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Are you abuzz with excitement over Halloween’s impending arrival next week like I am? If the festively themed posts that have been filling the vintage blogosphere already as of late are anything to go, then I highly suspect many of you are are as well.

Whether you’re practically living in your costume, bowl of candy all set to hand out to trick-or-treaters, already or haven’t yet had a chance to even figure out what you’re going to wear this All Hallow’s Eve, I thought it would be an inspiration filled blast to take a look at twenty photographs of classic Hollywood starlets decked out on some seriously wonderful vintage Halloween garb.

Whether you want to take a page from one of these looks for your costume, or just adore looking at these snaps and further getting in the spirit of October 31st, I hope you all enjoy these delightfully spooky photos of yesteryear actresses as much as I did!

Classic Hollywood actress Lillian Wells, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Lillian Wells ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Etchika Choureau, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Etchika Choureau ~*~
Classic Hollywood actress Peggy Ryan, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~  Peggy Ryan ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Paulette Goddard, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~  Paulette Goddard ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Virginia Welles, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~  Virginia Welles ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Cyd Charisse, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Cyd Charisse  ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Colleen Moore, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Colleen Moore ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Ida Lupino, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Ida Lupino ~*~
Classic Hollywood actress Ann Miller, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo

~*~  Ann Miller ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Kim Novak, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~  Kim Novak ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Dusty Anderson, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo

~*~ Dusty Anderson  ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Myrna Loy, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Myrna Loy ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Nan Grey, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Nan Grey ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Lucia Carroll, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo

~*~  Lucia Carroll ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Yvonne De Carlo, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Yvonne De Carlo ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Ruth Roman, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Ruth Roman ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Anne Nagel, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Anne Nagel ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Veronica Lake, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo

~*~  Veronica Lake ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Betty Grabble, vintage Halloween pin-up girl photo

~*~ Betty Grabble ~*~

Classic Hollywood actress Ava Gardner, vintage Halloween witch pin-up girl photo

~*~ Ava Gardner ~*~

{All images above are from Flickr. To learn more about a specific image, please click on it to be taken to its respective Flickr page.}

Oh-la-la! What a bevy of stunning vintage beauties! Do you have a favourite photo from amongst these immensely talented, Halloween costume clad actresses?

A chance encounter with a certain type of vintage hat early on this year instantly morphed into the idea for what I wanted my Halloween costume to be this October, and in the ensuing months, I’ve tried to find other pieces to go with it, so that I could have a complete costume. Was I successful? Well, you’ll just have to wait until Halloween to find out! Smile

Luckily though, with just six more days to go, you wont’ be waiting long, and in the meantime we can all set about putting the finishing touches on our home decor, candy stashes, costumes, and party decorations, so that when the awesomeness that is Halloween finally rolls around, we’ll be as ready and rearing to go as a witch at a buy one get one free cauldron sale when the big night arrives!

I had the pleasure of photographing a remarkable lady recently, a dear friend and vintage aficionado. I first met Lottie when she interviewed me in early 2011 for her blog about vintage inspirations. I was immediately enamored by her grace and style, her charming British mannerisms, and kind, gentle spirit. When she told me she was the winning bidder for a photo session I donated this year to a local school auction, we were both so excited for that day to come. Alas, that day has arrived and here are a couple “sneak peeks” from our fabulously fun session! Nicki, a friend of Lottie’s, did her exquisite hair & make-up styling. The gorgeous lingerie set Lottie is wearing, (a gift from hubby) is from What Katie Did. Shouldn’t all husbands gift something lovely like this? So here’s to celebrating a wonderful and beautiful person, mother, talented writer and creative spirit. I’m delighted to finally return a blog post about you! I’ll be posting more pics from our session on my Facebook Page so stay tuned for more… Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Kelly

Hair & Make-Up Styling By Nicki Jones

This month seemed to pass in a blink of an eye…I guess because I’ve been having loads of fun photographing some really gorgeous redheads in August! So it gives me great pleasure to share with you this recent picture of a lovely gal with the sweetest personality to match. I love this outfit she styled herself with the sweater and the little pop of leopard. How charming is this? Well, I hate to say goodbye to August but I know we’re all looking forward to a much needed Labor Day weekend! So wishing you all a fabulous jet-set adventure wherever you go! Or if you’re like me, I’ll be relaxing at home with the family, a glass of wine or two, some BBQ and catching up on summer reading. Truman Capote has been on list and I’m absolutely infatuated with Breakfast at Tiffany’s…So hope you enjoy yourselves and see you in September! xoxo Kelly
Make-Up and Hair Styling by Maggie Runner