Normally I don’t share my Halloween decor until early October, because despite decorating mid-September, I tend to spend the remaining weeks of September combing antique malls and flea markets for fresh vintage finds to add. But, this year obviously is much, much different. I’ve taken COVID-19 extremely seriously, and despite many antique malls reopening, and a handful of flea markets beginning again, I have not felt comfortable going. So I actually decorated in August, and then spent time scouring the internet for fresh finds, giving time for them to be shipped. Additionally, earlier in this pandemic, I spent a great deal of time sewing, including whipping up some spooky dresses, and I figured now would be also a great time to share one of them.
Obviously the Halloween season will be much different this year, many of our typical events have been cancelled or altered. For example, the Anaheim Halloween Parade has changed to a “Drive-Thru” experience. The drive-in/thru has been adapted for several Halloween events this year, and we have tickets to one next month. I’m hopeful they will give some level of safe fun this season. Other than that I foresee a lot of scary movie watching in my future.
Have you decorated for Halloween yet? How is COVID-19 impacting your Halloween season?
Earrings & Ring: Belonged to my great-grandmother
Blouse: Buffalo Exchange
Dress: Made by me, with fabric by There Will Be Cute, using the bodice from Simplicity 5954 and the skirt from Advance 9406.
Daniel Green Slippers: Red Light, Portland, Oregon