COSTUME UP

Hello again costume lovers.

Welcome to the third day of my costume extravaganza!!

Here are our costumes from last year.

Danny & Sandy

The badass version – it’s just more fun! (not to mention easier).

“I got chills, they’re multiplyin’, and I’m loosin’ control.”

Again, we went for simplicity.

For Danny, he wore a tight plain black Tee from Walmart, and his Dad’s vintage black denim jeans and leather jacket.  We slicked his hair back with the greasiest gel we could find.

“Look at me, I’m Sandra-Dee, lousey with virginity.”

For Sandy, I wore a black off the shoulder Tee I already owned, just cut up slightly to make it further off the shoulder, liquid black leggings, a friends black belt, blonde curly wig from V-V, and vintage inspired polka-dot heals also from V-V.

“You’re the one that I want! O00h-o00h-oooh, honey!”

Classic hollywood film meets Halloween.  Fun costumes that kept me singing and dancing all night.

Look back tomorrow for this year’s costumes… I can’t wait to show you! 

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DRESS-UP SOME MORE

As a continuation from yesterday, please enjoy our 2011 Halloween costumes!  Once again, we have to thank Value Village, or as I like to call it, the V-V Boutique, for most of the costume pieces.

Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgewick

Around this time last year, I became obsessed with the movie Factory Girl.

If people hadn’t seen the movie, they weren’t really sure what we were.  I think we made quite a cute pair anyway!

“Wasting money puts me in a real party mood.”

Isn’t he a cute blonde?

Andy Warhol is basic: striped high collar shirt, and plain khaki pants, if you’re blonde already, great.  If not, the blonde wig was only $10 from the V-V Boutique.  Finishing touch: sunglasses, found lying around the apartment.

“You’re the boss, applesauce.”

Edie Sedgwick is alllllll about the make-up.  A plain slightly oversized striped shirt, dance tights, and black 60s style heals.  I also found a great vintage coat that went to the floor with leopard print accents – perfect for bar hopping on a cold Hallows eve.  Johnny actually made my earings from an old necklace by bending the wires together.  I was also lucky because my hair cut happened to match hers… a wig works too.

Groovy.

“It takes a lot of work to figure out how to look so good.”

Again, pretty original costumes that are SO easy to put together.

Happy Halloweening 🙂

On a side note:

If you happen to be in Norfolk County this weekend, come out to Port Dover at The Brig.

From 9-10pm come see the debut performance of my new band, Wild Vines!

Opening for The Allnighters and Folk Heroes from Space.

It’s going to be a wild costume party – hope to see you there!!!

LET’S PLAY DRESS-UP!

Halloween has always been my favourite holiday.

I love getting dressed on regular days, so getting into costume makes it extra-funtacular!

So, for this Halloween weekend, I want to share some of my previous costumes, and on Monday will debut my 2011 costume, which I think is going to turn out the best of all.

Now I said “my” costume, but I really should being saying “our”!

My wonderful boyfriend indulges me every year and lets me dress him up in anything to compliment my extravagant costume needs.

Halloween 2009

“This above all; to thine own self be true.”

Hamlet & Ophelia

Being a lover of Shakespeare, and an obbesssive Hamlet fan, I was thrilled when Johnny agreed to be my Hamlet!

Not everyone guessed what we were at first, but anyone who knows anything about Shakespeare and Hamlet can figure it out.  Works well as a couples costume (pretty orginal, I think) but you can make it work solo.

“Why, let the stricken deer go weep,
The hart ungalled play;
For some must watch, while some must sleep:
So runs the world away.”

“Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him Horatio.”

Hamlet is one of the easiest costumes to put together.  All black clothes, bought for extremely low prices at Value Village.  Nothing more than a little brown and black eye shadow to give him Hamlet’s self-deprecating attitude.  The cup with a skull on it came from the dollar store  – perfect match for the costume, and very practical for party use!

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember: and there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.”

Ophelia is also a simple costume that is also easily put together.  I used an old scarf of my Mom’s with a flower print because it echos Ophelia’s speech (above) where the audience begins to realize she is insane, recalling types of flowers and their usage.  I made my face pale and used different blue eyeshadows to recall the image of her drowning in the river.  A silk/satin white nightgown completes the costume.

“This is the very ecstasy of love.”

And these are very excellent examples of last-minute costume ideas.  Perfect for the Shakespeare lover.  I think the tragedy goes well with the spirit of Halloween.

Check back tomorrow for another great couples costume idea!