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.
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:
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…
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!
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!
Ok! Now onto the completed look!
First a couple side-by-side comparisons:
And now the entire thing:
And here are a few more shots!
I love Halloween!!!