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Still brainstorming this year's Halloween costume? Take things up a notch with a locally made spooky crown or headpiece. Ellie Platt of Crowned by Ellie has released her first official Halloween collection featuring seven handcrafted pieces donning everything from spiders to sugar skulls. 

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Platt, a bonafide crown expert, can often by found in a headpiece and the Halloween season is no exception. The Halloween collection has plenty of glitter and rhinestones and can be enhanced with dramatic makeup and costumes. Her bone-chilling Skull & Bones Headpiece is great for horror fanatics while her Candy Corn Crown is ideal for scaredy-cats. 

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To accompany her creative crowns, Platt had an eerie photoshoot with photographer Titus Childers. "He is so very talented," she told Adore. "I wanted to create a spooky look and feel, with inspiration from classic Halloween movies like Hocus PocusThe Nightmare Before ChristmasBeetlejuice, and Harry Potter, while also showing the sweet side of Halloween, trick-or-treat style."

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Platt created Crowned by Ellie so everyone could "stand a little taller and bring more confidence to their lives." Coming up on one year of business, she continues to create crowns for all occasions and works with locals and people from across the country, as well as companies of all sizes. Each is created in her home studio and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. 

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"A headpiece isn’t just an accessory, it’s a statement. It lets the world know that you are a queen, you are confident, a woman in charge, the boss. A headpiece can take a normal boring day and turn it into something glamorous and special. Everyone wants to feel confident, special, powerful and beautiful, no matter what age we are."

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