If you were around this time last week, or have been following my adventures on Twitter and Instagram, you might be aware that I revealed the first part of Halloween Girl Gang – a style project that I’ve been working on with my ladies at Wardrobe Conversations and Miss Vicky Viola. It’s a collaboration that’s been born out of a love for fashion and horror movies – and what better time of year to let it loose on the world than Halloween?
The first photo shoot was based on an eerie family portrait, and it was all very solemn. Not smiling for photos was certainly a challenge! The next shoot, was a totally different vibe indeed! We challenged ourselves to find an unlikely style icon from the movies, and build an outfit theme around the character of our choice. WIth so many to choose from, it was a difficult choice! But when there’s something strange, in your neighbourhood…can you guess who I picked yet??
Yep, everyone’s favourite silly spectre – Slimer from Ghostbusters!
A couple of months ago, I unwrapped a Ted Baker dress so bright it nearly had me reaching for my phone (WHO YA GONNA CALL?!). It was lime green. No, wait – make that slime green! It was a clear winner when it came to making a start on my outfit for this shoot.
Slimer is always eating. That’s part of his charm! In fact, he’d much rather eat a huge sandwich than haunt a house, and well – I must say that I would make the same choice! Accessorising with some fun food-themed accessories helped bring this ensemble to life, and I immediately reached for my hamburger clutch bag from New Look and a glittering pizza slice for my hair by the fantastic Alternate Normality.
My trusty New Look boots, some more slime green (this time on my nails – the colour is Radium by Illamasqua) and a pair of glasses that Janine Melnitz would be proud of helped finish off my look! My little ghost brooch is handmade by moi – with the help of Tatty Devine at one of their glitter-packed workshops!
So, why DID I pick Slimer? Well, I kind of like that for a ghost he isn’t very scary – in fact he is pretty silly. We also both have a penchant for bright colours and would rather befriend someone than intimidate them. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, so I thought it would be a fun way to mark the occasion! I can’t believe the movie is really 30 years old! I’m excited to be going along to a screening on the 28th of this month and laughing along at every joke (again!). Will I see you there? Don’t forget your proton pack!
I’ll leave you with a shot of the Halloween Girl Gang in its entirety for this shoot. Can you guess who the other girls picked as their unlikely style icons?
Don’t forget to keep up to date with the rest of the shoots over on Wardrobe Conversations this week to see if you’ve guessed correctly!
Do you have an unlikely style icon this Halloween? What’s your favourite line from Ghostbusters?
bustin’ fashion makes me feel GOOD,
Miss West End Girl x
All photography by Ross Bull