Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Hallowe'en from Amanda's Fashion Spot!

To say that I love Hallowe'en is an understatement. The cool, crisp and refreshing autumn air, the sweet treats and the opportunity to use my imagination to craftily create a costume of my choice is something that excites me! As a fashionista, the ability to really think outside of the box and allow my creative juices to flow while putting together a costume is truthfully, a blissful experience. However, it is not just the dressing up part that I look forward to during this time of year, it is also the gothic, mysterious elements that surround Hallowe'en.  Ever since I was a young girl, I have a had a vivid imagination. Whenever I would go for a walk in the park, I would pretend that I was in a magical forest and explore the secluded little nooks of nature in an effort to see what mysteries lied inside those hidden areas.

Over the years, I have been able to unleash my creative ideas in the form of a Hallowe'en costume and I am here to share some of my costumes throughout the years with all of you! Scroll down below and let me know which one you like best!

Hawaiian Girl

This costume was store bought and very comfortable thanks to the "grass" skirt. 

Belly Dancer!

After watching a dance routine on So you think you can dance?, I was inspired to dress up as a belly dancer! I decorated the bra with fabric, gold sparkly sequins and, "chains" that are normally used to decorate a Christmas tree. The other items were things that I had lying around the house.

Minnie Mouse

I was so excited about this costume which took hours to complete due to the large jewels, that were partly sewn on by myself and partly my very kind, patient friend.

Leader of the pack, Rizzo.

Who doesn't love Grease? Rizzo is the sassy, bad girl and I had a ball dressing up as her. This was another comfortable costume which was made up of an old jazz leotard and tights. I can't forget the shiny pink jacket that I purchased from TJ Maxx in Manhattan. 

Glamorous '70's Disco Cher

Cher is a cultural icon and has been an influence for me, ever since I saw Mermaids. She has worn many different outfits but for this costume, I took inspiration from her glamorous phase. 

Betty Boop

Boop-Oop-A-Doop! This costume was for my grandmother, who was nicknamed Betty Boop in her younger days. 

Miss Piggy!

As a kid, I could not go anywhere without my Miss Piggy doll. I had the most fun in this costume.

Carmen Sandiego

I literally put this costume together in about 15 minutes when I needed a last minute costume. It was fun to dress up as the mysterious detective. 

The Little Mermaid

This year I decided to dress up as my all-time favourite Disney Princess, Ariel! This costume took a long time to put together but I really enjoyed the process.

What will you be dressing up as this year? Share your photos with me on Facebook or Twitter. Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

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