Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Oct 30th - Outfit #29 - Skulls, Spiders and a Snake

Hallowe'en is almost here! I'm so excited! Mostly I just want to show off my costume. Hee hee.

Today I went with sort of a Hallowe'en-them: creepy-crawlies.
Someone actually said I looked Christmas-y today. Really? Yeah, no.
My plaid-tastic dress (last worn here with the same boots while trying to channel the early 80s) gets fully shown off with my black wool sweater and black boots (both last seen here on Friday with mustard and my snowflake skirt).

I added my black stomacher with a red belt over top - it's all about the accessories!
I have striped tights on (better seen in the top picture), and I actually wore this skull and crossbones scarf down my back all day. It drove me nuts dangling in everything until I moved it.

The stuff:
Ha! Boob shot!
My earrings are spiders, and I have on my snake and spider rings. A little bit more leather and silver and we're good. Spoooooky...

Dress (Plum), sweater (Jacob, consignment), boots (Marc Softwalk), scarf (Metrowear, San Francisco), earrings (gift from ex-sister-in-law), studded cuff (homegrown vintage, 80s), black cuff (Guess, thrifted), red/silver ring (Mexican, Oscar & Libby's), spider ring (homegrown vintage, 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), snake ring (homegrown vintage, 80s).

20 comments:

  1. I love your plaid-tastic dress and creative stomacher. Totally awesome Beetle-Juice-ish tights :)

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  2. Very Original, Sheila!

    isnt stomacher a 17th century piece of fabric on the bodice? I'm impressed with the vocabulary! I would call the belt an obi, but same thing!

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    1. Paula, yes, it is! Also the smaller boned piece that they wore underneath the dress, to hold in the stomach (hence the name). This is actually boned (albeit with plastic) and does up with hooks and eyes down the back. It's a brute to get on, and it sure holds my stomach in!

      To me, an obi is softer, without the stiffening, but also wide. Most obi-style belts do up with long ties so that they go around the body more than once.

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  3. I really love the whole outfit... it's so perfect as a tribute to Halloween and all things goth! I'm wondering about the scoop neckline under the square one. The whole outfit really is what I wish I'd been original enough to do myself when I could still get away with it!

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    1. I've also done this with a V-neck t-shirt underneath. I didn't worry overmuch about the neckline. :)

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  4. Totally Halloween without being kitschy! You rock the punk looks. Looking forward to your costume.

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  5. So awesome. The plaid with the striped tights is killing me the good way and I love all the creepy accessories. I often have to turn my scarf down my back too, when real life begins (post-photo) : > Happy Halloween!!

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  6. You're right! It IS all about your accessories! What fun you'll have today!

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  7. Fabulous! I wouldn't have expected anything else from you though. =) Happy Halloween!

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  8. You look awesome, Sheila! I love the stripey tights and belt over stomacher - wonderfully dramatic with that excellent dress!

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  9. Super cute makes me think steam punk ~Love Heather

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  10. Cute Halloween inspired outfit! I really like the accessories you chose :)

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  11. I can't wait to see your costume - but I love the punk rock vibe of this look! You sure know how to rock some awesome plaids!!

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  12. Love this look! The plaid with stripes is fantastic. And I'm a sucker for skulls anytime of year. That stomacher and belt combo is amazing! I like the creepy crawly theme!

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  13. love the sculls! never thought it would look so good on you!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  14. I can't decide what my favorite part of this outfit is. I love all of it!

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Sheila