Dear Suzy, Love Sam

by Nicole Desuasido


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Alex and I decided to be Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop from the Wes Anderson film Moonrise Kingdom. I was inspired after watching the movie on the plane to New York and figured it would be an easy costume to put together considering we didn't have a lot of time to prepare. 

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Alex's costume was easy -- he pretty much had everything but bought the hat and canteen online then the patches, bandana and socks from an army surplus store on Market St. 

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I used this old pink dress I wore to Tomiko's baby shower and purchased this peter pan collar from H&M for $10 and 50's saddle shoes from Payless for $30.

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I then added some blue eyeshadow and committed to a pout throughout the whole night.

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Now all Alex and I needed to do next was bershon the shit out of our photos, which we already love to do :)

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I went on Amazon and bought a stuffed animal cat, a bike basket and binoculars. If it were not for Amazon Prime, my props probably wouldn't have made it in time.

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It was hard to find the portable record player since all my searches on Etsy and Ebay weren't able to ship in time before the party. I even went to a few thrift stores but the only thing I lucked out on was finding this vintage luggage at a random antique store on Union for $30 then spray painted it yellow.

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We bought this map from Walgreens and recreated the book Coping With the Troubled Child on Photoshop then taped it on to one of his Breakthrough books.

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And there you have it-- Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom!