Martha Stewart's Halloween Central, featuring: A new, original video series premiering October 7, pumpkin-decorating how-tos, free templates and clip art, costume inspiration, and lots more. Scroll down to watch the trailer for Martha's Haute Halloween Challenge! More to come October 1.
This billowing gown comes together with surprisingly little sewing. Wear a pink bodysuit and leggings for coverage. Senior stylist Marco Maranghello from John Barrett pinned Martha's hair into a loose updo and then added in extensions and lots of sparkling accents. For a fantastical look like this, he says, "The more hair gems, the better."
Start with a simple dress, jacket, and tie -- nothing you'll want to wear again in its original form. Have fun with the wide selection of silk and plastic leaves and flowers that are available; you need not follow our choices.
With a flutter of silk chiffon wings, a dazzling apparition emerges from the shadows to seek her place in the spotlight. Thanks to her platinum-blonde bob wig, flirty feathered lashes, and enigmatic smile, this chic lepidoteran is naturally luminous.
The black cat is a symbol of superstition, but how could a creature as charming as this bring bad luck? Crepe-paper markings play up the feline features of the mask, and the eyes peering out are rimmed in black makeup for a shadowy effect.
Not all pumpkins are orange, nor are they necessarily destined to become leering jack-o'-lanterns. The designs used on these pumpkins, carved freehand, mimic the lacelike openwork of 18th-century pierced creamware dishes, and turn any pumpkin (especially a pale Lumina) into an intricately patterned lamp.