Thinking of a different Halloween costume year after year can be difficult (not to mention expensive) effort. However, if you want to look really unique, you can always create your own costume. The easy answer? Temporary Tattoos for Halloween. Gone are the days of last-minute tailoring, panic buying, and botched makeup jobs. Temporary tattoos are an incredibly simple tool to take your Halloween costume to the next level.
Temporary tattoos have skyrocketed this year and many of us have gone crazy for these fun flourishes that are perfect for the inked-in-the-knot. Celebrities arguably led the way with Rihanna teaming up with jewelry designer Jacquie Aiche to collaborate on a temporary tattoo line and Cara Delevingne sporting temporary tattoos at the Met Gala. Temporary tattoos allow the wearer to appear frivolous and carefree for a while (like summer festival goers who adorn themselves with metallic tattoos) to easily return to their office jobs or strict dress codes a few days later late.
There are a ton of temporary tattoo designs spanning different genres and themes, so the possibilities seem endless. So far, we’ve seen designs fit for a Disney princess, ethereal tattoos for budding mermaids, and even tongue-in-cheek temporary tattoos for the foodie.
It was only a matter of time before temporary Halloween tattoos became “a thing”, and I’m sure all of my fellow sloths will agree that they’re a godsend for costumes. Here are just seven to sport this All Hallow’s Eve.
1. The feline face tattoo
Are you revamping your cat costume this year? Hack it with this cute cat face tattoo.
Halloween black cat face tattoo, $6.50, claires.com
2. The Vampire Tears Tattoo
This design is perfect for any vampire lover or fan of true blood because everyone knows that vampires cry blood, duh!
Red and Bloody Eye Suit Temporary Tattoos, $8.99, etsy.com
This spider web design could be used for a witch or black widow costume. The choice is yours.
Halloween cobweb face tattoo, $6.50, claires.com
4. The Owl Skull
If gory makeup isn’t your thing, why not opt for this delightfully intricate owl skull temporary tattoo? It’s a brilliant scary alternative for those who don’t like full costumes.
Night Hunter Owl Chest Piece Temporary Tattoo Transfer, $9.95, etsy.com
5. The smile of the Chesire cat
For a strange strange Alice in Wonderland thematic look, choose this scary mouth tattoo.
Big mouth tattoo, $6.23, amazon.com
6. The terrifying zipper eye tattoos
This set of zipper tattoos is for hardcore horror fans. A word of warning: don’t show up to a kid’s Halloween party in these clothes. You will give them nightmares for life.
Zipper Eyes — Temporary Tattoos, $8.99, etsy.com
7. Mix & Match Injury Tattoos
These grotesque temporary tattoos could be used for a range of Halloween costumes, from zombie to vampire victim. You can even share them with your friends so you can all join in on the macabre fun.
Supperb Temporary Tattoos – Bleeding Wound, Halloween Scar Halloween Tattoos, $5.28, amazon.com
If you’re short on time or money, hack Halloween this year with temporary tattoos.
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