Halloween Inspiration: Badass Bat Costume

August 26, 2013



I love this handmade 1920s-inspired bat costume by Lindsey Roo. It has an amazing eleven-foot wingspan!

Materials: Vintage dress, modified felt cap, wire, fabric, gloves, and makeup.

So fantastic!

The Bat

November 4, 2012
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I hope you all had a Happy Halloween earlier this week! I dressed up as a bat, and I was very pleased with how my costume turned out. If you ever need to make yourself some batwings, I highly recommend this tutorial. They are so easy to make and are pretty bad-ass.

Bat Ears: Handmade by Me
Glasses: Vintage (Estate Sale Find)
Batwings: Handmade by Me
Necklace: Xmas Gift from Chas
Shirt: Gap Outlet
Pants: Birthday Gift from Mom
Belt: Forever 21
Shoes: Vintage (Estate Sale Find)


November 2, 2011

Halloween Clearance Sale

I hope you all had a very fun, festive Halloween! Here at Flapper Girl Headquarters, we had a blast seeing all the little ghouls and goblins roam the Portland streets in search of treats.

There may be 364 days until next Halloween, but it’s never too early to stock up on supplies and decorations—especially when all of Flapper Girl’s Halloween goodies are ON CLEARANCE. Everything in the sale section of the Flapper Girl Boutique is between $5 – $15, and what you see here is just a small sampling of the bargains you’ll find. Don’t wait too long to snatch up any goodies you want—at these prices, things have already begun selling fast!


More Vintage Halloween Photos

October 26, 2011

Halloween is less than a week away, and I have another round of awesome vintage Halloween photos for you. Once again, these are photos that I’ve spotted on eBay during the past few months. Enjoy!

Vintage Kids Halloween CostumesA motley little crew of ghouls and goblins

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Spooky Vintage SkeletonA skeleton and clown showing off festive art projects made at school.

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Vintage Halloween NightAmazing old 8×10 newspaper/press photo taken in Arizona. I can’t believe I was able to snatch this one up for $14.95.

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Little Twin Retro WitchesTwo little witches

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Vintage Halloween PartyA cute snapshot from a Halloween party. The lass in this photo reminds me of my lovely friend Cori.

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Creepy Vintage Halloween CostumesThis one sold to some lucky collector for a pretty penny since it is especially lovely and creepy.

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Vintage Pumpkin HeadI love this little pumpkin head…
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… but not as much as this little pumpkin head! ♥

Pumpkin Patch

Chas, Nattie and I visited one of the big pumpkin patches on Sauvie Island this past Saturday. We picked out and bought a pumpkin, ate some food, and brought home a bag of kettle corn. It was a lovely autumn adventure.
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[Previous Vintage Halloween Photo Posts: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7]
P.S. Flapper Girl is having a SPOOKTACULAR CLEARANCE SALE right now. All Halloween aprons are only $15! All vampire bat & black cat plush are only $10! And all Halloween brooches are only $9. From now until October 31!

Halloween Apron Sale + A Giveaway!

October 14, 2011

Vintage Inspired Halloween Aprons

Here at Flapper Girl headquarters I am getting super excited for Halloween, and I hope you are too! To help spread some holiday cheer, I’ve put all my Halloween aprons on sale! That’s right—from now until October 31, I’m offering 40% off all Halloween aprons! How’s that for a sweet treat?

If you check out the sale section of the Flapper Girl shop, you might find some other discounted spooky goodies lurking about too. *grin*

Oh, but that’s not all! Since today is all about the treats, I’m also giving away a Halloween apron to one lucky Flapper Girl reader. The apron up for grabs is my Feelin’ Batty apron, which is modeled by the lovely Theresa of Roaring Design in the photo below.

Vintage Halloween Apron Witch Costume

To enter to win the Feelin’ Batty apron, just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about Halloween. Please be sure to leave your URL or email address so I have a way to contact you if you win.

I will draw a winner on Friday, October 21! Good luck! ♥

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And the winner is…

Comment #9, which belongs to Arlene Eisenhower! Congratulations, Arlene—an email has been sent to you so you can claim your prize.

