Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Unlikely Style Icon: Bride of Chucky

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While Helen is a lover of horror films, I generally have someone watch them before I do to vet them because I love a good ghost but I can't stand any gratuitous gore.
I grew up hooked on horror- I collected 'real' ghost accounts, read Point Horror and then Stephen King when I was way too young to and was pretty obsessed with all things supernatural. However, my parents didn't let me watch it on TV (beyond Are You Afraid of the Dark? on Nickelodeon). I couldn't tell you what happened in any gorey horror films I watched at friends' houses- I've wiped them from my memory. I guess I was traumatised. I'm not squeamish though. While I enjoy suspense, I don't like watching people being mutilated (fake as it is) and I don't understand getting a thrill from the thought of people suffering. I'm quite a delicate flower.

But I do like a good outfit, and I like a theme, so when Helen suggested I be her bride I obliged. On Monday Helen was talking about doubling up your every day clothes as a wearable costume. In that case, this outfit is working doubly hard. It is the exact outfit Helen wore last year for her A Clockwork Orange outfit. Genius, no?
Essentially this look is just a trashy nineties biker chick look. I haven't seen Bride of Chucky but pinterest told me all I needed to know- white dress, black biker jacket, bleach blonde hair, dark arched eyebrows and a shit ton of 90s purple make up. Easy.
I'm in the process of moving away from the pink anyway so I put off using my next toning shade to shoot this. Like a pro. To top off the look I used a temporary tattoo of an anatomical heart from the Jolly Good Valentine's collection two years ago.

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Dress | borrowed from Helen
Jacket | borrowed from Helen
Boots | Topshop
Socks | New Look
Temporary Tattoo | Jolly Good
Lips | Lime Crime Black Velvet + Revlon Shameless

While I won't be rushing out any time soon for the mauve eyeshadow, I actually really liked the deep purple lip. The LimeCrime wasn't great (sorry, I know everyone raves about it)- it was slippery and messy so my cupid's bow looks odd- but I'd probably re-wear the Revlon colour stick. I have it one almost every other shade flung in my handbag, so what's one more?

For Halloween I'll be diving into my wardrobe once more to make another wearable outfit for a party on Friday before I enjoy not-too-scary ghost movies on the night itself. But before then, we have one more Treat/Trick up our sleeves so keep your eyes peeled for our final Halloween instalment...
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