Twas the night(mare) before Christmas when all through the house, creepy critters were caroling, even a mouse. Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell, rock :P Even though Halloween is also Holiday of great waste as children young and old buy and discard many one-off garments (and many the dignity they spent a whole year trying to get back), for me it’s like Christmas. Because all I ever want is for people to be get to be themselves, and what better way to do that than pretending to be someone else?
Blending the heavily-marketed aesthetics of two holidays was more fun and easier than I expected. My main goal for this look was to put together something I could wear at a costume party or at a Christmas dinner. Because really, wear-once outfits are pretty lame. Can you tell who I am?
I used this ribbon from a Christmas present two years ago (I’m not a hoarder! Promise!) to sweeting things up a little, since I gave myself monster claw scratch marks on my nails and the look was feeling a little too spooky.
The stripes of this dress scream Mayor of Halloween town which is interesting because the classic style of this wrap dress is the perfect style for a Holiday party. Basically, this 100% Tencel dress from Ref did most of the hard work for me. It has just the right balance of naughty and nice.
This secondhand Rebecca Minkoff bag was the perfect addition to this look's jolly side (you’ll see how in another post). To add a bit of what I’m calling Mas-Gore, I tucked in a thin pleaded top into a small fold of it. Am I secretly Santa or did I eat him? Wait, is this thing on?
Having the feet of a thinly-molded stop motion character would’ve been been pretty difficult to figure out. But, luckily for me (this time), my mother’s retail therapy saved the day. I usually try to make the most out of what she gives me, because I don’t want things to go to waste, but I really wasn’t sure how I felt about the sock heel trend until I wore them all day at a convention. They are incredibly comfortable. Great find on Depop.
So, did you figure out who I was yet? Tell me in the Comments! Maybe I’ll send ya something for getting it right ; )