This post was written in conjunction with the Monster Madness blogger event. To find out more read about it on Little Gothic Horrors blog right here or follow the link at the bottom of the page to the roundup of blogs also participating. Typically my favourite monsters tend to be people dressed up; Scooby Doo is like my personal heroine and Ghost Face my definite favourite! But as alternative people we do tend to take a lot of inspiration from traditional movie monsters, I’ve compiled some ways I personally would be inspired in my everyday dress by the movie monsters I love.
|Don’t be fooled, the wind was playing violently with my existence in these photos.|
Frankenstein is such a lovely and at the same time heartbreaking book; the ‘monster’ being my favourite character because his view and willingness to learn is pretty inspiration. When translating him into this outfit I used lots of green accents. Whether you paint your face green or your outfit, green is typically a monster movie colour. It reminds me Creature of the Black Lagoon and aliens! Body parts may not be your thing but you don’t have to go my route with my teeth necklace, instead you can wear antique doctors implements or a fake butchers knife a la the Shining. I was taking inspiration from the creation of Frankenstein from human and animal remains. I can’t let go of my trusty boots, for hiding in the wilderness from civilisation and hiking through the icy slopes of mountains in isolation. The mix matched pattern of skirt and cardigan represent the bits and pieces that were thrown together by Doctor Frankenstein to create our beloved creature! Is that a bit too abstract?
|Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen | Singlet: Iron Fist | Dress: katebridal | Socks: Asos | Boots: Free People | Necklace: Etsy|
When I think demon’s I think of two types: the possessed woman in nightgown or well, Supernatural demons. If you’re going the traditional horror film type bring it to the next level with black out contact lenses – they’re so awesome it’s not funny. The demon’s of Supernatural tend to be utilitarian, so you could play up your own character or go for a Ruler of Hell kind of look with a Crowley or Abaddon (pictured above) inspired outfit.
|Coen collects Lego – this is Dracula!|
Obviously my favourite! The kind fo things that speak vampire to me are period clothing including long, flowy, chiffon dresses reminiscent of medieval wear (like the brides of Dracula wear). Don’t forget that super long hair you’ve been growing for centuries. But whether you’re going for the more masculine, feminine or androgynous look fake fangs will make or break your ! How do you embody your favourite monsters? What are your favourite monsters? Oh, and don’t forget to let me know your favourite films, so I can check them out! My favourite horrors are the Scream series (I could rant all day about how cleverly they are cinematically and are actually a series parodying the horror genre), the original House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price and anything containing murder mystery (especially relating to Poe’s short stories!).