I meant to do my halloween post weeks ago but I've found myself working a lot of over time at work lately!
For Halloween this year I made the risky decision to make my own costume. When thinking of what I wanted to be I wasn't sure at first. The more and more I looked around pinterest, the more I wanted to be something original and different. I decided to design a Water Nymph costume for myself.
I wanted something pretty, elegant and flowy...and blue!
Getting the fabric was SO cheap and I was thrilled when I got to check out and only payed $19 for all of my materials! Since the dress form that I got for Christmas last year is still back home in New Hampshire, I ended up going back to school with a friend and using the studio to drape and make my pattern. It kind of sucked because I knew I was going to be able to make something close to my drawing.
This was the fruits of my labor;
I made everything from head to toe, even my crown! I went to the local craft store and bought myself jewelry copper wire and some fake flowers to make it happen!
I finished sewing everything and making my crown the night before Halloween and the party. I was pretty impressed with myself and how quickly I was able to pull it together.
I wish I had better beauty photos of my makeup but I did something that was light, shimmering and gave me that nymph kind of look. It must have worked because people were calling me "The Water Nymph" all night. I met a lot of new people which was fun and we all had a great time (minus the creepy creepers.)
Last weekend we were invited to a post Halloween not Halloween party were costumes were encourage but not required. My friend Sydney and I quickly pulled together a Daria/Jane duet for the party. Some people knew what we were...others I think were a little too young to know what Daria was :p
Lala la la la....
It was a fun costume to do! Maybe next year I can amp it up a little ;]
But sadly all of the tricks and treats are over. It's hard to believe that we are half way through November and in exactly a month I will be 24!
The next few weeks I will continue to work my butt off but will have a nice few days off when I go home for Thanksgiving to be with my family.
What were you for Halloween? Any ideas for next year?
Take care and have a good week~~