I started my Halloween search a little early this year because I knew I wanted an actual costume rather than bits and pieces put together. There is always so much stigma attached to Halloween costumes and what women should and shouldn't wear, but as you know by now, I wear what I darn well please, so I wanted something fun with a little something to let the minx in me out. Looking for plus size Halloween costumes to fit that criteria was difficult a few years ago, but now there is a healthy (although it could certainly be better) collection of costumes for us plus ladies to indulge in and I couldn't be happier with the gem that I found:
Dark Alice Costume: Angels Fancy Dress
Wig: Angels Fancy Dress
Leggings: South (via Very)
Incredible illustration <3
Anyone who is anyone knows the tale of Alice in Wonderland, but a dark Alice?! Well, I snapped this up in no time at all. I absolutely love the dress, and although it looks a little French Maid, the apron stole my heart. The illustration is just perfect and it took me back to the numerous times of reading the story and getting lost in the wonderful and mystical world. I was also surprised with the generous accessories that came with the dress; the aforementioned apron, the gloves and a pair of knee high socks that I chose to omit as they were white and it didn't bring the outfit together the way I'd have liked; having said that, they have so much stretch and fit incredibly well, and that's coming from someone with calves the size of a small country! The only additional thing I had to buy was the wig which I also got from Angels. I wanted a wig that was a stark contrast to how I'd normally look which is why I stayed away from dark coloured wigs - not dramatic enough! This wig is a mix of blonde, silver and grey, and went perfectly with my costume I could hardly believe it. Just like my calves, my head is also huge, but again, the fit was perfect. I had so much fun in this outfit!
My Halloween was split into two parts. Part one was spent with my lovely friend, Jagi, and we went to a very snazzy restaurant called Criterion. The food was amazing and we got a great deal of three courses with champagne, via Book a Table.
Dress: Hell Bunny^
So much yum!
I'm not sure my dress was very appropriate for our swanky surroundings but I was celebrating Halloween for the entire day so nothing was going to stop me! It was then time for me to make a quick costume change into Dark Alice and headed to a friends house where a bunch of us watched old Halloween movies way into the night.
I was actually really good because I had to get up early to jump on a train to Nottingham, so there was no crazy drinking for me, but it was a brilliant evening and my two costumes definitely put me into the party mood.
Can't wait to see what you guys wore and got up to!
'til next time.
Love and hugs,
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