Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Draft:


Composition:
red hat (thrifted)
red trench coat (thrifted)
black gloves
black pants (Macy's)
black boots (Macy's)
black t-shirt (Old Navy)
map

Usage:
Happy Halloween!  Since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I figured it would only be appropriate to commemorate it in a SSG post.  Growing up, I loved dressing up for Halloween.  Getting to put on a costume and be someone else for a night was a lot of fun for young, overly dramatic me...and still is fun for older, still dramatic me. 

Growing up, my mom always made our costumes.  Now, I can't sew at all, but I still like that make-it-yourself spirit.  I never buy ready-made Halloween costumes.  I put mine together from things already in my closet/house and from thrifted items.  Last year, I went as Carmen Sandiego, everyone's favorite international thief and geography educator.  A pretty low maintence costume, as all I really needed were a red trench coat, which I found in a thrift store, and a hat, found in the same excursion.  I layered them over basic black and threw a map in my pocket as a cheeky nod to Carmen's globe hopping.  Also, I did the classic running-away Carmen pose in every photograph taken.

Here's hoping all of you have a happy (and stylish) Halloween! 

Prompts:
  • Do you dress up for Halloween?  If so, what are you going as this year?
  • What was your favorite Halloween costume ever - worn by you and/or seen on someone else?

4 comments:

Scholar Style Guide said...

You thrifted the hat and the coat on the same trip?! It is as if the thrifting/halloween spirits aligned to gift you with the perfect costume, because your Carmen Sandiego is spot on!! This was one of my favorite games in middle school-- geography lessons plus terrible puns?! I'm in!

-Liz

Alterations Needed said...

LOL. I was trying to figure out what you were from the pic before reading the rest of the post. Your costume looked oddly familiar, but still eluded me. Then I read you were Carmen San Diego! To this day, I still know what "spelunking" is because of that game! Love it!

Scholar Style Guide said...

Thanks! Liz, I know, I couldn't believe I found both of them in the same trip - Halloween miracle!

-Katie

Iris said...

That is an awesome costume, Carmen Sandiego was very popular this year!