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"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.

9.07.2006

All the cool kids are doing it...

The halloween costume meme, that is.

" If I were designing a [my blog title/pseud here] Halloween costume, it would consist of..."

AAYOR's rule:
[My Rule: Try to choose something representative rather than your most stylish/most interesting/most h.o.t. outfit].


If I were designing a shrinkykitten Halloween Costume it would consist of:
* funky boots - perhaps some fluevog cowgirl boots, or some frye boots. They have to be bog and clunky - slight platforms are good because I like to be tall.
* tights - perhaps black or brown with with tonal stripes or otherwise textured - or plain tights with the same colored crocheted tights over them.
* a very funky skirt. Find the craziest skirt you can at a vintage store - like a vintage ballgown or a wrap skirt that has some craxy applique on it - something super fun. Or, go to Anthropologie and get just about any skirt that is more fun. Ruffles, lace, layers, etc. are a bonus.
* a fairly simple jacket with some interesting details (but that don't compete with the skirt). Perhaps a cheongssam denim jacket, or a black blazer with some interesting details, a military jacket in an unexpected color or fabric. Simple, yet fun.
* a good blouse underneath - preferably with an interesting collar or cuffs to peek out (but nothing over the top).

Accessories (included):
* color in your eyebrows cuz mine are almost invisible
* a coat of black mascara
* berry red lipgloss
* a hair band worn on the wrist when inside, or pulling back the hair into a messy
bun when outside or working hard
* lots of cat fur strewn all over
* some cool brooch either from H&M or a vintage store on lapel
* a crazy funky scarf
* a dark denim jacket
* a funky watch - children's watches are a plus (current one is a sugarbunny watch, see below)
* a big crazy ring
* a very simple necklace - current one is a gold chain with a swarovski crystal on it.
* a huge messenger bag that is far too heavy to be healthy - but you have to have both your laptop and a good book on you at all times.
* if it's cold, a cap you crocheted yourself - it's a simple cap, but of course it have a huge crocehted flower on it.

man, altogether that sounds tacky.

5 Comments:

At 11:03 AM, Blogger Lucy said...

Those bunnies look kind of evil... "Die, cake, die!" But still cute :)
And your outfit sounds very cool.

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger shrinkykitten said...

they aren't evil!!! they are bunnies! who like sugar!!! :)

 
At 10:55 PM, Blogger Lucy said...

maybe they're just grumpy because they haven't got their sugar fix yet :)

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger StyleyGeek said...

Your outfit sounds very funky.

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger BrightStar said...

I think it's so awesome that you have a style, and it sounds like a cool one to me! I dress so generically... *sigh*

In other news -- a pair of shoes I bought LAST FALL on recommendation from you? My undergrads like them. I got compliments last semester, and I wore them on the first day of class this semester, and undergrads liked them, too!

 

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