October 25, 2012

Costume Ideas

I'm not the biggest fan of getting dressed up for Halloween for a few reasons.

One. I hate looking like a fool. I'm the kind of girl who 
likes to be appropriately dressed for everything.

Two. I think it's awful when girls use Halloween as 
an excuse to let out their inner stripper.

Three. I still shudder thinking of the awful green parrot costume 
I once donned over a heavy coat that it was definitely not cold enough for. 
I felt like the little boy in A Christmas Story, so bundled up 
that he couldn't move his arms. Thanks, Mom.
My costumes since then have been simple, usually put together from things 
I already own, and warm if the weather calls for it. A couple of years ago wore 
a black ruffled Betsey Johnson dress and went as Gossip Girl's Blair Waldorf. 
The following year I was Amelia Earhart in a tan leather jacket 
with goggles and a cream colored scarf.
This year I have a couple of options in mind...
A Flapper 
The 1920s is one of my favorite time periods. 
I love the loose drop waist silhouettes, cloche hats, t-strap shoes, 
and beaded dresses. I've been looking for a vintage dress for years, 
but haven't found the one I'm looking for.
Isn't this Parker dress lovely and perfect for dressing as a flapper?
Katniss Everdeen
I'm sure that I will run into lots of Katniss Everdeens this Halloween. 
It's an easy costume to put together. Most of which you can probably 
already find in your closet. All you need is a black t-shirt, olive colored pants, 
brown boots, a mockingjay pin, and a braid in your hair.
 Stella and Dot's On The Mark necklace is a sweet little touch as
Katniss has silver arrows in the arena, and carrying your own may
not be welcome depending on where you're going.

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What are you going to be this year?

1 comment :

  1. Hahaha i agree with point no 2! And i love that dress on ur blog. It's pretty!


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