Monday, October 31, 2011

Pumpkin Soup (Fated To Pretend 6)

Sweet as pumpkin pie. Golly, this day was just so beautiful.Truly was was the perfect example of NC fall weather. Sunny, buttery, warmth with a prickling chill in the air. If I could bottle the way it makes you feel I'd be famous.

I loved this comfy, swishy, cozy, costume. I bought this dress a year ago and it remains one of my favorites.
I made the fascinator from felt and yarn, it received rave reviews. Just a smear of orange makeup to complete the look and I'm just as nice as spice.

Fascinator: Handmade
Cardigan: Thrited
Dress: H&M
Shoes: Seychelles (gift from John)
Necklace:Corvidae Jewelry

Happy Halloween You Guys. Happy Halloween.
(p.s.) Don't worry, the costumes will continue until I've been through all 15!

Friday, October 28, 2011

You're The Devil In Disguise (Fated to Pretend 5)

Aren't we all just a little bit devilish? I had such a blast with this costume! My sparkly horns were my favorite part. Love. Pure and simple. they most likely will live on forever in future costumes. Of course I did have someone think I was a red cat... hmmm.

Dress:BB Dakota (via Niche)
Blouse: Bananna Republic (thrifted)
Shoes:Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Corvidae Jewelry

 I'm putting the finishing touches on my last costumes. Really excited about my last few, and getting the rest of them posted. What are you guys gonna be this year? I wanna see pictures Dammit!
Whatever it is I know you'll all look fabulous. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Witchy Woman (Fated to Pretend)

 This was one of my personal choices for the costume series. I have never really dressed as a witch and it's a total classic. How does a completely Halloween obsessed girl go her entire life and never end up in a witch costume. Especially with it being so easy!
 This hat made me feel a little bit bad. Just a little. I had fully intended on purchasing a super basic hat and decorating it to the realm of near tackiness. However, on a reconnaissance trip to Wally World I came across this already decorated beauty for way less than my total cost would have been. So with a guilty conscious, I put it in my cart, and took it home. I swear I would have totally done it up almost exactly the same way.

Hat: (shamefully) Walmart
Cardigan: gift (Anthropologie)
Dress: Libertine for Target
Tights: Target
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Necklace& Ring: Corvidae Jewelry
Hair Pins: In Ten Years

Still Having a BLAST with this and some ofthe photos that I have taken are SO awesome. I can't wait to share the rest! Keep checking back.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Blue Lagoon (Fated to Pretend 3)

So, I cheated. Already. It's been raining buckets full of cats and dogs, and I just couldn't get inspired to wear a sopping wet blonde wig all day. I decided to dress more weather appropriate. Blues and swampy greens paired with reptilian inspired makeup equals SWAMP CREATURE!

 Not so much a nasty evil creature, more of a cranky damp one.

 The lilly pads in my hair are burned organza flowers from my friends at In Ten Years. They sell on Etsy, Facebook, and in Beadlush (which is where i got mine)

 All Jewelry is one of a kind Corvidae Jewelry!
Dress: BB Dakota (via Niche)
Shirt: Penguin (via Boris and Natasha's)
Tights: Hot Topic
Boots: Gift
Jewelry: Corvidae Jewelry
Hair Pins: In Ten Years

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Itsy Bitsy (Fated to Pretend 2)

For my second Dress up I went for a nursery rhyme classic. Miss Muffet was so enjoyable to style! I own a remarkable amount of spider jewelry, so they were a natural addition. My cute polka dot dress is actually a kids dress! Not much of a surprise that I was informed I looked about 12 today.

Oh my that little fella is getting fresh!
Mmmmmmmm. Curds and whey.

Hat and gloves: Soco Antiques
Dress: A Childs Place (thrifted)
Underblouse: Forever 21
Tights: Target (i think?)
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Corvidae Jewelry 
Spiders: thrift and gift

More Costumes to Come!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Kiss Kiss, Bang, Bang (part 1 of Fated to Pretend)

 For the very first of my "Fated to Pretend" (count down to Halloween) series I went with something super classic that I've never done before. I know Cowboy was one of the few that you guys didn't get to vote for. I knew that I wanted to do this costume and I knew I had all the pieces to pull directly from my closet which was very appealing. This undertaking has great potential to be very expensive.

