Thursday, September 19, 2013

Inspired By: Sleepy Hollow

We've all heard of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving about the superstitious Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman that terrorizes him and the secluded town of Sleepy Hollow. Since I grew up living close to the actual town (so far I haven't seen any ghosts or headless men walking around), it's something of an actual legend around here. I grew up believing that someone named Ichabod had actually seen a Headless Horseman, and only later realized that it was just a short story (that was a sad day). 

So of course I'm beyond excited that a new show called Sleepy Hollow is coming to TV! It looks dark, spooky, and suspenseful, with a dash of humor. The show is on FOX on Mondays at 9pm EST. The first show already aired this past Monday, so be sure to watch it online. 

Ichabod Crane
Inspired By: Sleepy Hollow (Ichabod Crane)

Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is resurrected in modern day Sleepy Hollow alongside the Headless Horseman, who is now on a murderous rampage. Ichabod realizes that he not only has to stop the Headless Horseman, but that it's just the beginning -- this Headless Horseman is the first of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. 

For a more 1776 look, wear a jacket with lots of buttons, a gray blouse, black jeans, and brown knee-high boots. Or if you want to go more modern, try on a black moto jacket, striped peplum top, jeans, and two-tone boots. 

Abbie Mills
Inspired By: Sleepy Hollow (Abbie Mills)
Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), who is skilled in profiling and threat assessment, teams up with Ichabod Crane to help stop the Headless Horseman. Abbie has had her own supernatural experiences and is determined to help him because she wants to rid her once sleepy town of all things evil. 

For a bad ass cop look, go for a brown leather jacket, white button up, jeans, gun ring, and quilted boots. Or if you're hunting bad guys off duty, wear an anorak, black tee, olive cargo pants, star brooch for her badge, and buckle boots. 

Captain Frank Irving & Katrina Crane
Inspired By: Sleepy Hollow (Frank Irving & Katrina Crane)
Captain Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) is the new head of the police precinct and doesn't believe Ichabod's story or that supernatural evils exist, but when strange things start to happen, he reluctantly turns to Ichabod for help. I made his bureaucratic outfit more office-appropriate: wear a printed blazer, white top, blue pencil skirt, gold watch, and nude pumps. 

Katrina Crane (Katia Winter) is Ichabod's late wife, who is trapped in a netherworld. In his determination to rescue her, he uncovers secrets about her that spark a lot of questions. For a more modern interpration, try an orange bow dress, brown cardigan, embellished belt, and heeled oxfords. 

Will you be watching?

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  1. Love these outfits you put together.,,cant wait to watch the show... I was obsessed with the movie :D



  2. I cannot even choose a favorite look from these - I love them all! And honestly, how handsome is Orlando Jones? GAH, what a man lol


  3. I meant to watch this show, and now I REALLY need to get watching. You grew up near Sleepy Hollow? How cool! :)

  4. This broke my heart i thout the headless man story was true..
    Loved the camel colored jacket in abbie mills outfit
    Keep in touch,

  5. Ah! That's a great idea to make movie inspired looks :))

    To be honest, looking at them this way, my every day style is something like the between Ichabod Crane and Abbie Mills. I love the military style jackets (got one in green), biker jackets, skinny jeans and nice tops!


  6. I watched the show and I really liked it! The guy that plays Ichabod is such a cutie...I'm a sucker for the accent. :)

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  7. Ooh, yes. I still need to watch this but I'm so excited about it - people I trust are telling me the dynamic between Ichabod and Abbie is reminiscent of Sherlock and Joan's on Elementary, so I'm super super excited. And as always I love this idea! I totally want to do some closet cosplay inspired by this show.

  8. I am die-hard Bones fan, so I stuck around after for the premier of Sleepy Hollow. Can you say hooked?!? It was amazing, enthralling, and the sneak peak into the season at the end convinced me to come back next Monday. Love all these looks, you totally captured the whimsy and historical costuming in the show and made it very wearable!

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  9. I love the story of Sleepy Hollow - the movie version with Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken is what I watch every year on Halloween. I don't know if the TV version will be as good, but I'm definitely interested to watch it. And I love the outfit you put together for Ichabod - so dark but so stylish!

  10. I wasn't sure about this show but I watched it last night and actually really liked it. Can't wait to see what happens this season.

  11. I really love those first two looks. Lots of neutrals is right up my alley.

  12. You should definitely watch it! I think you would like it! It's perfectly spooky and fun!

  13. You really should watch this show! It's so spooky and fun and addictive!

  14. Me too! I think it's going to be a great show!

  15. Thanks, Cee! I love that movie too! It's so awesomely creepy!

  16. Yes, that's one of the reasons I liked the show! The back and forth between them is great; there's tension but also humor and you can tell they're starting to trust each other. It's great!

  17. I love Tom Mison! First saw him in Lost in Austen as Bingley!

  18. That's a wonderful style to have! Thanks so much!

  19. Yeah, I live 20 minutes from Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow is now part of Tarrytown. It's a really fun show!


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