Friday, October 17, 2014

5 Characters I'd love to dress up as for Halloween

 Time for the third edition of Five Fandom Friday! I was unable to participate in the second week, but here is my third week's contribution.  In case you are new to #FandomFriday, it's a series of weekly blogging topics started by Super Space Chick and the Nerdy Girlie. For more info, check out the first week's post, "Five Fandoms that made me who I am today", and join in the fun!

This week's topic could not have come at a better time! For the past few years, I've always managed to put last-minute Halloween costumes together using clothes and accessories that I already own. For example, two years ago I was Minnie Mouse, and last year I was a female Darth Vader!

Halloween 2012

Halloween 2013

But this year, I've been having some trouble deciding what (or WHO) I want to be... And if I want to just cave in and buy a ready-made costume...  Here are five ideas I'm currently thinking of, (that could also double as everyday-cosplay inspiration, if you're into that kinda stuff! :)  

Because every day should be Halloween!!!

5. Monster High: Draculaura *or* Skelita

Ok, so technically these are two different characters, (and really, I'd be happy dressing up as ANY of the MH characters!), but they're from the same world! Draculaura is my top favorite of the Monster High dolls, (the daughter of Dracula). She wears a lot of pink and black and ruffles and platform heels and her makeup is adorable.  Skelita, on the other hand, is the daughter of a Mexican Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull, and seems to wear more casual, but brightly multicolored outfits inspired by ethnic Mexican-costume styles, and of course the calavera face makeup! I think both would be fairly easy to pull off with just regular clothing, but I would have to maybe buy a wig, and thankfully they make licensed Monster High ones.



4. Edward Scissorhands

 I have always, always, ALWAYS wanted to dress up as a female Edward Scissorhands! I don't know why I haven't yet... All I'd need to buy is the wig and the actual scissor-hands!


3. Doctor Who: Harlequin Robot (Girl in the Fireplace)

One of my all-time favorite episodes of Doctor Who is "The Girl in the Fireplace". I absolutely adore the harlequin-masked villains who are after Madame de Pompadour's brain! I actually already have some masks that I've made, (I have a tutorial for them up on Cut Out + Keep if you want to see!), but I would need to hunt around for some uber fancy Rococo-inspired items! I think a general store-bought Marie Antoinette-costume could work, along with the mask, and maybe buy a plastic dagger or pirate hook to hold in my hand. But maybe I can also thrift similar items like brocade jackets!


2. Harry Potter: Luna Lovegood

 She's my FAVORITE Harry Potter character! She's just so quirky and sweet and cool, and doesn't care what anyone thinks! Dressing up as her can definitely be left up to interpretation, but I thought all of these items made me think of  her  ;) 


1. Princess Bubblegum 

  This one certainly needs no explanation.. she's entirely PINK from head to toe... How can you NOT want to be her?! I'd have to hunt for a good bubblegum scented perfume, though... just for the final touch! 



HalloweenBubblegum by whimsyandnoir

 And so there we have it. Five characters I'd love to dress up as this Halloween. I can't say for sure if I'll actually choose one of these, or something else entirely different. We'll just have to see what inspires me the most!

Let me know what you think and what characters you'd want to be ;)

Until next Fandom Friday! 


  1. I love that you put together your looks! It adds a little fun to the post! I love all your choices too!

  2. OK DIE on the Girl in the Fireplace costume! How clever! That is my FAV DW ep! I love it! I think that a group of the Monster High Dolls would be fun! xx

    1. It's the best episode, right?! Thanks, Megan! I want to be all the Monster High girls!

  3. I love the Luna Lovegood outfit. The shoes are perfect!

    1. Thanks! I think they're similar to the ones she "found" in the movie, so whrn I saw thrm i was like "yes!"

  4. These are all amazing, and I love your female Darth Vader from last year!

  5. The Harlequin robot would be fantastic. They are such sophisticated "villains" ; )

    1. I love those robots!! I'm obsessed with them! I'm glad their "cousins" resurfaced this season, although they're not the same.


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