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Halloween is Creeping Up on Us!

Fall is officially here, and the month of October is right around the corner. I find myself still in the contemplation stages for my Halloween costume. Most years I'm very last minute, but I can't afford to procrastinate this time around. That's because I've decided on a more elaborate costume for this Hallow's Eve: Marie Antoinette (with a slashed neck, of course).

I've been searching online for inspiration, and I've been developing a tentative plan for how I'm going to pursue this costume. For the dress, I will keep an eye out for a prom dress at a local thrift store. It will need to be a sturdy fabric, preferably in a mid-to-light blue. I will need to make any necessary alterations and add sleeves, bows, and lace. As for the poof under the skirt, my idea involves sewing a couple of small pillows to tie to my hips. This would be easier that making a pannier. What I am most worried about, besides my limited time, is the wig. I cannot afford a high-quality costume wig, and I am also not very good with styling hair. Fortunately, there are online tutorials for my undertakings.
 Since this will be a process, I plan on posting occasional costume updates. Keep your eyes peeled. I wish everyone the best of luck this season with whatever your plans may be.


  1. Wow, that costume will be amazing! I'm always short on costume ideas and usually piece something together from what I already have in my closet. Can't wait to see the finished project!

    1. Thank you! I just hope it turns out well.

  2. I think this is going to be the best costume ever! :-) I can't wait to see what you do. I can see how the hair might be difficult... Good luck. :-)

    1. I hope so! It will be difficult but worth the trouble.

  3. I have been a Marie Antoinette (meets Madonna), and it was certainly an attention-grabber :). Maybe you could offer everyone a slice of cake?

  4. Can you outdo John Goodman and his stump?


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