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Fall Adventures: Aurora Teagarden Halloween Costume

As you may have guessed, I love a good Halloween costume.  When you're 50something, you don't always have an occasion to wear one, unless you dress up for work or attend a party.  

Last year, William and I dressed up on the spur of the moment just to hand out Halloween candy, and we had a good time eating homemade pizza, drinking red wine, and loading up our neighbors with the good chocolate (by which I mean the chocolate everyone wants to get for Halloween.)

I remember one little girl who was so excited to meet "a real princess, just like me!" She was quite impressed with my crown and dress but slightly distressed that I'd already kicked off my shoes for the evening.  

This year, I thought it would be fun to be a little more deliberate about our costumes.  

We really enjoy watching the Aurora Teagarden mysteries from Hallmark Movies and have watched the entire series more than once.  

I love Aurora's sassy librarian style, and William said "yes" to going as Nick, the man who Aurora dates and eventually marries in the movie series.  I am currently in the research stage of planning our Halloween costumes and thought it would be fun to share my findings here.  I think I'll probably choose a scene from one of the movies, and we'll dress according to what Aurora and Nick are wearing in the scene to recreate the photo.  Will anyone know who we are?  I decided that it doesn't matter!  

Aurora has several "trademark" looks that are repeated throughout the series, which ran from 2015 to 2022, so I thought it would be fun to show her signature style in this blog post.  

If you're going to dress like Aurora, I suggested these "must-haves" for her look: 

  • A sweater or top with some kind of interesting detail: pearls on the collar, lacy sleeves, embroidered flowers. 
  • Pair the sweater or top with skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. 
  • Add tall boots or booties. 
  • Layer on a fitted jacket. 
  • For a party, wear a fitted dress that hits above the knee.  Sleeveless dresses or very short sleeves seem to be her style of choice. 
  • And for any outfit, make sure you add a pair of dangly earrings and maybe a headband, interesting barrette, or even a hat. 
  • Aurora's color palette is all over the place, but I think she looks amazing in blue.  They also dress her in a lot of light tan, pink and peach colors which I feel are not her best options.  

Aurora's Hair 

I would say that Aurora's hair is also an important part of her look.  For a Halloween costume, I think I'd wear some kind of strawberry blonde-red wig. She's had short hair (almost a bob) to super long (extension-like) hair and even at her blondest, there's still a hint of red.  Also, I would say that a majority of time, her hair is at least shoulder length, and she tends to wear it curled or with the accessories you can see in this photo.  Another look she likes is her hair pulled back and away from her face.  

Nick's Style

Nick also has several style elements that are repeated throughout the show.  His casual looks are often a three button henley tee with a bomber jacket, either with a stand-up collar or popped collar.  And his dressed up looks usually include a navy or dark gray jacket with a dress shirt and tie.  Nick's color palette is centered on navy blue, gray and those dark brown bomber jackets.  


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