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I’ve Finished My Halloween Costume

Filed under: Fiction,Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Dowager Moncur’s Spectacles by LauraMoncur from FlickrAfter much gathering and sewing and plotting and planning, I’ve finally finished my Halloween costume. This year’s theme is steampunk, so my costume is all Victorian and funky glasses.

The dress is a prom dress I found at Thrift Town for fifteen bucks and a corset from a serving wench costume.

The hat is a derby hat I bought at Thrift Town for a couple of dollars with fifteen dollars of flowers, feathers, beaded trim and tulle sewed onto it. I used this hat as an inspiration for it.

The jewelry is from my collection of jewelry from the Eighties and the mourning pin was from my grandmother’s collection of “junk” jewelry.

The spectacles were found in a little shop in Baker, Oregon that time forgot. It was stuck in 1986 and still had all the “cool” stuff from back then. They kept their inventory for so long that cool finally found its way back to it.

You can see more photos of the costume here:

Dowager Moncur’s Spectacles by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Honestly, my Halloween costume has birthed a life of its own and I’ve written an entire story about it.

There are five entries to the story and one will post at Steampunk Stories every Wednesday until Halloween. ENJOY!



  1. Love the spectacles. :) This is my favorite shot.

    Comment by Sheri — 9/23/2009 @ 10:49 am

  2. Sheri,

    I had to shoot these with PhotoBooth using my Mac’s webcam! Considering the tools, I’m pretty impressed with my photography. That’s probably why it took 90 photos to get these few to turn out. THREE seconds just isn’t enough time to get into place for a full body shot!!!

    Flights are cheap right now. Hoping to see you at the party, even though you’re so far away!


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 9/23/2009 @ 11:39 am

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