I’m an Astronaut! J Valentine designer Halloween costume, Portland’s hipster Jupiter Hotel.

jupiter hotel portland, hipster hotels

Blast off! I was a space-girl for Halloween, and docked at the appropriately named Jupiter Hotel in Portland. I hope you enjoy these photos of my out-of-this-world costume by J Valentine.

buddha mural, portland jupiter hotel

If you’re an acid-Buddha party type, you’ll want to stay at Jupiter Hotel (800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR) in the Southeast district. Avoid downtown PDX. The coolest joints orbit around this planet, such as the Lovecraft Bar.

Remember when I did a monsters vs unicorns shoot with Josie Stevens? Our friends at J Valentine made those outfits, as well as this new “Astro-naughty” wonder.

gravity cosplay, spaceman suit

With a push of a button, the helmet lights blink in several colors! There are pulsing pin-lights in the legwarmers as well, activated with a twist. From the space cadet patches to the spongy hood, J Valentine’s attention to detail is beyond this world. They’re simply the best wink-wink women’s costumes on Earth.

j valentine costumes, astronaut outfit

The fuzzy legwarmers and long-sleeved bodysuit carry enough warmth for October nights. I added star tights and a Gladnews skirt for more coverage, although you can wear this as a romper.

j valentine astronaut costume, sexy costumes

My colorful, pigmented makeup is from Canada’s Annabelle Cosmetics. I think I’ll explore the blue planet, since it matches my new hair color.

gravity spacesuit, halloween spacegirl

The hotel staff went all-out with dressing up. Pretty much everyone here was young and easy-going.

astronaut women's costume

The lobby doubles as an art gallery. My kitty-cat filmmaker Melissa Rundle did the photography in this post.

halloween portland party costume

Right outside is the Doug Fir bar, a favorite hangout for PDX locals.

chalk art drawings, jupiter hotel doors

Each Jupiter room is spacious and has unique decor — one has a Marilyn Monroe mural. Guests are encouraged to get creative, and make chalk drawings on their doors.

chalk drawing outerspace

Naomiyaki transformed the blank canvas into a deep space battle. That’s La Carmina, fighting aliens in a pirate suit. (Do you think I’ll be the first intergalactic travel TV host?)

robot drawing, chalk artwork

One day, I’ll have my own space-disco robot.

jupiter hotel room interior decor

You know you’re in a hipster hotel when your welcome packet includes…

velvet devil wine, apples depth of field

The art lobby carries the two necessities, devil wine and green apples.

jupiter hotel hat, mannequin girl

The mannequin, “Lily,” is a mascot who sometimes appears in random places around town.

pink kitty ears hat, harajuku girl

Voyagers who love quirky art and nightlife, The Jupiter’s the place for you — as long as you don’t mind running into Harajuku kitty-girls outside.

jupiter hotel pdx, hipster motel

What do you think of my astronaut Halloween costume? Better than the ones in the Gravity movie?

The designer, J Valentine, has an imaginative catalog of original costumes and clubwear. Be sure to check out their site.

makeup instagram, annabelle cosmetics

Did you dress up this year? Got photos?

PS: I’m on Instagram — check out my funny outtake photos, such as a collision in the quinoa pasta aisle, and my earless cat hoarding my Annabelle lip crayons.



  1. J. Valentine
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Love it!! Thank you for the love and support xo!

  2. Krissy
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Cool Shoot :) ! I tried 2 book that Marilyn Monroe rm 4 shoot once guess it is a popular room! Glad U had fun in PDX!

  3. James
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    ♥ ♥

  4. Bettina
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Glad you enjoyed Portland my hometown!

  5. Catherine
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Great post, love the photos and write-up!

  6. Petal
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    So cute! Chanel meets startrek kinda space cuteness!!

  7. MelissaR
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    “If you’re an acid-Buddha party type…” haha LOVE IT!!! Great hotel and great pics! Hottest astronaut ever!!!

  8. JW
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    I love your outfit in the Jupiter Hotel blog! I’ve actually stayed there once, and yeah, Doug Fir is pretty nice!

  9. Bakki
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 3:56 am | Permalink

    La Carmina u Rock! <3 <3

  10. Sophie
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    That astronaut outfit is to cute!

  11. Israel
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    #Loves 4 Ever #Carmina

  12. M. Larsen
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    So cute! Love it. Astronaut & Space Kitteh!

  13. Hanna
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:41 am | Permalink

    The outfit you had was AMAZING – so jealous

  14. Serbs
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    That’s so cool

  15. Kiara
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Yu look great Carmina chan

  16. Fountain of Tooth
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I like it!

  17. Steve
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 7:16 am | Permalink


  18. Anne
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    you look like a dream, love your style dressing so much :)

    • lacarmina
      Posted November 16, 2013 at 3:05 am | Permalink

      I love Halloween!! Always an excuse to get creative.

  19. D'Juan
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    A “wink wink?” Is that like a fairy or something lol!

  20. Tico
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    I was a mediavel wicked witch

  21. Iris
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Always enjoy your blogs. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Tuyem
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    was a zombie

  23. Keven
    Posted November 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    I was Reita

  24. Jugar Jugar
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Your face is really very impressive. It gives me a sense of spooky and dreamlike. It really is the most alluring eyes I’ve ever seen.

  25. Serafina
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink


  26. Acgirl
    Posted November 17, 2013 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Yes, I got dressed too :)
    Loved your costume!! greetings :)

  27. Valentine costumes
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Amazing clicks … loved your costume space girl!

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