How To Wear: 31 Days Of Spooky Attire

George Ziel

Sadly I did not engage in my annual tradition of watching one horror movie a day, every day during the month of October. I didn’t have the time! I’m so sorry! If you missed them in previous years, here are the links for my 31 Days of Horror in both 2018 and 2017. I’m definitely going to go for it again next year, so stay tuned.

(Although! In the first days of the month, I did watch one beautiful giallo-style horror movie with a cast almost entirely populated by queer characters, and that I highly recommend–Knife + Heart, on Shudder right now.)

So…maybe fill the void with something else, then? I gave it some thought and realized that over the past decade of assembling little fashion collages (see my How To Wear category both on this blog and over at my other home, Haute Macabre) so many of them, at least half, probably more, are horror-inspired! How fun would it be to gather up some of my favorites, dust off the cobwebs, and present them as…How To Wear 31 Days Of Spooky Attire! Apologies in advance for the double-vision; this same post is going up at Haute Macabre tomorrow, but I thought I’d get a head start and share it here, first.

A small disclaimer: many of these sets were made using a site that no longer exists. Whereas I used to have a list for every item I included for each ensemble, sadly that is no longer the case and I cannot link to any of the items used. I know–it’s a travesty! Some of them I might remember though, so feel free to leave any questions you might have in the comments and I am happy to try and guess! If you have any questions about the art used or the films or literature referenced, I am happy to address those as well.

DAY ONE // DAGON

Dagon

DAY TWO // SALEM’S LOT

salem's lot

DAY THREE // LURID PAPERBACKS

lurid horror paperback

DAY FOUR // SATAN

satan

DAY FIVE // CRIMSON PEAK

crimson peak

DAY SIX // COVEN

coven

DAY SEVEN // MORTICIA ADDAMS

addams

DAY EIGHT // CARMILLA

carmilla

DAY NINE // VAMPIRE SQUID

squid

DAY TEN // WITCHES

witches

DAY ELEVEN // A MOTLEY MENAGERIE

motley menagerie

DAY TWELVE // JUNJI ITO (TOMIE)

junji ito

DAY THIRTEEN // VIRGIL FINLAY

finlay

DAY FOURTEEN // FEMALE CENOBITE

hellraiser

DAY SIXTEEN // SPOOKY CHATEÂU

spooky chateau

DAY SEVENTEEN // THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND

borderlands

DAY EIGHTEEN // PENNY DREADFUL

penny dreadful

DAY NINETEEN // WENDIGO

wendigo

DAY TWENTY // MADAME DE LA ROUGIERRE

Madame de la Rougierre

DAY TWENTY-ONE // AN OCCULT ENDEAVOR

a spooky endeavor incorporating pastels

DAY TWENTY-TWO // TERRIFYING TOTS

terrifying tots_twitter

DAY TWENTY-THREE// SPIDER BABY

spider baby

DAY TWENTY-FOUR // GOTHIC ROMANCE NOVELS

gothic romance novel

DAY TWENTY-FIVE // OBSESSED HORROR FAN

horror fan twitter

DAY TWENTY-SIX // PEEPHOLE

peephole

DAY TWENTY-SEVEN // TWIN PEAKS

twin peaks

DAY TWENTY-EIGHT // A SPOOKY SCENT

a spooky scent

DAY TWENTY-NINE // CARNIVAL OF SOULS

carnival of souls

DAY THIRTY // ABANDONED AMUSEMENTS

abandoned amusements

DAY THIRTY-ONE // PET SEMATARY

Pet Sematery

 

Featured image: George Ziel for the cover of Shorecliff by Marilyn Ross

3 Comments on How To Wear: 31 Days Of Spooky Attire

  1. Harlow Skalwold
    October 30, 2019 at 6:25 pm (2 weeks ago)

    You’re killing me…
    Okay, eyeball clutch, bunny purse, headband with horns?

    Reply
    • S. Elizabeth
      October 30, 2019 at 6:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

      What’s killing *me* is that I no longer have access as to where to find this stuff, who the brands or designers are, or anything along those lines! There are some things that I weirdly can’t forget, for whatever reason, and I can tell you that the rabbit bag designer is Mandy Coon http://www.mandycoon.com/bunny-bags

      Reply
      • Harlow Skalwold
        October 30, 2019 at 6:34 pm (2 weeks ago)

        Yes! I’m happy you remembered at least one! *That site* shutting down was the worst…

        Reply

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