Saturday, October 29, 2011

Who are you going to be for Halloween?

If Halloween would be a big deal in Romania (and I’m not talking about thematic club parties) it would so be one of my favorite holidays.

I would be the girl that thinks about her costume/character months in advance and I would chaperon random kids just for the excuse to go trick-or-treat despite my age.

I’m talking about good old Halloween all the clichés included: watching horror movies, going to visit old abandoned houses and graveyards, pretending to be somebody else and really committing to it, lights and creepy home decorations, carved pumpkins, too much candy and orange food.

Who am I kidding?!! I already have some costume ideas lined up even if Halloween isn’t big in my corner of the world and nobody really wears costumes on the streets. It’s not even about the costumes, it’s  more about the stories, about escaping into fantasy, embracing magic and the impossible, being silly and childish.

If given the chance I would definitely be a more creative Halloween dresser. Sluty Barbie, sluty nurse, playboy bunny don’t really make the cut for me; I mean, I can dress like a ho any time, but, seriously, how many times a year can I get a free pass to be a superhero, a TV or a book character?!!! We don’t have Comic-Con here in Bucharest?:)))))

My top 3 choices for this year Halloween are:

           1. Daenerys Targaryen (Daenerys Stormborn)

I can't even begin to tell you how obsessed I am with R.R Martin’s fantasy series (A Song of Ice and Fire), I’ve read them all (the 5 book already published and I’m impatiently waiting for the rest).

And who wouldn’t want to be even if for a single day Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targareyen, Mother of Dragons, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea?????? I bet some of you know what I’m talking about!!!

Things you need to dress up like Daenerys Stormborn: a long maxi dress, preferably Grecian style and silk in a muted color, embellished gladiator sandals, arm bracelets (for the upper part of your arms). I would personally add a leather vest and a dragon ring and maybe little bells in my hair (those who read the books will understand). The hair is crucial - it has to be long, with soft curls and braids.Daenerys Targaryen for Halloween

           2. Angela Chase

I’ve always loved Angela and still identify with her (even now in my mid twenties). My so Called Life is one of the best TV shows I’ve ever seen, it’s the perfect story about being young and in love, a little bit too smart for your own good and awkwardly trying to figure out what the hell is going on all while rocking plaid.
But I guess Alice would make a better Angela – they have the same hairdo, she just needs to dye her hair a fiery "Crimson Glow”.

If you're a super witty redhead then being Angela Chase for Halloween will be easy. The only thing missing is to dress the part: you need a plaid dress or a shirt and a girly, short skirt, combat type boots (Dr. Martens would be perfect) and a denim vest or jacket. Other than that act shy, use "like" in every single sentence, smile a lot and play obsessively with your hair. Being in love with  a boy named Jordan that leans like no other would also help:))).Angela Chase

           3. Margot Tenenbaum

I guess I always felt like I was an unscripted member of The Royal Tenenbaums, as numb and jaded as Margot and equally as hopeless and romantic. A chain smoking, stripe loving mess, a girl that just understands and thinks too much. Also a great choice for Alice hair wise!

If you choose to impersonate Margot Tenebaum you have to get hold of a brown (faux) fur coat to wear over a short, stripped, Lacoste dress, a pair of cute loafers, pink gloves and a red bow bobby pin to hold your hair on one side. You also have to use black eyeliner and pretend to smoke all the time while looking down on everybody.Margot Tenenbaum
Who are you going to be?

29 comentarii :

caise said...

I love the first choice! her dress is stunning:)

Virgit said...

First chooice is the best Dear her hair and dress are just stunning

The Teenagers said...

great photos! Daenerys Stormborn is so stunning!

i am dressing up as an M&M candy! wierd huh?


Anonymous said...

Great post! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I prefer the more blood and guts style halloween dress, not because I'm particularly into that but because how often do you get to cover yourself in fake blood! I'm going as a zombie Lion this year....I can't a whole we are doing 'zombie safari' should be fun xxx

Laura said...

OMG I love halloween <3

Anaivilo said...

I didn't read the books, and I haven't really much watch that show, but I know the character and she is indeed gorgeous and Margot is indeed such a exquisite figure! Loved that movie! :D:X I am not sure if I am going to be something this year, but I costumed once as Sally from Nightmare before Christmas :D

Fictitious Fashion said...

NIce post.. Would love to see what you wear on halloween..

Laura said...

I love Halloween!! I went trick or treating until I was 20, hahaha :)

Jacqueline said...

great costume ideas, I think I like Margot the best ^^

Anonymous said...

how nice! my fav is margot, I have a friend that looks just like her, this should be the perfect costume for her :))

CherryJPriano said...

Love this post!
Come to see me! :)

Anonymous said...

great choices i love the 1st!

Cristina said...

Wow you sure did a fine selection! I have always wanted to be Margot Tenenbaum, I've had a huge crush on that character since my 12th birthday or so (I think basically she was also the cause for my starting up smoking at 13:)) silly me). Cheers & happy Halloween!

Alyssa said...

AH! I ADORE every single one of your choices!! I'm obsessed with R.R. Martin's series too!! And I love Daenerys! I adore the HBO show. AND I love My So Called Life and The Royal Tenenbaums! I'm officially in love with your blog. We should be best friends.

your newest follower :)

le rockandrouge said...

mmm, I love Margot´style...maybe I´d try to like like her for some partying! ;)

Costin Moraru said...

the sets are amazing, and i totally get it, i would love it if halloween meant more than clubbing in romania :) (remind me to send you a pic i've found!)
this year, i would like to go as rick genest! :)

MiMi said...

I agree with you 100% I wish Halloween was embraced here as well, other than the parties. The fun part id trick or treating!
I would've loved doing a glam make-up with bruises all over my face Like the ones I have on my blog =)

MiMi ♥..
Make-up Overdose

s2danii. said...

Those costumes sound awesome! It's sick how you picked out everything for each person too. I'm a gangster for halloween lol. Def not as classy as what you would be :P

ss fashion world said...

Hi, dear, thank you for your lovely comment and for becaming my follower. Now Im following you back :) great post ;) but in my country we dont really celebrate Halloween, that much as in USA. Sadly, the only thing we do is preparing pumkins :)

Roosa said...

Iy, I don't like halloween. At all.


AzaharaJS said...

he! great blog

Backstage said...

Thanks for your comment Sara! Great blog and fabulous photos!! Daenerys Stormborn dress is so stunning!

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Carolina said...

I loved Daenerys Targaryen! I was supposedly a kitty cat... ^_^

alyssa said...

this is such a great idea! i love these pictures!

thanks for the follow, i've added you back :)


Bri said...

D from Game of Thrones is my favorite! I've enjoyed the series very much but haven't read the books, I want to but its always weird when reading something after watching the movie, know what I mean?

LeeAnne, Style N Season said...

HI Sara,

Hahaha! I haven't celebrated Halloween "properly" since leaving the US (wild Halloween parties at nightclubs are not my kind of Halloween). Instead, I posted a tropical Halloween "costume" post on my blog for Halloween!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog and for following!

LeeAnne, Style N Season

Vicky said...

Love your blog. Thank you for stopping by. This post is extremely interesting to me. I love the first one the most.

Louise said...

what a great article, absolutely loving your blog and following you too :)

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