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Green and Gorgeous Halloween Alternatives From Tavinin Echo Park

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It's practically Halloween, and you don't have a costume. And if you've waited this long, you probably don't have a clue about what to be, either. Well, congratulations! You could be the proud owner of a fun, one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly creation from costume designer Ingrid Ferrin, via Tavin in Echo Park. As raw materials, she uses old newsprint and glossy magazines, like Vogue and Rolling Stone. Talk about upcycling at its finest!

We stopped by today with the hopes of seeing Ms. Ferrin put one together, from scratch. Instead, we were treated to an impromptu runway show from the very pretty and thoroughly agreeable Christine. She took a tutu, a shredded newspaper babydoll top, and a Michael Jackson bustier for a spin. So fun! And the design and construction is so ingenious, the paper moves, drapes, and behaves like fabric. It's all reasonably priced, too: there are ornate little hats for $14, and the dresses, skirts, and tops start around $50. Nothing's more than $100. Quite a deal for something that is equal parts fashion, art, and keepsake.

Ms. Ferrin and her creations will be at Tavin Friday, from 2pm to 6pm, and the same hours for Halloween. Stop by, have a glass of wine, eat some Tootsie Rolls, and give yourself a pat on the back for procrastinating. Since you will definitely have the best outfit at the party.
· Tavin [Official Site]