Halloween still isn't the biggest thing in Australia, I guess, but I love the idea and most of my friends love it, too, and tend to get into the spirit one way or another! And I'm determined that I will be dressing up for Halloween every year from now on.
I got the idea of dressing as a pumpkin from Mary Van Note (by no means the first person to ever dress as a pumpkin but she was the one to inspire me!) and decided it would be perfect for the Swing Sesh Halloween Ball.
Costume details: stem fascinator - made by me; dress - made by mum; belt - Valley Girl; stockings - unknown; shoes - Rubi Shoes; shoe clips - made by me.
I got the pom-pon jack-o-lantern pack from a craft store and decided I'd make them into shoe clips.
Not pumpkin, but still Halloween, themed - bat earrings that I got from a friend's mum years ago.
In my usual style I forgot to take many pictures at the ball but here are a couple of shots from the jack and jill competition (pictured above and below) - my favourite part of these types of dances is seeing strange pairings of characters dancing together!
And I did get this great photo of my friend, Abi, dressed as Sugar Kane from Some Like it Hot. Oh and if anyone in Adelaide wants to learn how to sew check out Abi's sewing workshop, Seams Nostalgic. All the info is on the facebook page so do take a look!
Luna Eclipse's Monster Mash fan dance was a lot of fun! (And the only other decent shot I got all night. Oops. I'm still working up to taking photos of people I know more often, let alone the people I don't know as well! But I'll get there.)
A pumpkin and a Marilyn!
Who else has been celebrating and/or dressing up for Halloween? I feel like I've been missing out on a lot of great costumes getting distracted by my own!
Andi B. Goode