 I had such a blast with this! Running around the meadow on my Monty Python style imaginary horse shooting bandits. I really channeled my Fievel Goes West fantasies from childhood. (wow. TWO nerdy references in one paragraph.)

                                                           Do I even kind of look like I could be a good shot?

Finger Bang.
 I created these earrings for this cowboy outfit. The acrylic guns made them super light. I love the vintage stars and ombre Swarovski!

Hat: Vintage
Blouse: Delias* (really old)
Bandanna: So old I think it may be vintage. (I used to wear it to girl scout camp)
Belt: Frye (found thrifting!)
Skirt: Thrited
Underskirt: Forever 21
Tights: Hot Topic
Boots: Destroy
Jewelry: Vintage Star pin, and Corvidae Jewelry

I had such a blast with this!
Stay Tuned for MORE! 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Drumroll Please...


I finally got around to tallying the votes. I let two other people vote in person, but worry not my faithful readers, they were not entered into the contest.  So without furter ado, this how the line up stands in the order of most to least votes:
1)alien (everyone wanted to see this. Every single voter)
2) Devil (all but two wanted this. The funniest thing? Only one vote for Angel)
3) Mad Scientist (all but two)
4) pumpkin
5) Alice
6) cat
7) Vampire
8) Snow White (there you go Mom)
There were several that tied for my last slot so I picked my favorite. My contest, my rules. The last one is...
9) Frankenstien's Monster!

And now for my end of the bargin.. The winner of my Trick or Treat goody bag is...


This won't be the first of my contests, so read often. 
 Thanks for playing kids!

I can't wait to start wearing these! Starting October 16th I will be costuming daily. Hopefully posting daily too :) 
Watch my Twitter and Facebook for preview photos.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Part 2 ( the lowdown)

We're His Little Henchmen

 Ok so as I discussed in the last post, I plan on dressing in costume for the last 15 days of October. I need your help in deciding which ones to narrow my list to. I have six selected that I won't reveal just yet, but I need you to vote on the 9 that excite you the most.  And! For your work, you will be rewarded handsomely. Not only will I wear the top voted costumes, I will also be giving away one treat pack to one lucky voter!  

So, here's the rules. You may only vote for your 9 favorites once here ( leave your comments below) but you may gain more chances to win by Tweeting, reblogging, Tumbling, or Facebooking this contest. It will run for 1 week (October 4th -October 11th) 

Creature From the Black Lagoon
Mad Scientist
Snow White
Fairy Godmother

Get to Voting!


Every year since I was a little girl, I have eagerly anticipated the arrival of my favorite holiday. More so than Christmas and Easter, my deranged little heart has always belonged to Halloween. I would plan my costume months in advance, and some years begin work on it as early as July. As I have gotten older, life has gotten in the way of my childhood joy and I usually only have a few weeks to prepare. I hadn't even decided what I wanted to dress as by the end of September this year! Unheard of! Well, I had an idea. While I was never the kid who wanted to be a movie character, I didn't really cover a lot of the classic costumes. Sure, I've been a vampire, a number of zombies (though never on Halloween),  a fairy princess, and an angel (give me a break here. I was like 8).  But I've never been a ghost. What kid has never been a Ghost? Easiest costume ever right? That's it though. It was too easy. I've always liked a challenge.  So this year my challenge is simple.  The last 15 days of October, wear a costume. 15 days, 15 costumes. I do work a full time retail job with sweet old lady customers so I won't go full on Zombie until nearly the 31st but I want to see if I can pull some Sartorial versions of classic costumes from my closet (supplementing with trips to the thrift and costume shop of course)
  So I need your help with something. I know some of the costumes that I will be doing, but I need some votes to narrow the the rest. And there is added benefits to voting. I will post a full list of all of the options in my next post as well as a super secret surprise. 
Stay tuned my pretties!