Last month, we brought you our favourite horror film villain costumes for Halloween. They're guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of everyone whose path you cross, thanks to associations with the diabolical deeds these characters carry out on the big screen.
If you're looking for something a bit softer, but still with an evil twist, how about one of these more playful ideas. They'll likely bring a smile to people's faces while still conveying the message that you're anything but a goody-two-shoe.
"Cruella De Vil...
Cruella De Vil...
If she doesn't scare you
No evil thing will...."
Ok, so that's may not actually be true. We can think of lots of evil things that are scarier this puppy hunter. (Though Glenn Close's maniacal laugh really is top notch.) But as a Halloween costume, it's a perfect blend of baddie and sexy. Because being a villain is really no excuse to let yourself go.
That's what we love about Cruella. She loves the finer things in life and she makes an effort. From her Rolls Royce to her champagne to her furs. And everything about her look, from the iconic black and white locks right down to her stiletto heels has been carefully coordinated. She doesn't just roll out of bed and throw on whatever's lying around before heading out into the world to do evil; she puts her best face forward.
And you can too this Halloween.
This smokin-hot black dress and bolero jacket with dalmatian-fur works for Halloween or for any occasion that calls for Disney fancy dress. And if you're not ready to commit to a real half-and-half dye job, grab one of these Cruella de Vil wigs to top it all off.
What happens when one scheming ghost exorcist tries to advise two other ghosts how to get rid of the new human tenants? One of the best Tim Burton films of the 1980s, that's what! Here's another villain who isn't exactly beloved, but isn't hated either. Despite his bad manners, terrible dental hygiene and general wicked ways, this thrice-named ghost has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes you want to root for him.
So there's another good option for a playful dastardly Halloween character.
The make-up is really what makes the costume here, and it's not as difficult as you might first expect.
A quick and easy guide at the beginner's level:
If you're feeling a bit more adventurous and have some scar wax to hand, this tutorial offers a slightly more accurate re-creation:
And finally, if you're having a hard time deciding which evil character to dress up as, why not get into costume as the most evil character OF ALL TIME. That's right—Satan, Beelzebub, the Dark Lord, the Prince of Darkness.
This gorgeous devil costume is a perfect choice if you're on the side of evil but don't want to scare anyone away. We wager that this sultry red dress will do just the opposite; you'll have a posse full of willing followers ready to do your evil bidding. Works for Halloween, a hen do or a Tarts & Vicars party! The outfit is full of sin, but the price is downright saintly!
How does the saying go? The devil you know... isn't as sexy as this one!