Halloween has come and gone, dear reader, but I still have some holiday spirit to spare, so here is a photo roundup of my spooky decor and costume fun!
As with much of my home decor, a bunch of the fall and Halloween decorations you see are from T.J. Maxx, Target, and my local party store. My strategy for easy-peasy holiday decorating is to pick a color scheme you like as well as a few images you enjoy. I also lay the base decorations for fall/harvest in September so I can easily add a few Halloween-specific things in October. This also makes switching back to fall/harvest simple. My harvest colors are purple, green, and orange usually using any kind of pumpkin or squash as well as lovely fall floral. I add the black in for Halloween and I love ravens, owls and "olde tyme" witches. I'm also a huge fan of vintage Halloween postcards from the '50s and '60s.
I know it sounds crazy that I (as a costume professional) don't usually get into the costume part of Halloween, but it's the truth. Maybe because I spend all day sewing costumes for other people, but whatever the reason I don't usually make myself anything. This year, however, I got the inspiration early and created one of my favorite costumes to date... Miss Frizzle of the Magic School Bus! I loved the books and TV show as a kid and it was such fun to recreate her Solar System dress with fabric from Fabric.com and a pattern out of Vogue's Vintage collection. A few well-placed snaps keeps Liz in place on my shoulder and a bit of paint turned a Goodwill clutch into a school bus purse!
So what did you kids get up to on All Hallow's Eve this year? Tell me all about it in the comments or with #BettyBetaTester. Keep those requests coming, on social medias or email@example.com