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