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Venturing into the dark side- 25 September 2013

With the shift in season comes the promise of dark nights and the approach of Halloween. I love this time of year when all the trees put on their fiery colours and the early mornings are shrouded in mist. I relish also the opportunity to veer away from the elegance of summer wedding designs and indulge the quirkier, darker side of my creativity. As I begin to gather materials for making my Halloween range I find myself in possession of a gruesome aesthetic I didn't know I had. I become fascinated with the scope for morbidity and 'eugh' factor that Halloween offers.

This year I am planning some zombie appocalypse themed fascinators; grotesque severed limbs and illuminated brains.

I am also doing some insect infested hair pieces and lots of quirky, gothic and humourous fascinators with light-up or moving parts, as well as a few haunted houses.

As I sit, surrounded by plastic spiders, netting, and a witches cauldron full of freaky ingredients, I feel like a child in a sweet shop. Or, perhaps more accurately, Frankenstein in a mortuary!

And the best bit about wearing a Halloween fascinator? No more dressing up nightmares, the hat says it all for you!

Black Death Fascinator by Passionflower Creations

This was my 'Black Death' fascinator from last year's Halloween range.

'Severed Hand' fascinator

A severed hand, zombie-inspired fascinator. Gruesome yet elegant.

vodoo king top hat

Vodoo King top hat.

Orders for Halloween 2013 commissions need to be in by October 15th.

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