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.

10 comments:

  1. I adore all of these costumes!

    I totally get what you mean about not being able to handle a former costume that isn't screen accurate. I felt that way about my Sparkling Diamonds Satine costume recently.

    And I agree that your Black Dahlia is your best! And my favorite! I've been wanting to do it for awhile myself, but haven't yet!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thanks, Janey!

      It's frustrating isn't it? I'm glad it's not just me. This one was so frustrating because I just bought the wrong pattern & didn't realise until the dress was made up :\ that's a pity, too!

      Thank-you :D I still love it so much. I'd love to see what you'd do with it, too

      x

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  2. The last two outfits waaahhh I'm stunned! I've always been fascinated by the Black Dahlia :) I'd wear the beatnik apparel twice a week, at least, really! xx

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    1. Thank-you so much! :D Haha that's awesome. It's not really my thing but I love it on others :) x

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  3. Ooooh, your Black Dahlia is so gorgeous!

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  4. I'm glaring at my screen inaccurate costumes and just b l u h I feel ya on that hon.

    But, holy damn, your Black Dahlia costume! It's fabulous

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    1. It's so frustrating isn't it? Sigh.

      And thank-you! :D

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  5. I would so love the do Abbadon. I just wrapped up season 9, and I every time she popped up on screen all I could think was that there have to be a million pinup girls out there who would love to look just like that.
    That Black Dahlia costume is totally killer, by the way (pun unintended, recognized, and left in for humorous effect).

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    1. I actually gave up on the show halfway through S9 but yeah, I still love Abaddon's style!
      Hahaha, thank-you! :D

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