“I took care of everything. Everything on the list!”

Twice a year, Pinup Girl Clothing hosts Pin-Up Parade in the Park, an event at Disneyland, similar to that of Dapper Day, where gals are encouraged to dress up and celebrate pin-up style. The first one of the year was back in April (which you can see here), and since the second one fell in fall, attendees were highly encouraged to Disneybound as their favorite villain.

While Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective, is my favorite villain, my bound simply wasn’t coming together, but all of the pieces fell into place for me to bound as Ratigan’s “peg leg lackey”, Fidget. During the film, Fidget is given a task to acquire a list of things for Ratigan, and as per my MO, I, of course, needed a parasol to accompany me, and based my parasol design on the list.

I went with an asymmetrical skirt, which I have been a big fan of lately to offer an abstract take on Fidget’s peg leg, and paired two scarves together to emulate his two-tone scarf.

Just like last time, PUG hosted Disney themed trivia questions and gave winners “gift codes”, codes that gave the winners credit toward on-line purchases in varying amounts. Last time I walked away with $650 in credit. This time however I only came out with $125, which is still nothing to scoff at and I look forward to adding a few new items to my wardrobe in the near future.

I can’t believe next weekend is the last weekend in October! Where did the month go? It’s already shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, including Stan Lee’s Comic Con, which Patrick and I are attending. We also got invited to four Halloween parties that weekend, and Saturday is the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade, which I missed out on the last two years! So I have some priority sorting to do before the weekend arrives, not to mention cosplays to work on! I hope your weekend was delightful and that your Halloween weekend is full of fun tricks and delightful treats!

Cap: Actually Patrick’s…
Scarves: I honestly don’t know…
Motorcycle Jacket: Thrifted
Peasant top & Belt: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: Buffalo Exchange
Shoes: Re-Mix
Driving Gloves: Amazon
Ratigan pin: Disneyland
Bat D Brooch: Unique Vintage exclusive by Match Accessories

Mickey’s Halloween Party

Earlier this week Patrick and I attended one of Mickey’s Halloween Parties at Disneyland, an event that is one of the few chances where adults get to wear costumes at the Disneyland Resort. I had several costume crisis moments leading up to the event this year, and ultimately went with one of my laziest costumes ever, even though it is one I have wanted to do for sometime. This year I went as Zunar J5/9 Doric 4-7, AKA Jake, from the 1978 Disney live action film The Cat from Outer Space, a childhood favorite of mine. The film has long since been forgotten by most, and fallen into obscurity by even the most die-hard Disney fans. The thing that differentiates Jake from just a standard cat is that his collar lights up and allows for him to do extraordinary things, like move objects and freeze people. Thankfully, Patrick worked it all out for me, using EL wire and some gems I got at the craft store. I also made a purse that looks like Jake’s ship, which itself looks a bit like a cat face.

I have gone as obscure Disney characters before (I went as Clarice one year, and Slue Foot Sue another), but never obscure enough that no one knew who I was, well this year it happened. No one knew who I was, or if they did, they didn’t say anything to me! However I noticed a few of you on Instagram said you knew the film when I posted some selfies from the evening. So, you guys are awesome!

One of the best things about the Halloween party this year was that there was a new (to the west coast that is) parade! In past years Disneyland featured the “Boo to You” parade, which felt very kid-y, and not all that great in my opinion. Meanwhile, Walt Disney World, featured the much more villainous and spooky “Frightfully Fun” parade, which people raved about. But this year the resorts swapped parades! And I can honestly say this parade is my favorite parade ever. It started out with the Headless Horseman, who was followed by some of the most beautiful floats I have ever seen, and included many Nightmare Before Christmas pieces.

October continues to bring lots of spooky events! And this weekend I’m hosting a small party with a few of fellow witchy friends, followed by Pin-Up Parade in the Park on Sunday! Which I’ll be attending and bounding as my favorite villain’s “peg leg lackey”. If you know who that is, then kudos!

I hope you are all having a wonderful autumn week!

Costume Details
Dress: Marshall’s, but painted by me
Tights: Target
Mocs: Minnetonka
Ears, Tail & Purse: Made by me

Knott’s Spooky Farm

During the weekends throughout October Knott’s Berry Farm transforms into Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family friendly atmosphere where kids can dress up, trick-or-treat and meet Peanuts characters dressed up in their very own Halloween costumes, as well as friendly spirits in Ghost Town. Yesterday, Patrick, myself, and a few friends decided to visit and it was a perfect time to debut my first Peanuts parasol! I selected moments from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (which turns 50 this year!) to put on the parasol, and it was a hit with characters and citizens of Ghost Town.

Many of the friendly ghosts of Ghost Town are long dead distant relatives (*wink*) of Calico citizens we visited so much with during Ghost Town Alive, and it was a pleasure to see such wonderful and familiar faces again. As the sun sets and the fog rolls in, other more villainous relations of Calico’s citizens roam for Knott’s Scary Farm, which also occurs on select nights during October. We’re slated to go tonight, and I’m very excited to see what is in store this year! I also won’t be surprised if we find ourselves at Spooky or Scary Farm again during the month of October! So don’t be surprised if you see this parasol again!

Do you have any spooky plans this Halloween season?

