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to use my wedding dress for Halloween fancy dress?

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Bogeyface Tue 29-Oct-13 22:34:09

I should state at the start that it is the dress I wore when I married my ex husband so no issues there for me. Also, the bodice is lovely and unmarked but the skirt is knackered, absolutely filthy (chucked it down on our wedding day) and has a fag burn in it (thank you pissed up ex BIL).

So, I was planning on shortening it to mid calf length, muckying up the skirt a bit more and with make up, a fake slit throat and dead flowers etc, go as a corpse bride. My mother is horrified! She said that I should save it incase the girls want to wear it but the skirt is beyond saving, so I would look after the bodice as that could be detached and used with a seperate or new skirt, but I see no issue in trashing the bottom of it.

AIBU?

Twilightsparklesmama Wed 30-Oct-13 19:40:50

I wouldn't expect my DDs to want to wear the dress for their own wedding!!!! However I do think the dress has meaning, and will do to them. lack my daughters weren't born on my wedding day either but the dress is not just a dress its the wedding dress from when their parents got married. Maybe I'm just sentimental!

Howsuper Wed 30-Oct-13 10:14:34

I think you should do whatever the hell you want with your wedding dress and can't believe some would be offended?!!

Sounds like an ACE costume.

killpeppa Wed 30-Oct-13 10:08:35

I did this a month after I got married!

I wasn't going to wear it again and if I ever had a daughter she wouldn't wear a maternity wedding dress with fake tan stains on it!

KhunZhoop Wed 30-Oct-13 10:05:01

My wedding dress cost £40. I might start wearing it around the house to freak out the husband.

Cuddlydragon Wed 30-Oct-13 09:46:26

God yes, use it and have fun with it. It's only a dress. Post pictures.

notadoctor Wed 30-Oct-13 09:16:36

I think it's a great idea! I'm happily married but I still sold my dress on eBay and this is definitely a better use of it than that!

AnkaretLestrange Wed 30-Oct-13 08:33:13

That is a great idea for a bad taste anniversary party grin

WhereIsMyHat Wed 30-Oct-13 08:28:12

Brilliant idea. I'd do it with my dress and we're still happily married.

I sold mine the other day after seeing a wanted ad on a local facebook page for one to be used as a Halloween costume. As my marriage turned into something of a nightmare it seemed a rather apt use for it. I spent the cash on my dcs and the grandchildren so everyone was happy!

HonoraRogers Wed 30-Oct-13 08:17:25

I think it's a great idea for a costume. I am surprised that so many grown women attach sentimentality to what is, after all, just a dress.

That pizza dress made me laugh.

Orangesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 30-Oct-13 08:11:50

I'm happily married but I use my wedding dress for fancy dress all the time. I've been the Woman in White and worn it to a bad taste anniversary party where we had to wear the worst wedding outfits we could think of, I thought wearing my dress to someone else's wedding was pretty bad taste! oh yes and I've worn it to a fancy dress party, with wellies and a fluffy tiara, on a campsite! It is really liberating to actually use something that would otherwise be sitting in a box on top of a wardrobe gathering dust.

Bogeyface Wed 30-Oct-13 02:26:41

Well thank you shadow it is rare that I literally LOL but "hunky potato wedge" just made m laugh like a drain!

AveryJessup Wed 30-Oct-13 02:23:32

Great idea! Kind of wish I had a wedding dress of no sentimental value lying around the house now so I could do this...I love Corpse Bride.

Nicely done, Monty! A friend of mine was living in Playa Del Carmen when her husband fucked off, so she rolled her wedding dress up in a ball and fucked it in the Caribbean. She says it was rather cathartic grin.

Ahh, good thinking, Bogey. I did see a hot dog at that party, he and sexy pizza may have gone halfsies on the buffet wink. It's just a pity they didn't come across a hunky potato wedge, then they could have really cut costs grin

Bogeyface Wed 30-Oct-13 01:49:08

Monty I am impressed you didnt try to strangle them with it, and good for you that you grin about it now smile

Shadow No, I have theory! I suspect they spent an evening together googling and then realised that the cost of the outfits, plus shipping time, meant that they had to make their own! Hence the Sexy Pizza Hut Slice grin

AdoraBell Wed 30-Oct-13 01:30:20

Brillante ideathlgrin, can kind of see DM's point but would DDs want to use a knackered dress, really?

I'm in Ireland, Bogey. Why, were you hoping I could ask one of the ladies I met the other night to loan you their sexy Whale / Elmo / Fire Hydrant costumes? wink.

fanjo, that dalmatian costume kind of makes me want to cry. How, well, just yucky.

Monty27 Wed 30-Oct-13 01:22:07

Go for it, mine got screwed up and put in one of the black bin liners of his stuff that that I was rolling down the stairs when I discovered him shagging my bf grin (it was a long time ago which is why I can do grin but it wasn't so funny at the time)

If you haven't got sentimentality attached to it do it smile

Bogeyface Wed 30-Oct-13 01:17:21

101 Dalmations and The Starlight Barking are my 2 favourite books, but now I feel....icky.

Bogeyface Wed 30-Oct-13 01:16:27

Shadows are you in the UK?

Holy buggering shite! I thought sexy killer whale would haunt my nightmares, but that Tigger takes the creepy, disturbing cake. A.A. Milne is forever ruined for me!

Ooh, you all found some! Sadly, that sexy pizza was a bit better than the one we saw (if any 'sexy pizza' urgh, can indeed be 'better'). The one we saw was clearly from Pizza Hut wink.

Fecking hell, that 'Orca Cutie' is, well, beyond words. Since when do Orcas have fluffy tassels??

fanjofarrow Wed 30-Oct-13 01:07:02

What the actual..... just look.

Bogeyface Wed 30-Oct-13 01:00:35

www.yandy.com/Deluxe-Tiger-Costume.php
With some effort and expenditure you can ensure that your children will never sleep again after seeing Winnie the Pooh

Shit, that site is fucked up!

Slutty slice of pizza was a tiny pizza-print dress (so cheese and pepperoni print) and a little pointed hat that was the 'tip' of the pizza slice. Sexy killer whale was a black and white swimsuit with a killer whale hood and tail stuck on. Sexy Elmo... Closest thing I can find is this, but there was less fabric. Slutty crayon was a tiny red dress with 'Crayola' printed on a piece of paper and pinned on it, with a red witches hat to represent the top of the crayon.

It was all very disturbing!

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