25.10.09

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So, Hallowe'en.

Last year I went as candy corn for Hallowe'en, and while you folks were very sweet about my costume, it was kind of a flop! I went to a party and I got asked "what I was" many, many times. I thought candy corn was totally iconic. I guess academics don't eat candy.

So this year I am going as a cat. That's right. What a shocker. I would like to note that I am not going as a "sexy cat," and this is important. Anyhow, I made myself a cat mask using this tutorial, based on the (apparently) famous Maison Michel bunny ears.

They were easy to make, although the one major issue I had was that I think the wire I had was too heavy and the bunny ears flopped over. That is how I wound up with cat ears. I also used lace trim rather than lace fabric, which I had to stitch together in the front. I wasn't willing to visit more than two fabric stores for this and I couldn't find black lace fabric (just every shade of off-white, peach, and pink in existence). Trim did the job. I should have spaced the ears out better, but I'm not bothered. I kind of like the mysterious look of the lace over the eyes; I suppose it's a bit Ghost World, but it's Hallowe'en! Oh, mystery.

I'm going to wear this with a 1960s black and white lace bed jacket I have. Easiest costume ever.

33 comments:

  1. Ahhh that's gorgeous, I love it!! It is very Ghost World.

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  2. pretty!!! such a great idea.

    ps. i totally saw candy corn all over that costume!!!

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  3. I would like to note that I am not going as a "sexy cat," and this is important.

    Haha, this is THE best sentence! Made me laugh : )

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  4. Looks like a sexy kitty to me!

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  5. i love the lacey mask. i've been wanting to make a fancy mask, but always chicken out on halloween and hide out instead. have fun in your costume!

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  6. so great! and i love the clarification of the non-sexy cat costume.
    although it is quite fetching...but in the good way.

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  7. How clever! It looks great on you.

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  8. Oh. My. Sweet. Lord!! Fantastic job Anabela...that mask is amazing, and you look great!
    xo.

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  9. Very, very pretty!

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  10. i'd love to wear this around even after halloween. let's see if i'm that brave!

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  11. very classy-sexy
    not at all tacky-sexy
    I love it!

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  12. Amazing! I'm so jealous....

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  13. Oh, this looks so lovely! I wish we'd celebrate Halloween here, too, I'd definitely go as a cat :)

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  14. i am officially copying you! this is perfect to wear while taking my little boy trick-or-treating!

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  15. cheryl26.10.09

    It's a beautiful mask. What a great idea!

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  16. Your costume's stunning, kind of like a 1920s cat… and can I just say your lip colour is really fab as well?

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  17. i love it! i think i like the cat more than the bunny!

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  18. gorgeous! it's almost too pretty to be a halloween costume!

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  19. Foxy!! You remind me of
    thecherryblossomgirl.com!
    Check her out if you don't know her.

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  20. this is too cool. somewhat rodarte-esque too! :)

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  21. CUTE CUTE CUTE
    and PRETTY too!

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  22. There are slutty nurses and all these kinds of slutty costumes trying to be sexy, but hands down, this is the sexiest costume i have ever seen. **girl crush**

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  23. gorgeous photos, and yes, super super hot!

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  24. I need to try this myself. Beautiful.

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  25. Yeah RIGHT, you are totally going to wear this with a skimpy black bodysuit and fishnet stockings... I am onto you!!

    But for real, I love this and you will put my Russian gymnast costume to shame.

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  26. Bridget30.10.09

    Your cat mask is so elegant and chic. And I just had a look at your candy corn dress from last year - it's so adorable! I love the peter pan collar.

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  27. It's gorgeous! I'm so going to copy you for next year!

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  28. perfection...will have to blog about you later this week! such great inventive kitty costumes this year

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