Halloween

Updated on Oct 31, 2011
This is an entry to I Die for DIY Costume Contest sponsored by Chictopia.
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Annebeth 's Thoughts:

Those who follow my twitter might have noticed my tweet this afternoon psyching you guys out about the scary photo’s I had lined up for tonight, since it’s Halloween and all.
I was inspired by those old black and white spirit photographs. Fake or not, still scary. I’m pretty passionate about scary stuff (major horror movie buff right here) and I think Halloween costumes should ALWAYS be scary, so I had a blast working out my story and a concept for the pictures.

Now let me tell you: I don’t have any problem with women dressing sexy on Halloween or any other day for that matter. But sexy or revealing hasn’t really been my thing for a while, as you well know. I wanted to keep my love for all things retro going in my Halloween costume and to work with things I already have hanging in my closet.

I bought this dress in the summer sales at Zara for only 20 euro (marked down from 130) because it looked like an amazing retro wedding dress (either 60s or 19th century), can’t pass up on that. I added some dark lipstick, black boots so no one notices my feet in the dark and I look like I’m floating, and a flower headband.
I’m basically a ghost bride I guess. COOL RIGHT? I felt pretty silly snapping these pictures literally at the midnight hour on our cemetery but it really helped me feel the Halloweenvibe. Great fun and slightly creepy. I messed around with the settings and moved around a lot during the shoot to get the ghostly effect.

I was initially planning a Halloween party but my friends couldn’t make it (BOO spoilsports). If the party wouldn’t have been canceled I totally would’ve dressed like the Black Swan though, including the awesome make up. Pretty sure that was a hit costume this year!

Did you dress up? As what? :-D

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

Comments (23)

cablecarcouture
cablecarcouture on October 24
So ethereal! Great effects on the photos.
ninamademoiselle
ninamademoiselle on November 09
Lovely!
instantflowers
instantflowers on November 05
haha so so awesome!!
toadstoolring
toadstoolring on November 03
gorgeous outfit
friedenlinde
friedenlinde on November 02
wow. Spooky pics!!! You had a wonderful idea about this dress. I have a similar vintage bride dress but I had no idea on what to do with it! Clever and brilliant!
xilcanopapaya
xilcanopapaya on November 02
Enchanting!
madamushroom
madamushroom on November 02
Best pics!
filipina
filipina on November 01
wow! i was scared for a moment.
AnhPhuong
AnhPhuong on November 01
:D
victoriamarmalade
victoriamarmalade on November 01
I love these photos!!
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on November 01
faved this! so scary yet so beautiful!
zahra
zahra on November 01
your photos here are scary, i keep imagining you haunting me at the night.... but the dress is so lovely yet soooo worth to buy and the headpiece also so lovely <3
ZuleyB
ZuleyB on November 01
I love the fourth picture. Before the last one. It really represents that vibe you were going for of old vintage spirit photos. Awesome!
anonymours
anonymours on November 01
soooo cool!
effervescentevelina
effervescentevelina on November 01
Wow. Just fantastic! Your outfit kind of reminds me of the paintings by John William Waterhouse - very ethereal. :D +chic
MuffinGurl
MuffinGurl on November 01
spooky but i love your dress :)
Annachiara
Annachiara on November 01
loooove :D
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on November 01
adore the photo, faved :)
LoveCharles
LoveCharles on October 31
These pictures are awesome!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on October 31
Such cool photos!
thesiren
thesiren on October 31
super CREEPY pictures - great effect! love that your costume is not skanky but still has a sexy factor to it
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on October 31
love it :)
maryiangge
maryiangge on October 31
amazing dear! love how the shutter in this shot makes your shadow :)
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