10.27.13HALLOWEEN | MARGOT TENENBAUM

Margot Tennenbaum I’m a huge fan of Wes Anderson‘s The Royal Tenenbaums. It’s tied with Rushmore as being my all time favorite of his. I always gravitated towards Margot‘s character, with all her quirks, the wooden finger, and brutally honest quips. As a teenager, Margot’s angst filled pouts and heavy eyeliner really resonated with me. I was able to find a wig on sale at my local wig shop and they shaped it just for my costume. I bought two large men’s polo’s at a thrift store, they were both blue with stripes, I then stitched them together to make one shirt dress (if you’re crafty you could just download this pattern and make your own). I am by no means a professional seamstress, so my dress is not perfect. To cover it up I bought Margot’s iconic coat off of Ebay. The hair clip was one I already had, simply painted with red nail polish. The “wooden” finger I made by wrapping my finger with toilet paper, and wrapping masking tape around it until it was stiff. I then got my brown acrylics out, and painted it until it looked like wood. The final touch, the cigarette, can be found at any Halloween or prop shop. Not shown in this photo (because I had already carried it all night), a vintage brown handbag. I picked up a brown crocodile one from the 60′s at an estate sale. If you recreate this costume, make sure not to smile, and lightly roll your eyes at anything said that’s not worth your time. Happy Halloween!

 

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