Monday, September 24, 2012

Gearing up for Halloween!

Guess what, you guys?  It's officially Fall, it's almost October, and you know what that means!

Halloween is coming!

I took this pic on July 3rd this year, but it seems like a good Halloween flag sort of image, doesn't it?

I love Halloween, and I love vintage clothing, and I have a penchant for buying kitschy stuff that isn't really every-day wearable on the theory that someone needs to give it the love it deserves for the very fact of it's unique existence.  So you know what that means, don't you?  I have some seriously fun Halloween costume ideas to share with you guys (which are also going into Booth 78 at Kenrick Antique Mall, of course)!

First up is an early 70's era granny-type dressing gown:

Granny gown
Add your own hairy legs and a toothy mask like this one from

All the better to see you with, my dear!

Or try this (admittedly hideous polyester double-knit) number:

One-piece double-knit three piece look dress.
Add a hat with a pom-pom on top and a golf club, and I think you'd fit right in with these fine chaps:

You know you wanna be the 4th Stooge, Shirley!

While we're on the double-knit, how about being a sailor-girl for Halloween?:

Sailor suit
You could be the new face of Cracker Jacks:

In case you couldn't tell it's a zip-front jumpsuit!

And as we're being all patriotic now, how about serving your country as a nurse?:

No, not a slutty nurse!  An old-timey nurse!

All you need is the weird little origami hat!

Or if you like your uniform a little sexier, how about the friendly skies?  Here's a vintage Northwest Airlines hostess uniform:

Northwest Airlines uniform.  They got swallowed up by Delta.

See the NW logo on the pocket?

Afraid of heights?  Prefer the high seas?  Grab a skipper's hat and some Topsiders and you can go yachting in the 80s (or maybe you're the captain's kid from Love Boat?):

80s drop-waist knit dress - easy comfort!

Hate the 80s? Want a little flower-power?  How about this:

Snap-front flower power dress.
Just add some tall boots, tease out your hair and kitsch the night away!

If you've got a pair of moccassins and an old Cher wig, and synthetic fabrics (and political incorrectness) don't give you a rash, you could always snap this up:

Tan velour 70's Pocohontas-chic!

Or if you really really don't want to put in a lot of effort (or if your names are Barb and Dave and you're feeling a bit nostalgic), just cuff your jeans, toss these on and enjoy the party:

Red & White retro nylon jackets.

Names embroidered on!

I'm putting all of the above into the booth for super cheap for Halloween - I don't think any two of these together cost as much as the wolf mask I linked to above - and there's still lots of other great stuff in the booth, and more to come as I sort through all my goodies looking for Halloween inspiration.  For instance, expect some zom-prom (prombie?) dresses very soon!  So if you're on the lookout for a fun costume, definitely stop by Kenrick Antique Mall (or message me on the 2ndhand Moon Facebook Page).  I'd love to hook you up!

Linking up to Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Me and My Shadow's Magpie Monday!


  1. Wow - what a great selection! What are you selling your NW stewardess uniform for? That one is wicked cool!

  2. I've got that one marked $17, heading into the booth today!

  3. Those are great ideas! So much more unique that just buying some at a costume shop. I would love to see somebody dressed as the Cracker Jack carrying around a little dog and a box of Cracker Jacks. Haha. First prize...

    1. Hee! Thanks, the best part about Halloween is coming up with a fun costume! There will be more coming soon. I'm thinking a whole zombie prom through the ages collection!

  4. What a brilliant post! I could SO do the Little Red Riding Hood Wolf - got my winter leg growth going on already! LOL

    1. Hee! That's some honesty, right there! Glad you liked the post - hope you have a fabulous Halloween!