Can you believe that this is Halloween Weekend?! Yikes! *Queue the opening song from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.*
While I usually don't go crazy during Halloween in terms of elaborate costumes, parties and décor, I love seeing and celebrating the creativity of those who do. So, I thought you might also enjoy some of my favorite creators spooky season ideas!
From Pinterest, I love this Halloween Décor from everyday items, these two posts on last-minute costume ideas based on what's in your wardrobe (Pin 1 and Pin 2), this cute and healthy treat/snack, and these general tips for a fun and eco-friendly Halloween.
Now on YouTube, there are several amazingly lovely humans that I'd like to introduce to you. They are all connected in some way to historical costuming and other magical historic things, and watching their channels make for a nice break from Halloween movie marathons:
- Bernadette Banner makes Oscar-worthy mini documentaries on historical sewing methods that make you believe she's an actual Victorian time-traveler stuck in the 21st century.
- As a former seamstress at Colonial Williamsburg and VP of American Duchess, Abby Cox witty knowledge on the 18th century (among other topics) is the high key entertaining, low key educational I didn't know I needed.
- Speaking of Abby Cox, her real-life next door neighbor, Nicole Rudolph just started on the YouTube. Her first three videos on making a 1690's Hocus Pocus dress are not to be missed!
- The reigning Queen of Autumn, Rachel Masky, makes art and sewing projects like I do outside of my jewelry studio. Plus, she has a magical vintage style!
- There are so many more creators I love to watch while working the studio (like Karolina Zebrowska and Juul Thijssen) that I can't list them all here!
I hope this Halloween weekend is a wonderful one for you and yours, as we continue on in this crazy year of 2020. If you're not into the spooky season, there's always sparkly things at JosieGraff.com to lift your spirits!