Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Vintage Hallowe'en

Just a quick one as I battle valiantly through the piles of work threatening to engulf me. I have so, so much to do before the party on Saturday and before I go away on holiday next Tuesday to Antigua... did I mention I am going to Antigua? I can't wait!!

But speaking of the party, I'm absolutely delighted to say that it's on the verge of selling out! We might have to remove the Paypal button on the site before Saturday. But there are a handful of places available still, so either book your tickets now or email me if you want to pay on the night. But hurry!

I've caught wind of some really splendid costumes, which are being put together especially for the occasion. Mine is a little bit half-hearted, in that I haven't bought anything new for it; but to keep in with the spirit and the Ed Wood theme, I am going to go as Vampira from Plan 9!

I am making the top out of the black American Apparel poloneck I wore for the Chap Magazine diamond thief shoot, and pairing it with a black pencil skirt (sadly I have nothing I could fashion a floor-length one out of) and a wide belt, with What Katie Did Morticia corset (how apt!) underneath! The hair and the eyebrows shouldn't be too hard... finished with a pair of black seamed tights and black shoes... and voila! I just need a bit of a boost in the cleavage department, but unless Wonderbra decide to sponsor me, that won't happen before Saturday.

I'm going to be hard at work on Friday collecting our Enchanted Wood scenery and baking some 'pumpkin bark' (a Hallowe'en version of my chocolate swirl) and Emerald is whipping up some bite-sized absinthe candy-apples. So make sure you arrive early, in order to partake of these special Hallowe'en comestibles.

Right, back to the grindstone for now!

Vampira xx

PS. If you were wondering what I wore last year - here's the post, and here's my costume! Quite different, I'm sure you'll agree! Tee hee


  1. DAMN YOU! LOL. I was going to pull together Vampira this year.

    Oh well, I was slacking anyway, and now no longer have plans.. so I guess its all for the best. HAHA.

    I am sure you will look splendid!

  2. If you have a spare pair of should pads, they can aid in the bosom dept. The thick part goes under near the bottom of the cup and the thinner part goes closer to the nipple.

  3. It's things like this that make me wish that we had a bigger vintage scene in Phoenix. Not including Rockabilly, there is only like 10 of us. LOL I'd like to have a big Halloween swarae (sound it out because I don't know how to spell it).

    Good luck and I look forward to reading your after party post!

  4. I can't wait to see the pictures and I wish we could be there xx

  5. Your costume last year was sooo cute!

    Can't wait to see your costume for this year!

  6. Oh my gosh, your Forties Femme Mario was amazing! (and you've given me a hankering to waste my day playing that game, noooo) It's certainly an original take on the costume.

  7. I love your costume from last year. It makes me giggle.
    I can't wait to see you as Vampira (are you just going to stumble about all night with your hands in a claw-like shape? That seems to be all she did in Plan 9...besides look smokin'). Making costumes from what you already have is a lot of satisfying, I think.
    -Andi x

  8. Vampira... This soriee is shaping up to be absoloutely fantabulous.... I cannot wait to see the array of splendid outfits, as well as sampling the delectable delights on offer. good luck with all your hard toil, it will pay dividends.... "Vintage Mario??" what a hoot!!!
    Fab moustache by the way.
    I must go as my kedgeree is getting cold..... Til next time.
    Sir Victor G

  9. Vampira is a great choice! And she's from Finland, like me ;D Sadly she passed away last year :/ R.I.P. Maila Nurmi.

  10. The costume and party sound great! And last years costume is CHAMPAGNE!!!

  11. Waouh !!! You rock with your mustache. Great idea !!!

  12. Nope, you are still too pretty to be convincing as a mustache wearer... Sorry! Love you as the vampy vamp though.

  13. LOL...You are the cutest "Mario"!

  14. Hehe, i think you look very cute with a moustache! I can't wait to see your Vampira costume and i really, really wish i could come. I WILL make it to one of your events in the future though!

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    check it out!


  16. So glad you all enjoyed my costume last year! It was a hoot... sadly the moustache lost its stick after a couple of hours!

    I must confess, I haven't actually seen Plan 9, or any Ed Wood film... or even the biopic!! Shhhh!

  17. Vampira is always an excellent classic. You will look fantastic!

  18. Came by your blog by an Add
    Random - and my deepest respect for you´r style. It´s all in the detail.... Great stuff, great work. All the best from Copenhagen.


  19. i love everything mario!
    but vampira is pretty hot too!


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