Moonrise Halloween Kingdom

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween everyone! This year I was finally able to convince my fiancé to do couple costumes with me... Suzy Bishop and Sam Shakusky from Moonrise Kingdom! Moonrise Kingdom was my favorite film this summer, such a delightful piece with quirky characters! Believe it or not, I came up with this idea and pulled everything together only one day before a Halloween party! Luckily, I have a vast collection of vintage dresses so I already have this little 60s dress and Chris already has an army green shirt and shorts. I made the hat he wore by attaching a raccoon tail keychain to a furry hat of mine, and I also drew and handmade all the patches and pins (they are exactly the same as the ones on Sam's shirt in the film) and sew them onto his shirt! All I had to buy was a toy binocular and some fake flowers! Besides the fact that most people (those who have not seen the film) thought he was just a boy scout and I was just a school girl, I think we totally nailed it!
Vintage 60s collar plaid dress by Carol Evans from Adelaide's Homesewn.
Pointelle knit socks from F21.
Vintage two tone leather and canvas wingtip oxfords by Calico from Etsy.
Brown leather satchel from Hong Kong.
Vintage two tone train case from Etsy.


  1. I am in love! I have seen a few people in moonrise kingdom attire and I think it is the most perfect thing ever. So cute.

  2. oh my god this is ridiculously adorable. me and my boy wanted to be it for halloween too but we thought of it too late and didn't have time to make the costumes! now i really wish we did. and on another note, i need to buy those socks. they're so sweet!

  3. This is wonderful! I love your costume, almost as much as I love Wes Anderson movies. I adore them!

  4. My God that is a party? very funny..i found a Mens Brown Fur leather Coat is suit to that man! easy to get.

  5. I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore this couple costume - it might be the best one I've seen this year (but then again I adored the movie so I'm a little biased). Loving all the badges you made as well. :)



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