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A Wes Anderson Halloween

WA Group shot

About six months ago I expressed that some day I wanted to be Margot Tenenbaum for Halloween. This snowballed into planning a Wes Anderson Halloween party in which all attendees would dress up as a character from a Wes Anderson Movie. A month before Halloween, the group you see here got together to preview the movies and pick our characters. For the most part we kept our costumes a surprise, aside from little sneak peaks we sent each other in a group text stream.

I think we were all a little blown away by the amount of thought and effort each person put into their costume, down to the tiny little details. Hand-stiched emblems on shirts, hand drawn tattoos, haggling for a good price on a couple of matching sweatsuits at the flea market, holding a pout to look a little more like Owen Wilson, a wooden finger, a couple home hair cuts, the list goes on. It is worth noting that Mrs. Fox hand-made her entire costume, down to hand stamping apples onto yellow fabric. These costumes are incredible, and thanks to Elias for taking head shots of each attendee to commemorate the evening and share them with you!

In order of appearance:
• Elias Carlson
as Frances Whitman from The Darjeeling Limited
• Mary Anderson as Mrs. Fox from Fantastic Mr. Fox
• Aaron Henry as Team Zissou from The Life Aquatic
• Audrey Matos and Andrea Miller as Ari and Uzi from The Royal Tenenbaums
• Paul Pesnell as Sam Shakusky from Moonrise Kingdom
• Theresa Carlson as Margot Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaums
• Jeremy Spyridon as Steve Zissou from The Life Aquatic


Frances SS


Mrs Fox SS


Team Zissou SS


Ari Uzi SS2



Sam Shakusky SS


Margot SS



Steve Zissou SS

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  1. This is magnificent! Basically a dream Halloween party. Everyone looked AMAZING. I like that y’all kept the costumes (mostly) a surprise, too! :)

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