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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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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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.
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