Halloween is one of the only times of the year where you can dress up in completely outlandish costumes, and no one would look at you weirdly. However, how often does it happen that you ordered a seemingly cool Halloween costume online, which turned out to look less than inspiring than what the pictures suggest? Perhaps you need some tips to make your costume stand out to win a costume competition at your favorite bar.

Here’s how you can make your costume instantly better:

Do the right makeup

An outfit isn’t complete without makeup, and costumes follow the same rule. Put on makeup to match your costume’s vibe and make a statement at your next Halloween party. You can go completely goth to match your sexy vampire outfit or tastefully cover yourself in glitter to pull together your fairy queen look.

A grungy, post-apocalyptic character can look like they climbed right out of a movie with some fake dirt smudged across their face and scars along their arms. Use a red lip liner to trace the scars out and surround them with some light red and pink eyeshadow to provide depth. A little fake blood can also go a long way!


Halloween costumes rarely have good accessories along with them, so don’t be afraid of adding your own for a taste of realism. Amp up any fantasy or medieval characters with lots of leather belts, high boots, and gloves. Big gems and gold are ideal for this time period. Exotic and glamorous costumes require piles of pearls, diamantes, gold bangles, or whatever you have on hand.

You can also check around in your house for items that you can use as props. Turn a decorative knife into a cool belt dagger or an antique jug into a vessel of poison.

Tailor your costume

Halloween costumes are more of a one-size-fits-all sort of thing. Fixing the clothes to fit your body will make them look much better when you put them on. If you have access to a sewing machine or know some simple hand sewing techniques, you can take in the waist or change the length according to the seam allowance. Safety pins and belts can work in a pinch as well.


A woman holding flowers in costume


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