Happy Thursday! We are back with another installation of Thrift Score Thursday, and this week it’s all (er, mostly) about Halloween, baby! Ok, well MY find is Halloween, and next week we will be looking to see your Halloween thrift scores, especially what costumes you can make from them! Before I share you my features and my own costume find, let me remind you to check out my amazing cohosts this week. Brynne and Trisha are the originators and ever present hostesses with the mostest, and this week we have two very special guest hosts, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Stephanie from Sandpaper & Glue! You won’t want to miss their features and finds!
A quick recap if you are new here on how it works: You thrift, share your finds on instagram or twitter using the thrift score thursday hashtag #thriftscorethursday , and we feature our favorite finds, plus we each share a find of our own!
I always have so much fun looking through the #thriftscorethursday photos on istagram. Of course, I am also insanely jealous of the amazing things you find. 🙂
This week these are the scores that caught my eye!
Love this collection of children’s books from An Inspired Nest! They are so colorful and fun and I happen to have the same Fairy Tale one!
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Next up, Amber from Wills Casa found this dresser that I would love to get my hands on! She passed it up as she had nowhere to put it…. sometimes walking away is so hard. Props to you, Amber!
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Now it’s my turn to share what I’ve found! My kids are still at the age where they know what they want to be for Halloween, so I work with that. It’s not like, “Hey let’s see what we can find at the thrift shop and you can be that” which would make my life easier. But, I’m happy for them in their decisions…. Emmy is going to be Audrey Hepburn and I searched high and low for the right dress and finally ordered from Amazon. Sawyer wants to be a dwarf from The Hobbit. Here is the inspiration for his look… (image source)
The one he wanted to be in particular was Kili, who can be found to the left of the very rotund red headed dwarf. Basically, I looked at this image and saw lots of dark colors and layers with leather and fur, so we started rolling with that. I found him a faux fur vest at TJ Maxx (actually a women’s small, but the length is perfect on him for a dwarf!). He is going to wear dark pants, and then as luck would have it I found the perfect gauzy brown piece with faux leather vest panels at the Salvation Army! It was apparently part of a Star Wars costume, but we’ve repurposed into dwarf. It was a sz L, so I cut the sleeves, but the length again as more of a tunic for a dwarf was perfect. Here he is with as much of his costume as we have so far. Now I just need to feed him steroids so he can get facial hair and long hair in time….
Is that not the best looking dwarf you’ve ever seen?
Now, next week I will be looking to feature more thrifted costumes or costumes created from thrift score elements! Show us what you can come up with!
Be sure to visit my cohosts this week to see their costumes and features, too!
And if you are interested in joining the fun as a guest host this week, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This could be your face! and these could be your braids.
Until next time, happy thrifting!