October 31, 2012

UP-CYCLING LAST YEAR'S HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Dressing up for Halloween is always my favorite part, but it is also the most time consuming part. You have to think of a costume which has to be good, you have to look for the parts, buy them, and then put the costume together.

Last year, I found this ahhh-mazing gold sequin dress at Goodwill for $10, and I cut it short. I went as Dave's "trophy wife," but mostly we just looked really good.


This year, I didn't want to buy anything. Maybe I might buy the lone accessory, but nothing substantial. So I started coming up with ideas to use that wonderful little gold sequin dress. Here is what I came up with.


Cleopatra. Just add some gladiator sandals, some bangles and a headband and I could be the queen of the Nile

 Disco dancer. Some tights, a fun wig, and big earrings and I'd be groovy baby.


Flapper. A string of pearls, a boa and a headband with a feather and I could jump right in to the roaring 20s.

Upon much consideration to my three choices, I decided to go as Cleo. She just screams sophistication, especially in the gold. 2nd place was the flapper though. Maybe I can do that next year! Disco dancer probably won't ever see the light of day.

I love the idea of keeping one piece that you love, and then updating it with accessories. Have you ever found one of these kinds of pieces in a thrift store? Is it as ridiculous as a gold sequin dress?

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