Today is the 51st anniversary of the Disney film, Mary Poppins, so I’m sharing with you my belated post on my 2014 Halloween costume!
Coat: long black wool coat from Le Chateau | Blazer: black blazer from H&M|Blouse: ‘Victorian’-inspired polyester blouse from eBay | Bow: Blue bow hair clip from Claire’s | Skirt: Vintage navy blue with mixed fabric skirt from ifound Gallery | Belt: Red bow elastic belt from Le Chateau | Hat: Black mini boater by The Saucy Milliner, trimmed with white ribbon by me | Umbrella: Black portable umbrella from Dollarama | Purse: Vintage black embroidered purse from Germany
Last October, I had no plans to dress up for Halloween. I didn’t have a costume at home nor did I want to spend money on one. The idea of dressing up as Mary Poppins popped into my head the day before Halloween, just as I was about to toss the daily newspaper in the recycling bin. There on the front page of the Vancouver Sun was an ad for the Mary Poppins musical. I realised that I already had most of her nanny/governess outfit save for a bow for the collar, a belt (which turned out to be inessential), and a black umbrella.
I am happy to say that just about everyone recognised whom I was dressed up as. Since it was drizzling that day, it made perfect sense to carry my umbrella just as Mary did. 🙂
So next time you need a costume, have a look inside your wardrobe and see whom you’ll be able to dress up as!