Big thanks to all who entered. You guys rock! xo

Vintage Halloween Photos

October 6, 2011

It’s time for another round of awesome vintage Halloween photos I’ve spotted on eBay during the past few months. Enjoy!

Scary Vintage Bunny Halloween CostumeScary yet adorable bunny!

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Vintage Devil CostumesLil’ Devils. Double Trouble!

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Vintage Halloween PhotoIncredible scene! I especially love the witch’s costume (far right). 

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Vintage Halloween PhotoCute little ghouls.

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Vintage Witch Costumela petite sorcière

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Vintage Scary Halloween CostumesHell yes!

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Vintage Masked LadyLovely masked lass.

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[Previous Vintage Halloween Photo Posts: 1 2 3 4 5 6]

Vintage Halloween Photos

August 29, 2011

It’s time for another round of awesome vintage Halloween photos I’ve spotted on eBay during the past few months. Enjoy!

Sassy masked ladies! I love this one. I bid on it, but it became too expensive and I had to let it go. *sigh*
Same ladies—unmasked! One of the things I really love about this photo (and the one above) are the handmade Halloween skirts they are wearing! So cute!
So creepy. I totally dig the overall composition of this one.
Scary little skeletons!
This photo is so fantastic all around—the black kitty cat costume, the jack-o-lantern, the composition. Oh, how I pined to own this one, but alas, it slipped away and sold for $105! Holy cow!
Lovely ladies and a jolly jack! I actually snagged this one, and it is now in my collection :)
And this one isn’t really Halloween photo—although it has a black cat in it! I just really loved this photo, and picked it up on the cheap and wanted to share. I’m not sure what I’m going to use this one for yet, but isn’t this gal and her kitty an adorable duo? I just couldn’t pass it up.
[Previous Vintage Halloween Photo Posts: 1 2 3 4 5]

2011 Halloween & Autumn Garlands

August 2, 2011

Yesterday I launched my small line of Halloween Plush, and today I’m launching my Halloween garland line!

This year’s new retro Halloween apron designs will follow soon, as well as some other very cute spooky-n-festive goodies. But for now, here are the garlands!

Vintage-Inspired Autumn Harvest Garland

Fall Autumn Decor

Autumn Harvest Garland

Vintage-Inspired Farm Harvest Autumn Garland

This garland captures the magic and essence of autumn with warm inviting hues of peach, orange, brown, and gold. It conjures up the feeling of crisp breezes frolicking on your neck, the smell of fresh apples and pumpkins from the farm, and the sound of crunching fallen leaves under foot.

Available here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

The Little Witch Halloween Garland

The Little Witch Vintage-Inspired Garland

Retro Halloween Home Decor

Vintage-Inspired Halloween Decorations

A cute little witch from a bygone era is joined by jolly jack-o-lanterns and festive black cats to wish you a Happy Halloween in this holiday garland.

Available here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Bewitching Alchemy Halloween Garland

Bewitching Alchemy Halloween Garland

Witch Black Cat Magic Halloween Home Decor

Magical Vintage-Inspired Halloween Witch Banner

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Something wicked this way comes!

This Halloween garland captures the magic of a witch’s alchemy with a pair of black cats, a den of witches, a peek at ancient eerie spell books, and the light of the full moon.

Available here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Halloween Plush 2011

August 1, 2011

Halloween Bat Plush

I just stocked my Etsy shop with my Halloween Plush line. Each one is unique, and comes with a keepsake adoption certificate.

Pictured above is Gusty the Bat. He loves chocolate-covered crickets, exploring dusty attics, and the color orange. Gusty measures appox. 7″ high from the tip of his ears to the bottom of his body, and 10.5″ wide with his wings spread.

Batty For You

July 10, 2011

I’m making a small, limited edition series of  black bats and black cats for Halloween—only 10 of these guys total, with various spooky color and fabric combinations. No two are alike! This little guy was my test run. I think he is pretty damn adorable, and I really love his lavender bow tie.

What do you think?