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Hollywood Crush has some tips on dressing up as a Shadowhunter for Halloween

Our friends at Hollywood Crush are posting ideas for some pop-culture costumes in their Halloween Costume How-Tos.

First up: how to dress like a Shadowhunter.

“Looking Better in Black” isn’t just a slogan for the Shadowhunters—they wear the midnight hue with aplomb while fighting the world’s foes. Even better? All of these black basics can be purchased at Forever 21 (and for relatively little green!). Start off with a pair of Pintucked Moto Jeggings (complete with awesome ribbing detail) for only $19.80, then top with a flesh-flashing basic tank (revealing plenty of surface area to display your runes). Add a pair of Isabelle-approved booties (we like this pair of lace-ups) or, if you prefer comfort over couture, combat boots sans heel will also do the trick. Finish with a slick jacket (like this Faux Leather Peplum one for $34.80).

A Shadowhunter is nothing without her runes though! Buy a kohl eye pencil or black lipstick to draw the protective markings on your arms and other visible areas of skin. Cassie’s website has a full array of designs for you to crib, or you can always make up your own.

The final touch is your stele—that magical tool used to draw Shadowhunter runes. For an easy, homemade solution, grab a twig off the ground or bunch together a couple of pipe cleaners and wrap in aluminum foil. And—voila!—you’re ready for any Magnus Bane Halloween party!

Are you dressing like a Shadowhunter for Halloween? Be sure to enter our 2nd Annual Halloween Costume Contest!

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10 Comments on Hollywood Crush has some tips on dressing up as a Shadowhunter for Halloween

  1. Lol!!! Cute! I REALLY want to be a shadowhunter but I’m scared people won’t get it. Beside my BFF I know only ONE person who knows what TMI is! Oh well! Next year it will be SO POPULAR!

    • KikiLOVESJAce // October 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM // Reply

      I feel the same way! That’s why I’m going as a stylish witch.

    • i thought that too but then i realised that we really shouldnt care!! we are shadowhunters, the bravest creatures to walk the planet, we cannot be put down by simple mundanes!

  2. I was already planning on being a shadowhunter for Halloween! I figured now would be the time to be a shadowhunter because I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of people were next year. 🙂

    • Mrs Carstairs // October 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM // Reply

      I know! I wold have been a shadow Hunter next year but.i relized that everone would do that! So yeah id rather have people read the book first then watch the movie. It might help people understand the series even more. I convinced my.whole famil to read the seires!!!

  3. I totally wanted to be a shadowhunter for halloween but i decided to be one next year cuz then the movie will have already come out and people will then know what i am instead of asking if i was a goth chick

  4. They really need to make a version of this for guys, I had already planned to be Jace Wayland (Morgenstern/Herondale/Lightwood) for Halloween, but I couldn’t figure out some details. So I REALLY REALLY hope that this website makes a male one soon, or another website should make one.

  5. werewolvesrsexierthanvampsjustsayin // October 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM // Reply

    you dont even have to go to that store you can get a lot of stuff like that at hot topic. and imma be a shadow hunter now while it is still a little different. i wouldnt be surprised if they had the costumes in walmart next year. btw my bff is gunna be my parabati XD

  6. I’m so excited for Halloween! My friend and I are going to be dressing up as Parabatai, and were going to dress up our dogs as Church and Chairman Meow…. that didn’t work…..

  7. i love shadowhunter but my mum won’t buy me a stele it so un fair

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