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What I Wore At Bestival

Saturday, 15 September 2012

I must admit to largely failing to take proper outfit photos at Bestival. Partly because I was too busy frolicking around with my fellow bloggers and enjoying myself, partly because I was suffering from an extreme wardrobe crisis before I went and felt like an unstylish mess for most of the weekend.  It wasn't all bad though.  Look, closeups!

Wellies and glow sticks are always a winning combination.

As is double toile. God, I love this Threadless tshirt.

Char and I (aka Foxy and Badger) in our amazing Dorothy Perkins hats.

And don't forget the all important festival wristbands! They ran out as we arrived so we got blue glittery ones instead of the proper yellow ones.

Really though, Bestival is all about the fancy dress.  The theme this year was Wildlife and I knew I wanted to be a ladybird.  One slight problem: all ladybird fancy dress costumes are slutty.  Do a google image search and see for yourself.  So I made my own!

Et voila, one non-slutty ladybird.

Thanks Sarah for the photo!

It's very simple from the front, just a little black tshirt dress from H&M:

Then I got creative on the back with interfacing and hat fabric and netting and lots of glue and circles:

And I was very pleased to rediscover these earrings in my jewellery box.  I thought I'd lost them.

Yay for fancy dress!

It was such an amazing weekend.  Huge thanks again to Echo Falls for inviting me along and letting me bring Char - we both loved it!


  1. Looks like fun! Love your costume :)


  2. Looks so much fun!! Loving the adybird costume!! :) And cute earrings!

    Sal x

  3. Aah those costumes are great, excellent job looking cool AND non slutty! ;)

  4. You did a fabulous job with your costume, and dont you find that most adult female costumes are on the slutty side xx

  5. V jealous, sounds like an amazing weekend, and you had such great weather too. Excellent job indeed for the costume, you're a very snazzy lady bird x x

  6. Brilliant costumes! Lucky you for getting an invite x

  7. Your costume is fab! They both are in fact.

  8. I'm glad you had a fabulous time, Alex! Your ladybird outfit is brilliant, you look so sweet in it! x

  9. Awesome ladybird outfit! Wish I could have gone!

  10. Ha you're right - a spotty corset and tutu does not a ladybird make! Your costume is brilliant, I don't know how you can harp on about not being creative! xx

  11. Alex you are one of the coolest people I know! I love how creative you got with your costume it looks brilliant. You and Char look like you had an amazing time. xxx

  12. AH you look AMAZING, LOVE you as a ladybird!

    Maria xxx

  13. Brilliant costume Alex! You look fab! And you and Char and smiling lots- lovely lovely photos! I love the badger and fox hats too!!!

  14. And a very cute ladybird you made too Alex!

  15. LOVE your costume- I daren't google Ladybird fancy dress, I'm still scarred from all the Carnage events I went to at uni.


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