Bats, spiders, witches ... they are the go-to costumes of the season. And for good reason! Of course, at Martha Stewart, we would not let you out there as a run-of-the-mill princess or kitty. Here is how to one-up all the other Halloween costumes out there. Menacing Medusa: Make It Good A ravishing, reptilian hairdo with snakes to spare is sure to give trick-or-treaters a scare.
POPCORN: Put together this fun costume with a red and white striped skirt, crumpled paper, and yellow paint. Pro tip: hack the striped skirt with white tape or fabric paint. See the full tutorial and more foodie Halloween costumes here!
SYMBOLS: Black cats abound! A black cat who is appeased by good deeds and ritual words could bring good luck. Witches' costumes began to change from green meaning (earthy, good health and rebirth) to red (meaning love, curing and desire), sometimes using both colours, unlike the typical black of today. Fortune telling, good luck spells and spells to enhance love became typical and traditional Halloween card content.