"I'LL STOP WEARING BLACK WHEN THEY INVENT A DARKER COLOUR"
HALLOWEEN, or All Hallows Eve, has a long and complex history that extends well beyond young children mindlessly knocking door to door in search of lollies in exchange for donning a white sheet come October 31st. While it's certainly true it has become something of a 'Hallmark Holiday', there is no denying that the allure of Halloween has extended beyond being one for the kids.
Your Ghosts & Ghouls party or 'Rock The Casper' party (as a Facebook friends referred to it) this weekend is really just an opportunity to pay homage to your favourite thriller film or television character.
We're rounding up some of favourite femme fatales from the silver screen as a little inspiration!
It would be unfounded to start with anyone else but Miss Halloween herself, Wednesday Addams.
Once upon a time, Wednesday Addams was just an illustration created by Charles Addams as part of his The Addams Family cartoon strip, which first appeared in the New York Times. The first iteration of Wednesday came in the form of a young Lisa Loring when The Addams Family was brought to television screens - creepy, but still cute as punch. Let's be real - no one does Wednesday quite like Christina Ricci circa 1991. That unnerving apathy behind Miss Ricci's eyes makes our skin crawl!
MIA WALLACE, PULP FICTION
Iconic and intense. There's really no other way to define just how incredible Uma Thurman was as Quentin Tarantino's Mia Wallace. She was the ultimate femme fatale with her jet-black bob, piercing blue eyes and that tux shirt. If Mia Wallace is your Halloween pick and people don't recognise who you have come as, then it's probably time to re-evaluate some of your friendships.
AUDREY HORNE, TWIN PEAKS
In David Lynch's television series, Twin Peaks, we developed a serious #girlcrush on character, Audrey Thorne. She was sassy, smart and seriously stylish! Also, the 'Pilot' episode of Twin Peaks aired in 1990 - Miss. Thorne's eyebrows were lightyears ahead of her peers who opted for pencil thin lines either side of their faces. Don a twinset, curl that hair and make like Miss. Thorne.
EVERYONE FROM THE CRAFT!
Black mini-skirt, knee-high socks, copious amounts of black eyeliner and a crucifix around the neck. Nothing says Los Angeles high-school witch coven quite like The Craft's Nancy, Sarah, Bonnie and Rochelle. While she may have been the nastiest, Fairuza Baulk as Nancy is #wardrobegoals if teen-witch is your pick this Halloween. Put simply, The Craft is a strange 90s Mean Girls with ouija boards - so get creative!
While there is nothing even remotely frightening about Lumira candles, use Halloween as an opportunity to save on electricity and create a coven-esque vibe!