What to Wear: Spooooky edition!


what to wear halloween

I had to skip last round’s What to Wear but this week we are back with What to Wear: For Halloween! This year I went as Martha Midway who is the mascot of the Arizona State Fair. If you do an image search, she is basically all decked out in pink and has cotton candy hair. Here’s a lil’ video…

I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get the cotton candy to look cute with my wig, which was kind of the reason I wanted to do this costume. Oh well. I just passed out cotton candy at the party I went to. That cone sticking out of my head is supposed to be the handle for the cotton candy.

martha midway arizona state fair halloween

dress- vintage ’80s, estate sale
shoes- vintage, thrifted
belt- vintage, gifted from Amanda
tights- Target
wig, ring & glasses- costume shop

martha midway arizona state fair halloween

All of the festivities were last weekend for me- Halloween night was actually spent in class. First stop was a friend’s housewarming party and then went to our other friend’s annual Halloween shin-dig and danced the night away. Here’s some shots from the night-

halloween dance party

How amazing are these Yo Gabba Gabba costumes our friends made??

yo gabba gabba costume

I made salted brownies with ghosts (from the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess) for the party.

salted brownies with ghosts

These polaroids were all snapped by Brian. Sunday there was a charity event at the restaurant I work at so I recreated the French outfit from Tour de Fat.
halloween polaroids

Oh, and guess what?! As I was heading out to class last night our first trick or treater of the night stopped by and it was the FIRST TIME EVER (as in- my whole life!) I was home to give candy to a trick or treater! Her mom said we should get a picture of this milestone moment :)

my first trick or treater

Make sure you check out the other What to Wear posts- maybe we’ll get some ideas for what to be next year!

Nicole: Gypsy in Jasper
Marcia: Like a Small Fire
Sondra: Abhaya Yoga
Adriana: Horses of Ares
Dorien: Bodacious Thought
Lisa: Not Ladylike
Sarah: Exploring Woods
Katherine: Thinkin’ Outloud
Amanda: Salvaged Strawberry

What were you for Halloween this year?? I love seeing other costumes- if you posted about it, leave a link in the comments!

If you haven’t entered the Shabby Apple giveaway yet, today’s the last day!!

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18 Responses to What to Wear: Spooooky edition!

  1. Melissa says:

    I can’t get over how awesome you look! omg haha

    <3 Melissa

  2. Cb says:

    what fun!i i love your costume and think the passing out of cotton candy was a nice touch. I love the yo gabba gabba costumes!!, they look amazing and did such a great job making them! Way to go!i am very jealous of you trick or treater! I wish we got them here!

  3. Sarah says:

    I’ve never heard of Marth Midway, but this is amazing! I love cotton candy, and even had it at my graduation open house for high school! :) looks great!

  4. Arielle says:

    hahaha thats so cute!

  5. I love your costume, Lisa! That state fair lady cracks me up!

  6. Miki says:

    Awe, what a great outfit! You look adorable! ;D No trick or treaters stopped by my house :/; same thing last year. I guess we’re in a location that’s too dark, plus I don’t think kids want to go up the stairs to know at our door, ha.

    Happy Thursday, Lisa! ;D

  7. You’re too cute, and those yo gabba gabba costumes are pretty amazing!


    here’s my halloween costume link: http://louise-amabilis.blogspot.com/2012/11/theyre-creepy-and-theyre-kooky.html

  8. lauren says:

    I had no idea what you were! I honestly thought you were a unicorn too. But being from the South, that wonderful pink lady never made her way down here.

    But that is just the cutest costume!

  9. Cara-Mia says:

    I love your costume! It’s so cute!

    Hah glad you documented your first trick or treater! We live in an apartment so we don’t get any.

  10. Dorien says:

    I love love love your costume, especially with that wig! And so awesome that you had your first trick or treater :) I wish people in my neighbourhood did this! xo

  11. Amanda A says:

    Oh man this is good! :) Love it! And I can’t believe that was the first time you’ve passed out candy! :) And, your hair is getting SO long. Wowzas. It looks gorgeous, my dear!!! :) I hope you have a great weekend. I am going to try and NOT shoot myself in the face whilst researching wedding venues. jk.

  12. Probably because I too am an Arizona transplant (California-Rhode Island-Maine-California-AZ), I knew immediately who you were and LOVED IT! Very creative and cute! You make a lovely Martha Midway, and now I want cotton candy. :)

  13. Dus says:

    aaah SUCH an amazing costume!! What a creative and fun idea!! I didn’t know the state fair had a mascot but it’s a really great one & you did it perfectly! looks like a super fun halloween party, your friends costumes def were great & what… all these years w/ never being home for trick or treaters? that is crazy! Glad you caught one & so cute her mom said you should get a pic : ) btw you hair has gotten so long, it’s gorgeous!! what do you put in it? i need to get mine to look at cute & wavy.

    • lalafauxbois says:

      Thank you! I feel like my hair looks super messy all the time, but I guess we’re our own worse critic :) I’ve recently started using this Paul Mitchell curly hair shampoo that my friend in hair school gave me as a gift and trying not to be so reliant on heating tools!

      • Dus says:

        shoot this is the very first time i’ve seen one of your replies so now i am checking the “notify me of followup comments” option..” dangit i bet i’ve missed a bunch of good replies all this time! & just say no to heating tools!! haha i have happily not used any in many yrs, sure my hair would prob look better but eh, sleep is more important!

  14. That’s an awesome costume…very clever!

    And congrats on the Trick or Treater!

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