When I saw this cocooned man (also below), I knew I had to do a spider-themed Halloween post. I’ve titled it the Arachnophobia party concept, in honor of the Jeff Daniels movie (I’ll never forget those pulsing larval sacs), but it could easily be a Black Widow party, or for the nerdy, a Shelob’s Lair or Aragog’s Nest party. Repetition is key here: you need a volume of webs, fake spiders, and ensnared victims to get visitors’ skin tingling.
Simple costumes are better if you’re hosting. Just dress in all black and add some of the following spidery touches:
- Spiderweb fake lashes makeup by Erika Uhl. Here’s a better D.I.Y. version (better only because it’s more visible).
- Spider lace hose, $9 at Sock Dreams.
- Cheese cloth spider web wrap (scroll down) from Martha Stewart.
- Spider sunglasses (scroll down) from Martha Stewart.
- More spider web eye makeup by Daisy Van Winkel.
Other ideas include drawing a spider on your mouth to go with the eye webs, gluing fake spiders onto your face and neck with eyelash glue, and creating a black widow-infested beehive per the urban legend. Martha Stewart also has a spiderweb shawl, a sock spider costume for babies, and a black widow spider costume for Fido.