If you never know what to dress up as for Halloween or don't like for things to be too complicated, or leave things until the last minute, there are a whole bunch of ways that body art can bail you out and make your costume a lot easier and faster than you might have imagined. Ready to dress up?
- Be a tattooed lady or man! - this one is easily done by just buying a whole bunch of temporary tattoos, wearing clothing that shows off whatever parts of your body you are comfortable showing and sticking the tattoos in spots where they will show. Getting similar designs or working with a theme can make for a cool look. Don't want to deal with temps? Give fabric "tattoo sleeves" or a whole tattoo shirt a try.
- Wounds and gore - it used to be that you had to use a whole bunch of specialized makeup to do special effects for your costume but now there are temporary tattoos that look like vampire bites, stitches, and all manner of gory effects. These go on in a fraction of the time that it takes for full makeup and they don't drop off when you sweat or rub off on anything else.
Temporary Hair color
Need a special color for your costume? Consider getting some spray on color if you only need to have funky hair for a single night. It won't damage your hair and will wash right out later. Here are some spray-in hair color tips:
- Get more than one can - It always takes a lot more than you think to really cover all your hair well and single cans only work for really short hair.
- Get a friend - This is the best and easiest way to make sure you got the back and sides evenly covered. Yes, you can do it yourself with some mirrors but if you miss up, you either wind up spraying hair color all over the walls or right into your ear. (neither is fun)
- Beware water and moisture! - Most spray-on color is meant to be brushed and/or washed out easily and so it tends to flake off or run if it gets wet. Watch out for rain, and take care if you go dancing. Sweating green runs the gamut from annoying to disastrous.