Halloween is a new holiday in Germany, imported from the USA, and isn’t celebrated widely here. Since moving here my Halloween celebration has consisted of buying a package of Snickers for possible trick-or-treaters, then eating them all because no one comes.
But this year I was working as a bartender at a huge Halloween party, and employees were allowed to wear costumes instead of our regular uniforms!
I threw this costume together from an oversized blouse and kitchen curtains I picked up at a thrift store. I put the blouse on backwards, cut off the sleeves and collar, and whipstitched the armholes tighter because they were too open on the sides. Then I sewed the lace curtains onto the hem, and my bride of Frankenstein costume was ready to go. The only thing I forgot was to add a hook at the top of the button placket. Oh well. Let’s just say it was a purposeful stylistic detail 😉
The crowning part of the costume was really the hair. Throwing all caution to the wind, I dyed it to get this look. The black dye is temporary, but the bleached blonde is permanent. I’m going to figure out what to do with my hair afterwards on Monday when the shops are open again. I got it to stick up by backcombing it section by section, then thoroughly hairspraying it. It was really sturdy – these pictures were taken after my eight-hour shift.