How To Do Zombie Make Up For Halloween 2012

Next in the series of our Halloween 2012 make up tutorials is one of the best videos we have found all year. This step by step guide will show you how to create a realistic and truly scary zombie effect. This tutorial is ideal for anyone looking to create a zombie face but may not have a large choice of make up, appliances or equipment, and perfect for beginners or those not confident in make up techniques. The main basis for this zombie make up effect is… – Tissue! Look out for a great way of creating sinister, blood shot eyes really easily. Enjoy!

The second video is a more in depth look at how to attain a really cool Zombie effect, with a larger selection of products. Ideal for anyone who is confident in applying a range of creams, paints and powder. Great tip from Melissa too – to stop the fake liquid blood from staining your skin, apply thick layers of foundation as a base. The blood will then wipe off easily with the foundation. For more tutorial videos from the very talented Melissa visit her blog – Empressmakeup or subscribe on Youtube.  Visit the Halloween category on the website for a whole host of zombie costumes to pair with your now perfected make up skills!

The Zombie School Boy Costume

Zombies are all the rage for Halloween 2012 for both men and women. It seems many of us relish the chance to don full Thriller-esque zombie costumes to celebrate the most sinister festival in the calendar. For a show-stopping ‘undead’ look, opt for gory flesh wounds, blood stained clothing and hair, white deadened skin and shredded clothing. A particularly effective theme when venturing out as a group – and if you can perfect the famous Thriller dance routine – an added bonus.


The Zombie School Boy fancy dress costume is a predicted best seller this October. The all-inclusive outfit is available in two sizes, with no customisation needed, boasting a budget price plus FREE UK delivery.

Zombie School Boy CostumeThe delightfully gruesome costume includes shredded trousers, white shirt, attached jacket and striped school tie – all smeared with gory blood stains.  All of our 2012 zombie themed costumes can be found in our Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes collection online. This year includes exciting new additions, featuring Lollipop Ladies, Burlesque Dancers, Nurses, Cheerleaders, Policemen and even sports teachers – all zombiefied!


Check out the next episode of our make up tutorials series featuring a step by step guide in how to achieve a professional zombie look.


For three days only we are offering 10% off our shoes and boots collection online + FREE Delivery on all UK orders. Our Leg Avenue Shoes range include some of the most stunning selections from the brand new 2012 series. Enter the code ‘GREATDEAL’ at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer expires at Midnight on Thursday 27th September.

Leg Avenue Babydoll ShoesChoose from classic Mary Janes in our best selling block colours.

Leg Avenue Princess Shoes

Glitter infused princess shoes with scalloped trim in fashionable party colours.

Leg Avenue Shoes 2012

New collection delights, designed for the upcoming end of year festivities.

The Crafty Cutie Costume

Leg Avenue Crafty Cutie CostumeNobody does sexy witch costumes like Leg Avenue, and the Crafty Cutie Costume is among their best designs. The uber seductive, yet distinctively witch-like, outfit includes purple and black halter dress with lace trim, layered zig zag skirt and stitched heart accent. The matching witch hat completes the set.

The video shoes the complete set of accessories to finish off this super sexy look, ideal for Halloween 2012.  Our entire Halloween Fancy Dress collection is eligible for FREE UK delivery this year with saver and express delivery options available to our US, Australian and European customers.

How To Do Scary Clown Make Up Halloween 2012

We have a lot of requests from customers looking for ideas and recommendations when it comes to make up for the Halloween season. Choosing and buying the costume is relatively easy right? But if you are not overly artistic or confident when it comes to transforming the look of your whole face, it can be a little daunting. Not a problem! We have trawled the video stratosphere and found the best make up tutorials for both men and women. Our first picks are the best Scary Clown Make Up effects – with step by step guides, product suggestions, tip and tricks. Watch and practice as many times as required to achieve the incredible final look.



The Fever Skeleton Costume

Fever Skeleton Fancy Dress Costume

The knee bone connected to the thigh bone…. Do the skeleton look – sexy style – for Halloween 2012! The electrifying Fever Skeleton Costume will undoubtedly be a best seller this year, with an instantly recognised, and particularly pretty, design, adaptable fit, easy wear comfort and budget price. Who knew the skeleton could be so feminine?!

