Friday, October 19, 2012

Frock Fridays: Costume Prep

Since Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, I won't be able to get up to much - Dad hates answering the door to trick-or-treaters and Mom will be out at a talk, so my grand excitement will be dressing Charlie up as a pumpkin (the zebra costume was too small for him, alas, though he did look very handsome) and trying to scare the children who ring our bell.

I'm hoping for some old-fashioned adult Halloween fun, though, when I visit my sister and her flatmate Erin in Boston at the end of the month.  The real reason I'm flying up is because they're running their first half-marathon on the 27th and I want to be at the finish line to cheer.  But Sarah's promised me a Halloween party on the Saturday night, and I'm beyond excited - I haven't been to a Halloween party in years.

It hurts me to say this, but I feel like I'm a bit old for the girl world rule, though that doesn't mean I can't try to look smashing!  Let's think of something that doesn't take too much creativity but is relatively original.... How about this?

Devil With A Blue Dress On/ Good Golly Miss Molly by Mitch Ryder on Grooveshark
devil with a blue dress (Miss Molly)
 [ earrings / necklace / shoes / dress ]

Believe it or not, I bought my whole outfit at Target last weekend.  Can you tell I'm pumped?  (I'm pretty sure that people still say "pumped" but I definitely could be wrong.)  How about you, dear readers - what will you be for Halloween? 

24 comments:

  1. Ha! This is a cool idea - love it! :)

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  2. Love the outfit!! God I miss Target.

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  3. such a cute idea. that dress is amazing!

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  4. it was always my first stop when I'd come back to the States :)

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  5. if I could only ever wear Elie Saab, I'd be a happy woman...

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  6. Her Late Night CravingsOctober 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    You know that we have to see a photo of Charlie all dressed up! And this costume is FABULOUS! We can totally see you in this looking oh so devilish! :-)

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  7. that blue sparkle dress is just stunning! i love how you put the outfit together based on the song

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  8. Charlie's costume post is scheduled for Tuesday - check back :) and thank youuuuu

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  9. when in need of inspiration, turn to music! thank you :)

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  10. That dress is GORGEOUS!!! Have a great weekend!!

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  11. ooh, you are such a smart little woman. I love the costume.

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  12. oh how cute! I love that blue dress, too!

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  13. cute costume idea! I love the song devil in a blue dress! my dance studio did a dance to it when I was like 7... oh the good old days!

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  14. haha I feel like this is the perfect song for kids to bop along to :)

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  15. bonus: the dress I got at Target worked for a work event we had earlier this week, too!

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  16. First I am SO Impressed that you are already ready for the holiday. Second, I LOVE this idea. Maybe you can't wear devil ears again, but you can surely wear a stunning blue dress like that. Such a fun concept!

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  17. :) I've been ready since the day we got Charlie - Halloween's for the kids, right! hehe. thank you!

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  18. How cute!! I actually dressed up like a devil at a work event last week :) Some lady said, "she's one of us" and pointed at me at one point, haha. And yes, I do say 'pumped.'

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  19. Love this, Betsy! Have fun in Boston!:)

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  20. you are going to be looking cute come Halloween! I really love this idea - so easy to put together, but still clever. :) how funny that the Washington Post suggested the same thing! [in case you can't tell, I followed your tweet here]

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  21. This is such a cute halloween outfit!


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  22. You bought all of that at Target?! That's awesome, I'd be pumped too ;)
    And I think 'Devil in a Blue Dress' is a fantastic costume idea.

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