October has flown by in the blink of an eye this year, but it does mean we are approaching my favourite holiday, Halloween! The blood stained candy, the decorated store windows, limited edition versions of every day foods, and most importantly, the costumes and parties.
Every city is alive with fancy dress events, themed club nights and spooky museum tours, and where better to celebrate than in London? It’s the one night of the year where everybody unites in eclectic costume for a night of horrors and surprises. While, in my opinion, costumes are absolute must for this holiday, it doesn’t mean you can’t stay fashion forward. This seasons IT colours include forest green, oxblood red, and of course, classic black – the perfect combo for a Halloween ensemble. We’ve selected some of the best London halloween parties, and pieced together some fabulously scary yet sassy outfits for you to flaunt at your celebrations.
The Halloween Playground
Unique venue, The Vaults, located deep beneath Waterloo station, is playing host to The Halloween Playground. The Vault’s 8 spookily themed arches will be filled with spooky cabaret acts, top DJs spinning the best party tunes (I bet anyone any money that Michael Jackson’s Thriller will be the soundtrack to the evening!), a haunted graveyard cinema, live music from musical voodoo masters, and more surprises over three consecutive nights. Friday 1st Nov is sold out, but there are still tickets for Halloween itself, as well as Saturday 2nd Nov. Click here to get your tickets NOW…or else!
Ladder Side Jumpsuit, £40, Topshop
Lace Cat Ears and Mask, £10.49, Play.com
Barry M Red Wine Nail Polish in Red Wine, £2.99, Nail Polish Direct
Kensington Roof Gardens
One of West London’s hottest venues returns this Halloween with its annual spooktacular celebration, serving up unique, aptly named cocktails like “Blood Clot and Sand”. There’s live music from Fossey Tango, and the ever spectacular views from the Spanish gardens high above the haunted streets of Kensington High Street to complete your night. Click here for tickets.
White Lace Dress, £65, Asos
Cross Necklace, £30, River Island at Asos
Chain Tights, £12, Jonathan Aston at Asos
Belt, £7.99, New Look at Asos
Disco Will Never Die at Disco Soho
Soho’s biggest disco party will be proving that the music that we thank the 70s for, will in fact, never die, in this groovy celebration of Halloween. For a night of pure fun, throw on your disco pants and bat wings and embrace the cheese at Disco this Thursday 31st October.
Deep Red Slashed Leggings, £8, BooHoo
Mesh Crop Top, £8, BooHoo
Devil Accessories Set, £5.95, Wonderland Fancy Dress
Devil Wings, £9.99, Amazon
House of the Deadly Se7en at Pacha London
Famed as one of the capital’s best dance clubs, the newly refurbished Pacha will be joining forces this Halloween with ultra cool SWANKYS for a crazy night of Halloween partying, brought to you by the Dynamite Hosts, who have been lighting up venues like Ibiza’s SPACE, and Manumission. The line up includes dance DJ Smokin’ Jo, acrobatic performers Girls Roc, and Jedd Barry. Click here for ticket info (Fri 1st Nov).
Photo from Grazia Daily.
Items available from:
Dress, £29, Topshop
Tights – (take an old pair and cut rips as you wish!)
Ears, £2.45, Party Packs
Jacket, £64.99, Missguided
Spike Jewellery, £5.99, Missguided