Friday, October 28, 2011

A Fancy Halloween

It’s Halloweekend, all! Again, I’m blaming all my acting/theatre/drama days for my love of Halloween and dressing up. Okay, so I played dress-up pretty much every day of my life until I was thirteen ten years old. And when I wasn’t playing dress-up, I was in a dance competition or play in some elaborate costume. True story. So, you must understand that walking around in non-costume clothing is just too boring for this lass. I promise I’m normal.

ANYWAY.

{av} over at {long distance loving} has given us the chance to design the costume we’d wear if we could wear ANYTHING at all. So, of course I assumed I’d have a never-ending budget and be going to some fancy-schmancy NYC costume event. I’ve always wanted to go to a masquerade ball. There’s something about the mystery and intrigue of those masks and the glamour of the dresses. {Clearly this didn’t work out for Jeff in The Bachelorette, eh?}

But, it would work for me. Or so I’d like to imagine :)

Masquerade Ball

 
I wish I could be a masquerading princess everyday of my life, wearing glorious whites and golds like above. However, I’m sure I’d get a few odd glares.
 
So, because my budget is NOT limitless, I stepped my real-life costume down a notch or two or ten.
I’ll give you a hint…
This guy may or may not be my “boyfriend”
 
{via}
I can’t believe how little I had to spend on my homemade costume! The Bargain Blonde would be proud ;)
 
I’ll be back in DC on Saturday to go with my baby niece to the Air and Scare event at the Air and Space Museum. Gosh, I hope none of those ghouls sneak up on me. I know they can smell my fear. They always do. I have stories. Keep your fingers crossed for me, will ya?
 
What are YOUR Halloweekend plans?

22 comments:

Joelle said...

I am in LOVE with this costume! What an amazing idea! And I am so with you. I wish I could dress up like this every day :)

Can't wait to see your real costume though!

xoxo,
Joelle

siddathornton said...

i wish i could wear stuff like this every day, too. that would be so much more fun!

Brianna said...

love this!! I always wanted to go to a masquerade!!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Oooh, I love the dress! When I moved house recently I dug out all my fancy dresses, and now I really want to wear them but have nowhere to go! :( so sad!

jessica dukes said...

i love this! i read your about me and i loved it...i totally feel you about the blog wanting it to be about you. i have been having a hard time reently too trying to kep by blog authentic...i'm a new follower, have a perfect friday. :-)

Ashley said...

Adorable costume!! I wish we had unlimited funds on Halloween... I'd ask you to design my outfit! Have so much fun this weekend, girlie! ps. it's supposed to snow on Saturday. What?!? Dress warm! xoxo

Lauren said...

Such a great twist on things - I love the idea of a super glam Halloween costume :)

Julie said...

That costume is absolutely fabulous! I love the super glam yet totally hot dress without the super sexy/skanky look that seems to have overtaken Halloween!
I'm in love with that dress.
Hope you have a wonderful Halloween weekend!!

Blake said...

I love it! I'm actually being an Indian this year too & homemade my costume! But boyfriend is dressing up as a cowboy instead of John Smith. Couldn't talk him into a blonde wig. You have to post pictures of your costume later!

Blake @ Fearless

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

That dress is fabulous.. what a fun idea for a costume. So wish it was in my budget! Can't wait to see your end result. ;)

Katie said...

Love that costume idea!!

I'm visiting from Fridays Fancies blog hop and am your newest follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog and follow back if you like!

Katie @ Glamorous Without the Guilt
glamorouswithouttheguilt.blogspot.com

Colette said...

I love the masquerade twist! I avoid scare/fright fests because I'm an easy target as well. Good luck this weekend!

Raquel said...

Ohhh my god this is TOO funny because i was going to post the EXACT same thing for my Friday's Fancies!! I had a masquerade ball costume ready to post! hahaha.

Carolyn said...

OMG! Can't wait to see your costume! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Cute! I SO wanted to do this this year! I've always thought it was a cool costume :)

soanthro said...

Oh my goodness this would be so gorgeous! Love all of those picks. Now you've already got me planning on my costume for next Halloween...!

Olivia.Dee said...

i love the outfit! I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball or party... or just own one of those delightful masks! one day... one day.

http://oliviadeerambles.blogspot.com

Deidre said...

What a great idea for a costume! I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball too!

Stesha said...

beautiful!!! I want that dress just to have it!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

Marian said...

Um, that dress is PERFECT..whether halloween or not!

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i just went to a masquerade last weekend and it was so much fun! LOVE this outfit. it is perfect.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

hello fabulous! this would be a perfect masquerade get-up, lady ;) I loved the Bachelorette reference by the way. haha. Hope you had fun at Air and Scare...that sounds so fun! As always, thanks for joining in the Friday's Fancies fun! xoxo {av}