I think I’d like to be at this party…
Yes it’s now Lent but we can still dream of costumes…
Very Ursula, don’t you think? I wonder if the Disney animators were inspired by Erte?
Happy Mardi Gras! I hope you are somewhere that celebrates Carnival! And that you get to see amazing costumes in person
Ack! It’s almost Mardi Gras and I have not come up with a new costume for his year. So I decided to try searching costumes for inspiration….
Mom: Well, honey, they don’t have spiderman. Do you want to be an X-Ray?
Son: An x-ray? What’s that?
Mom: yknow the bones inside your body.
yeah. I think that’s called a skeleton.
I was supposed to wear a costume to a party last Saturday night, but the rain defeated that ambition. Meanwhile I pulled a bunch of costumes out and thought the fabrics made a pretty kaleidoscope.
The white fabric is part of my senior high school prom; the jewel tone pattern was my grandmother’s favorite lounge/party outfit from the 70s; there’s a smidge of green at the top that’s my Kermit the frog scarf from this past Mardi Gras; top right is two different dashikis that are identical except one is white and one is navy; bottom right is a hideous black & red leopard print cocktail dress; and in the bottom middle is my Mom’s supermod 1960s day dress.
We were talking the other night about costuming for Mardi Gras (or Halloween) and I mentioned that many of costumes are conceptual rather than concrete. In the last few years, I’ve been a Vision in Purple, the Spirit of Carnival, Show Me Da Money… you get the idea.
And even when I start with a concrete idea, like Pirate, it occasionally veers off into oddballville. The thought struck me today that I should blame Buffy. Ever since the episode where you became your Halloween costume perhaps I’ve been concerned that I’ll turn into a more concrete costume. Of course, I could always do what the characters did at a college Halloween party and dress as James Bond and God.
OK. I can’t really blame Buffy since I’ve been doing the random costume bits off and on for years. But it’s nice to geek out to Buffy episodes now and again.