Archive for October, 2011

a twiggy halloween

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Saturday night consisted of going to the Fillmore in Silver Spring to see Chromeo and Mayer Hawthorne. I had been looking forward to the show for quite some time and I kept going back and forth on whether I should dress up for the concert. At the last minute I decided that I’d be sad if I didn’t. So I spent Saturday putting this twiggy costume together. It wasn’t that complicated. Luckily I found a dress that felt 60s in pattern and cut and I found an awesome photo guide of twiggy doing her eye makeup (shown below). The show was awesome, both Chromeo and Mayer Hawthorne were amazing and I got a few people that recognized my costume! Happy Halloween everyone!



400 costumes to die for

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

I tweeted about this yesterday but its too cute not to post here too. 400 Costumes to Die For is GS Design‘s 2009 annual self-promotional piece. Just roll the two 20-sided dice to reveal more than 400 morbidly clever costume ideas – from Zombie Elvis and Space Jesus to the truly outré. The dice are packaged in an illustrated tube with rings that rotate to let the recipient create mix-and-match Halloween creatures. The tube is an economical one-color hot stamp on black paper with printed one-color instructions affixed inside the lid. While researching this design I discovered that they created an iphone and ipad app too! Download it for free here. Now you don’t have any excuses not to dress up this year.




via the dielineP and W design / GS Design