Welcome to Dress Like A Movie Star Week here on Hollywood Crush. During the next week, we will be bringing you Halloween costume ideas inspired by some of the most outrageous, colorful and downright awesome characters on the big screen in 2009. We know your wallets aren't exactly being filled by a money tree in your backyards these days, so we're going to try our darndest to keep these costume ideas easy to create and easy on your bank account! Let the trick and treating begin!
Sure, the follow-up to super successful "Twilight" doesn't hit theaters for another month, but that doesn't mean the fantastical characters from Stephenie Meyer's vampire romance won't make for some of the most popular costumes on the block this year — they are vampires for Edward's sake! Though some would argue that the Saga's vegetarian blocksuckers aren't that scary, one "New Moon" character sure to cause a fright on All Hallows' Eve is Volturi guard member Jane (played by Dakota Fanning). Fans of the novel already know Jane is a pint-sized pain inflictor. Just one thought from the evil blonde and helpless prey lie writhing on the floor in the worst agony imaginable. Mimicing her signature, creeptastic look, however, is purely pain free.
Twilighters know the most telling characteristic of the undead is their eye color — bloodsuckers who feed on human plasma boast distinctive scarlet-colored irises. Get Jane's blood-red stare by popping in a pair of colored contacts like these from Create Eyewear, which are on sale for $30.
To recreate Jane's gothic school girl outfit, start with a black-long sleeve dress. We like Pink Rose's Long-Sleeve Empire-Waist Dress on sale for $29 at Macy's. To protect yourself from the sun's glimmer-inducing rays, tie on a hooded cape, like this short version by Rubies for $9. But what is a vampire without a few choice accessories? Payless' American Eagle Cherish Mary Jane Flat for $23 are stylish enough to wear the other 364 days of the year, while Hot Topic's Volturi Crest Necklace for $20 will really tie the entire ensemble together.
If you're curious as to what you'll look like all dolled up as Jane, check out InStyle's new "Twilight"-themed virtual makeover feature, where you can upload an image of yourself and come out as the Volturi baddie. But whatever you do, make sure to apply a generous helping of black eyeliner and pale, pale powder (we suggests MAC's Blot Pressed Powder in "Light" for $21). For the finishing touch, grab a mirror and practice your penetrating, pain-inflicting stare. We imagine it looks a lot like smizing.
Check back in with us tomorrow for more Dress Like A Movie Star Week (yesterday we showed you how to don edgy leather like the sisters of "Zombieland") — we'll be giving you the 411 on creating two costumes that are literally out of this world.
Let us know what your Hollywood-inspired Halloween costume ideas are in the comments section below or by sending us a tweet @hollywoodcrush!