This year I didn’t kill myself with insanity-sewing for Costume College.
I realized I had more than enough costumes to choose from, and way too much in my work schedule, so I just didn’t stress about it. For the Ice Cream Social, I’m wearing this:
And for the Gala I’m wearing this:
Now…what to wear for the daytime? I usually go with vintage or retro clothing I’ve made, but I feel quite hindered by my hair this year. Do I wear my vintage dresses with my modern hair? Do I wear a wig? Do I just cover my hair with a bandanna? Considerations for vintage daytime dress:
|1950s square-necked frock. Easy to wear, and the newest vintage thing I’ve made|
|Does this even still fit?|
|1950s sailor dress. Easy to wear.|
|1950s crazy plaid dress. I love this dress, though it came out a tad large (at the time). Might fit me just right now that I’ve put on a bit of fluff.|
|High-waisted jeans with a retro top and head scarf. This isn’t really “costume” to me, but it’s easy to wear.|
Hair is still a problem, not so much with the vintage daytime, because I can maybe wrangle it into something ’20s, ’50s, or ’60s-looking. For the Victorian and Georgian gowns, though….
I guess my furious sew-a-thon will be on hair pieces! I have a dark brown rinse I could try, but my hair is super-processed, and I’m afraid the rinse would stain it permanently. I guess so strategizing is in order…and maybe a trip to the local wig shop. 🙂