Friday, October 3, 2014

Costumes of Halloween Past

As it's coming up to the most wonderful time of year - Halloween - I thought I'd take a little look at some of my costumes from years past. There aren't many as I just haven't done a whole lot of Halloween costumes, but I thought it would be fun, anyway.

Last year I was Abaddon from Supernatural. I won't be wearing this again (for numerous reasons, including it's not screen accurate and I can't handle it) but I'm still happy with how it turned out (mostly - ha). And I think I did fairly well with the hair considering how frustrated I was with it along the way.
In 2012 I made a pumpkin inspired get-up for a swing dancing event.
I guess I didn't do anything in 2011 but in 2010 I made a half-hearted, last minute attempt at being a stereotypical Beatnik.
And 2009 was still my best, I think - The Black Dahlia aka Elizabeth Short. I'm still so proud of this costume, put together from op-shop finds and my first attempt at 'effects' make up. 

You can see more of my costumes on this Pinterest Board.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

All the world seems in tune, on a Spring afternoon

Don't worry - I didn't poison any pigeons! (I hope some of you listen to Tom Lehrer, ha). Came close to sharing my lunch with a couple that were hopping about my table in a food court, though.

This outfit features the dress that I posted a close-up of in my last post. Very pretty print! My neighbours' blossom matched my outfit quite fortuitously. And you can almost see my Populaire inspired nails - I feel like they go with nearly any outfit, despite the clashing colours.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Floral prints

Thank-you all for your lovely comments on my tattoo post! I appreciate them a lot. Anyway, here are some recent floral additions to my wardrobe for a very short post, today.

Pretty shirtwaist dress from Myer.
Cute printed denim mini skirt from ASOS.

Remember when I used to hate floral prints? Ah, the folly of youth.