My month of DIY costumes shot in front of the actual shooting locations continues!! Day 12 is here and it’s time to walk down the aisle. Today’s costume comes from:
Awww, Steve Martin!! He makes the sweetest dad!
I always remember being obsessed with the Banks' house from the film, so when I went to shoot, it was just like being in the movie!
So to complete this costume, the key piece that you’ll need to rock a Father of the Bride look, is a wedding dress. I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous and pricey, right?
But wait!! It's not as ridiculous to source, as you can find tons of budget options at thrift stores! Mine came from a thrifting excursion and I scored it for $12!! Snag:
1. Wedding dress (Hit up your local thrift stores or grab a married pal who has theirs hanging in their closet!)
2. The hair! (my wig is c/o Party City)
3. Extras (A bouquet or veil would make this totally complete!)
The Instagram teaser quote from the film that I gave was this…
I mean, who doesn't want to get married at the Steak Pit?!
Once I made it to the house, I began my best "bride-ing"!!
Kimberly Williams' dress was long-sleeved, so that was where my head was at when I was looking at dress options.
Unfortunately I didn't have this set up when I tried on my dress, but I can wait to have this on my actual wedding day!
This is my "woo, I'm getting married" look. Does it work?
NBD, I'm just taking pics in a vintage wedding dress in front of a house that isn't mine :)
I have to say, wearing this dress was mighty fun. Plus it's super comfortable, which is always a key part to any successful Halloween. (Comfort is key! You can even hide sneakers under this dress!)
Grab a Steve Martin lookalike who's got one liners to shoot all night and your costume is complete!
Twelve looks down, 19 to go!
Father of the Bride (Touchstone Pictures)
Location: 843 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA