Putting together a spider queen costume doesn’t have to mean eight fuzzy arms sticking out of your sides. There is so much potential for creativity and sensuality with this concept on Halloween night. Here are some tips for taking this simple idea to the next level.
Keep It Dark
The foundation of your ensemble should be deep black and smoky grey colors. Remember, you want to create an air of mystery and allure. Nothing says, “I’m going to mate with you, then rip your head off and eat it” quite like black. Find a basic dark dress or pant combo that suits your style. Chances are, you could have something in your closet right now that will work. You can build the rest with accents, accessories, and attitude.
Choose An Accent Color
There’s nothing wrong with adding a little color to the mix. Shades of red make a beautiful accent for this specific concept. Consider a crimson scarf, clutch purse, or vintage brooch. Depending on the rest of your outfit, a bright or dark shade might be more appropriate. When you think about red, it doesn’t have to be fire engine. Weathered brick red has a lovely appeal and can be just as deadly as a fire truck.
Finding the basic clothing is important, but accessories make your ensemble memorable. What about a bold fascinator hat, a leathery wrist cuff, or a beaded choker? There are a million different directions you can go, so try not to get overwhelmed. It’s easy to get carried away with add on’s, but try to keep things simple. Focus on the three items you’re most excited about and go from there.
Don’t forget: You don’t have to spend a ton of money to add amazing accessories to your ourfit . Go through your current collection and see if what you already have can be re-purposed. You can also make a trip to Salvation Army and see if you can find some vintage items to add the flair you’re looking for. If you’re on a budget, save those hard earned dollars for the truly unique, one-of-a-kind accessories that you can’t live without.
Wear The Attitude
Ok, so you’ve got the garb. Now it’s time to wear the attitude! Put on the best album or movie featuring your favorite femme fatale. Start thinking about how you can establish this frame of mind for your evening. The world is your web, and now all you have left to do is choose your prey.