The one season I love most is Fall, not only being an October baby but because I adore everything about Halloween. My favorite color is orange, pumpkins make me giddy and all the ghoulish creatures are just plain kick ass! In preparation for this epic holiday, I will be taking you through the creation of my costume step by step in partnership with Orchard Corset. The OC is throwing a wonderful contest where YOU can win a corset & chronicle your own Halloween costume design process.
I was convinced my costume would be some deathly goddess with tons of skulls and spiders as this was my first thought when the idea came to be. Oddly enough, as soon as I laid eyes on this inspiration photo I knew I had to make it! Some of you may already know but for those of you that don’t…I have an HUGE obsession with everything retro cupcakes!
No, this is not to be mistaken to be a Katy Perry costume…please! As some of you may have guessed already, the foundation of this costume will be a corset from Orchard Corset. While searching their site, I found the most perfect turquoise and white overbust corset on sale at $49. For the corset newbies (like me), OC offers three levels silhouettes based on your bust to waist & waist to hip ratio. Based on my measurements Bust 36, Waist 29, Hips 41, my silhouette would be between a Level 2 or Level 3 – Extreme Curves.
As I searched for the other key element of the costume, I was excited to see the OC also offered custom dyed opera length gloves in a variety of colors. The fuchsia pink were perfect and only $12. They will soon be carrying a line of custom dyed petticoats which I cannot wait to see. Making a tutu is not the easiest of tasks so a good base will be necessary to ensure the costume is perfect.
With the base of my costume on its way…the next step is a trip to Michaels to bling it out! Stay tuned for the next step of my Halloween Costume Chronicles coming soon…
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