V322: Another Day at Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco

I’m back from S.F. now, but here are some photos from our second day at Dickens…

Maggie’s puffy puff-butt in the morning.  I found this endlessly amusing.
Maggie’s costume was divine – she built all the proper 1840s underwear as well as the ridiculously splendid jacket, bonnet, and skirt.
Maggie’s bonnet was made from the Lynn McMaster’s pattern.  She reported difficulty, but in the end it looked fabulous
More adoration of Maggie – she accessorizes like a pro – a vintage rabbit fur muff, a silk plaid reticule, mink collar, and The Doctor in miniature, pinned to her jacket.
Here’s Chrissy posing in her Dark Garden Corsetry window, with a laundry maid theme.
Chrissy did a fantastic job in her window, and held her poses despite the goofy faces and hijinx going on outside,.
I didn’t know the lovely lady in the opposite window, but she performed a set of poses with a little birdcage, and looked gorgeous.
I absolutely adored the Ballet Russe performance – so funny!  For those of you who haven’t seen it, well…yeah, those are cymbals all over their bodies, hehe.
I was so honored to meet Vienna La Rouge of The Austrian Woman blog, as well as  Cait of Curse Words and Crinolines (didn’t get a picture with her 🙁  ).  They are both splendidly beautiful, graceful, and incredibly constumers.
My costume this year was “Frankenstein’s Monster.”  What started out to be a quick-and-easy throw-together using a pattern I knew already fit and was simple, I managed to run out of fabric, and had to get creative with piecing (the under piece of the sleeves look like Catwoman sewed them together).  It somehow ended up fitting, and I even kindof like it.
I wore a collection of skirt supports instead of a hoop, and borrowed the lovely bonnet from my mum.  Plain though it ended up to be, I didn’t have any pain, pulling, pinching, or limited motion, so I count this one as successful.


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