It's the last few days of August, so I feel like this is an appropriate time to start talking about Halloween (only two more months!). I was going through my clothes before my business trip, and I made the relatively shocking discovery that it wouldn't be hard for me to dress up as this person:
Bellatrix Lestrange, of Harry Potter notoriety. If you think she looks insane, it's because she is. She's also SPOILER! in love with Voldemort, which I guess is another way of saying her cheese isn't totally on the cracker.
Now, you might be wondering why the heck I think this will be easy, since I don't exactly trot around in wizard garb. Let's break it down:
Sadly (or awesomely?), I already have four of the five key pieces. Hair of a crazy person? I can certainly make it look that way. Wand? Leftover from when I was Hermione last year. Skirt? Not quite as long, but certainly in the right neighborhood. Clunky black shoes? Yes, complete with buckles.
All I need is to create some sort of corsetry for my waistline. And if I want to get really crazy, I can modify one of my 600 black shirts to have the attractive shoulder laces seen in the first picture. But we'll see.
Of course, I'll share the corset instructions with you once I figure out what I'm doing. Ten bucks says I use Liquid Stitch.
Have you started thinking about Halloween yet? Will you make your own costume? Have you ever dressed up as a book character?