Monday, October 31, 2011

If We Had Halloween...

Happy Halloween to everyone celebrating in the rest of the world. Unfortunately, in South Africa, we don't celebrate the holiday, although, you do get the odd few people who up dress in the spirit of Halloween everyday. I always thought that Halloween must be the most fun holiday of them all. It's the only chance you get to dress in costume as your favourite fantasy character, without anyone alerting the local mental society - that would happen in my neighborhood if anyone saw me prancing around at night like a pirate on October 31st.

If we had Halloween this year, I'd find these costumes the most interesting:

*Angelica (Penelope Cruz) from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides'. The sword, albeit plastic, adds to the authenticity of this sassy, swashbuckling look. And it will help fend off any ghouls, ghosts, zombies or Captain Barbossa ;)
*Katy Perry's 80's nerd-to-disco-diva makeover look from her music video 'Last Friday Night'. Think of it this way, you get to wear not one, but two crazy outfits! On the other hand, people may make fun of you because they think you actually dress that way. Uh Oh.
*Anna Wintour - because every fashionista should go as her at least once in their lives. All you will need is a printed Prada/Balenciaga/YSL dress ($3000), dark shades ($250), a chic bob ($350), a pair of Manolo Blahniks ($735) and an austere presence (priceless).

One of the most popular costumes that people opt to wear on Halloween are those belonging to Disney Princesses. There are so many to choose from, but with one ballgown looking just like any other, how does one tell the difference?
*Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid' - Without the tail and an ocean beside her, this outfit could be confused for a belly dancer's...or much worse.
*Snow White - Walking around with an apple in your hand, you could be mistaken for an hors d'oeuvre waitress. On the upside, you could have your own entourage by hiring a few school kids to play the seven dwarfs.
*Tinkerbell - it could be assumed that you're dressed as a gigantic butterfly.
*Cinderella - it would be just another blue dress if not for those glass slippers - however the one shoe on, one shoe off will have you walking with a limp.
*Princess Aurora from 'Sleeping Beauty', there's no way to tell just from wearing a pink dress that this is an actual Disney princess. You will probably have to find a couch and fall off to sleep to make this look believable.
*Pocahontas - In SA, if you showed up at someone's door wearing a tattered dress and no shoes, you will be mistaken for a homeless person and sent chased away, maybe with some change if you're lucky.
*Princess Jasmine from 'Aladdin' - If you are planning on going the harem-pants and cropped top route, please read my post on 'What Not to Wear Ever' first.
*Belle from 'Beauty & the Beast'. The only way you could tell this colossal yellow dress belongs to Belle if you are accompanied by someone dressed as 'The Beast' (good luck finding a candidate) or if you carry the Mrs Potts & Chip tea set around with you. Expect to be asked for a 'spot of tea'.

I would probably chose either Snow White or Aurora. Would you wear any of these Disney-inspired looks? Whatever you chose to go as this Halloween, even a t-shirt and jeans + sombre looking Bella Swan, have a great one!

P.S No Disney characters were harmed during the publishing of this post.


BerryHaute said...

Very funny, I actually dressed as Pocahontas for Halloween a few years back....I still have the dress.

Angel Garcia said...

oh no! You guys don't celebrate it? It really is a lot of fun.. Love the picture of Wintour..

All the best, ~Angel

krissy rock said...

You should start dressing up..or would that be weird? i love the pirate idea-they have such cute costumes you can buy or make for pirates!!

Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

LOL jasmine. nice post, pretty entertaining lol. usually disney costumes have the face of who they are on it, at least for little kids (re sleeping beauty)

Fash Boulevard said...

you should totally get a snow white costume and have you're own Halloween. i'm sure you'd look incredible. amazing post, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. If you have a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. Also I'm doing my very first giveaway! So excited. xo

Michelle Lee said...

sounds lovely

Nicole said...

Ah love the Anna Wintour idea!

Rakhshan said...

lols @the P.S =D

penelope's can be the best halloween costume!

Irene Mongil said...

Great pictures!! In Spain everybody come to halloween like Penelope!! haha
XOXO and I follow you!!


Very cool post for the Hollowen.

Happy Hallowen to everybody!!

look-scout said...

What? Oh you have to celebrate it! Its always so much funa nd youve picked wonderful inspiration for this post:) Love your blog and follow you now, hope you follow back if you like:)

Mary said...

It is:)
Yesterday was the lookbook to see, and there were many girls (English etc.) to use this for Halloween and use it as a normal day, and found a maximum.
Because here in Portugal, in terms of "mentality" when it comes to being different, not like England, that no one criticizes anyone, here in Portugal just to criticize, since they are not used to seeing:)

Summer-Raye said...

You can always have a costume party and it'll be like halloween!!! ;)

I love people watching though, you NEVER know what you'll see.


Vale ♥ said...

Snow white, yay ! xxx

JassFashion said...

Thanks you too :)
Great blog and an inspiring post for halloween :D

Meena said...

Hey sweetie...Love this post!!I just love Princess Jasmine :)

Oh and as far the tips on dressing Boho Chic....its really about creating your own style and being different. Bohemian style often entails long flowy dresses or skirt, like maxi dresses, wavy hair that looks effortless with not a lot of products in them. Also patterns like floral and very feminine prints can be incorporated to create this style. Adding angelic hairbands is also a nice touch to the whole look. A big accessory would be nice dangling earrings, maybe a dream catcher earring!! I hope this helps :)

Bailey Schneider said...

Hahaha! I LOVE Halloween. I've celebrated it every year... but I grew up in an Estate where it was always celebrated. I'm bummed that I'm "too old" to still Trick or Treat! LOL
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Saint Folie said...

Halloween is not a huuuuge thing here in Brazil too. We go crazy on Carnaval. =D

Inhale | Fashion and Beauty said...

Very cool, Happy Halloween
Inhale | Fashion and Beauty

Dani said...

we don't really celebrate it in germany too=D I wish it would be more popular over here....
great blog, I'll be sure to follow you now=D
Thank you for your lovely comment!

Let's stay in touch

Miabelle said...

iT'S HOT stuff over there!
Hop you enjoy your Halloween

Miss J said...

Hello Sam...Love the post. Have a nice week and kisses from Brazil ~.~


Miu said...

I think the cutest costume is Tinkerbell :)

Anonymous said...

Great post! My mother made me a Tinkerbell costume years ago, I was about 7, loved it :-) But I think these days I'd go for Anna W and Penelope C!

ChiChi81 said...

I never thought about Disney Princesses costumes in that light, but now, I'm nodding my head and go "yeah... that's true" lol. I love the Pirate outfit, definitely my pick if you celebrated Halloween over there ;)


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Natalie Koltunovskaya said...

I like Anna Wintour`s dress!