A Gatsby Halloween

A month delayed (of course!) but here is my post about Halloween this year. I went as Daisy from The Great Gatsby movie. I love the book too (it’s one of my favorites) but I specifically modeled my costume after a dress Daisy wore in the most recent film adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann. I don’t usually post about this kind of thing on my blog, but I spent an incredible amount of time making my outfit so I figured I better brag about it a little bit!  Here is the look I was going for:


I worked for many, many hours creating a hand-made beaded covering for a dress I bought.

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I also hand-made bracelets to match (as best as I could) the ones she wore. She wore this on both hands.


Here’s my version:


She also had some very beautiful rings, so I tried my best to find rings that were similar to these:

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Here’s how mine turned out:


She also wore a really beautiful headpiece, that apparently you can actually buy from Tiffany’s. Obviously this wasn’t really in my budget…

head band

So I made my own:


I created my pieces from beads I found around Tokyo, as well as some key pieces from some really awesome Etsy shops.

I want to give them a shout-out because their pieces were really wonderful!

Finding Club
The Bright Shop
Simply Sassy Source
Blue Orchid Supplies
AND this shop, Lorelie Kay Designs , is where I got this beautiful ring which is similar to the flower ring Daisy wears. I couldn’t believe it when I found it, it’s almost exactly the same!
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Ok! Now onto the completed look!

First a couple side-by-side comparisons:

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And now the entire thing:

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And here are a few more shots!

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I love Halloween!!!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen says:

    I can’t believe how dedicated you were in creating this beautiful masterpiece! You otta’ be in pictures!! Or at least costume design!!

  2. Elma says:

    Very impressive!!! You’ve got a lot of patience & creativity.

  3. Kari says:

    Oh my gosh, Heidi!! First off, you are STUNNING!! Seriously, you’re just gorgeous. And all the details you put into creating the perfect costume!! Ahhhhh!! It’s just all perfection.

    1. everyinch says:

      Thanks! I was so proud of this costume. By far the best I’ve ever made!

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