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A little Halloween Inspiration

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 28, 2010

Apologies for the bad blogging.  I’ve been busy, but it’s no excuse.  Busyness means I’ve been seeing lots of cool stuff I haven’t been sharing with you.  Today I told myself that I’d blog the first cool thing I saw.

Well this, my friends, is cool.  I LOVE Halloween.  In fact, I love it so much that I’m a little bit cranky that I haven’t heard of any fun parties this year.  Step up friends! I need an excuse to dress up.  This year seems to be double lacking in Halloween spirit, no party and we’ve moved to a trick-or-treater light neighborhood.

Any neighborhood is light after where we’ve been living.  Hundreds and hundreds of trick or treaters from six to eight or nine (can’t remember) .  The police have to turn on  their lights and cruise the streets to tell people it’s time to go home.  Children were literally bussed in to the neighborhood.  Adults would trick or treat, or hold bags for the “sick child in the car.”  It was insanity, but it was a piece of insanity that my husband and I will no doubt miss.  The biggest problem with a light flow of trick or treaters?  I have absolutely no concept of how much candy to buy.  I always bought several bags of good stuff, and then several more of filler.  We ALWAYS ran out of candy.  I actually hoarded a few pieces of my favorites so that I would have some leftovers.  The night would always start with us giving away several pieces of candy to each kid.  Quickly we’d realize that wouldn’t work and we were down to one a piece.  Insanity I tell you!

Anyway, on to the inspiration.  Even if I don’t have a party to go to, I’d love to rock one of these glamorous leather (!) masks.  They’re beautiful, but just enough creepy, which is really crucial to a good Halloween.  These seem spectacular for a fancy masquerade ball.  Created by Tom Banwell, for sale on Etsy.

A few of my faves.

This raven is just spectacular.  It is my absolute favorite.

A not at all too sweet rabbit.

A simple, kind of old fashioned, take.

The muse mask.  Such beautiful cut outs!

Flame mask. Another fave. It could be really fun to put together a fire costume.

Love the Queen of Hearts mask too. And those roses in her hair! Perfect!

Okay, there’s a bit of Halloween inspiration to get you through this last bit of September.  Back to our regularly scheduled programing now!


13 Days and Counting

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 17, 2009

Thirteen days and counting until:

1) It’s totally acceptable to put up various Halloween decorations.  I am partial to skulls and pumpkins, though really pumpkins shouldn’t be limited to Halloween.

2) Lonny arrives.

Thank you Michelle Adams and friends!  I really hope this is a successful format for you as you give all of us design addicts a hit of fabulous.  Best of luck!