Day 7: Edie Sedgwick

(Or: "You live alone, creating your life as you go.") A few years ago, I went through a phase where I was o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d with all things Warhol, which led me to watch (the critically reviled, but personally loved) Factory Girl. Although I'd heard of Edie Sedgwick before, I didn't really know much about her beyond her ...

Day 6: Dark Willow

(Or: "Bored now.") I didn't get into Buffy until a few years after it went off the air, which is ridiculous... not just because the show is amazing, but because one of my best friends is the biggest Buffy fan I've ever met. Since then, I've rewatched the entire show at least twice, and I ...

Day 5: Log Lady

(Or: "My log has something to tell you.") Anyone who's ever talked to me about TV probably knows that I'm obsessed with Twin Peaks. I love the original series, the return, and even Fire Walk With Me (I know). It was a struggle to limit myself to only a couple Twin Peaks costumes, and an ...

Day 4: Lydia Deetz

(Or: "My whole life is a dark room.") Much like my internal debate between book-Annie and movie-Annie, I had trouble choosing between movie-Lydia and cartoon-Lydia. The Beetlejuice cartoon was a huge part of my childhood--and is probably the reason that I love a good cape. As with Annie, I settle on a combination of the ...

Day 3: Annie Wilkes

(Or: "Can't suture... Got to cauterize.") Is it any sursprise that one of my costumes is from a Stephen King novel? It's probably even less surprising that I chose something from one of my top three favourite King novels (The Shining, Misery, and 11/22/63, in case you were curious). When I was planning out the ...

Day 2: Morticia Addams

(Or: "Don't torture yourself, Gomez. That's my job.") I've loved Morticia Addams ever since I saw the Addams Family movie back in the early 90s, so when I was putting together my post ideas, I knew that she had to be one of them. (It also helps that I already have an assortment of black ...

Costume 1: Zombie

(Or: "Braaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnssssssssss") Every year, I spend ages trying to choose between a few ideas for Halloween costumes and wishing that I had more than one or two opportunities to dress up. This year, I decided to take full advantage of having this blog, and I'm going to do 12 different costume tutorials from now until ...

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