Shortly after I bought my Sandro creepers, it became clear that, being a pasty, dark-haired individual, I was born to dress up as one of my favorite spooky characters for Halloween: the ever so morbid Wednesday Addams.This oversized chiffon button-up from American Apparel (the third one you’ve seen me wear so far) with the contrast collar paid perfect homage to Wednesday’s iconic look. Two braids, some dark eyeshadow…done and done.
A long shift at work and a nasty cold kept me from providing you with the weekly Halloween throwback yesterday. So please enjoy…
Let me start by saying Amy Winehouse is one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time, and that I wore this costume in 2008, long before her death. (This picture was legitimately taken in my high school cafeteria.) Now let me say that, yes, the “Rehab?” wife beater I’m wearing says “NO, NO, NO” on the back. I got this incredibly realistic beehive wig on Ebay, and the floral hairpiece and many, many temporary tattoos are from your average party/costume store. Although the shirt is a reference to one of Amy’s most famous hits, and the woman was, admittedly, a hot mess at times, the fact remains that she had a beautiful presence and a strong sense of style. Sometimes I wish I’d worn something to reflect her passion for retro fashion and sweetheart necklines.
I had a Teenage Dream Halloween in 2011: I channelled Katy’s signature wacky style with my Lazy Oaf watermelon skirt, lacy bralette from LF Stores, and Jeffrey Campbell’s awesome Fruit Bowl shoes. You can get the purple wig at any traditional party/costume store, and the floral hair piece is from a stand in the Copley Place Mall. I used Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in “Satin Fuchsia,” and Essie’s “Turquoise & Caicos” and “Pink Parka” nail polish. And yes, I have worn all of these items (apart from the wig) on occasions other than Halloween, thank you very much.
I loved Pokemon as a kid—although now that I’m older, I realize the entire concept bears a striking resemblance to dog fighting…In any case, Pikachu is a cute and easy costume to put together. I got my yellow T-shirt and tights from American Apparel, and I already had these American Apparel high-waist corduroy shorts, which you’ll definitely see me in again pretty soon (—and not in costume). My leather bomber jacket and Miz Mooz oxfords are both from LF Stores, and you can just use Google or Amazon to find Pikachu’s ears and tail. YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in “Le Orange” is the finishing touch. P.S. That’s the lipstick they use on the Nasty Gal models…for real!