I hope you're having a spooky good time wherever you are!
Me, I was in full costume all day. I have been planning my costume since I saw these feather crows in the dollar store a few months back. In fact, I built October's capsule wardrobe around my costume!
And without further ado, here we are:
|'Ahhhhhhhh! The birds!"
In case you can't guess, I am "The Birds" by Alfred Hitchcock. Not an original idea - and strangely enough, when I sent a picture of my costume to Jody at Couture Allure Vintage Fashion, she posted the next day that 3 of the entries were all the same costume! Too funny! I guess we are birds of a feather... (I know, bad pun).
Don't forget to check out Ally's Hallowe'en party here!
I did a test run of my costume on the weekend, to make sure that it would be practical for wearing to work and sitting at a computer all day.
|"Get them off, get them off!"
This is my green tweed suit worn as a suit, finally. I've also attached the faux fur collar to the jacket for the first time all month. I last wore the jacket here with my barn skirt, and the skirt here, with shades of red and brown.
The hat is a straw vintage hat with a black velvet bow and a dotted veil. I don't recall where I got it, so I've obviously had it for a while.
|"Get this bird off my leg!"
|Two of the crows have ripped my bloody glove off and are fighting over it while they perch on my bag.
I sat at the computer in costume on Saturday to make sure it would be comfortable. Vizzini spotted the crow on my arm.
|"Hello, what is this?"
I used fake blood to paint scratches on my hands and on my face.
|"This vile creature has hurt my woman!"
|"He looks tasty."
I rode the bus like this to and from work. On the way home, a woman said to me, "You look amazing. Your costume makes me very happy."
The hat stayed on my head with an elastic hairband that I stapled to the inside trim (removeable). My hair was slicked back.
This is how I looked before I put the jacket, hat, gloves and crows on.
Suit (Precis Petites), top (Mossimo, consignment), shoes (Marc Softwalk), hat (vintage), purse (fake Tod's).
For fun, this is what my work area looks like (I'm actually trying to work in this picture).
I had a lovely surprise today - Fluevogs arrived in the mail!
Wonders Ayers* in olive green. My wonderful Winesday Women gave me a gift certificate for my birthday, and I let them choose out of my top 3 favourites which pair I should buy - these won. Awesome! I can't wait to wear them!
*I link because I love - you know I love Fluevogs!
However, it won't be in November, because that wardrobe is raring to go! Here we are - the shoes!
I am making sure I have a variety of lengths:
The sweaters, cardigans and jackets:
The dresses and tops:
And that's it! Did you notice the theme? It's another neutral month! I wanted to give it a shot for colder weather - if you haven't looked at my summer neutral month, please feel free to check it out: June and June recap.
Speaking of which, the October recap will be up on the weekend (they take a long time to write).