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The 4 costumes you'll be seeing everywhere this Halloween

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Need some last minute Halloween costume inspiration?

Although it’s fun to be creative with Halloween fancy dress, perhaps taking inspiration from favourite feminists, pop culture icons or pretty much every film Tim Burton has ever directed, there are certain costumes that you can guarantee will be doing the rounds on 31 October. 

Last year our Instagram feeds were filled with Harley Quinns and Day of the Dead make-up looks, but what’s on the rise this year? Whether you’re looking for some last minute Halloween costume ideas or just intrigued, we’ve had a sneaky peak at Google’s Frightgeist trends to see what’s set to be the most popular in spooky sartorial choices. 

Looking at Google searches, this clever little website has worked out what costumes are set to be most popular, which we have listed below with some inspiration and tools to try them out yourself. 

Fairy 

This one sounds pretty straight forward, but instead of strapping on a pair of lilac wings and tutu, the make-up masters of Pinterest (the source of all Halloween costume inspiration, obviously) have been working a much more elfin, enchanted forest vibe. 

Give your fairy look a spooky feel with a green colour palette, well placed glitter and if possible, some fake ears. We particularly liked the ideas of the Pinteresters below. 

Try the look out yourself using some of these products.

Clown

There’s something undeniably creepy about clowns, especially those that come out at Halloween. This year clown make-up will be everywhere, and it’s surprisingly easy to pull off. If you want to nail it, we suggest drawing a stretched out diamond shape over the eyes in black and adding some personality with your eye make-up. 

Here’s some inspiration to help get those creative juices flowing. 

Try the look out yourself using some of the products below. 

Fairy Godmother 

We have to admit this one doesn’t seem all that scary, but it certainly does have an other-wordly feel about it, which works too. The key to pulling off this magical look seems to be an iridescent, lilac palette and silver or white sparkles, dots and stars at the corners of the eyes.  

Try the look out yourself using some of the products below. 

Deadpool 

Yep, the people have spoken and apparently Deadpool is big news for this year’s Halloween. We’re massive fans of the film and reckon Ryan Reynold’s brilliant take on this sarcastic character can only be made even more badass by being taken on by a woman. 

Obviously the easy way out would be to buy a Deadpool mask, but if you’re committed to creating the look yourself make like these Pinteresters and invest in a face paint kit. 

Recreate the look yourself with some of the products below. 

Happy Halloween!

Images: Courtesy of brands / Pinterest 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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