Hello everyone! I’m back from San Diego and trying to catch up!
Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and Mel’s as well. We usually dress up, though honestly haven’t had any reason to for a couple of years unfortunately. Of course around Halloween you’re reminded of all your past costumes. Yesterday, I saw that Andrea of PaperSparrow (an amazing DIY blog that’s new to me that I’m already in love with!) did a post on one of my favorite illustrators, Edward Gorey. It reminded me of one of my favorite Halloween costumes, from 2002. (Yes, that means really old—scanned, even—photos coming up shortly!)
Gorey was a master of macabre illustration, and one of his darkly humorous books, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, features an alphabet of disturbed little children about to reach their demise. We decided to go as two of them. We pulled inspiration from Victorian schoolchildren, Charles Addams, and of course, Edward Gorey himself.
H is for Hector, done in by a thug…
And W is for Winnie embedded in ice…
Of course, it was way too high concept for anyone to actually get what we were, so they all just thought we were ghouls. Which was perfectly fine. But I still think we did a pretty good job and had a lot of fun with the costumes, and I sure enjoyed playing makeup artist!
Are you planning any fun costumes this year??