Devil: You pretty much just need the horns and some makeup. Red+black clothes
|my costume in 2011|
Witch: My costume in 2012--when nu-goths were all over the witchy look (including me). This is also an easy-peasy look for anyone with an already-existing goth wardrobe. Just wear what you usually wear plus a witches hat.
|some fake nails for the look too|
Vampire: See above...just lose the hat and add fangs and some fake blood.
Gypsy/Fortune Teller: see above except add gold hoop earrings, 2 scarves: one for your waist, another for your head. wear a bolero or vest, bell sleeves a plus, else wear a bunch of bangles. I sadly don't have any pictures from this diy.
Masquerade goer: Your fancy goth look + a mask. This is my husband's costume every year. Sometimes he wears a cloak...sometimes a tuxedo. depends where we are going.
|I think this is the first picture I've posted of the two of us on this blog...|
These looks rely on makeup (duh) and can work with most of what you have in your wardrobe.
Mime: Black and white. There are some interesting variations on the traditional crow-style mime makeup. I'm actually this close to doing the mime look this year. I also can stay in character and not talk to anyone at the office party.
Skeleton: THE look a few years back
Sugar Skull: Popular in the recent past. And you can wear all those flower crowns you've been saving.
Whatever you do, DO NOT dress as "goth" or "punk" or "biker" or whatever. I don't know what it is, but people will know you aren't wearing a costume. Halloween is for costumes. Wearing goth clothes for halloween is somehow like wearing a halloween costume for a goth event: you aren't fooling anyone. You don't have a costume. Learn from my mistake.
These are costumes:
|a "gothic" costume for halloween|
|a "punk" costume for halloween|
My readers, whatever you've got in your closet is not.
Am I missing an easy goth-wardrobe halloween costume? I feel like I'm missing something...