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“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Wanna Be

I only ever wear a witch hat for Halloween. Well, I mean, I wear clothes too, not *just* a witch hat, but I don't dress up like something or someone else. I am what I am, and donning my favorite pointy hat is really all I can do these recent years.

But if I were to get to be someone else for a night, it would have to be the one and only Kate Bush. If you don't know Kate, I have no idea how to introduce you. Not everyone *gets* Kate. But those who do, well...we're never the same.

{Let me just say here, that if you do not like Kate, DO NOT tell me. I seriously don't want to know this about you. If you do love Kate, we're bff's and don't you know it.}

Kate loves to play dress up, and here are some costumes I could choose from for my Night-of-Being-Kate:

This image stuck with me really early on, and I actually have a tattoo that was inspired by Bat-Kate.

But I already have a pointy hat...

Yes, love this hat to death.

Love me some chain maille.


Forest Fairy. Yeah, that'll work.

But the Kate I think I'd like to be this year is in the following video. Come to think of it, this would be a gorgeous way to meet her if you haven't made Kate's acquaintance already.

Enjoy The Sensual World...


stregata said...

Forest Fairy will work for me too!

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I have to say...very cool costumes and head dresses here...However, I must agree with you...the forest fairy is what I'm talking about! I absolutely love that! Have a wonderful week and keep creating your magic!

Coastal Sisters said...

The Forest Fairy was my favorite!

Julie, I have to say that I did not know who Kate Bush was but after seeing the video, I am in love with her music! I am going to order one of her CD's off Amazon. Thank you so much for introducing me to her music :)


Carapace said...

Waah, I've never heard Kate Bush! And I can't watch the video or do music downloads or any such. Does this mean we can't keep being friends?!?

I don't know why you don't wear your hat more often-- if I had a Mermaiden hat, I would wear it to the store!:D That'd get some service...

Athena's Armoury said...

I guess it would be completely predictable for me to say that I love the maille. lol. I must say, that I LOVE her theatricality. I'm going to have to look her up and give a listen to more of her stuff.

Rue said...

Isn't she just the most unique person? Have to say that I don't have any of her music, but I do love coming across her - she's like a perpetual surprise!

Love the velvet dress in this video!

sherry ♥ lee said...

I've always loved Kate Bush -- not only can she sing, she is a consummate artiste...she creates herself over and over and that just amazes me!
(I'm glad that you wear clothes and your point hat...I mean, naked and a hat is fine..unless you are answering the door to trick or treaters!!!) :)

Waterrose said...

I have heard of her, but not heard much. I love the photo's and the video. That costume in the video is wondrous!

Nydia said...

I know so little about Kate Bush! But I loved her style, Extravaganza!! :o) Just came from mrs. B.'s page, loved your art, hope to win your lovely pendant!
Kisses from Nydia.

Stuff On My Blog said...

woo that chaine maille would chafe! Stopping by from Mrs. Bs.. loooove your creations on Etsy!

Touchatou said...

Funny, you know, to discover your blog that way ! I have been a fan of Kate's for decades... I discovered her with the Wuthering heights video. I wanted to look like her too. ;)

Your art is gorgeous and I'll keep in touch to see more. ;)

Mana Moon Studios said...

I'd never heard of Kate but am totally in love with her - thanks! Her music reminds me a bit of Poe's Haunted.

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

One of my most favorite women. I don't know how many times I can play Running Up That Hill, but I'm gonna find out one day ;)

Laume said...

Y'know, I know the name Kate Bush. According to Hubby, we even have some of her cassette tapes (from his old collection) - how come I never listened to her before. I'm totally intrigued. Thanks!
Like you, for many many years it was a given that I would dress in my witch hat for Halloween. The deal was, I had to dress in a costume (muggle) all year long, and Halloween was the only time I could dress as MYSELF! :)
A few years ago I started to branch out though, channel other parts of who I am. It's been fun - I've been a pirate, a faery, La Calavera Catrina.

Laume said...

Me again, hi! Two things.
1. My pendant came today. It's so sweet, I love it. I posted about it on my studio blog - http://laumesstudio.blogspot.com

2. You are in SF area, right? Okay, so no excuse. You totally have to drag the family and come to Faerieworlds next year. I have a feeling you are a natural for loving it. Or maybe don't wait for next summer. We'll be attending the Winter Balls. http://www.faerieworlds.com/winter/good.html

luthien said...

hey mermaiden :)
just wanted to let you know i left an award for you at my blog :))


and wow!! thanks for introducing kate!! she is absolutely fab and her music is too!! love celtic!

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was such fun! Thanks! Blessings.

Torie Jayne said...

Great post!
Happy Halloween!
Thanks for all your sweet comments on my Halloween posts! x

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

I do love Kate Bush! All the way back to "Running Up That Hill" and "Cloudbusting", all the way to "Prelude" from "Aerial-A Sky of Honey"! We mixed that with a piano piece from the soundtrack from the movie "Amelie" and that was the music my husband and I were married to!!!!

I can totally understand wanting her to be your inspiration for a costume!!


ruthie said...

wonderful, one of my most favourite singers, such a unique voice. *ruthie

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Lionheart is my very favourite Kate Bush album...must have listened to it a thousand times!I have basically ALL her stuff. Love her! She's so nice . You should check out an early interview wherwby Delia Smith is intrviewing vegetarian Kate on utube ..she has such a cute voice & accent.In my opinion she was one of the most beautiful women ever.She also sang in Gaelc An Irish Lullaby which she delivered beautifully. Anyway I could go on about her you know....so I'll stop wuthering to the heights of waffling!