Fever Skeleton Fancy DressThis popular Halloween outfit is the perfect example of fashion merging with fancy dress – and why it does not have to be compromised, no matter the theme. Forget gruesome prosthetics, bloody wounds, heavy make up and frumpy ensembles, embrace a little sexiness during the Halloween festivities.


The Fever Skeleton Costume is available in two size ranges and features removable, clear straps for the perfect fit. Add the bone print tights to complete the look.  Order this costume from the Womens Halloween Costumes category online, with FREE UK delivery and a range of saver and express delivery options available to our overseas customers. Visit the website here.


Trick Or Treat Or Die!

Those fabulously creative guys over at The Key Of Awesome shared this Halloween inspired video in celebration of the Trick or Treat tradition way back in 2009. Since then we have been spoiled with monthly parodies of music video and film favourites including Lady Gaga, Batman, Twilight, One Direction, Harry Potter and Pitbull. For those of you who have not had the pleasure of sitting back and being entertained by these ingenious and laugh out loud inducing presentations, check out the video that first got us hooked.

The Purrfectly Pretty Kitty Costume

The prettiest black cat of them all, from our deluxe Womens Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes collection, the Leg Avenue Purrfectly Pretty Kitty Costume is the perfect all-inclusive outfit, ready for the upcoming witching hour.

Leg Avenue Purrfectly Pretty Kitty Costume

The super deluxe, six piece sexy cat costume includes the black and pink mini dress, shrug with faux fur trim, long tail with oversized bow, kitty collar choker, arm warmers with paw pads and headband with attached ears. A firm favourite, designed to be worn again and again, impressing every time.


All of our Halloween costumes are eligible for FREE UK delivery, with express options if you require an outfit in a hurry. Haven’t picked your costume for the October festivities yet? Head over to youtube to see our full 2012 collection in video format. View the video here.


Halloween Fancy Dress Costume Holiday Competition

To celebrate our favourite time of year – HALLOWEEN! – Smiffys are giving away a holiday to Florida for a family of 4! Included in this fabulous prize is flights, accommodation, tickets to Universal Studios plus entrance to the amazing Halloween Horror Nights Event. This is arguably the best Halloween experience in the world, with Universal Studios’ expertise spreading over numerous ‘walk through’ haunted houses, each with their own theme. Not for the faint hearted, and perfect for horror film buffs – we can’t recommend this highly enough.


For your chance to win, after purchasing one of our budget Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes, head over to and enter the barcode of your costume plus contact details. Entries close at 5pm on November 1st, and the prize winner announced later that month. For full details and all eligible costumes visit the competition page. A snippet of some of the outfits eligible;

Anatomy Man Second Skin CostumeFever Pumpkin Costume

Chucky CostumeFever Skeleton Costume

Win a Halloween Holiday Competition

Costume Inspiration: Toddlers & Tiaras

Toddlers Tiaras Fancy Dress Costume

We have to admit that the flipper enhanced smiles and dramatic tantrums displayed by the   miniature beauty queens, high on pixie stix, have made Toddlers and Tiaras one of our favourite shows. During last year’s Halloween festivities, a host of celebrities were spotted in pageant girl costumes, seemingly sharing our love of the often jaw-dropping smash hit show.

Fergie Beauty Queen Halloween Costume

With even more set to continue the trend for the Halloween 2012 season we are delighted to introduce the Leg Avenue Little Miss Supreme Beauty Costume. The pink cupcake dress with exaggerated ruffles, sash and beauty queen crown captures the look with class, style and a little tongue-in-cheek. Visit our sexy fancy dress selection for the new addition with an array of accessories readily available. Add some serious attitude, a pair of false eyelashes, some fake tan and a some cute socks to complete the look.


To replicate the show-stopping, laugh out loud look achieved by The Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie – visit our costume wigs category for the fantastic Toddlers & Tiaras Pageant Girl Wig. The blonde wig is inspired by the show’s most famous contestant – Eden Wood, sporting long ringlets, spilt fringe with large side sweep and bouffant beehive design. An award winning costume in the making – just don’t trip, remember pretty hands and feet and if you want that Ultimate Supreme trophy – SMILE as if your life depends on it!!!

Toddlers Tiaras Pageant Wig