Lovers & Rags

Silent Hill Nurse

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on September 14, 2010

OK. This is a costume that I’ve always wanted to try – a creepy dead zombie nurse from the movie, Silent Hill. I never played the game but it looks like the movie version is creepier. The second pic is just cosplay. I know! Amazing, right?

There are so many tutorials out there on how to make the dress, mask, make up, and added tips to make it look extra creepy. Really – I don’t think it would cost too much to make everything, maybe $50 if you shop smart.


Shaun White is Wendy for Halloween

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on November 2, 2009


Where the Wild Things Are: Max Costume

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on October 17, 2009

The Max Onesie from Where the Wild Things Are is probably going to be a very popular costume this year with the release of the movie. I’m currently sewing a homemade version of the costume for my boyfriend. This will be the biggest sewing project I’m undertaking and one of a few that I will actually finish. If y’all don’t sew or are too lazy or have the money…. here are some great options.

Max Costume from Opening Ceremony: $610. – Sold Out -, I guess the price tag did nothing to deter the hipsters.

K.W. Boxy  Fur Coat from Opening Ceremony: $575. Loving it!

For the full collection of Opening Ceremony x Where the Wild Things Are, click it!


Here is a list of items needed for the Max costume if you want to undertake this yourself. All are cheaper alternatives.


Carmen Sandiego Costume

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on October 14, 2009

This would be a cheap & chic costume for halloween. The author of the blog “She Finds,” also has a roundup of cheap options for the trench coat and the other items. You can find her post at the following link. So, as a template, this is our sexy sleuth in all her glory, (Via: She Finds):

And now…. to re-create, we need a…..


Victorian Corsets

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on October 12, 2009

I was shopping around for Victorian Corsets for my Mad Hatter Costume when I found this:

Ok, it’s not exactly Mad Hatter-ish, but I’ll tell you what -ishness it is…. It remind’s me of a Victorian or gothic vampire-ish feel. I love this corset so much so that I’m thinking of possibly getting these along with it:

Mad Hatter with a twist

Posted in Costumes by Michelle on October 8, 2009

I’ve always wanted to be the Mad Hatter for Halloween but never had the chance. As you know… packaged costumes are of B-A-D quality. I came across this costume by deliciousmalicious which gave me ideas:

It’s a skirt, shirt, and corset combo as she points out. I love her tights and the serrated knife adds a great touch of twisted-ness. Okay, I’m totally sold.

It was either the Mad Hatter or Kristen Stewart giving bad interviews. Kristen Stewart, you don’t make it easy to sound so… . . . Ok I can’t think of a nicer word than ‘retarded.’ Can ‘strange’ possibly suffice? Ok, that was mean. Sorry…