Part 1 of 3 - Pre-Halloween Crazypants (and lack thereof)
So, last time we saw these ladies, Emily had just killed Nate after he kidnapped her GF; Hanna was sobbing because a gun randomly shot Caleb; Spencer was Spencering; and Aria was *puppies and kittens*. Seriously, why doesn't A ever do anything to Aria, ever? <spoiler> That's about to change. </spoiler>
This 2nd annual PLL Halloween Special brings creepy ghost girls, at least four A-Team members, a Caleb impersonator, a shocking revelation, one attempted strangulation, roofies, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert and Garrett's death. Wait, is this PLL or American Horror Story?
While regular people would take the next few months off to decompress, our PLLs seem to be doing OK. At least, their fashion sense emerged unscathed from the most recent dramz.
You know, give or take.
On first glance, we've got Spencer in a man-sized jacket, Emily in her usual denim, Hanna nearly decapitating herself with that 25-pound necklace, and Aria working Newsies realness. But YKYLF wouldn't be YKYLF if we didn't look closer, right?
Spencer's necklace looks classy and low-key, but that's just because we were all just looking at that face-sized necklace Hanna was wearing above. I've gotta say, these beads are kinda fug:
Now that she's lost the ginormous man-jacket, we see that Spencer's combining a variety of shades of rose, nude, and ivory into this ghostly nightgown... thing. Also, lace.
Remember how she's 16 and just got back from school? Yeah, I forgot, too.
Seriously. She's wearing pantaloons under there. THIS ISN'T EVEN HER COSTUME YET. God, I love this show and their costume department.
I'd say that Hanna's outfit is a mess because Caleb's still recovering from being shot (and they're still secretly dating which... more on that later), but come on. The amount of trauma these girls have been through, the one thing that never suffers is their fashion. Which means I can't come up with any excuse for this mullet skirt:
Like, this is way too many pieces of clothing at once. I'm counting a green top, black cardi, HEINOUS long split mullet skirt (I'm sorry, I know it's Helmut Lang, but just...no), inner black miniskirt, green Marlowe bag, necklace big enough to count as an article of clothing AND a too-big superhero belt. It's like she and Spencer are re-using bits from their old Halloween costumes as outfits today and both failed miserably.
Also? That necklace is cray. With a more low-key outfit, like a black mini, it could work. But with the green top, flowery MULLET SKIRT and She-Ra belt? Too. Much.
I like how it kinda looks like a double-sided axe, though. Foreshadowing?
Emily's outfit is uncharacteristically cute. Like, ACTUALLY CUTE. Unfortch, the show didn't notice she was dressing well and so we didn't get a very good look at her.
Love this tribal-ish black and white pattern dress. Usually Em throws this denim jacket over top of a slouchy tee and jeans, but with this dress? She's working the same casual boho vibe as Nicole Richie. And check her gorgeous new ombre hair:
You guys, I'm giving Emily her second ever OUTFIT OF THE WEEK!
All it took for her to step up her fashionz was to get kidnapped and almost killed by your stalker, who also kidnapped and almost murdered your current GF (and turns out to have already murdered your ex-GF). And wait until you see her Halloween costume. SERIOUSLY. Emily was literally ON FIRE this week.
You know it's time to re-think your emsemble when Hanna -- wearing the Necklace That Ate Rosewood and three times too many articles of clothing -- is giving you that side-eye. But Aria? Lose the hat. OH EM GEE.
If I had Aria's hair? I would never cover my head. Seriously. She wins for Hair of the Week, hands down.
And this top is really retro sweet, with enough of the usual Aria edginess to keep it current. Seriously, I covet this top:
Too bad she forgot her pants.
Also, those tights are a bit much. Especially without pants.
We checked in with a few of Rosewood's finest pre-Halloween, as well. Ezra popped up in what I thought was a BLACK HOODIE (clue?) but upon closer inspection, is a dark blue hoodie.
That being said, it was a little suspicious that he was all, "Oh, btdubs, I can't go to the ghost train party because of *mumblemumblewriterstuffmumble*." I mean, he either doesn't want to hang out with his former students (understandable) or he's... ON THE A-TEAM!
Spencer hung out with her SECRETLY EVIL BF, Toby cAvAnAugh. Seriously, how did we not know he was on the A-Team with that many As in his last name?
This is a serious, Revenge(!!!)-level Over The Shoulder Evil Hug. Watch out for the Red Sharpie, Spencer!