With that out of the way, it's October, and I'm thinking about my halloween costume uncharacteristically early this year. I know, I'm probably a tad old to still be playing dress up, but I really, really love costumes. It's even more fun now that I am actually semi-proficient at making things, so can make something pretty cool, but I generally start thinking about these things like a day or two in advance, so I never do anything too fancy. I brought back some props for an idea I've had for a while from my trip to Thailand last year, but I need to be in better shape for that costume, so I'm saving it til next year. It won't be too scandalous, don't worry, I just don't want love handles. :)
I've been tossing around several ideas in my head over the past few weeks trying to pin down what to do instead, and I think I've landed on some form of a dirndl costume. I initially thought about doing a dual-purpose renaissance-y costume, so I have one handy the next time I find a Renaissance festival, but I'm liking the idea of German beer girl instead. Although, my costume from my last festival does have some overlap I think:
I am wanting my dirndl this year to be a little more high-fashion, if there is such a thing though. I've perused pinterest and come up with several inspiration ideas:
Check out the smocking (?) on the apron!
I have no idea what colors or what exactly I want it to look like yet, so I have my work cut out for me!