The simple answer is accessories. It's all in the care and attention to detail to the little things that makes a Halloween Costume over the top. Sarah Wallner CEO of Musotica.com and celebrity stylist says, “When you wear a costume you're telling a story, if you're dressing as Poison Ivy you want to have ivy leaf leg wraps, it's in those details that a character really comes to life.”
Every story has it's elements and accessories like the elements of a story are integral to the telling of tales. Annie Oakley would be nothing without her gun and an Indian Princess wouldn't be regal with out her headdress. Accessories keep a costume fresh, alive, and unique.
Wallner says, “Hollywood is all about the business of telling stories. In order to give full justice to a story every element has to be paid attention to. Much like writing a book, creating a costume, is an art of putting multiple elements together. ”
The more you want to make your costume pop and truly tell a story, the more you'll want accessories. The character of a costume can be defined by the simplest thing, such as a pair of secretary glasses. The type of hat being worn can speak levels to who a person is. With this kind of craft and care into story telling.
As the old saying goes, “The devil is in the detail,” every part of your costume counts, especially the parts that are missing. The addition of a choker to your sexy school girl costume can define what type of character you are. Each detail is like an integral part of your story, who you are, what you're saying, and how you say it.
What's the defining feature for your Halloween costume this year?