Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Costumes--all new!

Way back at the end of January, I took an afternoon with my friend Rose to attend the Bay Area Costume Guild Annual Meeting.  Click here to learn more about this organization.

I brought the camera, and we enjoyed an excellent luncheon, with dessert, and of course, LOTS of costumes.  After enjoying an eyeful last year, I was concerned we might just see the same outfits again.  Silly me...these folks are really into costumes, and wouldn't be caught dead wearing the same one twice!

I felt visually sated after this event.  Most of the costumes evoked days gone by:

Other costumes evoked faraway places and cultures:
In fact, the costume of the woman below right was from so far away, it was another galaxy!  It was worn in an episode of the short-lived but much-acclaimed Firefly sci-fi series by Joss Whedon. (AWESOME series!) She told me the name of the episode, but it escapes me now.

Her friend wore an outfit evocative of another favorite movie, this one about a famous courtesan of Venice: Dangerous Beauty:
Rounding out the movie theme, this funky costume is modeled on one from Alice in Wonderland:
And this one evokes the programs from Tron--front and back views:

 I love costumes, and if I did not have children to rear, or a job that requires my daily attention, I could seriously get into this as a hobby.  Until the boys are up and out, and I can retire, I'll just have to live vicariously through these annual luncheons.  I'm glad Rose is on their member mailing list!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like something Inara would have worn in Firefly!!
    how fun!


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