I did buy 10 small bouquets of black flowers, taped them together and made a wreath. In the first 24 hours, the tape kept bursting open so I got a little lazier each time sticking it back together. But it has stayed together since.
I also hung black cobwebs (with spiders), skeletons, and other fun pumpkins and death-inspired things. (But I forgot to take pictures of it all this morning, of course.)
The boyfriend wants to add orange lights, but guess what color the stores don't have??
We started buying decorations and talking costumes last month, but we haven't figured out what to do/be. I obviously want to make my own costume. I probably won't make his because that's a lot of work - though I see nothing wrong with him picking up a $30 suit at Goodwill that I can tailor.
Part of the problem is that I don't want something that's only a costume. I want something that looks nice and elegant and I can wear other times during the year. So that narrows it down a bit.
Obviously I have flapper dresses that I could buy fun accessories for, but the boyfriend nixed that idea since I apparently dress up too much like a flapper during the year anyway. I could also easily be someone from the 50s or 60s or Mad Men or Pushing Daisies, but that seems like cheating since I wear those dresses every day.
So what does that leave? Here are some of my thoughts:
|1940s Overalls, Trousers, Playsuit via Wearing History|
|Via Simple Simon|
And then I keep seeing all these cool make-up tutorials and pictures popping up on pinterest. Some of them look ridiculously complex, but I think I could pull off some of them and then my costume won't matter as much. I could easily make a little black dress for them and also every day life and maybe even wear it to the Little Black Dress party in NYC (though I'm secretly hoping for the English Tea Party myself).
What's everyone else dressing up as? Are you making your own costume? Any bearded characters out there I can suggest to the boyfriend? Currently, he's stuck on the idea of Grizzly Adams.