Dress: Stray Cat Vintage, Fullerton, California
Petticoat: Amazon
Tooled Leather Purse: Buffalo Exchange
Pressed Leather Shoes: Olvera Street, California
Bangles: Various

Riley’s Farm

Last Friday Patrick and myself along with some friends went to Riley’s Farm for a perfect day filled with all things autumn! Riley’s Farm is an odd little place tucked away in the hills of Oak Glen that likes to pretend it’s New England. It offers a wide variety of orchards for guests to pick their own produce, living history elements (much of which is focused on colonial and Revolutionary War), a tavern, bakery, and theatre.

We started our day at the The Hawk’s Head for brunch before venturing into the apple orchard to pick some apples for an apple crisp Patrick plans on baking soon. Then it was to the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin. Afterward we attended a dinner theatre production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and not only was it dinner and a show, we also got to dance, have pumpkin seed spitting contests, and even enjoy a hayride. Sadly I didn’t get any snaps of the show or fun during, but I can honestly say it was one of the most wonderful and unique experiences I have had. Riley’s Farm is gorgeous, full of people, and very educational in the best way.

The pumpkin patch is located on a hill and the dirt is so soft and fine, I’m glad I chose to wear flats, which were my flats I used to wear for work, so I’m glad I kept them around! They were certainly filthy by the time I got home. They started the day out black!

The theatre at Riley’s Farm does a variety of productions throughout the year, and soon they are doing a production of Dracula that some of us are talking about going to. They also do A Christmas Carol, and come next spring they are doing a Sherlock Holmes production, which has not only piqued my interest but that of many of my friends. So I have a sneaking suspicion that Riley’s Farm is going to become a frequented place.

Dress: Buffalo Exchange…I think…I’m not entirely sure.
Bangles: Here and there…
Owl Brooch: Match Accessories
Shoes: Target

Tiki Day Adventures

Last Sunday fans of both tiki and Disneyland came together for the fifth annual Tiki Day in the Park. I was especially excited because I got to debut my latest vintage Disney tiki print dress that I scored recently, as well as my latest parasol I created just for the occasion!

This dress was the one variant I was missing from the tiki fabric Disneyland created in the 60s, and was overjoyed when I found it on Ebay a couple months ago and even more excited when I saw it had its label, which not all people chose to sew in.

My purple Enchanted Tiki Room dress does feature the label, which I wore it to the second Tiki Day and I wore my Enchanted Tiki Room pantsuit to the third Tiki Day.

And while my collection may be complete, one item (in the print and color scheme below) remains pretty much unwearable. I bought the dress on-line without looking at the measurements because I was so excited to find one! I am able to get the dress on, but I have massive “pancake boob” with it on. However, the dress’s style, an empire waist and full length, allows for the dress to be altered to a different style, and one that would fit. The problem is that this fabric is so rare that I’m terrified of doing a poor job altering it myself, and I have yet find a tailor I trust! And also because it is so rare I am not willing to part with it, unless I were to find another one first that fit better. So, if you ever spy one! Please let me know! I was so excited to see another girl wearing one of these vintage treasures yesterday! I had to snap a photo! She also rocked the Shag Enchanted Tiki Room purse!

The one thing I love the most about Tiki Day is seeing everyone’s creativity! I spied so many wonderful details to people’s outfits! One of my favorites was a girl’s dress that she made using fabric featuring Shrunken Ned!

Overall it was another wonderful Tiki Day in the books! And even though it’s October, and normally my mind is on spooky things, I can’t help but think about the other theme days coming up this fall! Pin-Up Girl Clothing’s Pin-Up Parade is later this month, and fall Dapper Day is next month!

Vintage Disneyland Tiki Print Dress: Ebay
Belt & Earrings: I don’t remember!
Shoes: Wanderlust, Portland, Oregon
Bangles: Here and there…
Shrunken Ned Parasol: Made by me

Spooktacular Season

It’s October! And with it brings one of my favorite holidays, Halloween! While I decorated last week I am still recovering some a bit of a cold, and just now got around to photographing! I was so happy to add a few new pieces of vintage Halloween decor this year that I acquired between last Halloween and now, including a new addition to my devil girl collection!

The honeycomb cat is one of my favorite pieces, yet it rarely goes out, since he is so fragile, but he hasn’t been out in a few years, so I felt it was time. I found him at the Goodwill outlet (aka The Bins) if you can believe it!

This month is quite busy already…October always seems to be. In fact later today we are off to a wedding, then Tiki Day in the Park is Sunday, and of course we will be going to one of the Halloween parties at Disneyland a bit later in the month. I hope to squeeze in a few visits to some of SoCal’s creepy haunts and share them with you!

Have you decorated for Halloween yet? And what plans do you have for the holiday?

Match D Brooch Winner!

It is time to announce who won the wonderful, new and improved tortoise shell Disneyland inspired D brooch by Match Accessories! Thank you to all who entered! It means so much to me that a great deal of you expressed interest in a company that is so near and dear to my heart!

For reference, 1 is the first person who commented, and 41 is the last. Reply comments that were added later for clarification were not counted. And the winner is…

TWO! Which looks like Danielle! And looking at the e-mail, I believe is one of my friends. I’ve never had so many friends enter one of my giveaways before! So I guess it was bound to happen. I’m so glad to know it’s going to a good home, and that it will be your first ever Match brooch! I’ll be in touch and I believe I can hand deliver this gorgeous brooch to you!

Once again a MASSIVE thank you to all who entered! Every entry matters and without you I cannot host giveaways! And, again, thank you for expressing interest in Match Accessories, a company that means so much to me! Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram, they recently shared a peek at a new addition to their Halloween collection, which I know many of you commented as some of your favorite pieces!