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!
This was my 'Black Death' fascinator from last year's Halloween range.
A severed hand, zombie-inspired fascinator. Gruesome yet elegant.
Vodoo King top hat.
Orders for Halloween 2013 commissions need to be in by October 15th.