01 November 2010

Melanie Daniels

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photos & collage by Tom b.

- 60s wool wiggle dress
- 50s pillbox hat
- 60s mary-janes
- vintage purse
- DIY bird headband
- fake blood!

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So here it is... my Halloween costume! I can't even tell you how long I've been wanting to be Melanie Daniels for Halloween. Years! I bought this wool dress at a thrift store over the summer with the intention to sell it in the Etsy shop but upon close inspection it was full of little moth holes, putting it squarely into Halloween costume territory. Everything else for the costume was found in my closet, except for the bird headband, of course. It's made from a few fake birds I ordered from a Halloween prop shop, some wire and a headband.

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We thought it would be fun to have a little photoshoot before I left for the evening in the spirit of the original Hitchcock movie. If only we had a phone booth next to our house! A little trivia about the movie... did you know that Tippi Hedren is Melanie Griffith's mother? And her name in the movie was Melanie? Coincidence?!

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57 comments:

Kayleigh said...

Ahhh!! I love it!! I may just have to borrow this idea for next year....!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

WOW..this is the best costume inspired by the birds I've seen!!!!

mina said...

i am in love with this costume idea! you pull it off perfectly.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

this movie TERRIFIED me in high school -- the first hitchcock movie i'd ever seen! your costume is fabulous!

Desiree said...

Haha oh my god that costume is AMAZING! I LOVE it! So original

marmaladie said...

I love it! It's a brilliant idea and (in my book, at least =P) a thoroughly original costume. ^^

auxpaysdesmerveilles said...

I love your costume!

Collette Osuna said...

Seriously AWESOME costume!!
That movie totally freaks me out....you look great!!!

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Louder Than Silence said...

Oh. My. Goodness.

This is the best Hallowe'en costume I've ever seen! I love how you've edited the first image too - on first glance I didn't even realise it was you!

Sally x
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Rosaspina Vintage said...

Just one word: GENIUS!!!!!!!!

Gela said...

haha, this is brilliant!! i love that you didn't forget adding the fake blood.

plus, the dress is gorgeous!


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J'Anns Boutique said...

Great costume choice.

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Nancie said...

this is so cute, i would wear it on a normal day.. minus the blood:) http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

SoOhCliché said...

Amazing photoshoot !! I actually only saw The Birds last year and since the memory is very fresh I can say that you captured the atmosphere very well :)

misc-maranda said...

fantastic!!!

Madame M said...

OMG! I love the costume you made!!!

JennaLynn said...

OMG, that movie has given me a life-long fear of birds! I somehow watched it repeatedly as a kid, even though we only had three channels and it must have been on during the day??? I don't know how that is possible but to this day I'm freaked out by birds.

Even so I LOVE your costume and am thinking that copying your idea may be therapeutic for me ;-)

KristiMcMurry said...

Amazing costume! Very creative :)

Mei-li said...

aaaa it 's awsome !! so cool, well done

Samantha said...

Ahh this is one of the best Halloween costumes I've seen this year!! :)

casey said...

I have been tempted for years to also try this costume! ;) It's so fun with all the birds... lol. I love your version--so imaginative!

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allie smith said...

Such an amazing costume! Love it!

LivingInSong said...

I love that movie! And what a cute costume you made from it. Great job!

mirattes said...

Wow you look abosolutely crazy!

Starr Crow said...

BRAVO my friend!! excellent execution, really great photos, and GREAT pick. :)

Hillary said...

Seriously one of the coolest Halloween costume I've ever seen, its morbid AND adorable.

anja louise verdugo said...

Ha, so good!! Maybe my favorite costume I've seen this year!

honorteapot said...

That's such a lovely idea, I remember the first time I watched the Birds, I must have been about 7 and was terrified!

Kimberly June said...

BEST COSTUME!!!

Maria Confer said...

So amazing Jennifer. This is by far the best costume I've seen yet!

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Maria
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viv said...

Wow!!
The best costume ever! I love her character and the film itself...

natalia said...

This is AMAZING. Even without the bird hat, you look smashing!

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Zohar said...

Oh my goodness!!! That is AWESOME!!!

kelly.danielsen said...

very well done!! i dressed up as melanie daniels too for halloween a couple years ago, it was such a fun costume to wear! will have to look around and see if i have any pictures : )
kelly

jess said...

That is such a great costume. I love the birds.

Loes said...

wow awesome. and very original!

fashion brick road said...

fab fab fab! love the first picture and the idea is utterly
original :)
The wiggle dress also reminded me I have a pattern here somewhere for one that I've been meaning to make lol x

Lise Marie said...

This halloween outfit is definately something to crow about! I love it and the dress is so wonderful.

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sweetdisposition said...

wow, so gorgeous. you absolutely nailed it ;]

Lydia said...

This is every kind of awesome! WOW.

Gracie said...

bahahah! this is the best halloween outfit I've seen yet! brilliant!

svenskaussie said...

That is absolutely brilliant !!!!! best costume ever and the photos were amazing. Love love love it !!!!!

A Little Brighter said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! How very creative haha! I'm sure I would have stared forever if I had seen smeone dressed like this / try to bat away the birds attacking them!
You look lovely!

Ayesha x

kathy said...

Wow, that's the best costume ! x

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zoë biggs said...

cannot even handle how awesome this is. DEFINITE HALLOWEEN WIN! you're incredible!

PS the fake blood is both tasteful and accurate. love.

Cynthia said...

Wow! This is brillant! I love it. As much as I love the movie :)

Stéphanie said...

FANTASTIC !
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Lady said...

This seriously is the best Halloween costume I have ever seen! Kodos to you;)

tuzifashiontips said...

that's great!I love Hitchcock's movies!I've even done my graduating thesis on one of his works!And your Halloween idea is the best one I've seen this year!Can I take one of your pictures to post it on my blog?
kisses and hugs from Italy ;)

Lynda D'Souza said...

what a unique idea - however did you come up with it! loves it so much!

VintageBELAmour said...

this look is great !!!!!!!!

rosemaryx said...

this is my dream costume! you've pulled it off beautifully. great job!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

most creative costume ever. Beautiful job!!!

Miss E said...

An amazing dress and an amazing costume! Well done.

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Thank you for your brand new ideas on how to wear new and old things.

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