Thursday, May 9, 2019

Austenland Tea

Ok, I am in need of a happy post, so here we go! Stephanie’s (November) Pumpkin Tea this year was themed “Austenland,” and inspired by the movie. So costumes were encouraged to be less-than-historically-accurate, over-the-top, and the food was the same. It was super fun. Since I had no sewing time, I wore a reddish/pink Spencer that is pretty loud in color and a very tall hat (purchased on Etsy or eBay years ago), and I wore lots of make-up.The necklaces is old school Dames a la Mode and the earrings are In the Long Run Designs. :D

Here are pics!

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Taylor embroidered a bag!

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Historical Hogwarts party

My friend Chelsea hosted a Historical Hogwarts themed tea this October (busy month, seriously!). Janine, Conley, and I carpooled down to Williamsburg to make a long day trip of it.

Janine and Conley were Slytherin. As were most of the partygoers. The host was Hufflepuff. I was the lone Gryffindor at the party.

I repurposed a white regency dress with some Gryffindor striped clip-on bows I bought at the Kings Cross Gift shop. Plus red and gold sashes, my regency shawl that happens to match, red shoes, a wand, and my gorgeous suede witch hat, which was so heavy it pulled the wig off my head until I gave up and bewigged.

The party was lovely! She had a scavenger hunt for a list of Harry Potter-related things, and had hand-made lots of beautiful decorations!

The Slytherins all teamed up on the Gryffindor, but I came close to winning. :-)

Some decorations:

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These House cups actually worked! She made them!

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And some of the food! In House colors of course!

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These little tarts were SO GOOD

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Slytherins:

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

AwesomeCon 2017

Apparently I never posted about this! So here belatedly is 2017 AwesomeCon! (I was looking for pics from it and realized it was missing!)

AwesomeCon was in June in 2017. Despite being about 5 months pregnant, I was able to fit into my League of Their Own costumes so Gloria and I could be twinsies.

Loved this hall costume - a Leslie Knope wedding dress!

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Also Left Shark!

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We caught a panel with Phil LaMarr - voice actor from Futurama and many other things. Voice actor panels are always so entertaining!

A real Wonder Woman costume:

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Gloria and I:

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