Sunday, November 1, 2009

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower


Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!

Unfortunately, mine was cut short by an overwhelmed two-year-old who refused to wear her thrifted Winnie the Pooh costume and found adults in spooky attire just a little too much to bear (har-har). Ah well, there's always next year, and at least I was really pleased with how my costume turned out.

Talk about a versatile Halloween dress, there were so many different directions I could have gone with it. I'm sure I'll be wearing this dress in various incarnations for years to come. It was actually in the Christmas section of the crafts store though, where inspiration struck.

When I came across the glittery silver star tree toppers and then that shiny-sequined spray on the headpiece. Some wire, a black headband, silver pipe cleaners, and a few safety pins later... voila, I'm an astronomical phenomenon!

P.S. Just a quick thanks to my lovely readers for all the wonderful comments on my previous post! So many of you shared your own personal experiences with thrifting and why you love it and I've really been enjoying reading them, so thanks! You guys are awesome :)

26 comments:

Milla said...

No, no. YOU're awesome.

Andrea said...

I agree! Your Halloween costume is the best. Halloween pretty much passed me by, I'm afraid - but I did eat some pumpkin that day and we had a couple of cute kids trick or treating :)

...love Maegan said...

I love it.

Teeny and yet not teeny at all said...

That is such a cooooool costume.Very creative. I would have given you the "best costume" award.

Thrifted Treasure said...

All I can say is WOW!!! What an incredible costume!!! Sadly Halloween isn't big here in Oz, I've been enjoying living vicariously through other bloggers' Halloween adventures though :-)

Hannah said...

This has to be my favourite Halloween costume so far. You're so creative and that dress works so well with it all. You sort of look like a space goddess :)

muchlove said...

I love your halloween costume!! So clever :)

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

what a fantastic costume with such wonderful sleeves! it kinda makes me think of a wizard. what a shame winnie the pooh was cranky for halloween. hopefully she was able to get a little bit of candy!

Alexa said...

what a FABULOUS look and that picture should be framed on your wall PRONTO.

anne said...

your costume is sooo awesome! i give it an A+++

this is the first year we actually didn't have any crying or super sacred children. i totally understand what you said, the last few years i've held a very frightened daughter. can't say i blamed her though, some of the masks are pretty gross and scary. hope you had a fun night anyway :)

Emerson Merrick said...

pretty much the best costume ever.

meg said...

SO. VERY. BRILLIANT!
i am completely amazed by your creativity!
bravo!!!!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

What a fabulous, unique idea for a costume.

Pretty Pirate said...

Your poor lil one, too bad she was so overwhelmed. I absolutely love your dress. I like the creative idea for the costume too, it looks really neat and perfect with the sparkles and the shooting starts.

Eyeliah said...

oh poor Clover - you look amazing!

Diana said...

such a smart costume, so creative and pretty!

sorry to hear about your two year old! maybe they'll wear it as pj's :)

Ashlee said...

what a fabulous idea for a costume!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Your costume has slaped me with joy! Oh my goodness pipe cleaners! How creative. I love how much you worked on your costume, I feel quite shity about mine now hhaha, but at least it wasn't store bought. You look as magestic as the night sky at a camping site. I have a craving to listen to Pink Floyd right now, thanks :]
Much peace and love, take care!

Caroline said...

Oh, lovely costume idea! My mom used to sleep out on the trampoline with my brother and me every time there was a meteor shower. They are still my favorite thing ever.

Sam said...

Awww! Your little one! They are so sweet at that age - hope she recovered OK! Terrific costume - so fun and very warlocky/ witchy/ goddessy!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

oh my goodness, such a great idea! lovely costume, funny how we both went spacey :))

jess s//

Mamushka Marie said...

amazing, this is so brilliant! love it. you'd think with a sky as big as Texas I'd get to see meteor showers or stars even but it's as if they get engulfed in the vastness and we never get to see them...can't wait 'til I move north again! Thanks for your comments on the blog, I'm with you as to why we do it...seems we all are a bit shy in reality...and you are definitely one hot mama!
xo,
Claire

_nina_malvada_ said...

such an amazing dress..

ambika said...

I could not adore your costume more.

And I share your feelings regarding thrifting. We had to when we were kids and Espirit would have been very much my preference. & while I don't forbid myself from shopping retail, I vastly prefer finding things used instead--for all the reasons you listed.

taylor kitto said...

that video is beautiful
thanks for sharing it.
s'lovely!

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rachel said...

wow!!! I love your costume so much.