Spooky Season Shoot

Halloween is here!!!!!


Halloween is here! ………………….. One of the most fun times of the year and for me it really marks the start of the winter season – there’s so much to look forward to, Bonfire Night, Christmas, New Years and the possibility of snow!


I love to dress up for Halloween, but personally I’ve always preferred my own take on it, rather than just buying a fancy dress outfit from my local store. Its nice to bring some personality into your outfit and there are also some great vintage clothing, make up ideas and hairstyles that can be used as inspiration for a classy yet scary outfit.


Madame Tashy has created two different looks for our models Keeleigh and Jen. She has created for Keeleigh a set of horns, made from her own hair to give a vintage Devil inspired look. Although the horns were quite time consuming to construct, they were certainly worth the wait! They were created by first making a frame from wire and foam and setting this onto a headband, which Keeleigh’s hair has then been wrapped around to form the shape. Jen has a classic Bride of Frankenstein look, inspired by the 1930’s film – here Tashy has initially crimped Jen’s hair to allow for more volume and texture and has then backcombed this into a beehive, adding a single blonde clip in hair extension to the side.


For the ladies make up, Keeleigh has a much chiselled Devil look, the definition has been created using just an ordinary ruler (a trick from the 80’s) and blusher this has then been then blended. Jens look is again based on the traditional dead bride, with lots of white base used and black around the eyes. White make up has been used for the base of both ladies looks, along with a dark lip colour. But get creative with your Halloween make up, it the one night of the year you can go crazy, and in all honesty can’t get it wrong!

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Jen is showcasing a 1950’s Spooky Ghost vintage inspired dress by Silly Old Sea Dog. This dress is made from a glow in the dark fabric, which will look amazing under UV lights at a Halloween party! This has been paired with a petticoat for maximum effect, and works beautifully for a more fun take on Halloween.

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Keeleigh is wearing a Zombie Movie Poster Dress by Silly Old Sea Dog, this piece is not only great for a Halloween party but also can be worn casually in the day time for a more relaxed Halloween event. It shows that you can still wear colour around the Halloween season – try reds, oranges and blues. We have paired the dress here with a red petticoat and belt to add some colour to a usually all black season.

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Good luck with putting together your vintage inspired Halloween looks! Both of these dresses can be purchased from our website in sizes UK 6-24 for worldwide shipping.

Glow in the Dark Ghost Dress from £105

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Zombie Move Poster Dress from £95


Happy Halloween!


Photography: Lisa Parkinson – Kernow Dream Photography

Hair and Make Up: Madame Tashys Beauty Boutique

Models: Jen Rule-Ailes and Keeleigh Remnant




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