Monday, November 2, 2009

shake them fruits

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Halloween this year couldn't have been more fun -- technically I had 2 Halloween celebrations (we partied on the Eve as well, post to come next). Of course I had to put on my best costume for my last Halloween in New York. I never believed in store-bought costumes, so in true DIY spirit, I made my very own fruit headpiece a-la-Carmen Miranda and put together a tropical Samba outfit for the big night out. I have to say I was very proud of my chiquita banana headpiece; it took tons of crazy glue and stitching and ribbon attaching and countless bobby pins and scarf wrapping to put together the entire look, but it was all worth it in the end. And now I have these plastic fruits from Michael's that I could use to decorate my dining table. Oh I miss Halloween already!

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*Wearing a DIY fruit headpiece, vintage nightgown (worn as top with DIY sequined necklace) from Beacon's Closet, vintage skirt from Beyond Retro, belt by 3.1 Philip Lim.

9 comments:

Kendra said...

love the fruit :)
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umama said...

this is adorable!!!

Zhcsyra hp said...

u're really gorgeous and pretty yummi :))

WILDasaMINK said...

I heart that headpiece so much!!! You don't even know.

by char C said...

thanks guys! can't wait for next year's halloween already. haha.

The Beautiful and Glammed said...

what an amazing costume, you look so fab! I went a smarty pants with smarty covered pants :)
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UnoCosa said...

love love this outfit ... so coollll, xx

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mikomiao said...

you did a fantastic job with the fruits and the outfit! craftiness clearly runs in this family. heh heh. i only wish I'd been able to see it in person.