Hey, Happy Halloween! I don't know about you but I don't think you can ever be too old to celebrate and transform into character for the day.For a few weeks now I've been debating on what to dress up as this year. To be honest, I usually just default to wearing the flapper dress that I've had since middle school. Yes, I'm still a very similar size - mayyyybe a bit taller :)
I've actually been inspired a lot by the mermaid hair color trend and since I have a few mystical mermaid photos floating around in my inspiration folder, I decided it'd be pretty fun to give that a try this year. Not only that, but to also design and create the costume myself.
Sometimes I have no idea why I add these extra random projects to my already flooded scheduled. I call it a 'creative curse' - it's all good though. I like playing with fabrics that I typically might not. I picked up both the sequined and burlap fabrics at the Fashion District and created a quick bralette and skirt pattern, sewed them up and 'Bam' - instant mermaid - minus the seaweed. Ew.
So, as far as the hair goes - I've never ever dyed my hair and I wasn't about to. But I also really liked the idea of trying out the mermaid hair for fun. Luckily, I came across this stuff called Color Rub. It's basically like a chalk that is applied by rubbing it onto the hair. The best part is that it washes out the first time around. Best of both worlds.