This is what I wore to be magical at the Magic Gardens:
This is what I wore to get fancy Italian lunch with my fancy friend Emilie:
- The skirt is from Metamorphose temps de fille, a Japanese lolita brand that mostly makes very small sizes, and the shirt is from H+M. The hat is from Bodyline and I want to wear it everyday forever.
Now let’s talk about Halloween!
I can’t sew or craft in any way. My creativity is strictly limited to making fun of people on the internet, obviously. This year I’d like to be something actually scary, and if I could craft, I’d want to be a mermaid, but not the Ariel kind. I want to be one of the scaly, fanged mermaids of legend. Or of Harry Potter. Whichever invented that image.
BUT I CAN’T CRAFT.
Ursula is a great fat girl costume, but all of the ones available in stores only go up to a size L.
Exactly how the hell does that make sense? “Poor Unfortunate Souls” without a belly jiggle is for poor unfortunate souls, indeed. You cannot deprive a Little Mermaid fan of the bounce to the ounce. I did find one plus size Ursula costume, but it’ll really make you look more like a jellyfish in a Guy Fieri costume. I guess if you told people that’s what you were it’d be an actually original costume idea:
I think if you are, unlike me, a person with competency in the making of things, it might not be so hard to thrift a black dress, make tentacles by filling fabric with wire and stuffing, and attach the tentacles to a belt. If you do that I want to see how it goes!
If you’re like me, though, and lack any making skill whatsoever, there’s Etsy, for cute, creative costumes that you can’t claim the credit for! But you’ll look more original than any of the Disney princesses or sexy meter maids around you. These are all made by sellers who do custom sizing:
I’m kind of loath to post this last one because I’m pretty sure the shop owner stole this idea from someone else but I’d really like to see a fat girl do the Snorlax costume:
I have a few ideas in mind this year that will probably involve attempts at thrifting and then realizing it will take more work than I will be able to do and then giving up because I don’t have anywhere to go anyway.
So I’ll be sure to post pictures of that!