For Halloween this year we went to a Kick-Ass Oregon History event at the Jack London, which included tales of northwest satanism and suicide and some burlesque performances, including one of my friends.  While costumes were encouraged, and there was even a costume contest, I hadn’t planned a costume, and my last minute costume didn’t pan out too well, so I opted for simply a dark 40s, femme fatale look…featuring what is quite possibly the best hat in existence.

This hat is one of my favorite Expo finds of all time. I had been wanting a tiny top hat tilt topper for age, but had almost given up hope until I stumbled upon this at the March show earlier this year.

The evening was okay.  I actually could have done without the history portion, and went just for the burlesque, mainly because the tales told were flat out depressing instead of spooky.  But I know Kick-Ass Oregon History does cover really interesting, and lesser known events in Oregon history. My favorite was awhile back with Operation Green Light, in which the entire Portland metro area was evacuated as a Civil Defense practice.

I hope you all had a lovely Halloween!

Hat: Expo
Dress: Simply Vintage, Portland, Oregon
Jacket: Antique Alley, Portland, Oregon
Fur: Nobody’s Baby, Eugene, Oregon
Necklace: ChatterBlossom
Stockings: What Katie Did
Shoes: FarylRobin via Buffalo Exchange
Purse: Thrifted
Gloves: Don’t remember…

13 thoughts on “Boo!

  1. So obviously your hat is awesome, I’m so jealous etc. and that all goes with out saying, but holy WOW can we take a minute for fur appreciation? That is one gorgeous and impressive piece you’re wearing. Your whole ensemble is just so elegant and just the right amount of over-the-top.

  2. AAAAHHHHH!!!! You look fantastic!! I was drooling over your outfit and then I saw the necklace you got from me! “Harlow’s Secret” was made for an outfit like this and I am so thrilled that it got the chance to be a part of a mysterious and quite a saucily seductive little number!!

  3. Love this outfit. What a fantastic hat! This outfit has the total film noir effect going for it and can I say how much I love your bag? I’ve been looking for a black and lucite bag by Lewis for over a year. One came up for auction and I was the underbidder, I now wish I wouldn’t have been so cheap about it and put in a big bid:) Ahh but next time! (If there is one:) I love the combination of black and lucite.

  4. Ravishing ensemble!!! Sometime, you know, a gal just wants to sport the palette of the holiday, more than a full on costume itself, and there isn’t a thing in the world wrong with that – especially when one looks as stunningly awesome as you do here.

    ♥ Jessica

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