Let's Play Dress Up: Moonrise Kingdom

Tuesday, June 12

We finally saw Moonrise Kingdom this weekend, and not surprisingly, I was smitten. I'm a huge fan of every one of Wes Anderson's films, the storytelling, style, all-star cast, cinemetography, and musical scores. I know it's early to be thinking about Halloween costumes (Chris and I REALLY enjoy dressing up as a couple), but  I just fell head over heels for the two main characters, a pair of adolescent kids who fall in love and run away with each other into the wilderness. The girl, Suzy is sullen and introverted, and the only person who can bring her out of her shell is Sam, a boy who is a survivalist and wise beyond his years. I've locked this idea in with Chris, he has his old boy scout uniform, and we were Margot and Richie from The Royal Tenenbaums few years ago, so why not keep the tradition going and dress up as these two lovestruck 12-year olds?

Just for fun, here's some stills from the film, don't you just want to go to there?
This illustration speaks for itself...


  1. Oh this is awesome!!
    I really want to see the film! I've been dreaming of it ever since I read it on someones blog once upon a time!!!
    Great job!!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

  2. I love this! You've made a beautiful grouping of images :)
    [Want that outfit, kitten included!]

  3. I am in love with that movie! I may have to copy your costume...plus I really want to wear a pink capelet

  4. There's so much to love here. That little collage of clothes for Suzy is magic. You should totally go as Suzy and Sam this Halloween

  5. omigosh, i want those iridescent bug earrings! where are they from?

    also, still haven't seen this, but date night IS coming up, and i was promised this movie... *fingers crossed*

    i love that you guys will be dressing up as a couple for halloween. that makes it WAY more fun! :)

  6. I feel like so many people are talking about this, I will have to see it!

  7. do you know where the dress is from?
    lovvveee it

  8. my boyfriend has by DYING to see this movie, so I guess now that you've approved I'll give in :) love those finds!

  9. Oh boy! There's a reason I love your blog so darn much! Our style is soooo similar! I cannot wait to see Moonrise Kingdom, but unfortunately it did not release in my city :(
    This past week I may or may not have been bringing on the Wes Anderson movies that I CAN see...so far The Life Aquatic, and the Royal Tenenbaums....next up...Rushmore.
    Jealous that anyone at all got to see it. VERY jealous! ;)

    here's a bit of MY Moonrise Kingdom OBSESSION!:

    P.S. I created a blog button for Calico Skies (because I love it!) when I was designing my site, and didn't realize that you have blog buttons to grab...so I will be getting an updated one soon...promise. :)

  10. I loved Moonrise Kingdom! Huge Wes Anderson fan, too. I think these would make a great Halloween costume for a couple. ;)

  11. Wow! Where can I find that dress?

  12. where can I get this dress?!

  13. hey! i love the whole outift and i was wondering what brand that dress is, i cant make it out


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