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PHOTOS: Fashion Fright Night

Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Mischief Night are this month’s fiery holidays.

Positioned in the archaic building that Thomas Holloway, the Victorian entrepreneur, opened in 1879, RoHo students revive the Gothic roots of the University. The Orbital, Fashion society, and Drama society collaborate one Friday evening in October to raise the dead.

The SU became a soirée of face paint, fake blood, and makeup palates, nail varnish and clothes. Ludovica Marcucci created bewitching nail art whilst Annie Pantry and Dana Hudson painted the faces of vampire, pot doll, half face witch and count Dracula. We certainly have talented artists that can use the simplest essentials of your makeup bag to create a deathly, mischievous look perfect for lurking the cobwebbed, dark corridors of Founders late on a dark night where the moon shines in full.

Fashion society likewise showed stylist talent in their fashioning of creepy sartorial from their day-to-day wardrobes. In keeping with the simple, do it yourself Halloween outfit we took advantage of the eerie surroundings of Royal Holloway. The music rooms in the woods, Founders’ steps, Chapel, Picture gallery, Quads and corridors gave ample opportunity to celebrate the innovative amplitude of our creative societies.

What has been crafted here is a performance of simple outfits and makeup being used to make this month your most frightful and fashionable.