Every halloween I invite a bunch of friends over for some good food and a couple of films (We watched The Birds and Dark Shadows). This year after a lot of humming and harr-ing and about a thousand different ideas I decided that I was going to be a vampire. This was what I came up with.prom dress instead.
Fabricwise I used taffeta for both the main bodice, sleeves and skirt. The wine coloured taffeta I found in a remnant bin for 2 pounds! Bargain! I didn't have enough of that for the skirt as well so I found some black/blue taffeta at Leicester market which was also a bargain at 15 pounds for 3 metres. I used some black lace also found at Leicester market. Sadly there was only enough for the neck ruffle and not the sleeve ruffle but luckily there was enough left for a belt.
This is what it looks like untucked. I didn't have time to hem it or the ruffle actually but they're both okay because the top is tucked in anyway, and the lace won't fray so IT'S FINE.
My friend Meghan and I had great fun making all the food. Amusingly we only got pics of pudding. I guess carrot soup isn't that photogenic anyways.
|The ghost and mummy cake pops|
|They were orange and purple inside!|
|Skeleton gingerbread men. (I found the coolest gingerbread cutter at John Lewis)|
|Green cupcakes with halloweeny sprinkles|
|Cobweb chocolate orange cupcakes (I even did the cobwebs myself!)|
I'll leave you with the most vampiric pic of me..
|Argghh NOOO THE LIGHT IS KILLING ME but I really need to show you how voluminous my skirt is!|
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you had a great Halloween!