I have a post from this weekend that I WILL post sometime next week, but since Halloween is on Friday and I can’t go to any of the costume parties I was invited to (which are all on Saturday), I thought I’d do a few character-inspired outfits this week! And when I dyed my hair even redder red yesterday, I knew I had to do Ariel.
Thing is, I don’t own a purple shell bra and I’ve never had a green fin. I don’t even have a purple shirt, guys. Although I do have a green skirt, so I could have used that. But then my friend Kristi went to an event perfectly replicating Ariel’s Kiss the Girl outfit, and I thought… hey, I can do that! Especially after finding this top at Marshall’s for $6. So I whipped up a little outfit with what I had in my closet, and here we are! It’s not perfect colors, but I’m not really going for exact, just… similar enough that you get who it is.
I am hoping to do all redheaded characters this week… except Red Riding Hood doesn’t have red hair, but uh… we’ll see. On my list of possibilities are Poison Ivy, Jessica Rabbit, Amy Pond (not this color of red, but I don’t care), Jean Grey, Mary Jane Watson, Lucy Ricardo, Anna from Frozen, and Batgirl (depending on which cartoon you look at.) I’m only using clothes that I actually wear, so we’ll see how it goes. I have to admit, the bow was an afterthought; I didn’t realize I had this blue scarf with me until halfway through pictures. So a few of them… I’m not wearing it. But it’s the perfect addition, isn’t it? Growing up, we never ever celebrated Halloween. When that day came around, we’d turn off all the lights and watch a movie, and I was so disappointed. As a little girl who loved dressing up, I had ALWAYS wanted to go trick-or-treating just so that I could wear a princess costume. I didn’t even care about the candy, just the clothes.
And we still don’t celebrate it, but I still want to go trick-or-treating. When Asa is old enough to snag candy, you can bet we will be out there with him… and then we’ll probably eat half of what he gets. Because we’ll be good parents like that. Do you guys have any plans for Halloween? What are your costumes? I can’t WAIT to see what everyone does and wears!
Marshall’s shirt | Vintage skirt | thrifted belt, brooch, booties, and scarf | Target tights
I can’t get over my hair. I love it so much, and I may never, ever go back to brown. I have been wanting to do this color for years and years, but I was never brave enough. Plus, I didn’t want to pay upwards of $60 just to get it dyed, so I gave up the dream. And then when I tried the first red two months ago and it worked, I knew this would be my next color! It’s definitely my spirit haircolor, if there is such a thing! Ha!