Halloween costume ideas: Amelie

I’m so overjoyed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback I have gotten about this Halloween series. Very happy that there are many Halloween lovers out there like me 🙂 This whole project was two-fold. I wanted to show that you can construct many costumes with items right out of your closet if you use a little imagination – but the other goal was to explore the depths of and experimenting with photography. Especially since I haven’t had a moment to breathe this year, let alone enjoy photography like I used to. Thank you for coming along on this ride!

SO, for the very last costume I decided to become the ever charming character of Amelie – Amelie is a shy but imaginative persona that decides to pay it forward, but also deal with her own issues in her own way. I realize that I need to see this movie again ASAP!

Sweater: Thrifted cardigan, similar one here from Pendleton. Lip color: BareMinerals Dare Devil.

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Happy Halloween!

Halloween costume ideas: bloody ghost

I’m not typically one to lean towards the spooky costumes – I’ll leave the zombies, witches, and creeps to others. But I thought it would be fun to channel a ghost crying blood. If I still had my long hair, I would have made the perfect Victorian ghost – but I don’t, so I can’t. (sort of like when I wore this dress last Halloween!)With this costume, I also somehow end up looking like an Anime character that I can’t put my finger on!

Caution, keep fake blood out of your eyes obviously 🙂

Dress: Vince, thrifted (this one by James Perse is nice too!). My lipstick is actually a Benefit concealer!

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Good luck walking around all Halloween with your eyes rolled to the back of your head though 😉

Halloween costume ideas: Patti Smith

I’ll keep this post short and sweet, hoping the mimicking of this iconic photograph/album cover says it all. Patti Smith is an interesting character I’ve admired for her work in music and outside of it. Here is my homage to her.

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Halloween costume ideas: black cat

I recently came across this pin that inspired me to dress up as a black cat – this will probably what I wear to work (I love dressing up for Halloween at work, but don’t enjoy when I’m the only one who does it!). I didn’t want to go out and buy cat ears that I’d never use again, so I figured this American Apparel twist scarf would do the job!

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Do you dress up for Halloween at work? I’ve had some years where I totally was the only one wearing a full on costume (including wig) and it was a really hilarious but awkward day!
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