I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!After working on offbeatbride.com for almost two years now (and Offbeat Bride the book for another year before that!) I've started to see some definite trends in offbeat bride styles.

I mean yes: we're all doing our own thang, but there are definitely elements that seem to pop up repeatedly in offbeat weddings.

To celebrate this, I decided that this Halloween I would dress up as, well, YOU! I wanted to see how many offbeat bride trends I could pack into one outfit.

No one in Seattle will get this costume at all — “goth drag queen?” “weird mary poppins?” — but I don't care. I did it for y'all because I love your style.

SO, how many offbeat trends can you see in these shots? We'll start easy: Red wedding dress? Check. Actually a prom dress? Check. Purchased off eBay? Check!

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Oh, but there's SO much more
Tiny top hat? (Also from eBay!) Birdcage veil?
That MAC lipstick everyone keeps raving about on the OBT? Check.

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Rockabilly-style tattooed chest-piece? (Granted, fake.) But check!

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Peacock feathers? Check.

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Hipster mustache? Check!

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Fleuvogs and skull detailing? Check!

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Headless groom/groveling bride? Check.

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Headless bride/groveling groom? Check.

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Coordinated wedding dog? Check.
(That's my Li'l D, Sassafras!)

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Christy's classic “Just a minute, hon!” book shot? Check.

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

And of course then there are the cupcakes. Offbeat brides looooove cupcakes, but perhaps none as much as me! (I recommend sliding the slideshow speed to 1 second/photo for maximum CUPCAKE HORROR!)

And last but not least, Kambriel jacket for the full goth feel? CHECK!

I'm an Offbeat Bride for Halloween!

Very special thanks to my dear friend Ben Haley who so graciously took the time to play bridal portraiture with me to get all these ridiculous photos.

SO! Offbeat Brides … any trends I missed? Maybe I'll do this every year, and we'll see what offbeat trends show up for Halloween 2009…

Comments on My 2008 halloween costume: YOU!

  1. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh i want that dog, that cupcake and that hat. and that lipstick. and whatever that awesome building is you’re jumping in front of…

    yeah, i’ll take that too.

  2. Ooh! Ooh! Where’d you get the hat/veil combo? Or did you make it?

    I covet thee, oh tiny tiny hat of cuteness!!!

  3. Awww, you’re so cute! For full OBT goodness, I would say you should cut your hair short and dye it crazier colors, but I wouldn’t want to change your lovely hair just for a costume.

  4. What a fantastic dress! Love the colour (and all the detail you’ve included – especially the fabulous book shot)

  5. Oh man! I was all excited about my husband and I going as Maverick and Goose… I even had my fake moustache ready, but now I wanna go as an OBB! Next year… next year….

  6. um…. you look better in your halloween costume than most people on their ACTUAL wedding day.

    freakin awesome.

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