Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween a Go-Go

Here's the costume I wore to work on Friday -- as you can see I really didn't have to dig very deep into my wardrobe to put this outfit together. In fact, the tights were really all I needed to buy. This costume was the result of not having a lot of time, and wanting an excuse to wear these shiny silver go-go boots to work just once.

Also, it took me about 2 hours to swap the background out on this photo. Clearly I am no Photoshop wizard. I like how it turned out though; I always loved those shows with the go-go dancers in front of the swirling, kaleidoscope background.

For my makeup, I worked from this photo of Twiggy. I couldn't duplicate her sad, pouty expression because whenever I try to look serious in photos I end up looking either pissed off or like I'm about to puke; however, I did take a close-up and convert it to black and white, in order to have a reasonable comparison with the original. The make-up was considerably easier than I thought it'd be, although it helps that I'm fairly adept with liquid eyeliner anyway.

I was amused by the fact that several people told me that this costume wasn't all that different from the stuff I wear every day. I think I need to channel Twiggy more often.

Dress, necklace: vintage
Earrings: from a Prague street vendor
Bangles: a gift from Sal
Tights: Leg Avenue
Boots: Mia

16 comments:

WendyB said...

You look great -- and I was just writing about my problem with serious expressions in my last post!

LPC said...

But this outfit shows off your fitness, as Fergie would say. Looks great.

Chan @ Chanmeleon said...

You are just so fabulous! And I LOOOOVE the haircut.

jennine said...

i reaaaaly love the eyelash detail you added, i've been thinking alot about that myself. but your costume is so much fun!!!!

Jean said...

You look fab!

Susan B said...

Fantastic! LOVE the background and those silver boots. I'm old enough to remember friends' older sisters painting on those lower lashes!

Eyeliah said...

super cute, 2 hours or not it was worth it - great pic! I coulda done that for my office outfit, lol.

Ashe Mischief said...

Fantastic job! Did you cut your hair or just slick/tuck it back? It looks really great in the pixie form...

bekster said...

Very cool.

C said...

Love the eyelash detail. You look so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! What a fantabulous costume. The makeup is spot-on, and I adore those boots.

Sheila said...

I love when vintage make-up is done for a costume (I copied Mae West's one year) - you did a spectacular job!

Love the dress and crazy tights (I have some like those!) - but the boots are awesome!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Fantastic. The black and white pic is gorgeous.

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

Love it! Twiggy's awesome.
P.S. I'm putting together a blogger meet up in Seattle on the 20th. Shoot me an e-mail (thenewclotheshorse@yahoo.com) if you'd be interested in attending.

Lorena said...

Too cool... i love the make up !

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty awesome outfit. I love that dress, and the tights/shoes definitely make the outfit!