Sunday, October 16, 2016

DIY Victorian Skeleton Halloween Decoration

I have a thing for gazebos. Like a deep down serious love.  I’m not sure why, maybe it is wrapped up in some romantic notion in the books I devoured as a kid about Victorian England. The history is fascinating and so are the clothes!  Fantastic gigantic hats, dangerous and deadly small waists, dresses with flowing trains – it is perfect Halloween attire!

Or in this case, the perfect Halloween decoration.


I can't tell you how much I love this Victorian skeleton couple enjoying the holiday in an iron gazebo

I met this dashing couple in Hotel Breakers when I went to this year’s Bloggy Conference at Cedar Point (you can read about how I spend last year at Cedar Point Halloweekends looking for park Easter eggs on Condo Blues here.)


 My apologies for the horribly backlit photos

The first thing that struck me after the gazebo is Mrs. Skelton’s black and white dress. It reminds me of the black and white costumes in the Royal Ascot scene in the movie My Fair Lady (affiliate link for your convenience.)


 Mrs. Skeleton’s hat is to die for!

They took great care creating the costumes. Look at the details on the back of their clothes. They were definitely made to be displayed in the round.

 My best guess is that they made them with a combination of sewing some elements and hot gluing others.

If I could I would have taken them and their gorgeous metal gazebo home with me. Swoon!


 Mr. Skeleton is quite dapper!


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