Monday, 31 October 2011

With a Tickety Twitch, Tupneys a Witch….

…though I’m sure most people would quite happily say that I don’t need to twitch to become a witch!

The last time I dressed up for Halloween was about twelve/thirteen years ago as I felt left out. My sister was going to a party as the Devil and had bought horns, a tail, and most importantly a pokey fork thingy… I think she even has a sparkly red top or dress! All very glamorous, though she would probably cringe if she saw the photos today!  Not fair I thought, so I decided to dress up as a pumpkin! All glamour me! To be honest it was all I could muster in such short notice, plus at the time it was very ‘me’. I seem to remember I was quite fond of brightly coloured jogging bottoms, and luckily I owned a green pair ( a fondness that has since been discarded I must add!), also I just so happened to posses a orange T–shirt.. Bingo! I had all the necessary bits n bobs to be one cracking pumpkin…. Well, apart from the necessary roundness! For that I had to shove a cushion up my orange tee and Bobs your uncle, Tickety’s a Pumpkin! I only treated one house but the pound and chocolate bar was enough to keep any pumpkin happy….. funnily enough never again did I dress up for Halloween……
Hehe, funny or what!

But today I have decided to face those past traumas and once again dress up for the occasion by donning my most spooky 40’s hat!
And you have got to agree that my hat has that certain witch-esque charm! It’s quite a hat!!! I thought if I can’t wear it today of all days, then I don’t know when I can.
When I saw it I fell in love, and I just had to have it for my collection. Its soooo unusual and the georgette scarf notion reminded me of the hat Mrs Miniver bought in…..Mrs Miniver! Yes, I know it’s nothing like her hat but all the same it still reminds m.  ;)

cheeky or scary- call this picture what you will!
40's hat with a 40's spider brooch.

I must admit the hat is rather a bit growdy-uppy for me- I’m far too cheeky to wear such a hat, but give me another decade or two and all will be dandy!
If age and wisdom fails to come knocking at my door then I’ll just have to learn how to be more dramatic. This hat demands to be worn by someone with great dramatic tendencies….. I see it being worn but someone flinging their being onto a sofa, draping themselves across it (a chaise longue is preferable and would create the correct dramatic effect for the scene), and with the bringing of their oh so tired arm to ones forehead to exclaim such twaddle about everyday life and how its such a tiresome lot, or something else of equal nonsense! It could work,  but personally I think I’ll  wait for the extra age myself!
Tehehe, and one to show how a drama queen would wear it!

Happy Halloween All!
Tupps xxxx


  1. I really like you with your hat. The second picture with the spider brooch I like best.
    Spooky regards from Miss Maple

  2. Very unusual hat, I like it, it suits you just fine. What colour is the dress by the way? It looks like it has stars on it?

  3. As above, I'm in awe of the dress! Fab hat though, so full of drama and glamour! x

  4. It’s actually a silk blouse in a soft red colour with white stars!(you can just about see some colour in the first pic!) Quite appropriate for the occasion me thought! T x

  5. Whoo, you look stunning as a witch-y in contrast of me! Marvelous hat, and I really like the second picture! Such a lovely smile! Very pretty, Tups!


  6. Oh, that hat's stunning!! It looks so very much like it belongs in a glamourous film noir!

  7. Ha ha, I love it! Very funny, I can only imagine what the original wearer of such a fantastical hat would have worn it to!

  8. It made me think of Mrs Miniver, too, when I saw it! Outrageous hats have always fascinated me, I'm too short to carry off any really drmatic ones myself, but I often wonder about the women who wore them, and what they looked like.

  9. You make an amazingly glam witch! I also dressed up for the first time in years, as the corpse bride! x


Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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