A Halloween party is like your second shot at childhood. You can play dress up, get out of your house in costume, and no one will judge. Some of your friends may dress as witches, vampires, or princesses. Others may copy their favorite icons or Hollywood stars or go fashionably crazy. How about you? Who are you going to be? Why don’t you take inspiration from anime. We’re not just talking about Japanese anime that you binge-watch on weekends. You can also get ideas from your favorite animated films. Check out these anime hairstyles to get you started.
Try these anime hairstyles at your Halloween party
1. Edgy doll
Give a grownup twist to a doll costume by veering away from sweet, pastel colors. Dye your hair gray to exude an edgy vibe, then wear an all-white doll dress to your Halloween party.
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2. Glamorous doll
You can also dress like those porcelain dolls that your tita loves to collect. Nail a doll-like hairstyle by getting blunt bangs and wearing a huge hairpiece or a fascinator. You can even dip-dye your hair in a vibrant color to transform your look.
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3. Quirky girl next door
Sometimes, you just have to let your hair make a statement. Even with casual clothes, you can still nail an anime hairstyle with neon pink hair. Be like one of those anime characters who are not superheroes but whose hairstyles are always on fire.
4. Japanese schoolgirl
A lot of Japanese anime are set in schools, with the characters even attending high school during the day (and then transforming into superheroes later on). To look like a Japanese schoolgirl, aside from the uniform, nail the hair, too! Dye your hair instead of wearing a wig. This is a good time to experiment, take the leap, and change your hair color drastically. If you’ve had dark hair all your life, try light hair colors. Platinum blonde and ice blonde are waiting or you.
5. Celestial superhero
You definitely don’t need to summon cosmic powers to be a superhero. All you need are your trusty styling tools and instructions on how to do your hair. Ready? Put your hair in the superhero’s signature pigtails. Spritz sea salt spray to add texture and to keep your hair from looking flat. Then, wrap a small section of your pigtails around your elastic to hide them. Style your bangs with a flat iron, spritz hairspray so they stay in place, and voila! You’re ready to fight the bad guys.
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6. Fairy tale princess
Got short or medium-length hair? Lucky you! You don’t need a wig to be Snow White this Halloween. Just get a curling iron with a small to medium-size barrel. Wrap a section of your hair around the barrel for three to five seconds. Don’t wrap it longer than that so your hair curls won’t be too tight. Your hair might get burned, too, if you do that.
For this hairstyle, go for curls that are soft yet defined, not coiled and tight. Spritz hairspray to set, then finish by tying a red ribbon around your hair to nail Snow White’s signature look.
7. Cute teenage girl
Pigtails are so common in anime that you can’t simply assign it as one character’s signature look. If you’re not sure who exactly do you want to be this Halloween, experiment with pigtails. High pigtails are perfect for tresses. Then, make your pigtails wavy using a curling iron with a big barrel. Doing so will also help make your hair look thick. Then, cover your elastics with ribbons for that cute touch. You can also get inspiration from kawaii looks.
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8 Japanese Lolita
In Japan, Lolita fashion after children’s dresses during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. It is a fashion subculture that is known for overflowing cuteness. There are also several anime characters who sport this look.
If you decide to go the Lolita route this Halloween, match your dress with am insanely cute hairstyle. Go for curls that make you look like a little girl. Put a huge bow on your hair to nail the look. You can put your hair in a half updo or pigtails; whatever you choose, make it super cute.
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Now, call your friends, get dressed at your place, and show off these anime hairstyles at the Halloween party you’re going to. Don’t forget to take photos so you can brag about your cool Halloween hairstyles on social media.