Thursday, July 12, 2007

Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume

After you have finished with decorating your house, it is time for you to get in to your Halloween costume. Vampires, zombies, witches, Dracula, the Mummy, and Frankenstein are popular Halloween costume ideas for adults and children alike. With Halloween parties at office or the club, adult Halloween costumes are also hugely popular. Pick up ideas for Halloween couple costumes. Sexy, spooky and even downright silly costumes can be worn on Halloween. Be it scary Halloween costumes or cheap Halloween costumes, read on to find interesting tips and tricks!

Adult Halloween costume

You can dress up as anything and be accepted at a Halloween party. You can even create a personal version of your favorite character, something out of the regular. A huge variety of costumes is available for men, women, teenagers, kids, toddlers and even dogs and cats! It’s that time of the year when people can let loose some of their restrained dressing and get spooky, wild, sexy or even downright wicked.

Some of the most common costumes for women include the sexy witch, bride of Frankenstein, Gothic queen, pirate wench, fallen angel and of course the famous Elvira costume. Playboy bunny, sexy gun slinger and little red riding hoods are a few other costumes which you can try out. You can try a sexy nurse costume for Halloween – a surefire way to get the heads to turn your way!

Elvira, the mistress of the Dark costume includes a form fitting black gown with a plunging neckline and a belt with a dagger. There is a long slit on one side of the dress for that sexy look. You can teen this up with a sheer black hose and a pair of black high heeled shoes. Wear bee hive styled wig, paint your nails black, your lips blood red and get set to rock the town with your devil may care attitude.

The Evil Jester, The Phantom of Venice, Tombstone Cowboy, Lord of Darkness, Sorcerer, Dracula, Hellboy, Werewolf, Frankenstein, Beetlejuice, Jack Sparrow, Jack Skellington, Pimp Daddy, scary skeleton and the Mummy are some of the hot Halloween costumes for men.

Scary kid Halloween costume

Kids and toddlers look very fetching when dressed up in Care bear costumes, French mermaid costumes, Baby Eeyore costume and other Disney characters. But care should be taken that kids and young children’s costumes should be fire proof and eye holes should be large enough to offer clear vision. Swords, knives and other accessories should be made of soft material to prevent any accidents.

Most boys prefer to dress up as comic book heroes like spider man, superman, power rangers, Mr. Incredible batman as well as firefighters, commandos or cowboys. Animal costumes like dragon, dinosaur, bear and spider are also great Halloween costume options. Girls look very pretty dressed up as angel, princess, Barbie princess, Cinderella, fairy, doll girl, cat girls and bat girls.

Pirates, cowboys, witches and wizards are popular child Halloween costume options. These have been traditionally characters that children can relate to. Pick these cheap Halloween costumes or even consider renting them out.

Halloween couple costume

If you want to make a startling couple at a Halloween party, go in for timeless classics like Flinstones or Beauty and Beast. Other options for couple Halloween costumes are Batman and Catwoman, Cinderella and Prince Charming and Tarzan and Jane. Caveman and cavewoman costumes for Halloween can be made with animal print fabrics. Cut the skirt in a jagged hem. The guy can carry a club and both can go in strappy sandals or even barefoot. Another option for couple Halloween costumes is to go for the Arab Sheik and Harem girl look. Be it Bonnie and Clyde or Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty, you can be sure to have loads of fun!

Wear these Halloween costumes to a masquerade ball, theme night or a neighborhood Halloween party….and spook the others away!

How to wear a Saree

Yards and yards of exquisite fabric, attractive prints and different textures – Indian sarees continue to hold their own against ever-changing fashions and generations of Indian women. Draping the sari is an art that can take some getting used to. Learn to wear a sari in a manner that is flattering and elegant. Wear it to a party, wear it to work, wear it for any occasion and watch the heads turn as you sashay into a room with a rich Indian saree.

Various regions of India have their own unique style of wearing the sari. The Gujarati style of wearing a saree requires the pallu to be draped artistically in the front rather than over the shoulder. Sarees with eye-catching magnificent pallus are best worn in this style. The Bengali style of wearing a sari has no pleats and the pallu has a bunch of keys that falls over the shoulder. The Coorgi style of draping a saree involves tying the pleats in the rear and a small portion of the pallu is placed over the shoulder. The Maharashtrian nauvari style of draping a saree involves wearing the nine yards of fabric in a style that is traditional to the region. In Tamil Nadu, certain sections of society wear the nine-yard saree in a wrap around style sans pleats

1. Tuck the plain end of the saree into the petticoat and continue tucking till you take a complete turn from right to left. Adjust the lower end of the saree to the height required. Ideally wear your footwear so that you drape the sari to the right length.

2. Create pleats with the sari. About 6 – 9 pleats would do with most saris. Here it is essential to see that the pleats are even and fall straight.

3. Tuck the pleats into the waist petticoat, taking care to see that the pleats are turned towards the left.

4. The remaining portion of the saree must be turned once around the body and then draped over the left shoulder.

5. Arrange the pleats on this part of the saree and then pin them up on the left shoulder to prevent the pallu from falling off.

Before draping the saree, ensure that you wear a well-fitting blouse and petticoat. Do not wear a flared petticoat. Getting a fall stitched on the saree bottom ensures a better drape. While some women prefer to wear the top portion of the saree loosely over the shoulder and allow the rest to fall gracefully, others pin up the front pallu in pleats for a neat look. Use a pin to secure the pallu on the blouse to prevent the sari from falling in front.