Playing Dress-Up

Right after Halloween, I always vow that next year, I’m going to start working on my costume early. I’m going to come up with a fabulous concept, figure out a way to execute it perfectly, then blow everyone away with my creativity and overall holiday spirit.

When September rolls to a close, though, I inevitably realize that I haven’t done anything at all to find a costume, and I wind up buying some cheap, flimsy piece of crap out of a bag that is completely unidentifiable. But not this year! This year, I have the help of the Fabric Lab, which is hosting a Halloween-themed Prototype — its local-designer trunk show — featuring Katie Wells’s Giddy Up costumes. “She does really fun, quirky costumes,” explains owner Tran Wills. “Some are kind of sexy, but not cheesy sexy. They’re something I would wear.

“I can’t wear a lot of costumes; I just look weird in them,” Wills adds. “And she makes all ranges of sizes, too, so I’m really excited for that. And they’re affordable, which is awesome. Her more intricate outfits are going to be around $100, but they’re handmade Halloween costumes.”

Wells also makes kids’ costumes, and she’ll show off her work from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Fabric Lab, 3105 East Colfax Avenue. Admission is a suggested $5 donation, and spooky cupcakes and cocktails will be served — but space is limited, so RSVP to 303-321-3604. For more information, visit
Sat., Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m., 2009


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