Halloween parties are all about celebrating the quirky side of our personalities. While looks such as ghouls, ghosts, fairies and devils are passé, Comic Con, a recently hosted comic festival in Mumbai, showcased a few other interesting ones.
From Harley Quinn and Joker, to Deadpool and Misty from Pokémon, as well as various anime characters such as Ryuk, Eto Yoshimura, Mumei and others, HT Café brings you the best looks to make your Halloween celebration a bewitching one.
Character Name: Joker and Harley Quinn (inspired by a painting by comic book artist Alex Ross)
Costume Drama: This look gives a different spin to the style of the most-popular evil couple in the world of comic books. To dress up like Harley Quinn, you can opt for a half-black, half-red jumpsuit, and for the Joker look, you can don a black outfit and paint your hair green, while your face can be covered with white acrylic paint.
Spooky Meter: An ideal out-of-the- box outfit for couples.
Character Name: Ryuk (Death Note, an anime)
Costume Drama: Ryuk is a god of death. His costume comprises a black shirt, black pants, black boots and a black leather belt with a skull buckle. While the outfit is all-black, it’s the makeup that needs to be paid attention to. The eyepiece can be made with table tennis balls that have been cut into half and tied with elastic threads. Use white and black acrylic colour to paint your face.
Spooky Meter: Till death do us apart!
Character Name: Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad)
Costume Drama: The outfit includes a red and blue faux-leather jacket teamed with hot pants. Enhance the look with a blonde wig, tie up your hair in ponytails and spray it with pink and neon-blue colour. Accessorise the outfit with rings, a choker, and a bracelet with spikes. Complete the look with a baseball bat and a toy pistol.
Spooky Meter: If you speak crazy and have the spunk, then the Harley Quinn look is for you.
Character Name: Jon Snow (Game of Thrones, TV series)
Costume Drama: A hot pick this Halloween, this costume requires a faux-fur stole, a black cloak, a V-neck T-shirt, a faux-leather jacket and black sweatpants. For your hair, opt for the out-of-bed look. Complete this look with a fake sword.
Spooky Meter: The perfect Lord Commander of the night.
Character Name: The Mad Hatter (Alice In Wonderland, 2010)
Costume Drama: The costume includes a jacket, a bow tie, a vest, a sash and lace cuffs. The black suit can be teamed up with a bow, which can be made from one of your mom’s floral dupattas. Wrap an orange satin cloth around the hat to accentuate the look. The pale white and pink makeup heightens the spook factor of the look.
Spooky Meter: We all love Johnny Depp. This look is the perfect Halloween costume for the mad hatter in you.
Character Name: Wonder Woman (Justice League, comic book series)
Costume Drama: Drape a blue chiffon sari, along with a red dupatta with a golden border, in the nauvari (traditional Maharashtrian) style. Pair it with a nose ring, and tie-up or Gladiator sandals to complete the look. Spooky Meter: Move over ‘Desi girl’, we have Desi Wonder Woman in town.