As Sir Arthur Conan Doyle rightly states, we need imagination to truly live the ghostly emotions of Halloween. So here, Swide has put on their thinking caps and now all you need to do is choose your costume for the night.
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Sorceress games. Everything magic has seen a real resurgence with the bestselling Harry Potter franchise. With this floor length black skirt and chiffon blouse all you need is a pointed hat and a broom to finish your look off.
Ghostly mood. There can’t be a Halloween part without a ghost. Opt for this white chiffon glowing gown with black lace trim and a matching cape. It flows and you’ll look like you’re hovering like a weightless soul.
Be devilish. This red velvet prom dress is the perfect outfit to play the sexy deviless. Blood red, sumptuous and extravagant, you’ll make your friends red with envy, just add a pitchfork.
Count Dracula. Rich, extravagant and perfect for the gothic ruler of Transylvania, this heavily embroidered blazer will make the head vampire himself look underdressed. Pop in some fangs and a black and white wig for the look to channel that prince of darkness vibe.
Sorcerer. Conjure up some fashionable spells with this embroidered coat. Akin to a sorcerer’s gown, the look will get you elected to the helm of the Ministry of Magic.
Glampire diaries. Heighten the fashion stakes with a glamorous vampire look. This tulle corset dress with extravagant applications can easily go from baroque to gothic. Underneath the black veil, turn your skin a deathly hue and add some blood drops to make the look even more eerie. Headless horseman. This look requires some props, but the embroidered cape just screams headless horseman. If you don’t mind carrying a head around with you all night, just lift the hood up and you’ll be good to go.
All hail the ghoulish rulers of the All Hallow’s Eve celebrations and in their honour eat, drink and be scary.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni