Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween!

Before I set off on the great task of sharing the details of my New York City trip, I'll make a quick post about Halloween.

I love Halloween. I am not the kind of girl who buys a cheap polyester "sexy cop/nurse/nun/angel/elephant/shoe" costume from a bag and then calls it a day. I like to put my ensembles together myself and I like a bit of gore. Halloween isn't about looking outrageously attractive. In my book, it's about being a total creep!

My costume was Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby (post-birth of the Spawn-of-You-Know-Who). I had a lot of fun putting this costume together. It was super-easy and cheap, considering I already owned most of the items for it. I'd wanted to be Rosemary last year, but I had a horrible flu and didn't do a single thing for Halloween. I'm glad I got to make up for it in 2009.

Costume inspiration.


Vintage 60's babydoll nightdress and bedjacket; the doll was from thrift store ($1.99), I added some black nail polish to the eyes and mouth to make it a bit more demonic, and wrapped it in a blanket my grandmother had knit when I was a baby. The wig was from a Halloween store and I cut and coloured it myself. It would have looked better if I could have cut it a bit shorter, and added a wave to it. But a) any shorter and you'd see my black hair underneath, and b) you can't use a hot curling iron on plastic hair!


It was chilly out so I wore my vintage fur-trimmed pink wool coat.


My sister and I. She went as some sort of 80's fitness superstar.


Resting with my baby!



Some costumes I saw during the night. Can you guess who they are? Clockwise from top: Inspector Gadget, inspecting my baby; Edward Cullen from "Twilight" (he even sparkled); and the Scientist and Beaker from Muppets.

How was everyone else's Halloween? What did you dress up as? Show me pictures!

xo Hannah


26 comments:

nikki said...

your costume is fantastic! in the picture of you sitting you look like a real tired mother of a demon baby. it reminds me of a picture of my mom holding me right after i was born, ha.

i went as minverva mcgonagall in her student years.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4063500328_61be0f6670_o.jpg

Tavi said...

Omg your costume!! Perfect.

Claire said...

Omg awesome costume :) Also love the muppets!

HUzzah! Vintage said...

genius! the devil baby was a particularly nice touch.

bénédicte said...

Your costume is amazing! So well pulled off. I'll post my costume in my blog now.

Thu said...

I love how you did your make-up! I ended up going as Le fils de l'homme by Magritte.

Yard birds said...

!!!
Best costume ever

Megan said...

Love your costume! Being a fan of the macabre, you'll appreciate my costume from last year-- I was the Black Dahlia, post-mortem.

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/wakeupmaggie365/20081106_0033.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/wakeupmaggie365/20081106_0034.jpg

This year I went a bit more cutesy-- Lucille Ball!

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/wakeupmaggie365/14533_167907353449_660633449_293324.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/wakeupmaggie365/13433_720472769870_23920057_4101486.jpg

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab175/wakeupmaggie365/October272009005.jpg

I make all of my costumes from scratch!

dearilou said...

What an incredible costume. I adore your imagination.

taylor kitto said...

aw you are so clever
you looked adorable!
feel better from that darn flu :(

April said...

Cute idea! I was a 50s housewife.

Valentine said...

I was quite sick so I couldnt go out and get dressed. Bummer. Anyway, your costume = amazing. Creepy and cute.

xx

Charlotte Drene said...

Hahaha, what a fantastic character choice! You pulled it off very nicely!

Those other costumes are great! The Edward Cullen is very convincing!

Jenny said...

you look so crazy!!
xoxo from France
www.sojenny.com

taylor kitto said...

aw you look quite darling!
i think that blonde wig very much suites you well :)

Luna Supernova said...

"Halloween isn't about looking outrageously attractive. In my book, it's about being a total creep!" - Amen to that!

You make a fantastic Rosemary Woodhouse.

Mimi said...

your costume's amazing! wished i dressed up a little more for halloweenie haha. wow love your pink coat.

EDWARD CULLEN?! yeah, that is awesome. (:

rani said...

whoaa i love your dress and eye make-up they're ravishing!!

Jyun said...

My fav is the scientist from muppets.

sinnlighet said...

yes yes yes, I am so happy that found your superb blog. Your photos are extraordinary and I love them!

Dear greetings from Agneta in Sweden

anna bu said...

haha, brillian! <3 <<

bisous
annabu

delicatessen! said...

what a clever idea! lots better than your standard sexy animal costume!
http://delicatessenofstyle.blogspot.com/

Kallie said...

you pull off that wig SO WELL

AFitz said...

YOUR DRESS LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE FROM THE RODARTEXTARGET COLLECTION.
WHICH IS A COINCIDENCE BECAUSE ROSEMARYS BABY WAS A THIRD OF THE INSPIRATION FOR SAID COLLECTION.
BUT HALLOWEEN HAPPENED 7 WEEKS BEFORE THAT COLLECTION WAS RELEASED.
WOW.

Hannah said...

ANNA MY DRESS IS FROM VALUE VILLAGE AND IS PROBABLY OLDER THAN BOTH OF THE RODARTE SISTERS

BASICALLY
BASICALLY
I SHOULD WORK FOR THEM

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