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!