The title already gave it away: Diego and I celebrated Halloween together! I was so excited this year to give it my all and since Diego always shares my enthusiasm, I was determined to dress up together. Who ever said you needed a boyfriend to match your costumes with?
When searching for the right costume, the decision was made swiftly. Some time ago, I saw a picture of a dog with lion manes and I thought this would be perfect on Diego’s fur colour. I didn’t have to think too hard to come up with a matching costume for me. I am a long time fan of The Wizard of Oz and my choice was made! However if you need some inspiration, these options were also on my list:
- Red Riding Hood and the wolf
- Gamora and Groot from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
- Princess Leia and Chewbacca from ‘Star Wars’
Then my search started after a lion mane for dogs. I firstly looked after options to make them myself, but this proved a little bit too hard since I couldn’t find the right materials. And so, I went hunting on the World Wide Web, where I came across this Dutch webshop: FunkyDogs. I always enjoy trying out new webshops, especially when they are of Belgian or Dutch origin. Support your local (web)shops!
I ordered the lion mane and an advent calendar for dogs on FunkyDogs on Wednesday evening and the following day I received a confirmation that my order had been sent and a Track & Trace code from PostNL. My order came in the mail Friday noon. It goes without saying that I couldn’t be happier with this quick delivery. The items were well wrapped and of good quality! For the mane, I only needed to add a red bow to complete Diego’s costume of the Cowardly Lion.
For my own costume, it wasn’t too difficult to dig up something from my own closet. I picked out my blue sparkly dress and wore a white shirt underneath it. I combined it with these cute red dancing shoes which belonged to my mother. I wore little blue socks in them. For my make-up I kept it quite simple: some winged eye-liner and a beautiful red lipstick did the trick. Since I already have brown hair I needn’t dye it and it is just long enough to make tiny milk braids, which I fastened with some blue bows.
- Lion mane for Dogs: FunkyDogs.nl
- Blue sparkly dress: Zara, similar denim dress here
- White shirt: Vero Moda, similar here
- Red shoes: Vintage, similar here and a more wearable option here
- Bucket bag: Vintage, see my previous post
- Necklace: Juwelier Degeneffe
What do you think of our little ensemble? Did you dress up yesterday? If so, what as? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. What do you think of our carved pumpkin? Diego and I made it together! Check my Instagram for more updates.