Happy Hallowe'en, my friends. This year I went full-on badass, as Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron's character) from Mad Max: Fury Road, one of my favourite movies of last year.
- T-shirt - Jacob, thrifted - one and done, purchased here for $5.50, and never to be worn again
- Camo pants - Gap, consignment; last worn here a week ago for my most recent tattoo work
- Boots - Ash; last seen here in February with my grunge team Stair Challenge outfit
Hurray for contacts, so that I could wear this look and not have to think about my glasses!
|"Don't forget to mention your badass cat."|
|"You're forgetting the best accessory, of the feline variety."|
I've had the leather and brass bracer for a few years - it was made locally and I got it at the Steampunk convention. I just wrapped a couple of belts around my upper arm, and looped them through the copper leather harness. They were still quite fussy all day.
I used bulldog clips (those black clips that you use to clip paper together) at work to keep all the straps up around my shoulder.
The stuff, part 1:
- Grommet belt - gift from Ruth
- Copper leather harness - Audra Jean (aka Audi, anyone remember her?) via re-purchase from Megan Mae
- Stomacher - InWear
- Ski goggles - thrifted for $2.95 on the weekend (into the costume box they go!)
The stuff, part 2:
- Bracer and bracelet (on left) - Ian of SkinZnHydez, locally made
- Belt w/silver - thrifted
- Brown belt - Club Monaco
- Fabric leg and waist harness - thrifted on the weekend for $6.95
- Leather driving gloves - Heart's Content
- Silver metal mesh belt - thrifted on the weekend for $2.95
I helped L assemble his costume. He thought it would be funny to be a cultist and "stump" for Cthulhu for the US election.
I hope you all have a safe and fun Hallowe'en!
Omg, that is an amazing costume!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Linda!Delete
Both your costumes look great - the belts on your arm, although fussy, were perfect! I was scrolling down eager too see how you'd done it all. Although I've never seen the movie I've seen a few trailers for it and you nailed it - I knew what you were going for instantly :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mica! I find with costumes, that it's actually not that hard to mimic a look if you go more for the visual impression rather than trying to replicate (save that for the cosplayers!). The movie is great - strong female lead character!Delete
OH YEAH! You are both....OOPS....the three of you are killing it with badassary!ReplyDelete
Heh, Vizzini always brings the badass - thanks, Sue!Delete
Brava, Sheila! You looked fab (and L too)!ReplyDelete
(and Yes, I remember Audi, and I still miss her blog!)
Thanks, Sherry! I know, I wish Audi still posted. I hope she's doing well.Delete
You are def a "Bad Ass" in my book love the costumesReplyDelete
Thank you, Adrienne!Delete
You look bloody scary Sheila and I wouldn't want to meet on a dark night down an alley! I'm not a great movie watcher so I don't know this movie at all. I loved L's outfit by the way.ReplyDelete
You clearly had a great Halloween!
Ha! Thank you, Veronica! My number one aim with any costume for Hallowe'en is to be scary. Cheers!Delete
Well you did this costume to perfection. What fun to see and wear, ( for 4 hours, yes, take that stomacher off!) L looks authentic with the signs and cape. I am so glad you should us all of the pieces that went into this, and how clever you are to have thought to assemble these things, and all from the close!ReplyDelete
BadAss, done beautifully!
Thank you, Elle! It was more the belts on the arms than the stomacher, but gah, needed it off. L is always game for a dress-up too!Delete
The two of you have done it again! (Not that your loyal readers expected any less...)ReplyDelete
Quite swell, those costumes. You never disappoint!
(And yes, I remember Audi- I miss her blog and check back every once in a while to make sure she hasn't snuck a new post in there. You, Audi and Already Pretty were the first fashion blogs I discovered that actually spoke to me. Does anyone know how she's doing? I hope fabulously.)
Lovely to see you, ReaderRita! Thank you so much! Aw, both her and Already Pretty, and Kasmira's blog (she still blogs!) - those were all early fashion blogs I read. I haven't seen anything from Audi in years.Delete
Fabulous as always! You have a gift for making costumes from your closet. I miss Audi too.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Charlotte. People come and go, don't they?Delete
Hell yes ! I would not mess with you .. how cool that you got everything from your closet. That's my kind of costume.ReplyDelete
I was home sick this Halloween - the usual flu.
Ha ha! I tried to - I had to buy a few things, but not many. :) Aw, sorry to hear you were sick, hon. Hope you're feeling better.Delete
HOLY CRAP You guys look amazeballs.ReplyDelete
Ha, thank you, my dear!Delete
Great outfits you two! I love how you completely enter into the spirit of things. I'd definitely give you a wide berth if I met you looking like that Sheila. Some great bits of kit there, baby xReplyDelete
Oh, yes, go big or go home, I say! Hee, you don't want to mess with me when I'm in badass mode.Delete
oH sHE!!!! furiosa? simply THE BEST!ReplyDelete