Flickering candles, creaking wood, and dark, warm outfits – who claims Halloween couldn’t be cosy? Just like last year, I’m going to spend the 31st October at home watching “Nightmare Before Christmas”. My dress in this blogpost is inspired by exactly this movie, and even better, the Gothic Velvet Dress from Nastrovje Potsdam (NAPO Shop) is perfect for Halloween.

RetroCat mit dem Nightmare Before Christmas Velvet Gothic Kleid vom Napo-Shop

Halloween with the Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Velvet Dress

The Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Velvet Dress lives up to its name: The black satin fabric is decorated with countless Jack Skellington velvet skulls while lacings on the upper part of the dress make it even more dramatic.

Since it can be quite cold at the end of October, I teamed the dress with a true vintage cape. Long nylon gloves as well as dark fishnet tights match the spooky look quite well. Accessories like a hairflower with pumpkins as well as ring and earrings with bats finish my Halloween outfit.

Speaking of bats: A bat brushed my hair during this shoot, unfortunately she was too fast for the camera. 😉

RetroCat mit Halloween-Haarblume und Vintage-Cape

RetroCat mit dem Gothic Velvet Kleid und einer Laterne

RetroCat mit Vintage-Cape, Laterne und Kerzen auf einer alten Veranda

RetroCat mit einem Halloween-Outfit im Vintage-Stil vor einer alten Tür

RetroCat in einem Halloween-Kleid mit Jack-Skellington-Schädeln

Vintage-Mode-Bloggerin RetroCat beim Auspusten einer alten Kerze


A Retro Halloween Makeup

My makeup this time is rather classy. First, I use a light foundation and lots of powder for a matte finish. Strong contours are very important as well. On my lids, I apply warm shades and aditionally loose orange pigments. Afterwards, I use eyeliner as well a lots of mascara. Blush and a blood-red lipstick finish my Halloween makeup.

RetroCat mit einem klassischen Vintage-Make-up für Halloween

Beauty-Bloggerin RetroCat mit dramatischem Eyeliner und rotem Lippenstift

RetroCat mit einem schwarzen Satin-Kleid, Nylon-Handschuhen und einer Laterne


By the way: Use the code retrocat10 to get 10 % off your whole order at NAPO Shop or the Vive Maria online-shop! Valid until 30th April 2018.

Halloween Outfit – the Details:

Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Velvet Dress: c/o Napo Shop

Cape: Vintage, similar here

Gloves: Secrets in Lace Europe

Hairflower: Sophisticated Lady

Earrings: Glitter Paradise

Tights: similar here

Pumps: Mojo Moxy, similar here


Halloween Makeup – the Details:

Foundation: Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet Foundation

Eyeshadow: Chanel Les 4 Ombres in „Candeur et Experience“ (No. 268)

Pigments: Catrice, similar here

Eyeliner: NYX Matte Liquid Liner

Contouring Stick: Diorblush Duo Stick (no longer available)

Mascara: Kat Von D Immortal Lash 24 Hour Mascara

Blush: Chanel Rouge Joues Contraste in „Rouge Profond“ (No. 320)

Lipstick: MAC Ultimate Lipstick in „Dangerously Chic“

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2 thoughts on “Candlelight Thriller: The Nightmare Before Christmas Gothic Velvet Dress

    1. Thank you Karen!
      I’m not a big Halloween fan either, and as I wrote, I usually spend this day at home. But I really love to dress a bit dramatically and occasion spooky for this. 😉

      xx
      Sandra

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