Our Don & Betty Draper~ Halloween Costumes ~


Don and Betty costumes

his and her shoes

don and betty costumes - early 60's style

Mac "Such Flare!" matte A61 lipstick


MAC “Such Flare!” matte A61 lipstick {which ended up on my forehead at one point during the night… the reason I rarely wear red lips!}

The husband and I had a blast dressing up as Don and Betty Draper for our Halloween party on Saturday night… so much fun we may just dress up again tonight to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters!

After searching every thrift shop in the area, I actually found my early 60′s dress on Etsy {J Antiques shop} and while I was looking for anything but black, this dress was in perfect vintage condition and priced well. And though a bit too big, I was happy to find a dress that fit at all… and it’s a costume, right?! Even the perfectionist in me is forgiving when it comes to costumes but just barely. The empire waist bodice has ornate black beading and a huge black satin bow just above my actual waist while the skirt of the dress is sheer and fine pleated with a flip at the edge. It’s actually quite pretty… the husband said I should wear dresses like it more often, lol.

I teased the front of my hair, created a “pouf” and pinned it back leaving a piece down in the front similar to a look Betty wore once and then faux bobbed the rest of my hair after hot rolling it. And while it was much messier than Betty’s ever is, it was good enough because I ran out of time!

We found the husband’s vintage 60′s suit at Iguana and it fit like a glove. I had the vintage 60′s skinny tie but we had to buy the suspenders, shoes and shirt. {I found him in the bedroom watching a youtube video on how to tie a tie on my iphone… priceless}

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See our Halloween Party here

Happy Halloween!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

20 Comments

  • | C AND C | Sarmin

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    You guys look fabulous!
    I love the the black & white photo of you guys.

    xo SARMIN

  • ACC

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    You both look amazing! What luck in finding that sweet little dress!

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

  • Gawgus things...

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    I hope you had a cigarette in one hand and drink in the other all night!

  • Loulou

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Well done! You two look incredible. It’s quite amazing how much your husband looks like Don Drapper. Your dress is lovely.

    Loulou @ Loulou Downtown

  • Starbox

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you for the inspiration! You’re one of my ‘Inspiring bloggers’ :)

    BOX-OF-STYLE

  • GFS

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    I die for both of you guys!

  • PinkGlitter

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t watch the show, but I love your costumes!

  • Schnelle Couture

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    You both look great! Love the skinny tie! lol

  • Anonymous

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Fan-tastic couple! Fan-tastic photos! HAPPY HOLLOWEEN!!

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You guys are looking amazing :)

    Xxx,
    Fashion Fractions

  • Anonymous

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, you don’t look like the Drapers… at all

  • Desdetenerifeconamor

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    very very Beautiful! I love this black dress!!
    I leave my DIY this week, a leather jacket inspired by Miu Miu, hope you like it!
    http://www.desdetenerifeconamor.com/2011/10/diy-miu-miu-jacket.html

  • Allie

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Love the costumes! You looked gorgeous.

    I too have caught my boyfriend youtubing how to tie a tie on numerous occasions- always a good laugh!

  • CessOviedo

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    You guys look perfect as the Drapers! The dress is amazing, another reason to love Etsy for! I remember it was about this time last year when I found your blog, still not over how hot you looked in with your red hair as the Black Widow but totally love this years too, so glam and classy! Happy Halloween!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • drollgirl

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    omg! you look gorgeous! and yer man looks so dashing!

    note: i’d have to check youtube on how to tie a tie, too! for realz!!!!!

    happy halloweener!!!!!!!!

  • Tanya

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    Oh how I love your Halloween posts! You guys look great. Great pic with your husband on the couch with the remote – probably the only un-Draper like thing.

    That dumbass comment from the Anonymous – it didn’t get the memo about being fucking nice!

    Good stuff!

  • Sarah @ Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    GORGEOUS!!! you are such a stunner in this costume and you 2 are the cutest couple ever!!

    -Sarah

  • Liesl

    October 31, 2011 | Reply

    So, so perfect! I had a scene with Mr. Don Draper on “Mad Men” this past season, and I have to say you both have captured the style and looks perfectly! Well done!

    Liesl :)

  • Summer

    November 3, 2011 | Reply

    you guys are WAY adorable. it’s kind of not fair. xoxo

  • Style Servings

    November 6, 2011 | Reply

    Amazing idea for Halloween costumes! just found your blog and I love it, you have a new follower!

    http://styleservings.blogspot.com/

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