Dudes! I have arrived as a fashion blogger! How do I know that? Because the lovely and well-dressed Sheila of Ephemera said so. How did she say so? She gave me a Major Award! THAT IS DEEPLY COOL, PEEPS. Thank you, Sheila, for sticking with my sporatic, not-so-daily daily style blog.
Sheila said one of the things she liked best about my Scary Closet are the costumes. Sheila, you are in luck, because I have more costumes to show you!
Last year (2011, hee-hee) in early December, I helped host our MN costuming guild's first Big Holiday Bash. It's called: A Steampunk Christmas Carol, Fezziwig's Party. And it was EPIC. As was the costuming:
Behold! My buddies (the Wench Posse) and I in our official portrait for 2011. Yup, we are a fun, historically incorrect bunch!
Here's what I wore:
Formal-wear Assassin* Ensemble:
Silver/black tiny top hat, gift from Laura, embelished by me
Black ruffled blouse, Victoria's Secret by way of eBay
Black satin corselet, made by me with GREAT DIFFICULTY
Grey/blue apron with ball-fringe trim, made by me, pattern by Victorian Times (?)
Grey/blue bustle with ball-fringe trim, bustled by Laura, sewn by me
Black lace-up boots, Durango by way of eBay
Black lacy tights, gift from Heather
Black leather arm-warmers, China by way of eBay
*My Steampunk "persona" is an assassin. I like having a persona, it helps me plan out my costumes. What makes this costume assassin-y? The thigh-holster and pistol you can't see in this photo.
My costuming bestie, Laura, also looked fabulous:
She wore her Steampunk Snow Queen costume, as befitting her position as our guild's President. I told her if she was the Snow Queen, then my costume was Black Ice. That's a MN joke for those of you in warmer climes...
Check out these other fabulous folk:
above: My Ren Fest buddy, Dave, and his gorgeous wife, Chris...
above: My friend, Carol, admires Traci's uber-cool metal Steampunk'd arm. BTW, Traci makes those for purchase...
Laura and I would like to leave you with the power of RAWK:
And again, thank you Sheila!!!!
NOTE: official photos courtesy of Jim Jordan, Photographer.