One of the most iconic fairy tale characters in literature is, Little Red Riding Hood. She is a young girl who walks through the woods caring flowers for her granny. It is no wonder that girls of all ages want to dress up as her for Halloween parties.
For a transitional 'Red Riding Hood' outfit use red velvet for the cloak. Velvet is soft and has rich colors. If one makes the costume in red velvet, it outshines other colors and materials. Moreover, for a sexy touch, a short red velvet cloak is best. One reason why red needs to stand out is because the title itself focuses on red. A good depiction of, 'red riding hood,' should have a striking presence of red in it.
Be sure to wear a light shade dress under the cloak so it doesn't make red look bland. White is an ideal color to wear under the cloak. To make it look appealing, reduce the size of the dress and wear a cloak that is longer than the dress but does not cover the entire front. Use a little hook to tie it so it does not flap in the wind. If the cloak is of some heavy material, then leave it unfastened. Make sure the dress beneath the hooded cloak is visible but not eye-catching.
As far as the cloak is concerned, you can just take a red sheet. It can be a red plain tablecloth as well as a bed sheet. Just see to the kind of texture you want. It can be silk, velvet or any other. Use the sheet to form a cloak. Only the hood needs some stitching, that too minute.
Another idea is to wear a red scarf of the same material and wrap the cloth around you. It will give the appearance of a cape.
To complete the outfit be sure to wear white leggings and black shoes. Accessories will include a straw basket that is carried by hand.
If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend they can dress up as the wolf for a fun couples costume. A wolf mask/costume can be purchased at any Halloween costume store. Ready to walk through the forest with a basket of flowers for granny? Then why not try a Red Ridding Hood costume and let the wolves howl.