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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012: Black Swan & White Swan

My love for Halloween is no secret with friends and long time readers of this blog. It's one day out of the year I can unleash my creativity and get completely silly. In the past I've dressed up as a peacock, Lady Gaga in the meat dress and Angry Birds.

This year, Darren and I spent the weekend apart, as I was in New York City with Jean. Although Darren has been a great sport over the years, I'm sure he was elated to be released from his duty as my partner in crime. I originally asked Jean to come to New York for my annual porkbuns and Laduree fix, however, when I realized we were visiting Halloween weekend, I knew we couldn't go without costumes.

After brainstorming for a few days, I came up with black swan and white swan. I'm not sure what it is, but this the 3rd time I've been a bird. I hate working with feathers and after burning my fingers  with a glue gun last year, I swore I would never again... nonetheless, I'm glad I did because our costumes turned out better than I imagined!

me as Black Swan & Jean as White Swan (DIY by me)


Us on stage at the Monster Ball before the costume contest.

Second night out, role reversal.


27 comments:

  1. you guys look amazing! you did a great job on the costumes and makeup.

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  2. Amazing job on the costumes!! It turned out great! :)

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  3. Wow, great!! Such a nice costumes, both of you! And I love, that you switched the roles the next day! Great (:

    ♥♥♥

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  4. you ladies looked fab! i can't believe you MADE THAT the white swan costume is so dreamy!

    pandaphilia fashion

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  5. ahhhh! black swan! what a great costume!
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  6. The costumes are absolutely gorgeous! You're so talented for the DIY costumes!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  7. Saw these on Instagram and was in awe as usual. You are seriously the costume-making queen... please make me a costume, Khatu!! ;)

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. love them both khatu!


    xo julesinflats.com

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  9. Best halloween costume I've seen! Did you take photos of your DIY process? I'd love to see them!

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  10. Hi Khatu,

    I'm a big fan of your posts and follow you and Jean religiously. I'm always a fan of your makeup and I was just wondering if you would be willing to give some pointers on your makeup, particularly your eyes and your cheeks.

    Thanks so much!

    -Christina

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  11. I look forward to your halloween post every year! Your DIY costumes are way awesome! You and Jean look like real ballerinas! Love it!

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  12. I can't believe that you made both costumes by yourself. You're so talented. You both look stunning!

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  13. What a cute outfit!!! Very creative!!!

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  14. I loved seeing these, you both looked awesome!

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  15. I saw these stunning pieces on Jeans blog and I was speechless! Amazing job! x

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  16. You're incredibly talented! You inspire me to DIY costumes for my kids next year =) Sounds like you and Jean had a blast in NYC. Glad you both made it home safe and sound before the storm hits

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  17. i love your Halloween costumes! so creative!

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  18. Khatu, you did an AMAZING job! These are breathtaking!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  19. love your costumes- you go with your glue gun, girl!

    xo
    sami

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  20. You did an absolutely fantastic job, Khatu! It looks like you guys had an amazing time.

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  21. I always look forward to your Halloween posts - they never disappoint! xo

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  22. I'm so impressed by your creativity and craftiness!!

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  23. You have the worst overbite ever

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  24. I love that 2 of my favorite bloggers whose blogs I read regularly are celebrating Halloween together..and with coordinated costumes to boot! Awesome DIY, Khatu! You should consider making your own clothes, too, if you haven't already. :)

    Love, S
    http://shamelesslyoverdressed.blogspot.com/

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  25. Pure talent!!! Love all the details...great costumes...I absolutely loved that movie. I also liked how you guys switched costumes too...hahaha

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  26. Loving it all, Khatu. I loved seeing your photos on Instagram. You and Jean were fabulous.

    Of course, your skill with making costumes is insane.

    But how do you store them, love?

    Love and aloha, Mae // thereafterish.com

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