Best FL-er costumes 2009

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Matt Deckard, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    You two both look fantastic!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

     
  2. Snookie

    Snookie Practically Family

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    Thanks Carey! You look fantastic too - I'd have a hard time returning that outfit to my husband if I looked that good in it!:eusa_clap
     
  3. chanteuseCarey

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    Gosh, thanks Snookie- Its been a kick altering and wearing this, so totally different for me! I love all of it; the clothes, the vintage hairstyling, the eyelash extensions, the red pointed oval nails, and the fancy PL shoes too.

    I'm now inspired to look for a vintage tailcoat, shirt, vest and tie and have them custom fitted for me... For many years I've had a vintage ad for Chesterfield cigarettes that showed Fred Astaire AND his sister Adele Astaire both wearing white tie and tails.

     
  4. C-dot

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    I took the precaution of preparing early for handing out treats and the late night haunted house circuit. Not saying I'm the best, but I'm pretty darn proud:

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    I had just finished reading a book about vamps of the 1920's, so Vilma Banky and Theda Bara were my last-minute inspiration.

    Come on, stretch out your necks! ;)
     
  5. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    You know Carmen Miranda never wore undies? Not that I'm suggesting anything or . . . uhhhh . . . errr . . . I mean . . . that is . . . (backs slowly out of the door and disappears . . . )
     
  6. Snookie

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    I did come across a rather compromising photo of her when I was researching my costume...I will say that I was *not* going for complete authenticity...
     
  7. C-dot

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    Have you by chance read Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon? ;)
     
  8. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action


    And the whole night I thought he was hitler.
     
  9. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Let me guess...you're with the Un? lol
     
  10. Slim Portly

    Slim Portly One Too Many

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    I started this year's costume with my old Renaissance Faire gear, along with a floor-length trench coat. I added hat and boots, a leather belt from my closet, a few sashes and a head scarf, a borrowed scabbard and blunderbuss, some cheap costume jewelry, and copious amounts of eye makeup. The mustache was inspired by Errol Flynn.

    I took a few pictures before going out tonight...
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    And then more at the party I went to, where I met a very cute Willy Wonka.

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  11. chanteuseCarey

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    Decided to play around with trying to create my own version of an online pic I had found of Marlene Dietrich, so last night we went over late to the Standford Theater in Palo Alto. A fabulously restored 1926 Art Deco movie palace. They graciously allowed us to take photographs in their lobby stairwell area. In my full white tail and tails regalia; with gardenia pin, silk pocket square, vintage pocket watch and vintage watch chain. I'm holding my vintage 40s AO eyeglasses
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    The back view, showing off the vintage suspenders here, and how nicely these vintage 30s tuxedo were altered to fit me like a glove. A good alterations gal is worth her weight in gold!
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    Forgive the red eye here in this first pic- I don't know how to do that fix on Photoshop yet! Usually pics taken with my not wearing my eyeglasses don't come out so well, but I liked these
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    The parting shot, very late or very early rather-my hair is a bit of a mess from wearing the hat all evening, but I don't care...
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  12. C-dot

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    You look fantastic as a swashbuckler, Slim Portly :)
     
  13. Papa Smurf

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    Greetings from Sweethaven!

    Happy Halloween, from Popeye, Olive Oyl, and Swee' Pea.

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  14. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    FABULOUS!!!:eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  15. Phineas Lamour

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    Hobo clown

    Nice costumes, everyone. Here's mine.
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  16. chanteuseCarey

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    I especially like the one done as a Blk/Wht:)

     
  17. Mr. 'H'

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    Is that at the Oviatt Building?
     
  18. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    Fun!
    I was an aviatrix, and my husband was a depression era bum.
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  19. chanteuseCarey

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    These are both GREAT Lauren!! Too fun...:eusa_clap :eusa_clap

     
  20. Yes, on the stairwell between the 11th and 12th floors.



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