Undead Matilda Halloween Dress Up!

Helllllllo readers, hope you’re well. Today is a spooooooooooky post *wails,* because it’s all about halloween.

I never really liked halloween that much until I went to university and it was a fully fledged thing that you went out dressed as a witch/ghoul/skeleton, then drank enough snakebite to kill off a vampire and spent the end of your night digging your fingers into a steaming hot greasy pile of chips, cheese and beans. This year I kinda went all out with my halloween party; there was  a massive mound of chilli (and a vegetablarian option for T) some wild alcoholic punch and just some hella crazy fun. But, the reason I’m telling you all this is because I went to the party dressed as ‘the undead Matilda.’

(me and Derek Zoolander)

I wrote a post last week about my top ten halloween outfits to wear out and how to recreate them and it seemed to get a lot of likes so I thought I would share what I actually dressed up as. So firstly I went to Newlook and picked up this long sleeved blue flowered playsuit which is really similar to the one that she wears in the film. Also *utter BARGAIN,* the playsuit was a mere £3.50. Sorry wuht. When does that happen?

(Spooooooky goings on)

I skipped along to Claire’s (my favourite shop as a smaller child) and forked out another £3.50 for a very sparkly red headband with a pretty bow affixed to it which is very similar to one Matilda wears. I was tempted to buy some funky tights but I thought keep it simple. I then wiggled along to Wilkinson’s and bought a face-painting palette which came with a really little bottle of fake blood which I didn’t  use because I kind of want to keep the playsuit to wear again and you can see the results here ^. I didn’t get a fullll length shot (I’m no lifestyle blogger and totally forgot) but you get the idea.


For my makeup I applied my lightest shade of foundation and then concealer over the top to get that dead-pan look and then blotted on some extra white facepaint just to make it look as ghostly as possible. Make sure to add extra white facepaint in a semi-circle under your eye  to make it look like your eyes are huge! Then using my liquid eyeliner I applied a ring under my the white circle (extra -eyes) and added vertical lines underneath to look like eyelashes. I then drew a line over my eyes (do this with your eye open so you make sure it can be seen) and added more eyelashes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a little messy. Lips are just simple putting a little colour in the middle smaller than your actual lips and then lining them and adding stitching

^ I found this at Little Miss Katy – all credit to this fantastic look is her and you can see the tutorial in full hereerere.

ALSO shout out to the wonderfully epic Oliver Birch who went out as a bunch of grapes and drank a hole lotta wine and dressed up like this. #legend.

TOP TEN TUESDAY: 10 literary Halloween costumes

Helllllllo readers, it’s Tuesday again, and it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday and it’s a Halloweeen Free Topic! *eeee* I adore Halloween although it wasn’t something that was really a big deal for me until I went to university. I remember going to Wilkinsons with the girls in my block and seeking out the cheapest dresses; then taking them back to the flat and chopping the sleeves off, making them way too short and customising them with blood and the like. Gah those were the days; this year I’m much more likely to be snuggled up by the television with a bowl of candy waiting for tiny trick or treaters to appear. Bless. For my topic I’m going to do my top ten literary Halloween characters to dress up as. Enjoy!

Bernadette, from Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Maybe not the most easily recognisable of bookish characters but if someone does recognise you might make a new bookish friend! To make this costume add some very large bug-eyes shades, wrap a scarf around you head and wear a fisherman’s vest. Add a map or two, act as offish as you can towards Seattle and you’re there.

Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web

This links a little more with the more stereotypical Halloween characters but Charlotte is a wonderful character to go trick or treating as. A suitably black costume – (skirt, vest, cardi) and then using grey glitter glue/pen cover the skirt with silver webs. Add webs drawn around the eyes using kohl pencil and you’re there. Carry around a plush pink pig for bonus points.

Hester Prynne, from The Scarlet Letter

This addition is for those that have left their costume making time a little to the last minute and are stressing a little. Pop into your local charity shop and find a loose dress something as old fashioned – think colonial.  They find some red material and cut out a giant red A and attack it to your chest. Da-da.


(Had to include that gif sorrry)

Miss Havisham, from Great Expectations

I’m still not sure why I haven’t done this one yet but all it really needs is a used wedding dress – once again think charity shops, and second hand stores. Cut rips into it, rub a little dirt in and pile your messy hair all over your head. Wear a forlorn expression for the entirety of the night and yell about Compeyson as much as you like. Stunning.

Lady Macbeth from Macbeth

Another one that I’ve thought of doing but this is pretty simple. Find a long flowy black lace dress, and pop your hair up into a knotted bun – add a crown if you and stain your hands with fake blood. Wander around aimlessly scrubbing at your hands proclaiming Out Damned Spot. Easy peasy.


The Fish from Dr. Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

This one works best as a group costume which is always pretty awesome. Find simple t-shirts and tutu’s easily found on le internet in the colours yellow, green, red and blue. Either write or cut out and sew on the letters to spell out the names and you’re good to go. 

Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series

One for those that had a bit of a goth/emo/punk era during their lives. Leather jacket, ripped, jeans, dark hair and lots of eyeliner and you’re pretty much good to go.

Princess Elizabeth from Robert Munsch and Michael Martchenko’s The Paper Bag Princess

Another super simple outfit: all you need is a paper bag to cut arm holes out of, a crown and a cuddly dragon!


Fred and George Weasley

The last two I’ve given into the pressure of needing some HP based characters. For Fred and George, red hair sprayed hair, black jeans, white shirt, black jumpers and tie and then anything that will substitute as a wand really and you’re there.

 The Golden Snitch

Finally, maybe my favourite of all the costumes the golden snitch. Wear a golden sparkly dress and find some golden material which you can cut into snitch style wings and attack to your arms. Could also attach a wrap around the middle that states I open at the close if you’re really going for it.

There you go, ten bookish literary inspired Halloween costumes. Were they any you would add? Are you a Halloween lover or loather? Let me know in the comments!