Welcome to October! It’s the best month of my year and it has my favorite holiday in it, Halloween. I adore this time of year so much and I have a peculiar fascination with the morbid and the macabre.
When my friend Brandy shared Ashley Klemm’s Horror Styled Shoot with me on Facebook, she said she wanted to do something similar, I said hell yes! Other gal pals chimed in and so here we are with our horror styled shoot… a Disney princesses gone deadly-themed soiree.
Disney World celebrates their 49th anniversary today, October 1, 2020, so how apropos to share these photos now. I was supposed to visit Disney World twice this year, but since the vicious virus sidelined my travel plans, I brought a distorted display of Disney fantasy to me in my hometown of Gurnee, Illinois.
We began the process of planning on September 8 and completed the shoot less than two weeks later.
THE GHASTLY GALS
THE DIE-NING MENU
Each princess had a cake and either a food or drink themed after them.
ARIEL: Dead Dinglehopper Delights BELLE: Be Our Ghast Charcuterie
CINDERELLA: Putrid Pumpkin Bread JASMINE: Blue Genie Jacked-Up Juice MOANA: Psycho Polynesian Punch MULAN: Smoking Dragon Sangria POCAHONTAS: Rotten Popcorn Balls RAPUNZEL: Moldy Locks Bread SNOW WHITE: Poisoned Candy Apples TINKERBELL: Tainted Tea Shots
THE TABLE DECOR
THE DEADLY PRINCESSES
Cause of Death: Death by Dinglehopper
Cause of Death: Death by Beast
Cause of Death: Death by Glass
Cause of Death: Death by Genie
Cause of Death: Death by Dagger
Cause of Death: Death by Dragon Fire Breath
Cause of Death: Death by Raccoon Rage
Cause of Death: Death by Hair Strangulation
Cause of Death: Death by Poisoned Apple
Cause of Death: Death by Hook
SPECIAL THANKS TO…
Elliott and Nicole Khayat from Primo Italian American Cuisine in Gurnee, Illinois for providing all the amazing cocktails, place settings and some décor.
Lilly Topalovic from Mary Kay for letting me use her beautiful property for the dining portraits and for opening her home to let the characters get prepared and to have their makeup applied.
Mark Schmudde from Mark's Artistic Creations for his incredible makeup artistry skills. He did such a great job and was a crucial team member to make this shoot a success.
Christopher and Dawn Thelen for having me capture their Disney-themed wedding in early September and for use of many of their awesome Disney character props for table décor.
Mike Wells for letting me use his barn as my second location for the shoot. His home/barn is for sale, click HERE to see the listing.
Megan Accardo from Accardo Custom Designs for etching the characters' names on their sangria wine glasses and for providing the name cards.
Have a Happy Halloween!
- Janelle Rominski -