13 October 2011

A Black Swan Masquerade

I have been completely enamored with ballet-inspired outfits for as far back as I can remember. And like many other ladies, I fell in love with the dark, yet romantic costumes of Black Swan upon watching the film. So it's only natural that I'd want to be the Black Swan for Halloween, right? Well believe it not, I was a Gothic ballerina for Halloween one year before the movie came out. ::facepalm::

Rather than repeating my costume from two years ago, this year I decided to try a different interpretation: A Black Swan Masquerade. Picture a feather-accented corset paired with a long billowing skirt instead of a short tutu. Here are three of my favorite inspiration pictures:

Is this a black wedding gown? Vera Wang's designs always make me swoon. What I really like about this dress is the tulle detail on the bodice. But the skirt? Not so much. It is gorgeous, but not for me. Not only would a huge skirt like this swallow up my 5'2" frame, but there is simply no way I could ever sew something this huge.

I didn't even see this gorgeous ballgown until Stephanie of love&lace posted it on her blog. How perfect would this be for a Black Swan masquerade? It has everything I'd need for my costume ideas: a sweetheart neckline, black feathers, and the wild, floating tulle details that I love so much.

I'm really leaning more towards this Monique Lhuillier dress design though. I love how it's not too poofy, but still reminiscent of a black tutu, especially with the shorter top layer and the sheer, longer layers. I would just need to add black feathers and this design would be perfect.

So is anyone else dressing up for Halloween?
I'd love to hear about your costume ideas!

1 comment:

  1. AHHH gorgeous dresses! i have been so inspired by that movie too! everything about it is perfection



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