Halloween in Technicolor | Spooky Style for Colour Lovers

I know it’s not October yet, but I can’t wait any longer. I need to pack as much Halloween as I can in before the Christmas decorations roll out!

Last week we coveted spider web style, this week it’s all about Halloween ready clothes in GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR. That’s right, I’m talking spooky stuff that isn’t black! Reveling in graveyard ghoulishness doesn’t require dressing for a funeral and the afterlife has never looked so bright!

I’ve tried to showcase a mix of colourful Halloween fashion with clothes and accessories to suit all budgets, from big brands and of course my beloved small businesses. Please buy ethically this Halloween. It’s easy to buy cheap holiday themed items and throw them out afterwards, but please consider buying lovable pieces you’ll wear all year ’round!

Now grab a witches brew and scroll down for some Halloween fashion inspiration that’s downright cheerful.

Halloween ready clothes in ghoulishly bright colours1. Adorable twinning jack ‘o’ lantern jumpers | Hello Fashion      2. Frankenstein Manicure | Pinterest
3. Monster Mask skirt + Chartreuse Powder Puff top | Vixen by Micheline Pitt 
4. Rainbow Glitter Planchett necklace | CultBlack     5. You’re Batty makeup bag | Pins and Needles
6. Zombie colour block Shoulder bag | Oasap

Vivid greens, purples and oranges scream Halloween to me. As contrasting colours they pop when worn together, and pair well with neutral black or white. While the Vixen Ben Cooper skirt and chartreuse blouse is my absolute dream, it’s waaaaaay out of my budget. I’ll be
giving my witchy blacks a dose of colour with cheap and cheerful striped tights, monster themed manicures and cute accessories!
( If you’ve got dough to spend you should totally get it though, even if it makes me Bad Jelly the Witch. Get it? Cos I’ll be jelly as! )

Halloween ready clothes in terrifying colour!


1.Dripping Sky dress | Holley Tea Time      2. Maleficent manicure | Definitely Meg    3. Bat Cat brooch | Erstwilder
4. purple skull purse | Griffin Leather    5. Pastel Goth Bat Brooch | Tinsel Trinkets

Brooches and shoes are versatile Halloween fashion options. You can add them to almost any outfit, they’re “conversation starters” and in my humble opinion are wearable all year round without looking over the top… If you’re worried about that kinda thing.
Personally I like looking competitively overdressed, but that’s just me.
While I’ve heard Pin Up Girl clothing has dubious quality these days, I had to include the Gloria dress because I love green and the monster print. I adore some of their new Everyday is Halloween collection but I’m worried about spending so much on clothes that might fall apart! Has anyone bought some of the range yet?

colourful Halloween fashion inspiration to brighten up your tomb

1. Stitched Halloween manicure | Pinterest     2. Spooktacular cowboy boots | Rocketbuster Handmade Boots
3. Famous Monsters Gloria dress | Pinup Girl Clothing    4. Novelty spiderweb wool 1940’s dress | Vintage from Dorothea’s Closet
5. Striped tights and ballet flats | Tieks

With so many bright and bold Halloween -able clothes available, I couldn’t include them all! Pop over to my This is Halloween Pinterest board for more horror themed, monster printed, spooky, kooky style. Have a favourite source of Halloween goodness? Leave me a comment below or show me your kitschy killer style on Instagram or Facebook.

With Style and Sass,

Velvet DeCollete

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Who Do? Voodoo! A 1920’s Voodoo Cabaret Costume

Who Do? Voodoo! A 1920’s Voodoo Cabaret Costume

Halloween darlings …. the best holiday of the year. 

Macabre temptress Bay of Bay Stagewear hosted a spooktacular pre-halloween shindig for those of us that feel one All Hallows Eve simply isn’t enough.
I was there with bells on.

Okay maybe not bells.
Or a shirt.
But there were definitely bones, feathers and a pair of green silk pasties.

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This is possibly my favourite last minute costume to date!

The Concept: I didn’t have a clear vision in mind when I started this costume, I just wanted something fun. Fun turned out to be a New Orleans Voodoo inspired 1920’s cabaret costume. I do believe it came out rather well.

The Makeup:  Influenced by stylized skull makeups and the lush greens of my headdress. I’m certainly no expert but I found a white eyeliner useful for mapping out the skull shape and mixing a little foundation with the facepaint helped it go on easier. Hit me up if you’d like a tutorial!

Scroll down for an Outfit Breakdown or click on the images to see the costume in more detail.

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voodoo cabaret circus performer 1920s jazz new orleans style halloween costume

feather and skull custom made voodoo tribal headress hat

Outfit breakdown
Tailcoat | My amazing Mum made this for me ten years ago. I sewed skulls and chicken bones on to it two days before the party.
Headdress + Necklace + Pasties | Beckon Couture
Wig | Trademe – trimmed by me
High Waisted Underwear | Kmart
Stockings | Fiori Hosiery
Shoes | Op Shop find

Just one piece of advice dears; If you happen to be storing a large box of cleaned animal bones for an occasion such as this – make sure you seal them with resin first or you might retrieve them to find a box of dusty bone shaped chalk!

Happy Halloween, see you on the other side!

                                                                          Velvet x


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