Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monster Mash

To all appearances it's not a surprise that Halloween is my favorite time of year. If you know me well you know that I live every day like it's Halloween. Most everything in my home is Halloween themed, most of the time I feel like the love child of Bela Lugosi and Elvira, and if I went a week without watching a horror film I would probably shrivel and die. To some this might be a tad dramatic, but I tell no lies...DIE!

 I know it's only August, but according to my count down tracker there are only 78 days left until Halloween!!!! This means it's time to dig into my closet and start posting some amazing Halloween themed outfits on my blog. I hope you enjoy peeping them as much as I enjoy showing them off.

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”
 - Bram Stoker, Dracula


My first Halloween outfit consists mostly of items purchased from Etsy. To those of you who don't know Etsy is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, food, bath and beauty products, quilts, knick-knacks, and toys. I own a shop on Etsy called Everyday is like Hallowen. You can find a link for my Etsy shop alongside of my blog page. I have been buying from Etsy for a number of years and love all the unique and interesting items I have purchased. Recently I was seeking out fashion designers who will custom make items in my size. I wasn't having much luck until I found an amazing shop called Rebel Downtown. I picked up this wicked classic movie monster skirt from Rebel. I had been eying many Etsy pages for a long time to buy an item in this fabric, but every time I found something I loved it never came in my size. Rebel Downtown was the first page that I found that had larger sized items. Her size chart goes to 45" but she will make the item larger if you just shoot her a message. She is amazing and willing to work with you to make you 100% happy. You will not be disappointed with any of her items. Other items include super sweet purses and cosmetic bags. I should also mention as a bonus in my order I got as free monster fabric purse mirror. That's awesome customer service.

My sweater is 50% Etsy and 50% from Old Navy. I picked the sweater up last spring at Old Navy for about $20 and ordered these spooky Frankenstein hand patches from Cool Patches to iron on. I'm a big fan of adding patches to clothing to make it more Stina styles. Cool Patches has tons of different themed patches to pick from. I can't wait to buy some to add to a jean jacket for fall. 

“There is something at work in my soul, which I do not understand.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein 


Last i would like to mention my accessories. The Frankenstein plugs were a gift so I'm not 100% sure where they were purchased. There is a page on Etsy called Super Plugs that make plugs very similar to mine. They seem to be a reasonable price for super cute Franky plugs. The Count Frightenstein necklace was made by me! I sell some Frightenstein items in my Etsy shop EILH so check them out. I also love custom making pieces so if you have an idea feel free to shoot me a message on my Etsy page.