Fashionable Fairytale : Halloween Pumpkin Furry Tails

{Fashion and fluffballs illustration : Cinderella's Furry Tails © Shell-Sherree}


On Halloween, not all pumpkins are destined to be Jack-o-Lanterns.  

I'm a wuss when it comes to gruesomeness and things that go bump in the night, so in keeping with the classic denial you know to expect of me, today's illustration is a sure indication of my preference for this night of the year.  Ooh, pretty fluffy things! Who doesn't love a good furry tail?! 

Let us sip Cointreau champagne cocktails, nibble orange jaffa macarons and gaze at the stars oblivious to the kooky and the spooky.  Dew-laden crystalline cobwebs, on the other hand, are welcome any time.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Fairytale to you!

11 comments

  1. So lovely. It reminds me of the latest movie of Cinderella (I just saw it a couple weeks ago) with that darling girl from Downton Abbey. Although the cat gets a bad rap as it chases the mice (well, it IS a cat).
    Happy Halloween to you and the lovely Ella from me and Diavolo.

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    1. Cats often seem to get bad raps in movies, Michelle ... so misunderstood. :) Happy Halloween to you and dear Diavolo, bella !

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  2. Oh Shell, I so appreciate this! I like a bit of spookiness, but I don't understand the attraction to all things gruesome. Is that a worldwide fad or only in America? (Maybe just southern California?) I'm seeing plastic dismembered limbs all around the neighborhood and I look forward to when they're gone. I'd rather see a pumpkin coach, and for my Halloween costume I'll dress as a princess. Or maybe a queen.

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    1. Thanks, dear Petrea !! I think social media has helped it gain popularity here in Australia. { 'Hump Day' is also making its way into our vernacular! } But I have to say, I just don't get it - sheets with holes cut out are cute and sweet, but the gruesome stuff is beyond me.

      For you, definitely a queen !

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  3. I think Halloween got gruesome around the time that horror movies got graphic. Also, it used to be strictly a little kid's holiday, but not anymore. In other words, adults have ruined it.

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    1. You're right, Hiker. And zombies are de rigueur.

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    2. True ! Way to take 'happy' out of 'Happy Halloween', grown-ups !! :)

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  4. Yes, let's hear it for more lovely fairytale coaches and fewer gruesome zombies!

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    1. I can feel a trend starting, Mary ... ;)

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  5. Seems you and I will be parting ways over this holiday. Though the glamor girls prevail on the 31st, I always took the route less traveled by our faire sex. Weird and weirder. I have a special affection for Language based costumes. This year I carried a rat on my shoulder and Mr V went as a man (Of Mice and Men). Easy smeasy.

    Check this link out for costumes of yesteryear. Poverty brings out the paper and the paper mache

    http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/blog/gallery/vintage-halloween-costumes-worked/

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  6. PA, I didn't realise the glamour girls prevailed at Halloween... I've missed those amongst the scenes I've seen ! Your 'Of Mice and Men' theme sounds very ungruesome, though ... and smart. :) It's the blood and gore or unsettling creepiness I'm not so fussed with. And for whatever reason, those costumes of yesteryear gave me the fair willies !!! Clearly I'm just not cut out for Halloween. :) Arrrrgh! I'll stick with Talk Like a Pirate Day... ;)

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