Thursday, October 30, 2014

Costume Inspiration for The True Sartorialist

1030velma_sasha1030madeline_590What I love about these shots is that neither of them feel like a costume-yet the resemblance is just too good! You can’t not see it once you do.


Click through the archives and see if you can find some costume ideas from the many years of inspiration


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  1. Helen

    October 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Great game! [I personally seem to have been channeling Frida Khalo/Carmen Miranda this morning! Don't quite know how that happened!]

  2. LEE @ Modern Granola

    October 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Aw how adorable! These looks really are so cute in real life, but how great that they translate into costumes! Very creative.

  3. Mimosas and Me

    October 30, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Haha really cute idea. The first look is spot on

  4. Fashion Snag

    October 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  5. Librarian Lavender

    October 30, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Such great outfits, I love them!

  6. Marieta A.

    October 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Love this post! Remember loving the first picture the first time I saw it! xx

  7. Lauren Vandiver

    October 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    LOVE this – so clever! Ideas that are simple and in fashion.

    Fair-well xx,
    -Lauren Vandiver

  8. Eva

    October 30, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Haha, how cute is this. Beautiful looks that indeed doesn’t look like a costume at all! I;m actually wondering now if they looked at these images before they put their outfit together ;)

  9. Kati B ~ FurnishMyWay

    October 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I love the Velma costume idea! Too cute. I may have to try that one year–already have the glasses!

  10. Denisa

    October 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hahaaa, that is great. xaxa

  11. WOWS

    October 30, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Both are cool!

    Kisses from

  12. Jessie

    October 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I’m not familiar with the first figure, but the second one is Madeline from the eponymous children’s book series by Ludwig Bemelmans about a little covent girl in Paris, one of my childhood favorites. The similarity is striking!

    • Patrick

      October 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

      I read Madeline to my daughters (now 20, 17) so many times I still can repeat it from memory. In an old house in Paris….

    • Kelsey

      November 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

      The first is Velma from Scooby Doo. :)

  13. From The World With Love

    October 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    This is the strength of subliminal images …the image finds a way into your memory and you wake up thinking it’s your idea…careful…
    Yael Guetta

  14. Love CompassionateLee

    October 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    So cool!

  15. CarolineJ

    October 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I LOVE the first one !!

    xx CarlineJ

  16. effiwine

    October 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    These are brilliant shots and “costumes”,

  17. Sarah

    October 30, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I absolutely love it! Madeline is such a cute idea!

    x Sarah

  18. martine

    October 31, 2014 at 4:39 am

    OMG! The cuteness!!!

  19. Simone Fraser

    October 31, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Why not: “If you’re thinking about illustrated girls…”

  20. Dina

    October 31, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Thanks, Scott! I enjoyed these juxtapositions!

  21. Laura

    October 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Cool post!


  22. Urbanknit

    October 31, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love the Scooby Doo one!

  23. Patricia

    October 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I love this post!!

  24. adah

    November 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm


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