Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's...the Flying Flapper

When I saw a particular 1920s costume in a blog post Vixen Vintage did last year related to vintage Hallowe'en, I squirreled the images away with vague plans to devise one of the costumes *this* year.  When I scored what appears to be a 20s inspired costume dress on ebay this spring, my plan became clearer: I would go as "the Spirit of St. Louis" (or some version thereof).  I made my "propeller" out of a bent wire coat hanger wrapped in tinfoil!  Voila!

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25 comments:

garofit said...

That is so cool!!!

Emily & Gracie said...

I so badly wanted to do this but time did not permit, unfortunately. You look absolutely awesome, though! Happy halloween!

xGracie

Blanka said...

cool :D :D :D
really funny

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Splendid, simply splendid!!

Miss Rayne said...

Looks fabulous

Nelly said...

Love it and you made this? Very cool.

Rueby... said...

That's AWESOME! I love it :D haha. I went as a 20s person a couple years back, even sewed the 1920s one hour dress. I was invited to a party tonight but have nothing to wear and aren't into dressing up much. I was always too shy in teenage years and now, I just don't enjoy it much. I guess the fact I'm mistaken for being in costume so often normally doesn't help either!!

Debi said...

BRILLIANT!

Tasha said...

How fun and creative, I love it! (And love the silver dress, wow!)

Bijoux said...

You really are a Bright Young Thing, aren't you. A lesson in effortless chic.

Solanah said...

So awesome! A gal last year sent me pis of her inspired by the same thing, such a cute and era specific costume! You look darling :)

xoxo
Solanah

BaronessVonVintage said...

Aww, thanks!! I was just messin' around for fun!

Solanah, THANK YOU for posting those pictures. I'll bet a lot of bloggers took inspiration from them!!

Kate O said...

What an awesome outfit! I know ou're a bit of a music fan too; this post puts me in mind of a British Sea Power song called The Spirit of St Louis - worth listening too if you haven't encountered it before! x

Sara said...

So cool!

BaronessVonVintage said...

Ooh, thanks for the song recommendation, Kate O!
Thanks, Sara!

Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

Oh, I love it!! You look so cute. I really want to make the Eva Dress 1887 bat costume. Perhaps next year :)

Lindsay Lane said...

My, look at that!
Looks fantastic!

I wish Hallowe'en wouldve been more alive in the Netherlands .. but alas.

Miss Marie said...

This is absolutely brilliant! Love the silver dress alone but I especially love how you've turned it into such a lovely, quirky costume. Definite kudos!

Laurence said...

Love those silver color!!!!
Hope you have a fun Halloween party with this great costume.
I was wearing a 30's evening dress for my Halloween party: http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-party.html

Mrs. Parker said...

What a brilliant costume!

Lauren said...

You are so darn cute!! Love this!

BaronessVonVintage said...

THANK YOU!!

Beautiful gown, Laurence!

Diva said...

You my dear are, as always an utter delight to look at ! :)

*Katia* said...

best costume EVER!!!

Celestial Charms said...

Wow! Wonderful!
Maureen