To be perfectly honest, this Halloween, other than decorating my desk at work with a pumpkin and an abundance of sweets for all the Mediaworks staff - I'm not actually getting up to much. A and I are going to carve pumpkins on Monday for the house and I've got my special Halloween Candy Corn Yankee candle at the ready but I have no exciting plans to dress up this year.
While I was at Sunderland uni, fancy dress was pretty much a uniform! From Barbie to Spiderman... I've pretty much tried everything as a fancy dress outfit but my favourite has always been when I was Corpse Bride. I struck lucky in my first year when I walked into the British Heart Foundation charity shop on the hunt for a bargain bag - I instead found a full length handmade wedding dress with lace sleeves and collar. It was gorgeous and I felt really bad when I took it home and chopped the bottom off!
If you wanted to recreate this, the first battle is to find a wedding dress! Once you have this, I chopped off the bottom and used part of the lace to create a veil that I made by super gluing it to a plain headband. Though you can't really tell from the photos, I actually used temporary blue hair dye and for the final accessories found some black flowers in Dr Funkenstein in Sunderland. The trick to the make-up was a friend who studied film and had a bit of an obsession with zombies... full credit goes to him for the impressive dead look!
That night we headed into town and danced all night until my feet were sore and I couldn't stay awake any longer - I ended up falling asleep downstairs resulting in a rather scary dead Katy photo. It was a great night out!
There is loads to do in the North East for Halloween and though most of the out on the town events have happened this weekend, there is still lots to do on the 31st one of which is The Jameson Cult Film Club which is showing Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula in Newcastle. Tickets are free and upon allocation you'll be told a meeting point and met by a cloaked figure! It's all a bit too scary for me on a school night but if you're in the North East and ready for a scary night apply online for tickets now. Happy Halloween everyone!