd just look like I was wearing my regular clothes. And supermarket fangs don't seem to fit me.
This is another excuse to dress like a big goth, therefore I love it. But I also like the fact that although blood-red lips are a must, you can do what you like with your eye makeup. This Pixiwoo tutorial is fabulous if you're going for the decadent vampire look, but if you want to look like a lost soul haunted by the ghosts of everyone you've eaten, give yourself some grey shadows underneath your eyes and make sure your backcombed hair is messy.
I think next year I might be a zombie flapper. What? It's too early to start thinking of next year's costume? Nonsense. It would give me a great excuse to do the unflattering authentic 1920's make-up, with a little extra green. As Jennine at The Coveted pointed out last year, you can zombify anything. I think that's why the zombie walks are so popular - you can wear your own clothes and just do the make-up.
Lauren Luke's zombie make-up tutorial:
There have been some great ideas posted on xojane this year. The creepy doll look is very easy, and Cleopatra requires a little more work, but looks great. If you're not concerned about the longevity of the outfit you can make cardboard accessories. I do have a toy snake, and I like thick eyeliner, so perhaps it's a potential rival to 'zombie flapper' for next year.
I also like the Evil Queen idea, but I'd happily dress like that every day. It's not really flamboyant enough for a Halloween costume, and so I've started daydreaming about a Maleficent or Ursula ensemble.
If you don't want to dress as something spooky, check out Jennine's Halloween In My Closet series. I am clinging onto the idea that Halloween isn't just costume day and that it is supposed to be creepy, but you don't have to.