Halloween Theme: 1850s portraiture

Another theme for this Halloween countdown:

Modell: Matilda Tengdelius

Scary History

It’s that time of the year again.
When people goes crazy splurging on unnecessary things, clothes and decoration for the homes.
Of course I’m talking about – Halloween!

This year I decided to try something I’ve never done before – A Halloween photoshoot.
And since I couldn’t decide which one of my costumes I would use, I decided to use all of them…
No not really, but there where a lot.

The whole idea started when “American Duchess” announced her Instagram photo contest.
I started collecting inspiration pictures to decide what kind of picture I wanted for the competition – and from there it grew.
I decided there was no way I could model all the outfits I wanted to photograph, so I put a questions for models out on my private facebook – And you guessed it – I got lots of answers.

So this weekend I packed all my carefully ironed, sorted and packed dresses (shoes, corsets, hats, jewelry ect) in the car on top of the box holding all my Halloween decoration and masquerade make-up, and drew to work.
Yes, Since thee was now about 10 of us to get styled, dressed and photographed, I’ve decided to hold the photoshoot at the theater. And the fact that I had access to lighting, smoke machine and a wonderful huge “Dollhouse” as a backdrop really made the decision easy.

12112163_1277175332310740_7696391100424882181_nLots of things was going on in my sewing room previous this week.

I will show you the pictures as soon as they are ready – just need to do some sorting, editing and finishing first.

In the meantime here are some of my inspiration pics:

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Headless Portraits From the 19th Century (11)

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie

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11147032_10207758366618764_2972450089033689557_nZombie grupie 🙂

Halloween party at work

This Wednesday I hosted a Halloween party at work.

I’d brought all my decorations and some fabrics to help set the mood, and exactly one hour before the colleges was to arrive I finally closed down my computer and got to work decorating the office.

IMG_3314Booooo….

IMG_3297I used white sheets as tablecloth and lots of lights and spiderweb to get out sterile and clean office look more cosy and scary.

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IMG_3300This is not how my desk usually looks…

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IMG_3317The small figurines in the background are the clay versions of the “Sexy – for real” ensemble which I worked with last year.

IMG_3303To dark for any good pictures, but it was worth a try.

IMG_3305The part was nice, and everyone was impressed of how much I’d manadged to change the room in one hour.

IMG_3295Martin likes this holiday just as much as me, and he helped whit the mood by arranging the blue lights.

IMG_3339The bathroom needed some decoration as well.

IMG_3341And of course we needed a zombie grabbing for you while at the restroom.

IMG_3319I did manadged to get of selfie of myself as Alex from “Clockwork Orange”.