Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Costume '09: The Dress

So you may recall that I'm planning to dress up as a Roaring Twenties Gal for Halloween. I've decided to stop calling my costume a "Flapper Girl," because of the common misconception that it would be this kind of get-up. Not at all what I'm envisioning! I'm going for something more sophisticated like this look here, from the September 2007 issue of Vogue.

A few weeks ago I checked out Amelia's RetroVogue & Relics, which is a totally amazing boutique, but didn't have quite what I was looking for. But Patrick was on that shopping trip with me, so we decided to stop in to New Brohemia, the men's vintage store that is next door to Amelia's. We were at a loss as to what to dress P in to compliment my Roaring Twenties look. He just wasn't going for my Mr. Peanut idea. I don't know why! He would make an adorable Mr. Peanut.

Anyway, no luck for Patrick at New Brohemia, but I scored the fabulous beaded gown shown above for only $20! It was in their Cheap!Cheap! section in the back, which has stuff for the ladies, too. I couldn't believe it was so inexpensive with all of that beaded detailing. Ok, so it doesn't fit me at all & it's more 1990s than 1920s, but I have a plan...


  1. Brilliant! I can totally see the potential in the dress. Can't wait to see what you do with it! :)

  2. Awww, c'mon Patrick, you know you were born to be Mr. Peanut!


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