FBFF: Halloweekend!

Remember how I said I would post my DC pictures today?  Well that will just have to wait until next week because this week’s FBFF questions are so fun- they’re all about Halloween!  In the past few years, Halloween has easily become one of my favorite holidays.  During my childhood, I wasn’t allowed to dress up or go trick-or-treating, which took a lot of the fun out of the day.  Needless to say, when I celebrated my first real Halloween in college, I partied hard ;)  Also, Halloween in college was a multiple-day celebration, so for most years I had two costumes!

2007- Pirate

2007- Robin Hood

2008- Beekeeper

2009- Fashion Police (jk, I was a detective)

Handmade by me

2010- Tightrope Walker

1. Do you have plans for Halloween? What will you dress up as this year? Yes, I think I do now!  This is my first Halloween out of college, so I wasn’t sure how/if any of my friends were celebrating.  Thankfully, one of my friends decided to organize a Halloween party for us all!  However, finding that out last week means I am so behind on my costume planning!  I really like to be creative with my costumes, which means they take a while to make.  However, I don’t think I’ll have enough time this year to pull something really amazing together.  As far as costume ideas, my roomie suggested Daenerys from Game of Thrones and since I am currently obsessed with that series, it might just be a great costume for me…

2. Where do you go for costume and makeup inspiration? This is going to sound obvious, but I just turn to google and literally search “halloween costume ideas!”  Sometimes my friends and I bounce ideas off each other, or in the case of the beekeeper costume above, I was reading The Secret Life of Bees at the time which definitely served as my inspiration for the costume.  Also, youtube is a great place for makeup tutorials!  My friend was a mermaid last year and we used a trick we saw in a youtube video to create the lovely effect of scales all over here face (see an example here).

3. What was the best costume you’ve ever donned? I think my favorite costume so far was the tightrope walker costume.  It took a lot of effort to put together, including making the skirt and adding various embellishments to the top and pole, but all that hard work makes me especially proud of how it turned out!

4. What’s the most creative costume you’ve ever seen? Gosh, I don’t know!  I think the most creative costumes are the ones where you take what you have and make it into something completely new.  For example, my friend went as a battery (see above) and she took pieces she already owned and whipped up a great costume in a matter of hours!

5. No holds barred if you could dress up as anything, what would it be? I would love to dress up as Blair or Serena from Gossip Girl- designer clothes included please! ;)

Tell me: What’s your all-time favorite Halloween costume?

As usual, I’d love to hear your answers to any and all of these questions in the comments! :)

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  1. Josie wrote:

    Oh, coming up with costumes is HARD. I love your detective look!
    xo Josie

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  2. I love the beekeeper costume – and that’s great that you are celebrating this year, Halloween should never pass uncelebrated in my book.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  3. I looooove your beekeper costume! And yeah, I don’t think we’ll ever have Halloween parties like in college again… but that might be a good thing!

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  4. I am getting so excited for Halloween. I cant decide what to be so I have three costumes planned :) If you end up dressing up as Daenerys (and I hope you do) please please post pics!!

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  5. Marissa wrote:

    No way – my boyfriend and I are going as a bee and bee keeper this year! I’m sure his costume won’t be nearly as adorable as yours, though.

    There were a couple kids I knew growing up who also weren’t allowed to dress up for Halloween (I forget what branch of Christianity they practiced…). I’m glad you’re getting to enjoy it now, though, because it’s always been my favorite holiday!

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  6. cecylia wrote:

    Ah Blair would have the BEST wardrobe! She’s so gorgeous too, love your photos. So much fun, love the white dress :)
    Come follow my blog darling! xx

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  7. Rebekah wrote:

    I love your tightrope walker costume! I don’t think I’ve seen that one before. I also wasn’t allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up either, so during college, it started becoming my favorite holiday.

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  8. Ashley wrote:

    I love all of these costumes! I have no idea what I’m going to be this year, but my 2-year-old niece is going to be a bumblebee and she is SOCUTE in her costume! :)

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  9. I love all of your costumes! They are so much fun. Halloween is most definitely my favorite out of all of the holidays. It’s just way too much fun.

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  10. Melissa wrote:

    The tightrope walker is super creative, I have not spotted that around. This year, I’m curious as to how many Pan Am flight attendants I’ll see. Happy Halloween!

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  11. laura wrote:

    omg– your houndstooth detective outfit is soooo cute!

    Posted 10.21.11 Reply
  12. that beekeeper idea is really cute! I don’t know if I’ll put anything together this year, last year wasn’t the most fun for me, and I’d rather shop for things I’ll wear a lot ;)

    Happy weekend!

    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  13. VLM. wrote:

    Nnenna, you are so so creative! I love all your costumes, and I will definitely take inspiration from you! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Veena


    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  14. Elle Sees wrote:

    the beekeeper was really creative. heck, all of them are.

    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  15. Katie wrote:

    I only ever remember dressing for halloween once and my mom made me a cat costume ha! It was cool. I love your detective outfit!

    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  16. Bonnie wrote:

    Ohhhh, how fun!!! You look gorgeous. I love the outfits!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    Posted 10.22.11 Reply
  17. nice!! i love your costumes!

    Posted 10.23.11 Reply
  18. M wrote:

    YAY! Fave holiday! Stay tuned @ my blog! We are going to the PLAYBOY MANSION HALLOWEEN PARTY!



    Posted 10.23.11 Reply
  19. Gayle wrote:

    Your beekeeper costume was really cute! I like how your friend was a bee too. :) Also, I definitely know how you feel about wanting to dress up as Blair or Serena for Halloween. I’d love to dress like them too…but for every day!

    Posted 10.23.11 Reply
  20. Lessa wrote:

    I am going with a look very similar to the bee above!

    Posted 10.24.11 Reply
  21. He he he! I love Halloween, you have a lot of imagination with your costumes!

    Virginie ?

    Posted 10.26.11 Reply
  22. I love all your costumes throughout the years. Tightrope walker is a really cute idea! I think my all time favorite costume that I’ve worn was when I went as a Genie as a little girl, I don’t have the body to wear a two piece costume anymore but it certainly was cute at the time. Sadly I don’t have a single picture of it. Happy Halloween even if it is belated.


    Posted 11.3.11 Reply