I may be able to whip up anything – you name it and I can sew it – but when it comes to Halloween, a chance for seamstresses to put their best and wildest stitches to use, I usually pass. I’m a bonafide workaholic. No joke. Except for the one Halloween I dressed up as a nurse (it was my freshman year of college), I have traded in celebrating All Hallow’s Eve for working. While my friend’s went from house to house with a pillowcase full of candy slung over their back, I hunched over a textbook or a sewing machine, working on an upcoming test, assignment, project, or ruffly dress. This year was different though and I decided to dress up. No rhyme or reason to it. And my costume is no Obama or Lady Gaga – I put my brain into this costume. I’m Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie The Birds.
On Saturday, I posted a tutorial on how I created the hat portion of my costume as well as the inspiration behind it. Today, I show you how I will wear my costume one week from today. I give myself mad props – I don’t think anyone will outdo me.
The dress is vintage – I don’t know how, where or when it appeared in my wardrobe – and the shoes are booties by Steve Madden that I’ve worn to death (pun intended). If this is the only time I will dress up – who knows if I’ll be in the same creative mood a year from now – I am definitely going to do it right dammit.