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03 November 2008 @ 09:27 am
Halloween Masquerade!  
Okay, so as you might imagine, this will be a pretty picture heavy post. Yes, I had to sew all day Friday, but I did finish both my costume and Mark's. The fabulous kistha was literally my saving grace for styling the wig. I don't know what I would have done had she not been there. She also did my make up. Which turned out AWESOME.

And note the new "costuming" LJ icon. Probably the only icon I will ever use here that is actually me, and I'm only using it now because with the make up, and wig, and mask, well, it could be anyone under there.

A rare case, where my husband not only let me drag him in costume to a costumed event, but then he let me photograph him. Here he is with my brother-in-law, and dthon. Three dapper gentleman:

Points if you guess who they're dressed up as - well, my husband isn't dressed as anyone in particular. He's just, you know, in formal samurai garb from ancient Japan. But the other two are!

Me, as Marie Antoinette:

Me and the husband:

My friend L, who was too busy to stand still for pictures long:

kistha and dthon - doesn't she do fabulous make up? Also, her corset and skirt are AMAZING. You should feel how heavy that skirt is, with all the ruffles. I am mad at myself for not getting a full length pic of the skirt! It's tiered, with layers of ruffles to the floor. It's something like 14 or 16 yards of fabric! (Um...I forget the name of the place she got it from, but they do fantabulous work.):

My sister and her husband. She won Best Overall Costume, but we all felt they got kind of jipped out of Best Couple. Nothing against the couple who won, but they didn't have nearly as strojng or original a theme as my sis and b-in-l. Can you guess what she is? (You were already supposed to guess his!):

And last, a candid shot of Marie helping the Lioness adjust her mane, that I thought was pretty neat. L must have snapped it when she stole my camera for a bit:

As a side note, I won Best Overall Female Costume, and apparently I made out like a bandit at the raffle, but I was busy changing out of my costume by then and have no idea what I won.

ETA: Here is a gallery link where you can see a bunch of photos of other people who were there.

kistha, I'll be sending you all of the photos officially sometime tonight, because I am a dork and forgot them on my laptop at home!
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KayJayUUkayjayuu on November 3rd, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
Lovely! I can't believe people make costumes like this, says the woman who can't sew a button.

Erm, I was gonna guess top hat guy as the man from Monopoly, I don't know what his wife is in relation to that.

Cabbage-face dude I think is somebody from Baker's Doctor Who, it was a Leela episode. He was rich. I hate being over 40.
rhienellethrhienelleth on November 3rd, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, good guess with the monopoly piece! But, no. And while I screech "LEELA!!" (Tom Baker was my favorite Doctor for years, and still is, really, despite my love for the new series.) Again, that's not it.

Hmm. Perhaps I should give hints. Shawn (in the top hat) really could have added a paunch to his costume to make it that extra perfect. And as for the other. Hmm. I'm not sure what hint to give that wouldn't instantly give it away...

Miss Crankypants: Seasonal Hallowe'en Hauntedaka_paloma on November 3rd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Squee! You all look AMAZING. I love the picture that you've used for your icon.

At first I thought dthon was a Green Man, but then I saw there were bunches of grapes on the mask and all I could think of was Bacchus/Dionysus, especially since he's wearing a wine-coloured shirt.

As for the b-in-l, I, too, thought he was the dude from Monopoly, but then it struck me that with the brolly, he reminded me more of the Penguin from the Batman comics--a much slimmer Penguin. Hee. (Although, dude! In the first picture of him with Mark and dthon I was all like, OMG! Rhien's sister is married to Robert Carlyle?!)

Yay! I'm so glad you won prizes. You totally deserve it for all your hard work and the fabulous results.
rhienelleth: costumingrhienelleth on November 3rd, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)

You are correct! Shawn (my b-in-l) was the Penguin! My sister was a dove, specifically, though they simply called her "the bird" when she won the Best Overall.

And yes, dthon was Bacchus. Nice catch on the wine colored shirt! :)

ETA: Oh, and thanks! My friend L took the pics of me. The one I used for my icon isn't pictured here, but it's almost exactly like the other profile one, except my eyes are looking at the person with the camera, instead of straight ahead.

Edited at 2008-11-03 08:06 pm (UTC)
almost entirely sexyshadesofbrixton on November 3rd, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I am so amazed by these. I'm desperate to know who those two gents are dressed as! Especially the vineyard in the face, that's...kind of amazing. Your costume came out beautifully, I'm so glad you had a good time. :D
rhienelleth: costumingrhienelleth on November 3rd, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
aka_paloma got it up above. The Penguin and Bacchus.

My friend kistha makes custom masks, and she made the Bacchus mask for her husband - it's actually the first one she ever attempted, years ago, if you can believe it! dthon reports it is shockingly comfortable to wear. :D
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty": Girl Talkkistha on November 3rd, 2008 08:11 pm (UTC)
Great pictures! Will look for them in my inbox tonight!

It will make the husband cranky, but I think after looking at the pictures, next time I'm going to make him have some green makeup in the eye area, so that it doesn't flash so white.

The candid shot is so cute! (Reminder to self: Need to buy giant bobby-pins.)
Veronica Mars is smarter than you (and me): joseph is jacob ('cause steven was unavajulietlaw on November 3rd, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you *made* your own costume. You look SO awesome (and so do the others.)
Ambassador of  Awesome: elliptica Halloweenamphetamine_47 on November 4th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I'm so in awe of your talent!

Happy Halloween! :D
Stephstephdub on November 4th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
A-Mazing! I'm so glad that you won something for all your hard work as well! You deserve it, the costume is beautiful. Well done!
Gwynna Stargwynnastar on November 4th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
Those costumes are just "WOW!"

And congrats on winning!