You can spend a ton of time on the Halloween costume, and if your hair isn’t complete the entire look is ruined. Use accessories, hair color and styling tricks to complete that perfect costume.
Temporary Hair Color
Need electric blue locks to complete your Katy Perry costume? Maybe bold red to put the final touch on your Muppet outfit? Party City has a wide variety of spray-in temporary hair color and colored hair gels that shampoo out.
Sidewalk chalk is an easy way to get bright colors that will wash out of your hair (it may need repeat washings). Color hair directly with the chalk if your natural hair is a lighter shade. For darker hair, dampen the chalk slightly with water and scrape some of it away to create a paste. Apply the paste directly to hair, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and rinse out. Brightly-colored sections of hair are good for a rock star costume or an animal costume, among others.
You don’t have to dye your hair to add color. Spirit Halloween offers hair accessories that won’t affect your actual hair. Clip-in extensions give you a pop of bright color. A bright streak of color is a great way to accessorize an object costume. If you’re a pink crayon, for example, shouldn’t you have pink streaks?
Ribbon gives you lots of color without a lot of effort. Weave colored ribbon into small braids to add color. Use clips and barrettes to attach straight ribbons into your hair at the roots, and create strings of color. Ribbon is a pretty way to accessorize a princess, goddess or fairy costume.
A Real Change
If you want hair that looks a little more realistic, perhaps to mirror the hair of a real person, a wig may be the best option. You’ll find a good selection of wigs and hairpieces at Halloween-centric stores like Halloween Express, but if you want truly huge variety these places may not do.
The Best Wig Outlet should have everything you need. They have a dizzying array of options. Find wigs by type of hair, style, color, celebrity, even costume.
Instead of buying extra stuff, try a completely different style to make your Halloween look work. Become a mermaid with long beach waves, be a genie with a high ponytail, or a ballerina with a wrapped bun.
Find the right ways to dress your hair for Halloween, and give yourself a much more complete costume look. If you’re competing in a contest, matching hair is a detail the judges won’t overlook. And even if you aren’t, a great look is always better than an average one.