Truth be told, Mini-me is a bit of a party-pooper these days. This was the second year in a row that she outright refused to dress up for Halloween. This came as a great disappointment to her mother (moi), who LOVES to come up with pretty costumes each year. I suppose it was inevitable, but nonetheless, a bit disappointing. It would actually have been completely devastating if not for the fact that I still have my Mini-mini-me - through whom I can continue to live out all my tulle-festooned fantasies. Ballerinas, brides, and princesses - we've done them all over the years. This year Mini-mini decided that she would like to dress up as Audrey Hepburn. I had contemplated making a costume for her and then I found a gorgeous vintage prom dress on Etsy.
It was a stunning shade of Tiffany Blue, tea length, and sized in something like a double zero. It was perfect...and with a few alterations, fit her beautifully!
We accessorized with some large Tiffany Blue pearls and some sparkly earrings...
Then we piled her long hair high up on her head and, as a finishing touch, added a rhinestone tiara.
I am so happy that Mini-mini-me loved her costume and that I had one more year to indulge in frothy layers of tulle. It all goes by way too quickly, but I remain hopeful that Mini-me will once again someday rediscover her inner princess.