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My Very Wicked Halloween

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I seem to have left you all waiting with bated breath to see my Halloween costume so here it is…
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I think it was pretty successful! It was definitely the most demanding of all my costumes to date as there was a huge amount of making/crafting this look!

The cape was made by my wonderful Mother, I did offer to help (many times) but as I’m not allowed near her sewing machine I was demoted to onlooker/tea maker/model. It’s so fantastic I can’t stop wearing it around the flat!

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The horns where a paper mache/spray paint and glitter glue creation that may have been much messier than it probably should have been. I followed the methods I posted from my previous post.

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Add in the hair and make-up and I think the end result was pretty effective!

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It wasn’t just me who looked amazing we had a whole flat full of freaky costumes…

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Got to LOVE my crazy, creative, fabulous friends! x

My Halloween countdown is starting NOW

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My Halloween countdown is starting NOW

As you may have guessed… I LOVE Halloween!

I think last years total of Halloween dress-ups (including a fancy dress bake sale at work) came to a grand total of 5 – which admittedly is pretty excessive but it was awesome!

This year I am FINALLY being allowed to have a Halloween party so its costume planing time! We’ve gone for a Grimm theme. Fairytales, stories even Disney as long as its gory and NOT Mean Girls slutty! So I’m thinking of channeling my inner wickedness and go with the fabulous Maleficent!

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As always I started with a Primani sweep and a few hours happily pinning away on Pintrest and have come up with an action plan. Looks like I need to focus on 4 sections of this costume… dress, cape, horns and make-up.

I found a dress with a pleathery top and a chiffony skirt that I’m using as a base item which I’ve ripped and roughed up a bit. I’m going to make a longer skirt with my extra material from past outfits and vines creeping up my legs (hinting at her spell in the Disney film!)

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I this I’m going to need a belt to hide all the layers and have been looking at these on ASOS that might work perfectly…
image4xl image1xlThe cape is the big thing… this is going to involve a wee bit of help from some one much wiser and more skilled (my lovely mother) so this is still a work in process – fingers crossed!

With the horns I’ve found this fantastic blog Chrix Design who might love fancy dress more than me! She has a great tutorial on how to make horns really easily using foil as a base looks simple enough (famous last words!) Thankfully my lovely housemate has offered to help me!  Hopefully she will save me from a paper mache hell!

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Lastly MAKE-UP which is where the wonderful world of Pintrest comes into its own. I think I’m going to play around with some different ideas but all using purple, green and black… these will be my inspiration!

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I’ll have my lovely photographer at hand (otherwise known as The Boy) and will get photos of the finished thing up so you can see if I managed to pull it off or not!?

Before I go on a slightly random tangent have you seen the photos of the beautiful Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam from True Blood) as Malifeficent in the new TV series Once Upon a Time?
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The Girlest Day Out

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Over Easter Blondie and I decided to have a “girly day out” and enjoy London a little… not something we do very often! Food, shopping, a little exploring and a Limp Bizkit cover band … it… was… AWESOME!

Our day started with a coffee stop at The Attendant.

Built around 1890 and mothballed in the 1960s, the Attendant has been dormant for more than fifty years.

After two-years planning and restoration the old Attendant’s office has been turned into a little kitchen and the original porcelain urinals have become an inspired line with green seating to match the original Victorian floor tiles.

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 The Attendant is really beautiful! You can see all the care and work Peter Tomlinson took into converting this disused loo into somewhere with very yummy hot cross buns!

All the photos of the public toilet before the transformation can be found on pintrest

After shopping we decided we must have earned a treat and ended up in The Parlour, one of the restaurant in Fortnum & Mason.

The Parlour Restaurant, situated on the First Floor, provides a gastronomic ice cream indulgence to children (and adults) of all ages. Many of our flavours are found nowhere else in the world.

We went crazy and ordered pink bubbles and the sherry trifle. It was the BIGGEST sunday I’ve seen and waaaay more alcoholic than we where expecting!

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Safe to say we where very happy bunnies by the end of our day out (and a wee bit squiffy)

As if our day couldn’t get any better Blondie cooked up a Mass of tapas and we hit Voodoo Rock over in Angel for some rock cover bands and Limp Bizkit fun!

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Best…Day…EVER!