So you may recall from this post that I am in the works of putting together a pretty killer Halloween costume.
Today I went hunting for the items I will need to put this look into motion.
Back in September I tried on this costume:
It was very cute on and I loved the idea of dressing up as a burlesque dancer - but then it dawned on me - I never do anything remotely scary or creepy and I wanted this Halloween to be different. So I put on my thinking cap and remembered a couple of True Blood episodes featuring 1920s/30s flashbacks:
And my plan was hatched.
Obviously the pretty pink costume wouldn't get the job done so I decided I would put my own burlesque costume together using this:
And a whole bunch of this: (in red and black)
To create the bustle I am planning to put my own twist on the no-sew tutus that everyone in bloggy land seems to be making for their wee ones- I'm hoping I can pull it off to achieve the look that I want! I will be working on the bustle during down time at work this weekend- heck I may even rope residents in to help me (my own little sweatshop, no?).
While I was out and about I also picked up all the accessories I would need:
A short, dark, wig:
(PS the model looks a ridiculous lot like my girl Emily)
And I also got a cheapy makeup kit to play around in:
The look I'm going for is 20's burlesque dancer who has just been turned Vampire. Therefore I'm planning to go all out show girl makeup/undead complete with seeping bite marks and the whole bit.
Not shown but also part of my accessories: back seamed tights, t-strap heels, rhinestone jewels, and elbow length gloves.
The best part: The first costume I tried on cost $109 and did not include the fangs, wig, or makeup meaning had I bought it + accessories I would have spent $150.
Instead with a little creativity my grand total for EVERYTHING is right around $80 - still a lot- but a $60 savings- I'll take it!
Its going to take a little bit of elbow grease me thinks.
But I'm ready.
Bring it Halloween!
Miss Amber Lane
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