The Black and Orange Ball

Dress: ABS Shoes: Ann Taylor Earrings: Chanel (vintage) Cat Mask: Party City

 We were a Peacock, Ann Darrow, a Football player, Cat Masquerade, Frankenstein, a Bag of Jelly Beans, a Mime, Teddy Roosevelt, and Blondie. The weekend before Halloween, unless Halloween is on a weekend, is always a time for costume parties. Every year I intend to come up with a creative costume weeks ahead of time, and every year I end up putting my costume together the night before. For this party I planned ahead, and ordered my dress and mask a few weeks ago. Inspired by Truman Capote’s famous Black and White Ball, I decided to dress up as one of the masqueraders. Sadie and Devon had a similar idea and showed up in two very different versions of a peacock.

 Vanessa and Macy had the best costumes of the night. I’m obsessed with Macy’s Ann Darrow from King Kong costume, and Vanessa’s bag of jelly beans was such a cute idea. Both of these costumes were homemade. Macy’s costume was simple but brilliant!

 One of the highlights of the party is when Richard walked in the room as Frankenstein. It’s the perfect costume for someone so tall, and some of the guests thought he was on stilts. It was ideal. Kiel dressed up as Clint Eastwood from the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He took the role very seriously 🙂 Brendan appeared as Teddy Roosevelt, and Lindsay a Mime. We had such a good time dancing the night away. What are you dressing up as this year?



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  1. Vett Vandiver on October 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I LOVE the costumes, especially the King Kong — too creative! haha

    • Dressed with soul on October 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

      For me it´s the same, I love the costumes also, and I´m really impressed about the King Kong 🙂

      xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Alina on October 28, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Seems like an awesome party! All the costumes were incredible…I love the photo with King Kong's Jane jumping. Looks so fun.


  3. Heidi on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Looks like such a fun night! Love all your costumes! xo Heidi

  4. Kellyinthecity on October 28, 2013 at 8:18 am

    This looks like so much fun! You look beautiful–Love your shoes! 🙂



  5. Caitlin Elizabeth on October 28, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Your costumes are fantastic! Especially the King Kong one!


  6. Catherine on October 28, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Such fun photos!


  7. Brittany Lauren on October 28, 2013 at 8:57 am

    The King Kong one is so unique! I love the photo of her jumping up! Ha! Looks like fun! <3
    And cute bow shoes by the way!

  8. Rachelle ( on October 28, 2013 at 9:20 am

    oh this is perfect, looks like so much fun.


  9. Suzanne S. on October 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Halloween parties are so fun! Looks like you had a great time 🙂
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

  10. Preppy Pink Crocodile on October 28, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Such clever costumes! Looks like a fabulous party!!

    KK @

  11. Crumbs and Curls on October 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    You guys look great, you have such chic costumes! I want to be a peacock next year so badly, & may use your friends' costumes for inspiration!


  12. Lauren on October 28, 2013 at 11:14 am

    It looks like you all had such a fun time! I love all of the costumes everyone is wearing!


  13. Leslie: DowntownHaute on October 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I love your skirt!

    Cool Pics! Looks like a lot of fun!

  14. Kari on October 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I love how all you ladies are whimsical and yet so beautiful.

    My family is dressing as a fox hunt – myself as the hunter and my husband and two sons as the hounds.

    • Sarah Vickers on October 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you! I would love to see pictures. This sounds adorable!

  15. Laura McCallum on October 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Haha this looks so much fun!! The photos are brilliant … ones to look back on 😉

    Laura xx

    P.s. I am hosting a Michael Kors watch giveaway on the blog this week. If you are feeling lucky, check it out:

  16. The Twirl Team on October 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I love seeing the creative costumes you all came up with! Super cute…my favorite has to be the king kong hand

  17. Isabel on October 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    All of your costumes look great!

  18. Anonymous on October 28, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I love all these costumes, especially Macy's. Sarah: you are my fashion icon and I wish everyone dressed like you! 🙂 Do you have any ideas for Thanksgiving Day attire? I want to wear something classic yet simple. Any ideas?

  19. Ruby Girl on October 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    looks like a blast! i loved the peacock costume with the sparkles, but you all looked fab.

  20. Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} on October 28, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Your dress is gorgeous but I love the peacock and the King Kong girl!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  21. Ladies in Navy on October 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    the king kong was absolutely awesome!
    kw ladies in navy

  22. Haley Valerie on October 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I love your dress!


  23. Cutella on October 30, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Cool! I like the dress!

  24. Sara Nena on October 31, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Ahahahaha, the dress with the hand is great…nice pics


  25. Ria on November 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Your costumes look awesome! xoxo

  26. Chic Coastal Living on November 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    OMGosh! I loved this! it should be in a magazine!



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