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The Beyond Retro Ultimate Halloween Party Guide

Posted on October 08 2018

Welcome back to goth month!

Where every fan of all things haunting and scary start counting down the days until the next Halloween night.

Obviously here at Beyond Retro, we’re huge fans of the spooky season, and although we never really need an excuse to dress up we have a handful of frightening tricks and treats for our readers to devour for themselves. 

How To Make Halloween Decorations

Head Jar

Everyone’s a little grossed out by pickled body parts in jars, so why not turn your own face into one? It’s pretty simple, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Take a selfie and side profile shot and upload to photoshop
  2. Align images and blend
  3. Print and laminate
  4. Fill your large jar, add food colouring to make it look like preserve
  5. Place the head image in the jar and freak out your friends!

See the full tutorial here.

Cockroach Hand Soap

You know those bags of plastic creepy crawlies that are everywhere this time of year? Well, they look super icky oozing in gooey soap bottles, especially when your guests least expect it.

Maybe consider saving some for later in the year as a prank.

 

Spooky Houseplants

Probably thanks to the need to have an Instagrammable bedroom, we’ve noticed that everyone has slowly become obsessed with houseplants.

Incorporate the trend into your Halloween decorations with a little bit of black spray paint. 

Another brilliant idea is to create a gorgeous Halloween party favour. All you need is wax chips, black wax dye, and red roses! 

See the full tutorial here.

 

Spider Lanterns

Admittedly this is just the first two decoration ideas combined but popping a few fake insects into a jar amongst fake cobwebs with one of those electric tealights placed in the center make for a terrifyingly cool addition to your Halloween crypt.


Jack-O-Pineapple

Because pumpkins are so last year. 

To Die For Party Themes

Addams Family

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re altogether ooky and they make a classic Halloween theme.

Deck your house out as though it’s haunted and get your mates together for an iconic group costume.

 

Freak Show

Clowns are a lot of people’s idea of a nightmare but the rest of the circus can be equally as terrifying. Think mutations, rabid animals and garish prints. For more inspo, be sure to watch the American Horror Story series with the same title.

 

Hollywood Undead

Lay down the red carpet and make a Hollywood Walk Of Shame before asking everyone to arrive dressed as their favourite dead celebrity.

 

Monster Mash

Challenge your friends and family into inventing the scariest monster or creature. It’ll be a graveyard smash!


Out Of This World

Let your house be abducted by aliens and deck it out like the inside of a UFO or a Roswell crime scene, which if you’re on a budget means a lot of tin foil and silver streamers. Lime green punch is a must!

 

Killer Halloween Costume Ideas

Scary Skeleton

The backbone of a traditional Halloween, we’ve made the skeleton costume just a little bit more fashion with our hand painted blazers. Complete the look with cheekbone defining and super scary skull makeup.

 

Skeleton Leggings

Stranger Things

 

Everyone's favourite sci-fi Netflix series, Stranger Things, is coming to Secret Cinema! With an array of lovabhle characters, there's plenty of costumes to choose from.

Browse our curated Stranger Things collection now to find your perfect costume, straight outta 1985.

Geometric Top

Teenage Witch

Gone are the days of warty noses and green fingers, that look is over.

Another Netflix favorite, we’ve got on trend peter-pan collars and hooded capes for every teenage witch or wizard in our Halloween section.

The Girls from Booksmart

Booksmart stole our hearts and money when it hit cinemas this year, and we're not alone.

Nobody could stop talking about this movie - so pay tribute to your favorite heroines by donning a vintage boiler suit! 

 


Other Spooky Ideas For Your Halloween Party

Halloween Playlist

Get your guests the heebie-jeebies and show off your freakish dance moves with our special Halloween playlist with hours of grooving to Halloween classics and hidden gems.  

Spooky Nail Art

An easy way for a subtle everyday nod to Halloween this month is with some scary nail art. Think cobwebs, eyeballs, bats, pumpkins and more!

Pentagram Laces

Summon a subtly demonic look by tying your laces in a pentagram-like we did last year. Follow the tutorial here.

If you’ve enjoyed this, be sure to check out our 2019 Halloween Fancy Dress Ideas for some more spooky inspiration! Don't forget you can celebrate Halloween with Beyond Retro through an array of events we are hosting, and once the party is over you can recycle your Halloween costume back to us and receive  £5 voucher!