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What do dead flowers, thick makeup, and strategically placed rips have in common? | Manolo for the Brides

What do dead flowers, thick makeup, and strategically placed rips have in common?

That’s right–they’re all part of what you get when you combine weddings and Halloween! We’ve all seen (and some of us have even attended) the Halloween themed weddings where everyone comes in costume. The bride and groom usually dress up as something appropriately dark, like Dracula and his sexy she-vampire or Frankenstein’s monster and the bride of Frankenstein’s monster. Why is it that the lady characters always get shafted where actual identity is concerned? Do these creatures have names?

Anyway, as fun as it is to put a little Halloween in your wedding, October is the month to put a little wedding in your Halloween…that is, if the costume companies have anything to say about it. Me, I plan to dress up as a Rockette because I have kickline experience and saved all my costumes. I still fit into them, making “dancer” the de facto, go to costume every year. If you plan to dress up and don’t have a costume all ready to go, here are some extremely silly ideas thematically related to this blog.

Here’s one that’s new to me, the dead groom, as shown here with his dead bride:

Dead too soon to be a groomDead and ready to wed

If that’s not commercial enough for you, there’s always the official deluxe licensed and collectible Corpse Bride costume:

Wants to be wed -- to bad she's dead

Not sexy enough for you? Here ya go:

Why does everything have to be sexy?

Sexy, for the purposes of this exercise, means ripped up and lower cut. To round the whole thing out, your officially licensed Corpse Bride bouquet:

These roses were red, but now they're dead

Seems like official and licensed costumes are all the rage. I should market the official licensed Never teh Bride costume!

6 Responses to “What do dead flowers, thick makeup, and strategically placed rips have in common?”

  1. Twistie October 17, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    I tend not to do licensed anything. Oddly enough, I never chose to go as a bride on Halloween – dead or otherwise – at any point in my trick or treating career. I did, however, when I was about eight go out as one of the professional bridesmaids from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore.

    My mother made me a long dress and a silk flower bouquet and headband, and I wore a big sandwich board with ‘Bridesmaid for Hire’ on the front and my rates on the back.

  2. Toni October 18, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    I’m going as Hermione, since I still have my outfit from the last Harry Potter book release.

    Wait, did I say that out lout?

  3. Never teh Bride October 18, 2007 at 11:56 am #

    What I’d like to know is why there has to be a sexy version of EVERY SINGLE COSTUME.

  4. ame October 18, 2007 at 1:53 pm #

    Why do all women’s costumes come in the sexy/slutty version? You must have forgotten part of the Halloween lore of ancient Europe. On Samhain in the days of Yore all the maidens of the village would dress as naughty nurses, sexy brides, sexy school girls, slutty nuns, and french maids in order to intimidate the evil spirts with their sexiness thereby saving all the villagers. Of course if they dressed like this any other night the maidens would be promptly arrested/banished/stoned/burned (different villages different traditions).

  5. class-factotum October 18, 2007 at 5:23 pm #

    Sort of related — on my Bridezilla/Whose Wedding is it Anyway/Extreme Makeover marathon while my boyfriend is out of town and I own the remote, I saw a woman who wore a Supergirl costume instead of a wedding dress.

    To her own wedding.

    (I’m not sure where the bride who carried a bathroom scale with her to the restaurant fits into this, unless we are considering insane brides.)

  6. Ninjarina October 26, 2007 at 1:37 am #

    I’m proud to say that I’ve never dressed up as a slutty ____________ all through college. Halloween is about being scared and the only thing I can gather is, STDs are DAMN scary.