What I Wore: Halloweens Past

So. End of October. Halloween! I don’t have a regular What I Wore post for today, and I’m not dressing up for anything this year. As an adult no longer in college, a self-employed person, and as someone who doesn’t really like bar-hopping, there aren’t a whole lot of costume event options left. I have no kiddos to escort trick or treating, no work parties, a boyfriend who doesn’t like bothering with costumes and no inclination to throw a party myself. I’ll hand out candy to trick or treaters (and eat some myself) but that’s all that’s in store this year. I do miss getting to dress up, though. That was always my favorite part of Halloween. So here is what I was going to wear if any plans needing a costume had presented themselves:

Black Swan Halloween Costume


I got this dress as one of my Stylish Surprise items from ModCloth way earlier this year, and this costume is exactly what popped into my head when I saw it. Except I’d probably make the tiara out of pipe cleaners and buy a basic mask to paint black, rather than shelling out the dough for the beautiful-but-pricey pieces above. The ribbon would just be round around my lower legs/ankles like ballet shoe wraps. I may wear this next year, if we end up with costume event plans.

And here are some costumes I’ve worn in the past. Meet younger me, in various get-ups and hair-lengths:

As a fairy at a party in college, with my freshman year roommate.

On the far right as a bunny, freshman year of college.
Catwoman my senior year of college, with appropriate accomplices.
As a pirate wench out and about in Austin, dueling with Hamlet.
As a Roman warrior/gladiator 3 years ago.

As Phedre from the Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey, 2 years ago. My favorite!


Do you have any plans tonight? Dressing up, staying in, going out?

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde.

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Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Monday Treasure Trove

Monday Treasure Trove

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What I Wore: Wine Tasting

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Birthday! And a Goals Recap

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October Giveaway

Yup, it’s that time again: monthly giveaway day! One of my wonderful sponsors has offered up a cool prize, along with what I’m giving away. Check it out below! And if you want to join in on the fun next month, check out the info on my Sponsor page to see your options – it’s affordable and easy! Kassi from Truly Lovely says: Let’s do a surprise giveaway package! It will be valued at $15 at least. Blog | Twitter | Facebook Finally, I’m giving away a large ad space for November, and a $25 gift card to Etsy! You […]

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