So my friend Judy had an Any Costume party and it was super fun! I decided to wear something old, and after thinking maybe I'd wear Leia Bespin, I remember that I'd spent like a year making my Violet Baudelaire costume (from Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events) and then wore it once at DragonCon in 2006 for like a couple hours and then never again. That costume was a complete trial to make, it was so much work. And then the skirt didn't really fit. And the zipper ripped out. Anyway, I dragged it out and the skirt actually fits now! So I repaired the zipper, which took 5 minutes and I was good to go! The bodice, oddly, worked fine even though it has to be laced a lot tighter now, but somehow it worked. And I got to wear the new strappy boots I had bought to go with this that are much closer to the movie ones but then never wore.
So I was really glad I got another wearing out of it and though I didn't get a ton of pictures, I like these ones a lot better than the other ones.
So here are some pics of my costume and of the party!
Also, I got to see a high school friend of mine (actually, I've known her since 3rd grade) who is randomly friends with Judy. I hadn't seen her since high school!
I handpainted the stripes on the underskirt, which is a full circle!
I drove up with Mike and Gloria, which is always super fun, since we end up chatting the whole way. And we stayed at Gloria's parents house, which is always supercomfortable. So thanks to them!
Mike and Gloria
Judy and Steve had purchased a 6 lbs bag of gummy bears:
Kat in Game of Thrones:
Mike got into the tiara spirit:
Gloria and Mike's pics:
And one bonus picture from my trying out the costume, without my hair done: