Usually around this time of year, you can find me carving pumpkins, decorating my house, and getting ready to hand out candy. However, this year is going to be a little different since I’ll actually be at Comikaze Expo the weekend of Halloween. I’m honestly a little sad to be missing out on all the festivities but regardless, I’m super thrilled to be going to Comikaze and debuting my latest cosplay! Since I’ll be missing out on the actual holiday, I’m definitely going to take advantage of all the days leading up to Halloween by wearing some Halloween inspired outfits! This head to toe bat print top/skirt combo is super festive and cute at the same time. Now if only I could get away with this outfit the rest of the year…
“Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion. I am your host, your… ghost host.”
Disneyland may be awesome all year round, but it’s especially magical around the holidays. Halloween Time is one of my favorite times at Disneyland and as a huge fan of the Haunted Mansion ride, I especially love seeing this classic ride getting transformed with the Nightmare Before Christmas theme. I recently picked up this Haunted Mansion shirt on my last visit to the park and was excited to find that even though this may look like just your average skull face on the front, the “nose” is actually the Hat Box Ghost! I guess now we know where he mysteriously disappeared to!
It finally feels like the weather is transitioning from summer to fall, which means I can finally start wearing boots again! This may be one of the few times during the year where you can wear boots with a skirt and not have to wear tights due to the cold! I love that this mini skirt is perfect for some tall boots, but has a sheer overlay to “shield” your legs. And something about polka dots reminds me of the old fashioned way they used to print comics, which is why I thought my Marvel comics dress would be the perfect top. Let’s hope it doesn’t get too cold too soon!
The thing with awesome shirts is that they get worn, get old, and you keep them for a lifetime. When I bought this “Darkside of the Garden” tee a long time ago from a little place online called Threadless, I knew it was one of those shirt designs that I liked enough to keep forever. How can you resist the domesticated Darth Vader architecting the latest Death Star bush? Fast forward over 10 years later and I’m still finding new ways to wear it!
It’s officially October, which for me means some crazy pumpkin project, lots of candy, and of course costumes. Sadly, I won’t actually be at home this year for Halloween since I will be spending the weekend at COMIKAZE!! More on that later, but in the spirit of October and making homemade costumes, here are some of my many tutorials that I’ve written up over the past 7 years or so that will hopefully inspire some easy Halloween costume ideas. So if you’re looking for ideas or not sure how to get started on a costume, definitely check these out!
When Disneyland announced that they were renovating Star Tours a few years ago, I knew from that point on that Star Tours was going to be one of my new favorite rides at the park. Even though I can’t ride it over and over like I would like to due to my motion sickness, I’ve still been able to ride it enough to experience all of my favorite Star Wars destinations. I nabbed this shirt shortly after the ride opened and although I love the art and design of the shirt, it is definitely one of my more challenging geeky shirts to wear as it looks more like a “souvenir/vacation” shirt than something I could wear out. However, instead of only wearing this at Disneyland or on weekends, I took it upon myself to try to dress this one up a little. Adding this gold collar necklace is not only a great accessory, but can easily make any T-shirt a little more dressy. And with a skirt and some heels, this easily goes from casual weekend wear to a fun night out!
Whenever people ask me what my favorite color is, I always feel a little morbid saying that when it comes to clothing, I love to wear grays and blacks. There’s something about gray that makes me feel really cozy and black has been my go-to color ever since I was a wannabe rebellious teenager. So it should come to no surprise that on days where I can’t decide what to wear, I might just pull out a plain ol’ gray tee and pair it with a black skirt. For those into the “comfy chic” look, here’s another one to add to the books!