Nate, Karen and I are throwing a Halloween party this year, and I was attempting to dream up a costume earlier on - one that wouldn't be too much trouble to put together, as I don't really have the time (or energy) right now to scamper around town, hunting down costume pieces. I had narrowed it down to the following choices:
2. Anna Wintour
3. Dorothy (Wizard of Oz)
4. Margot Tenenbaum (The Royal Tenenbaums)
5. Maggie Cheung (in In The Mood For Love)
6. Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde)
7. Betty Draper or Joan Holloway (Mad Men)
8. Daphne (Scooby Doo)
9. Minnie Mouse
10. She-Ra Princess of Power
11. Mona Lisa
12. A Tim Tam
13. Miss Scarlet (from the board game, Clue - murderously clutching a candlestick or a revolver, of course.)
I was most enthusiastic about being Karl Lagerfeld, and had even considered where I could possibly procure fingerless leather gloves (they are as native to Singapore as a fat model on Hedi Slimane's runway), to go with my Dior Homme-esque black blazer jacket, skinny black pants, Karl's trademark black sunglasses and token can of Pepsi Max in one hand. Aside from the fingerless leather glove issue, there was also the hassle of procuring a white wig styled in Karl's hairdo, and a bevy of supermodels drowning in Chanel to flank me.
Then, I looked in my wardrobe and promptly decided to be Minnie Mouse instead. Since I'm going for fuss-free and low-hassle this year, it just so happens that the Minnie costume will be the easiest to put together. I don't know if I should be worried that of all the aforementioned costume ideas, Minnie Mouse was the one I already had all the requisite pieces for in my closet. This includes the black mouse ears and red polka dotted bow.
I may have to re-evaluate my wardrobe at some point.
Part of me almost wishes I could go as Miss Scarlet, if only so I can wear something like this 1950s red and black lace swing dress:
Heyjetaime on Polyvore put together an awesome
Miss Scarlet ensemble using the dress above):
Anumagine also used it in a lovely Polyvore collage:
There aren't many good vintage boutiques in Singapore, so I usually resort to trawling Ebay for my fix. Below are some of my favourite internet finds from the past year:
HANK: I don't care...