Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Bride of Frankenstein

This Halloween, I turned to one of my favorite horror films for costume inspiration. Elsa Lanchester's BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) is absolutely incredible - from her iconic look to her perfect performance, her take on the monster's bride is one of my favorite film characters.

This year, I attempted to recreate her costume using a thrifted wedding dress and fashioning white fabric into the mummy-like sleeves. Definitely not the best rendition of her look, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, especially considering I only had about a day to put it together! ^^

I must apologize for being so absent as of late, my internet has been wonky for the past week! What did you do for Halloween?

♥, Kailey

43 comments:

  1. This make-up is crazy! Halloween isn't as celebrated in Australia (I know, how appalling!) so I didn't dress up.
    Although, I would've like to go as the Black Swan. That would've been amazing!
    xoxo
    Maria
    www.avenuemaria.blogspot.com

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  2. cool outfit, i love how you painted the stitches on! I definetly wouldn't have been able to think of something like this with only one day! I love her hair, that beehive with curly white streaks!

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  3. Oooh you look great! I wish we celebrated Halloween more here, but as Maria said, it isn't really celebrated in Australia! How poopy. I would have dressed up as something really stupid, like a tree.

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  4. That is so bloody good. Best Halloween outfit I've seen at least.

    I actually didn't celebrate Halloween. It's more of an imported holiday here.

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  5. Your makeup looks so wonderful~!

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  6. You're a lovely Frankenstein's Bride! I didn't celebrate Halloween, it's not really a custom here in Belgium. Sadly because I also wanted to dress up! :D

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  7. Hey you're so creative and talented on creating that costume. Happy Halloween! :D

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  8. No, this is really good! I love how you did your make up and the dress looks totally high fashion :D

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  9. The costume looks lovely and I've loved looking through all your past posts - especially the Pretty in Pink ones :) That film is a firm favourite of mine xxxx

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  10. hey! that's so creative Kailey! I gotta watch that film (noted!)
    xoxo, Betül

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  11. This is such a cool Halloween costume! I love it :D

    My Halloween was spent watching horror movies with my boyfriend ahah.

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  12. I really like your interpretation. I feel like costumes should have personal flair and not have to be exacts! You look amazing!

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  13. It looks amazing :D :D your dress is really pretty too, great job! Hope you had a fun day!
    xxxxx

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  14. Wow, awesome costume - you look amazing!

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  15. You look so wonderful! I love the stitches, great detail! This is so funny because last night I was planning on posting a bunch of my Bride of Frankenstein art from the past (she has definitely been my biggest art muse for years) as well as a Bride treasury I put together on Etsy, but my computer conked out so I'll be posting it hopefully tonight or tomorrow. Great minds think alike it seems!

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  16. OMG, you look fantastic, Kailey! You did such a great job with the costume, espesh considering how little time you did it in, but the make-up! You're really a phenom.

    P.S. I miss you and your fabulous blog, I'm sorry I haven't been around much! Being in a temporary living situation has really wreaked havoc on my blogging/computer time. :(

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  17. Wow, this is such an amazing costume! And the make-up is flawless. I can't believe you did that in a day!

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  18. Great make up and wonderful costume! You look absolutely beautiful. Way to make Halloween stylish!

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  19. thanks:) your makeup looks so cool in these!

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  20. This is a really great idea for a costume, looks amazing! x

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  21. Your make-up and costume is brilliant! I love how you've done the black lines around your chin it looks fantastic! <3

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  22. You look great and I love how your costume is both creepy and pretty! ^^

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  23. I think it's pretty cool especially the little white side bits xx

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  24. love your blog, definitely a follower =)

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  25. Ooo I like idea and your outfit turned out pretty good! Thank you for leaving comments on my blog (I feel like I've not been doing well in replying back). I absolutely love the style of your blog, the fonts, the choice of colours, the content etc. Keep it up, I'll be following :)

    xxx

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  26. The make-up looks absolutely fab, Kailey! Well done on the DIY costume!

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  27. I love your take and the stitched together jawline!

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  28. I love your make up! Ah you did such a great job! It looks amazing!

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  29. oh my god! i absolutely love this! great job!!! :D

    love, pollly

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  30. Looks awesome. Very creative.

    I think you'll like my blog.

    Want to follow each other?

    http://sophlife.blogspot.com/

    Xox Soph

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  31. GAH YOU LOOK AMAZING. I love your makeeeup. It's so fun! YOU GO GURL.

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  32. You're a great-looking bride of Frankenstein! I dressed up for the first time ever this year (we don't really celebrate Halloween in Finland) and I was a zombie kind of Marilyn Monroe.

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  33. One of my favourite horror films / characters as well - and your costume is simply amazing!

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  34. Ooo, I love this crazy makeup! Hee the 'stitches' at the side of your face are so perfect for this look.

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  35. Whoa! Totally love your take on it! Great job.

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  36. I love this makeup! Great job! The bride of Frankenstein rules.
    ~Roni
    http://ronifeelsnostalgic.blogspot.com/

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