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Urgent hellp with subtle Halloween costume for 30 something

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Valdeeves Thu 25-Oct-12 23:32:44

Got to take my son to my hubbies company family Halloween bash for charity.
Got to wear fancy dress - am 34 and don't know anyone so will probably spend the evening with toddler - (hubbie very involved in event) therefore do not want to look like a nob ( I would also like to look attractive too please.)
Btw - had a baby two months ago - roughly between size ten and twelve with huge breast feeding boobs and wobbley tummy.
Please help ! Got two weeks!!!

Startailoforangeandgold Thu 25-Oct-12 23:37:38

DD1 has an adults sized (12) witches costume, that came from ASDA I think.
Sensible length, sleeves not in the least tarty. Don't know if they have any this year.

PurplePidjInAPointyHat Thu 25-Oct-12 23:43:24

White shirt, stripy tie, black cloak, pointy hat, mad frizzy hair. Dress toddler as ginger cat.

Hermione Granger from Harry Potter


Valdeeves Fri 26-Oct-12 04:29:27

Thanks guys!!

Olivermoliver Fri 26-Oct-12 07:58:49

I helped at DS reception Halloween party yesterday and got a great adult devil type wig from Morrisons. Bright red long hair which I put into 2 plaits and 2 small glitter horns. I just wore it with all black and felt it was enough without feeling sillysmile

Turquoiseblue Fri 26-Oct-12 08:07:11

Just walked past 2 ladies in black leggings black long sleeved top and white gilets with black nose paint and cat ears ..... Quite effective actually but subtle

Valdeeves Fri 26-Oct-12 08:20:34

I was thinking about black dress cat think. Have actually got a red wig from last Halloween. I just look so exhausted its hard to carry much off. Was thinking about buying beige shirt dress and black rucksack buying logos online and making a female ghostbuster costume. The prob is the company members are getting so young these days they prob haven't seen the film - 1987!!!

Valdeeves Fri 26-Oct-12 08:20:59

The female GB costumes online are slutty, slutty, slutty!!! Ha ha

Valdeeves Fri 26-Oct-12 08:23:07

Last year I had this lovely slinky dress with huge pumpkin skirt and orange and black tights. This year my postnatal body would not find that kind!

PurplePidjInAPointyHat Fri 26-Oct-12 09:17:30

I used to work in residential care and could easily pass a 14 hour shift in black trousers/top plus cat ear or devil horn head band. Management often didn't even notice it was that subtle grin

Beaverfeaver Fri 26-Oct-12 12:55:37

I am wearing leopard print cat ears and doing some whiskers in eye make up.
The rest of me will be in skinny black jeans and a black top.


lljkk Fri 26-Oct-12 13:01:01

Lidl has some adult size costumes for sale. Can't be expensive.

sweetheart Fri 26-Oct-12 13:09:57

Do you have a nice black dress that you feel confident in? Buy a long black wig, do some killer makeup, get a huge bling spider ring and go as morticia Addams? Maybe add some black net for long gothic sleeves

slug Fri 26-Oct-12 14:41:20

Long black dress or long black skirt and top. Pale skin and dark red lips. Straightened hair or, if like me you have what almost amounts to a buzz cut, DD's tutu worn on the head like a veil (I was improvising). Black shoes. Hey Presto...Morticia Addams

Valdeeves Sat 27-Oct-12 05:56:36

I was thinking little black dress ?

Valdeeves Sat 27-Oct-12 05:56:49

Thanks eveyone

HairySpidersInYourUnderwear Sat 27-Oct-12 06:02:16

We go to a party every year and this year I'm going as Medusa. I'm going to curl my hair and put plastic snakes in it, then wear a black velvet shift I have with a drapey piece of sheer metallic fabric wrapped around it like a toga sort of thing and a belt made from a piece of cord. I'm going to do big eye makeup.

I wanted something more comfortable this year and a bit more attractive than usual.

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