My Punk Glam King made brunch reservations for us at the inn where we got married. The Kittle House in beautiful Chappaqua, NY was the scene for their very first Halloween wedding 20 years ago which they created superbly. We were told that since then they've hosted many more Halloween weddings, and they were actually setting up for one as we had our brunch! I highly recommend their brunch, it honestly has everything you could imagine from delicious breakfast type foods to Sunday roasts, pasta, dessert too. Delicious!
They presented me with a rose when we finished our meal.
My brunch outfit consisted of a bat print McQ dress and my anniversary gift, MiuMiu glitter booties. (I gave PGK these. Special thanks to Zarinah for holding the last pair in black until I could get down to the McQueen boutique. You rock Z!) If you look closely you can see an antique Chinese bat brooch attached to my jacket lapel that I've had for about 30 years. Bats are a good luck symbol in China, and you'll find lovely tapestries or art with bats. I've been bat-shit crazy (in more ways than one) my whole life for those little sweeties and have a nice little collection of interesting items with bats.
The Punk Glam Princess decided that this year she wanted to be a Vampire Queen. Not just any Vampire Queen, but one that battles and kills the bad vampires. Okay... Being the fabric hoarder I am, I just so happened to have the exact fabric on hand to create a unique costume.
This is the tool I use to pull the elastic through the channel. Sure beats the old days of a big old safety pin!
Pulling the elastic through.
Preview. In the end she wound up opening the top two layers in the center -- I didn't sew a seam up the back because I had an idea she'd want to do this -- so you could see the bottom layer.
I also made her a gorgeous necklace of roses dipped in glitter and studded with crystals (which she broke at school), adding one to her crown as well. My neighbor made her real fangs from an impression of her teeth.
No, that's not red eye from the flash, those are red contacts! They were actually the impetus for this costume. I should have warned you that the Keith Richards song "Demon" was foreshadowing for my costume! I went as my inner demon. I love my inner demons (oh I have a few!) without them, I'd never survive, persist, nor propel myself anywhere. Embracing the dark with the light brings balance. So I couldn't go too grotesque. Since I consider my demons part of my inner fire, it was flames all around my eyes. I wasn't that pale either, that's just the flash washing me out.
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!