In honor of Halloween’s approach, of course, we have to throwback to the epically gothic and gorgeous Sleepy Hollow (1999). This film has everything you could want for a frock flick this time of year: delicious dark dresses, misty creepy settings, a few ghosts and goblins, just a little gore (but not too much), at least one powerful witchy woman, at least one moody goth boy, and a murder-mystery that ties it all together. And, of course, costumes by Colleen Atwood and directing by Tim Burton. Nailed it!
The story honestly doesn’t engage me as much as the costumes, I just watch it over and over again to see them from every angle and how they move. It’s such a pretty movie, perfectly suiting my aesthetic, totally my happy place…
If you don’t love this dress, I’m sorry, we can’t be friends.
It’s perfection from every angle.
And I don’t care if Kendra thinks it’s been a tad overexposed — repetition has made it all that much more delightful to me.
Everything looks better in black and white.
Here’s the dress Christina Ricci wears, above, but in color. Yeah, it laces up the back, nobody’s perfect.
We might forgive the shocking lack of hairpins because of all these great “zone” style gowns.
And gets all nerdy too.
What is it with stepmothers? You just can’t trust them in spooky stories.
This catalog image shows some of the amazing detail of Lady Van Tassel gown.
Gorgeous down to the undies.
Inspired by a pre-raphaelite painting.
Black and white and hot to trot.
She will cut a bitch.
Another yellow and black stunner, with details revealed in this catalog image.
Will you be watching Sleepy Hollow this October?