Saturday, 12 January 2013

Dressing Up: Florence and the Machine

For my flat mate and good friend Alex's birthday we all dressed up as celebrities and went out in London. Alex and I decided that we would dress up as Florence and the Machine, after seeing a picture of Alex Turner and his girlfriend doing it. I dressed up as Florence and Alex dressed up as the machine...

Headband - Topshop, Wig - Amazon, Dress - Ebay, Top (over the top of dress) - Monki, Socks - Topshop, Shoes - Topshop

I spent quite a while looking for my costume, I wanted it to be as Florence-like as possible. I was thinking about her in the Lungs era rather than the latest Ceremonials era. I was thinking floaty and fringing, and that's what I went for. I decided to layer a fringed top over this caped dress to give a much more interesting and detailed effect. I'd say the dress was a bit plain without it and it made it much more Florence. I bought my wig off Amazon, and actually there was a bit of a thing about this. I originally got sent a straight wig, when I had ordered a curly one. They quite quickly did rectify this and sent me a curly one in time for Alex's birthday and as a bonus, I got to keep both!

Alex went as the Machine and dressed up as a washing machine. We (meaning mainly me, haha) made the costume, and actually we were pretty happy with it. Unfortunately it wasn't quite as comfortable as we may have hoped...

This is a picture of the costume with the straight wig! At first I wasn't sure which wig to wear but we decided the curly one was better. 

L-R: Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Florence and the Machine! Gary Barlow, (not too sure what Matt went as!), Kevin from Kevin and Perry, 'Lana Del Rey's Male Counterpart (not too sure what this meant! uh ohh.) and Dolly Parton! 

There is another few pictures of everyone! I wouldn't really say the night went to plan as we had hoped but the dressing up was definitely fun. Hoping to get another use out of my costume at another point, hopefully for a better night out! 

And here's a nice little picture I thought I would end the post on. My friend Tim wearing my Florence wig... 



  1. You look great and your friend really does look like Katy Perry! ha

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  2. You all look fab, what great costumes! Love the florence and the machine idea! I went to a 'T' themed fancy dress party for new years as tinkerbell, you can see here if you like :)

  3. Great costume! Love Florence :) Looks like such a fun party!


  4. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
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    xoxo Gloria

  5. You look great as a red head ;)

  6. This is such a great costume, I love how creative it was. Plus your hair looks fab.
    xo, Maria

  7. Haha best costume everrrrr! <3

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  8. Ah love it, you look so pretty

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  9. Haha this is SO cute!!
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  10. This is such a good idea! You definitely look like Florence xxx

  11. What a brill idea!!!

  12. This is soooo good! Love the wig haha. Great photos too :)

    Love Zoe x

  13. I love fancy dress nights out at uni! :)
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    Lovely blog!

  14. haha this is so cool, you look great! Thanks for sending over your link after bbloggers, great read :) xxx

  15. What a gorgeous outfit! I love dressing up in pairs. We're thinking about doing Marty McFly and Doc Brown for Halloween. Love your blog :)
    B. x

  16. This is so cool!!! haha I love it!!! I've followed you on GFC and bloglovin.

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