Saturday, October 31, 2015

Top 5 Scary Movies and Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween all! I hope everyone is having a spooktacular day and gearing up for a night full of tricks and treats. The weather sadly looks rainy here for tonight so no matter the weather everyone be careful out there! As you may or may not know I love scary movies and what an appropriate day to share some of my favorites. You can watch these now, while getting ready in your costume, after partying it up or just having a scary movie marathon tonight with your buds (and pizza)! Here are my top 5!

1. Psycho (1960)

One of the all-time greats. Alfred Hitchcock delivers the scares and makes you not want to take a shower again. This is the classic horror movie and even though it was made in the 60's, don't let that fool you, the film is creepy, scary and directed by the Master of Suspense.

2. Nosferatu (1929)

Regarded as one of the first (if not the first) vampire movie. This classic and yes, I get that this is a silent movie from the 20's, is chilling. Nosferatu if you have never seen him, is enough to give adults nightmares.

3. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The original no not the five or six sequels that followed but the original film starring the guy with knives as hands is one of the best and well-written stories by another creative director and writer, Wes Craven.

4. Scream (1996)

Speaking of Wes Craven, Freddy Krueger will always be his most famous villain but not too far behind is the iconic Ghost Face seen in the Scream franchise. The 1996 film was and still seen as revolutionary oh and don't forget the rules...I'll be right back! This film also does a great job of mixing horror, suspense and comedy for a thriller you have to see.

5. Halloween (1978)

The quintessential movie you just have to watch tonight! Michael Myers doesn't get much scarier and you get to see ultimate Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis in action. The setting, the story, the characters, that music! A Halloween classic you must watch!

Last Minute Halloween Costumes:

Ok by now if you don't have a costume you are coming down to the final witching hour (ha-ha) but there is still time for you to throw together a costume! Here are a few suggestions:

1. Cat

Simple, easy, classic

What you need: Cat ears, tail, black leotard or shirt with leggings or a black skirt
** you can wear a striped shirt with a bandit mask and be a "cat burglar" to be a little more unique!

2. Baseball/Football/Basketball Player

Almost everyone has some type of jersey/t-shirt/etc. from their favorite team . Easy and you can use things you already own!

What you need: Team Shirt or Jersey, Team Hat, shorts and tennis shoes

3. Masquerade Guest

This is the easiest option if you have no time. Just pair one of your favorite dressier, dresses with a masquerade mask and you are set! Masks are easy to find they sell them everywhere from Halloween stores to Target. There are some really beautiful ones so I would pair a more neutral dress rather than print and let the mask be the centerpiece.

What you need: dress, heels and mask

4. Pumpkin

Another classic and so simple to create. Just take an orange tee and cut out felt pieces (they sell them at Target, Wal-Mart, fabric stores,etc.) for the eyes, nose and mouth then paste them onto shirt. Wear with black or green leggings and voila you are costume ready!

What you need: orange shirt, felt pieces, glue, and leggings

5. Angel or Devil

Grab a white shirt/leotard or red shirt/leotard pick up your accessories at a store like Target or Wal-Mart (just grab one of the packs that contain all the materials (ex: wings and halo) for your designated choice!) attach and/or hold whatever accessories you have and you are out the door!

What you need: Angel: white dress/shirt/or leotard, wings, halo, white shoes, white leggings/ shorts/tights if you aren't wearing a dress.
Devil: red dress/leotard/shirt, horns, tail, pitchfork, red or black shoes, red or black leggings/shorts/tights if you aren't wearing a dress.

Good luck and hope everyone has a ghoulishly delightful time tonight wherever you are or whatever you decide to do! Have fun and be safe!!

Happy Halloween!!


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