Halloween Costume Ideas | Wear-Again Plus Size Costumes

Our latest obsession is GreatGets.com's Daily Halloween Costume Series. We don't follow many sites religiously but we have been loving the creativity of the costume ideas and GreatGets.com‘s spot on pulse on trends. We are also enjoying the diversity of their posts. Yesterday they featured  three great wear-again plus size costumes including our favorite Morton Salt Girl costume for under $30.00. We especially like that they are willing to spend time and do their research.  Since their goal was to assemble a cute teen costume for under $30.00, rather than taking the easy path and turning to traditional costume sites like BuyCostumes.com, instead they found a dresses on sale on sale at Modcloth and then created a costume around the dress. We also really like both the Rose Fairy costume and their version of a Great Gatsby Roaring '20s Garden Party Costume. The best part is that you really can wear all three dresses again without feeling you are wearing your Halloween costume. We guess that's what makes these costumes great gets!

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What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Theme Party

Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Inspired Clothing

Full of glitz, glamour, ornate details, and a true style all its own – what girl wouldn't want “The Great Gatsby” look? Whether you are planning a casual Gatsby themed garden party, fabulous, glamorous cocktail evening, or even attending a Great Gatsby costume viewing party, there are plenty of ways to add a flapper-esque flair to any look with the 1920s fashion inspired dresses and accessories over at ModCloth.

  • Details, details, details. Epaulets, pearls, rhinestones, and sequins were highly used during this time period to add glitz to an evening outfit.
  • Slender silhouettes. While you could still see a full skirt, long hemline, and high neck, the robe de style dress featuring a drop waist and straight cut was the most popular style.
  • Haute headpieces. To top off the entire look, add a whimsical & decadent headpiece from ModCloth. You can even DIY a fabulous headband with ribbon, feathers, and gemstones!

For more tips & tricks to achieve the perfect flapper-esque look, you can visit the ModStylists here: ModCloth ModStylists Will Style You Up!. The ModStylists can put together a look-book specifically for you!

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The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing  Costume Party

This is the first of a series of posts getting ready for the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th.  We have already been invited to a Great Gatsby Movie Viewing Costume Party.  So fun!  A close friend and F. Scott Fitzgerald fanatic has reserved an entire theater for his friends and family to view the Warner Bros. Pictures Baz Luhrmann big screen adaptation of the The Great GatsbyNot surprisingly, costumes are required and I am already getting flack from my husband even when I suggested he simply wear a suit and hat.  After much conjoling, I have finally persuaded him to don a dapper classic tuxedo like the one worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the poster.   Done!

The harder problem is what should I wear?  So many options but I particularly love the very reasonably priced Anna-Kaci flapper dresses on Amazon.  To complete the outfits order a coordinating boaLong Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, and flapper beads / pearls.

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Photo Book Sale

Halloween Memories

Deal alert – this is the time to capture those special Halloween memories.  Blurb is offering 15% off any book you create with promo code FALLTHANKS.  Blurb books are perfect for capturing those memorable moments from the time you turned heads as sexy angel  & devil twins  to funny role reversals  to animal cuties. Upload all those Instagram and Facebook images to create a a photo book that you can cherish for a lifetime.

Haven't yet organized your photos from this year's vacation travel, birthday and holiday celebrations and the rest of the special times captured but still sitting in your camera's memory card or cell phone's camera role? Blurb books make great holiday gifts!

Hurry – to take advantage of this special fall sale you must complete Blurb's checkout process no later than November 21.  In our experience, it is worth devoting a bit of time to creating these books – remember you are creating memories that will be passed down from generation to generation!

Recap – the important details

Save 15% on Your Blurb Book | Code: FALLTHANKS | Dates: 11/1/12-11/21/12

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