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Cats Like Us Blog — Halloween

Last Minute Halloween Costumes with CLU Vintage!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Halloween Holiday

So when it comes to Halloween costumes, there are people that go all out and start planning in May, and then there's people that throw something together the morning of. Either way, it's cool that you took the time to dress up! This blog is for the procrastinators and people that don't like dressing up in a costume. I call these "Add a Hat" costumes with solid colored outfits. (I'll be using examples from our website that are currently for sale too -- just click the image to see the item on the website!) Add a Devil horn headband to a red...

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Sweet Heart Pin Up Halloween Sets 2023!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Crafts & home Fashion Halloween Local

I'm so honored to be surrounded by talented business owners on our #RetroBlockTonawanda, and Sweet Heart Pin Up is the place to be this spooky season!  Destiny ~ the owner ~ encouraged me to take advantage of her Halloween special to showcase a few pieces from our Everyday is Halloween Collection. They fit so nicely into her set designs! Day of the Dead Skull Dress  Stock Photo Styled Photo Dress in the Barbie Coffin Set   Snuggly Skeleton Cardigan  Stock Photo Styled Photo Cardigan in the Macabre Manor Set Solaris Sun & Moon Cardigan & Misty Moon Velvet Skirt Stock Photo Styled Photos   Cardigan &...

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Halloween Costume Inspiration!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Halloween Style Vintage

If you know me, you know I'm always thinking about Halloween. It's a lifestyle and I truly feel like you can make anything a costume if you're so inclined! Here's a few ideas I have using our current inventory at Cats Like Us... TV & Movies Feeling like you need to SPARKLE like Neely? Join the Valley of the Dolls in this 1960s number.     This dress Geraldine Shirt Dress gives me Agent Peggy Carter vibes, just add a red fedora!   Looking for a low-key gender swap costume? How about Dr. Strange! Just check out that collar!   Gotta love...

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Easy Halloween ideas... Tropical Style!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Fashion Halloween Tiki

It's Halloween---oops I mean October! Some of us get pretty excited about this time of year... I'm here to get you inspired for a Halloween costume using what you may already have in your wardrobe! I've written about it before with a Little Black Dress Halloween Costumes, our striped Houdini Dress, Halloween with Vintage Clothing, Halloween with Retro Classics. A staple wardrobe piece in any vintage lover's closet is the tropical button down shirt. What ever you call it ~ a Hawaiian shirt, aloha shirt, tiki shirt, hang ten, or island shirt ~ it's a classic and can be found in any size in so...

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Suffering From Elvis Disease? An Elvis Bust is Your Cure!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Art Crafts & home Halloween Lifestyle Local Tiki

I always say that Cats Like Us brings people together and I am very lucky to have met Derek Hendrickson one of the first days that Cats Like Us opened it's doors! He's the creator of Suffering From Elvis Disease, aka maker of satirical Elvis busts. About ten years ago we had him selling busts for an in-store event and I wanted to check in on him and see what's new in the world of Elvi, so here's a little interview... Can you explain why Elvis busts? Elvis, being the pop culture god that he was/is seemed like a rather easy target for...

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LBD Halloween Costumes & More!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Halloween

This Halloween season is sure to be different for everyone. Maybe you don't want to invest in a costume because you're not sure if you're dressing up? Shop your closet! Grab that Little Black Dress and make a costume!!!! BUT if you don't want to do that, I have some ideas for retro costumes too.

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The Houdini Dress: 6 Ways for Halloween! It's MAGICal!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Halloween

I love a good basic dress. You might think that The Houdini Striped Swing Dress isn't a Little Black Dress so it's NOT basic, but it truly is! I always say stripes are a neutral, especially black and white stripes! Here are the many ways you can wear this dress for Halloween by adding a couple accessories, and then wear later as just a striped dress.

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Cats Like Us Celebrating 10 Years!!!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Halloween

Cats Like Us made it! After 5 years we thought that was quite an accomplishment, but we are on 10! We've been through quite a bit. So far we have survived our building being hit by a car, trademark infringement (someone stole our logo), two commercials, hosting many MANY in-store events, fighting to get a park bench out front, finding "treasures" on said bench, being audited, a leaky roof, ten Canal Fests (Tonawantonians understand), becoming part of #retroblocktonawanda, pivoting to sell vintage in addition to retro, winning several Artvoice and Buffalo Spree awards, and much more! A GIANT THANK YOU...

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Cats Like Us Halloween Mix

Posted Julie Ann Davis Halloween Music

If you visit Cats Like Us anytime in October you're likely to hear our Halloween mix playing. We often get asked for our playlist -- so here is our collection of the best of the best kooky-spooky tunes that help keep us sane thru the holiday season! We have included YouTube videos of some of our favorites. Enjoy and have a wonderful Halloween everyone! ~Andrew   Halloween Mix   Sheb Wooley - The Purple People Eater Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack the Ripper Various Artists - The Twilight Zone 4 Flops - Trick Or Treat The Misfits - Halloween Harry...

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Halloween with the CLU Retro Collection

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Halloween Lifestyle

Here at Cats Like Us we are always thinking about Halloween and it's time to take a look at our Retro Collection! What fun costumes can we come up with? Well here's some inspiration for you!

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