Friday, November 1, 2013

A Vintage Nurse

 My Halloween outfit was thrown together in a hurry. I just spent the night watching movies with Britt and handing out candy, so I decided not to spend any money on a costume. Just dressing as "1950's girl" or "flapper" seemed too much of a cop-out (that's how I dress most days!), so I dressed up as a "vintage nurse". 

The cape and cap are part of a real vintage nurses uniform from the Galt General Hospital. My best guess is that they date from the 1950s/60s. I paired them with a long skirt and white button-up blouse, which was as close to a nurses uniform as I had. It was more Victorian nurse inspired but there was definitely a lack of any historical accuracy (which sort of bothers me but hey, it was a free costume!). 

Pardon the socked feet. As we were just watching movies on the sofa, I wore a pair of comfy knee socks instead of nurse-like footwear. 

Britt only wore part of her costume. She dressed up for work as a fox, but took off the tail before she came over. I helped her make the tail and can attest to it's awesomeness. It was huge!

That's All.


  1. You two look terrific! I was a vintage nurse last year for Halloween. I had a 1940s uniform and cap, but no cape - we should team up and create one whole ensemble! :)

    Joyful start of November wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Your cap looks so lovely and warm, and of course I am reminded of Call the Midwife which is one of my favourite - if not most favourite - period TV dramas! Such a lovely costume. ♡

    bonita of Lavender & Twill


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