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Fashion Blog – Creepy got cool

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Leeds chapter.

That time of year has come around again, time to dress up as who or what you want, and be horrifying, risqué or a mixture of the two. With loads of great Halloween events going on around Leeds this year, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear, and this year you’re in luck….

The gothic look has made a serious comeback this year, the high street has morphed into a dark pit of lace and PVC, so if your looking for the perfect balance between Mean Girls and Mortitia Adams, look no further.

Costumes can be expensive, with costumes from fancy dress shops coming in at about £20-30. So why not instead of spending your student loan on ready-made costume , craft yourself a scarily stylish outfit that you can wear again throughout the season.

Topshop £20 

New Look £7.99

Go for a more casual approach to Halloween try a spooky graphic tee, perfect for a more chilled out Halloween house party. Team with a textured skirt, leather and velvet are perfect for Halloween…

Ark £24

Or go all out, these gothic dresses, are not only gorgeous, but can easily be worn again. Black on black is the thing to remember to create a spooky but sexy look for Halloween, here’s some of the best of what the high street has to offer.

Tee and Cake @ Topshop £40

The floral design of this skeleton outline makes it versatile, pretty, and not just for Halloween.

Miss Selfridge £20

Grab this beauty in the Miss Selfridge sale, the sheer waterfall design seems to be sticking around for A/W so snap this up, and wear again and again.

River Island £32

Leather look touches are a top trend this winter, so team this dress with some cool Halloween makeup. However, this cute skater dress with a tough edge can be worn again on nights out.

When it comes to make-up, again, the obvious choice for Halloween is black. However when it comes to lipstick, what are the chances you’ll be using that again before next year? I imagine slim, so instead why not go for a more on trend and wearable deep plum colour.

Topshop Lips in Wicked £9

Take your Halloween look to the next level with some cheaper dress-up extras, Fake blood and fangs add a subtle but scary edge, as the Jenner sisters showed off this week…

Find these in any good fancy dress shop, here’s one in the town centre www.sandroy.co.uk 

If you’re on a really tight budget, simple take your favorite LDB and accessorize for a simple, inexpensive look. The high-street has been inundated with spikes, which added to your simple look, with some of the beauty tips above will make for a great Halloween outfit, all of which you can keep wearing throughout the Winter (thus the spending is 100% justified!)

ASOS £15

ASOS £6 

Pretty Polly @ River Island £12 

Have a happy, scary and stylish Halloween!