Getting dressed was a breeze compared to last year. We missed the red carpet arrival entirely! This year, I had a few tricky moments with safety pins, but on the whole my outfit went together easily.
|Lauren and her husband ready to ago, with Perry the Platypus, who alas! did not make a red carpet appearance.|
In tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood, I went as Maid Marian, as played by Olivia de Haviland in the 1938 Robin Hood. (With Errol Flynn, in Technicolor!)
|Original film still|
|On the red carpet (photo courtesy Arandale)|
I love this costume. Love it! It took so much work to make, but the pieces really came together. It's amazing to wear.
|I think we turned out pretty good! (One of the husbands was being silly behind the camera, and can't control my face. :D) (Photo courtesy Beth)|
|Stephanie in blinged-out 1950s.|
|R. in silk charmeuse, copied from the 1930s Hitchcock Secret Agent.|
|Beth in Regency and husband in vintage formal wear. (Photo courtesy Arandale.)|
|Lauren's gold 1930s, complete with squined and (fake) furred cape. (Photo courtesy Beth.)|
I had a lot of assistance replicating... (Photo courtesy Jitteringbug)
|... this original continuity still.|
|Did it turn out all right?|
|Beth took no risks with her gorgeous dress.|
Afterward we watched the Gala dancing.
|Lauren and Beth and their husbands danced to several songs. Ever seen the Balboa danced in a Regency gown before?|
|Two fabulous golden ladies (Lauren and Katherine) and their cameras.|
|The awesome and delightful Megan in her fully accessorized cross-barred silk francaise.|
|Megan starts taking out pins and Aubry figures it out.|
|Dress coming off!|
|Back to the dance! (That wasn't so bad!)|
I didn't stay for the end of the dance; we went back to our rooms, but not to bed right away. We stayed up way too late talking and unwinding. It was a great night!