I am incredibly thankful to my friend Amber for this guest post! This post is just for the ladies, but there is a guy’s costume post coming later this week too! K, now I’m off to binge watch Twin Peaks on Netflix… – Bethany
Halloween costumes can be a challenge. No one likes to wear a store bought costume. Those silly Disney princess ones actually show a picture of the princess somewhere on the costume… as if we couldn’t tell. I know you wouldn’t spend a billion dollars to look like Belle. That doesn’t mean you still can’t be the Belle of the Ball. You’re crafty, and let’s be honest, if you’re reading the Reware Vintage blog you’ve already discovered the magic of second hand bliss.
Bethany and I discussed the perfect marriage of second hand clothes and Twin Peaks costumes late last fall. The clothes are distinctly 90s, yet also timeless in a Ghostbusters sort of way. Thrifting them should be relatively easy, cheap, and effective. I was asked to write a guest post on making Twin Peaks costumes from second hand items. This turned into two posts because it was WAY too much fun for one. When we planned this, we obviously had no idea that this post would occur the same month we learned Twin Peaks will be returning after 25 years. I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you, Laura.
Okay, we get it Laura. Settle down.
While shopping at Goodwill for certain Twin Peaks characters I found some pieces worked seamlessly together. They were like a slice of cherry pie and a damn fine cup of coffee. Other characters weren’t as easy. It made my day as difficult as the day Pete found a fish in the percolator.
Today’s post is aimed at the ladies. The most easily readable costumes for babes are Laura, Nadine Audrey, the Log Lady, and Donna. These costumes, aside from Nadine and Donna, were all found at a Goodwill Store near my house. I posted the regular prices, but several were on sale for $0.99 today. Sundays are a great day to thrift, friends.
Laura’s death was the center of the Twin Peaks saga. She seemed to know everyone and have tons of secrets. There are so many looks for Laura because she is in several flashbacks, as well as the Black Lodge. Some gals go for the “wrapped in plastic” look of how Laura Palmer was found in the pilot. I disagree entirely. Wrapping yourself in plastic ensures you’ll be a sweaty mess, which will make your bluish-purple makeup run. You’ll have to have that always wet hair look that Beyonce briefly tried to make a thing. Worse, you’ll also end up slinking around like a burrito. Halloween costumes should be easy to move around in so you don’t abandon them half way through the party. And practicality aside, this is the Laura I’d want to see at a party. The iconic picture frame is the best version of Laura. There are so many lies behind that perfect picture.