Sunday, November 1, 2009

Living Dead Girls.



We live over 1,200 miles away from each other, but somehow my sister Lindsay and I ended up dressing in almost identical costumes this Halloween. Of course, because she is insanely artistic, her makeup turned out much more detailed and intricate than mine! Still, I loved my dia de los muertos costume...I think this was one of my favorites so far {that's me above!}.

...she looks like a tragic, macabre Flamenco dancer, doesn't she?

And for some reason, I feel very giddy about the new bar area I set up in my living room {for Halloween cocktails}, so I had to share it. I think the Mad Men mentality has finally taken over -- there is just something so old-school and inviting about a fully stocked bar. It seems to say: I can, at a moment's notice, have impromptu cocktails mixed for 20 people without breaking a sweat. Ok, I live in a fantasy world, just indulge me here...


11 comments:

Hammy said...

That costume is awesome!

Courtney said...

Both your gals' makeup turned out wonderfully. *sighs* Mine was totally stinted thanks to exhaustion and time shortage. You gals look lovely. I'm jealous.

Jill said...

Love the costumes...so want to do this one year...now, let's talk about that amazingly cool pagoda you have!

Emma said...

Love your retouched photo. Definitely looks old and tragic. Thanks for the lovely cocktails last night--your new bar is quite extraordinary!

lostinaspotlessmind said...

Oh, fantastic costume! Absolutely breathtaking! (but where's your picture, darling?)

And thank you so much for that lovely comment about my header. I'm going to be really silly and admit I like it a lot as well ;)

Poke Salad Annie said...

incredible costumes! and i love what you did with your photo. bravo!

{Tara} said...

Hammy -- Thank you so much!

Courtney -- Be easy on yourself; if I had kids, I would be a complete mess, and you always manage to look lovely!

Jill -- I love that pagoda; it was an Ebay find from a few years back. So kooky, right?

Emma -- I'm so glad you guys came by...and glad Paul enjoyed the Port ;)

Lost -- That's me in the top picture! I just realized maybe I wasn't very clear about that, LOL.

Annie -- Thank you so much! Making the photos look old always somehow seems to make them look better...

ambika said...

You both look so Dia de los Muertos inspired! I love the colors and the flowers in the hair are such a wonderful touch.

Sam said...

Yu both look wonderfully Halloween-esque!! Spooky you both dressed the same...! As for a fully stocked bar - a great idea!

{Tara} said...

Ambika -- Thank you so much!

Sam -- We didn't even realize that the other was doing the same thing until the last minute...weird, right? Want to come over for a drink at my bar? ;)

Blood Milk said...

o love it. we were in san fran for halloween and day of the dead and we saw so many people painted with skulls and holding candles. it was really touching and very interesting.
you look great!
xO