Vamp it up with ‘Twilight’-related Halloween costumes


Love it or hate it, the “Twilight” series is everywhere. The series of books by Stephenie Meyer swept the teen-lit scene a few years back before filtering out to the adult population, where it found even more popularity – and ridicule. No matter how you feel about it, you can put your own spin on a Twilight costume for Halloween this year.

If you’re a fan, you’ve got plenty of options. If it’s you and your sweetheart going out on the town together, go as Bella and Edward – you can go with their everyday outfits or choose wedding attire to capture the spirit of the couple. Going out as a group? Have everyone dress up as their favorite Cullen family member, from pixie-cute Alice to burly, sporty Emmet – just be sure to dust your skin with a pale white powder.

“Twilight” is ripe for parody, too, if you want a slightly snarkier costume. Go for maximum goofy gore and dress up as Bella with your vampire baby Renesmee – sip from a cup of fake blood and use makeup for a midriff that’s been bitten up by your vampire husband. Just make sure your baby looks equally bloodthirsty. Or, you can play on the inherently silly idea that vampires sparkle in the sun. Cover your exposed skin with glitter and pop in some vampire fangs, and if you’re feeling extravagant, some golden contacts, for a quick and easy – if rather messy – costume.

But don’t think you’re limited to Bella and the Cullen clan – you can also look to the evil vampire overlords, the Volturi, for inspiration. Or if you’re firmly on Team Jacob, you can dress up as a werewolf from the Quileute clan. And if you’re feeling crafty, you can make yourself into a copy of the famous book cover, featuring the now iconic pale hands cradling a bright red apple.