As a child, I wasn’t allowed to celebrate Halloween. Sure, we went to church Trunk-or-Treat/Harvest parties, but our costume options were usually limited to bathrobes at those events.
So, as an adult, I’ve taken full advantage of all the fun that is dressing up on October 31. I mean, really, who doesn’t love a giant costume party?
I will wait until next week to unveil this year’s costume, but I loved last year’s so much, I thought it was worth a revisit. Here is my post from Oct. 27, 2014. What was your favorite Halloween costume ever, and what are you going as this year? Have you made/bought it yet, or are you more of a last minute person? Show me some fun pictures – facebook and instagram at Halloween is positively the best, so let’s bring that fun to my blog, too!
Last week, I teased my Halloween costume like it was the most exciting thing to happen to my blog since its creation. And, in my opinion, it might be.
But, this post is probably a little anti-climactic for almost all of you, since you are likely my facebook and/or instagram friend and already saw pictures. Oh well – I’m sure my explanation of the costume will be super stimulating.
Here’s a full-length shot. My friends are a witch and a bumblebee (so all of you Steelers fans who requested a tribute to their uniforms…that’s as close as you get.)
I’ve always been a little obsessed with Cinderella. First of all, she’s a blonde princess. So, naturally five year old me was going to like the one that I most looked like. But, she’s also a good person, and that’s how she becomes a princess. Her beauty is just a bonus.
So, the costume choice was a no-brainer once I saw it on Pinterest. I would never walk around downtown Atlanta where this party was in a full-on ball gown. But, a tutu? Totes.
I made the tutu myself, and it was actually as easy as everyone said it would be (I had strong doubts – I’m not crafty AT. ALL.) Tutorial here. I needed four spools of tulle (honestly, I could have probably used 5, but I was over it.), which I got at Jo-Ann fabrics. I also had to buy gloves, the headband, and the tank top, but I already had the shoes; who doesn’t have a pair of silver sequin shoes lying around? Altogether, I spent about $30. So, I could have bought a costume for about the same price from Party City or wherever. But, this was so much more fun.
So, what do you think? Did I capture Cinderella’s essence, or should I have gone a different route? And what about you – will you dress up, and if so, as what?
“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”