Tuesday, January 02, 2007

mysterious and spooky


Happy New Year! I hope it has gone well for you so far. Ooooh. You don't think starting the year off dressed as Gomez and Morticia means this year will be "all together ooky", do you? If so, next year I'll be Mother Teresa or something.
We had so much fun at the 2nd Annual New Year Masqerade. We took a few minutes to guess who everyone was and then played Guesstures, Invisible Football (more on my game than last time, but that wig had squeezed me into a pretty bad headache--let's see if next time I play better. After that game, I will quit making excuses, I promise ; ) ), and 80's Trivial Pursuit. Some questions make you feel old! but some of them made me feel quite young (very nice feeling as one is approaching 31 *shudder*).

Oh, and about the costumes (this will be 3 crafty posts in only a week--woohoo!), yes, I did make them. Well, refashioned them, to be exact. My dress was this awesome wear-on-your-night-out-on-a-cruiseship-in-the-seventies dress. And David's suit (I am guessing) was a little old man's only black suit that he everowned (there were little-old-man toothbrushes in the pocket--I didn't find them till after it was washed, thank goodness) with different color thread here and there to repair certain seams that had started coming apart. But after a little time with my good friend the seam ripper and my aquaintance the sewing machine, a Morticia dress was created (and necessary seams were back together in David's suit). After just a bit more time spent with a white paint pen, David had a Gomez pin stripe suit. I love refasioning thrift store clothing into costumes. If there were a job that fit that description, I would definitely apply : )


7 comments:

Heather said...

Your costumes look great! So sorry I wasn't there :( I always seem to get sick at the worst possible times! At least I already have really great costumes for next year.

Saige said...

Thanks, Heather. I was so sad that you were sick and couldn't come. We really missed you. I just didn't feel right not having you there. I can't wait to see your costumes next year!
Thankyou for Aubie's chef hat! It is so cute. She calls it a "dough-dough" hat because of the Wiggles song that uses thoses lyrics. It is so funny to hear her say "my dodo hat". She is such a mess.

Lyndsay said...

I didn't know you did the pinstripes on David's suit!! Great job Saige! I think your dress was the best costume there. Josh and I will be posting NY pics on our site tonite or tomorrow along with my very first blog (maybe...)

Saige said...

Thanks, I enjoyed making it. But you looked the most like your character ;)
Woohoo! I've been looking forward to your first blog. I can't wait to see the pictures too. Mine just didn't turn out that great. The only really good one other than those two was the one of Steve and I didn't want to be like, "here's a pic of us, and here's a pic of us, oh, and this is our friend Steve." It just seemed kinda silly, you know? But I will try to put them on flickr or something soon.

kev said...

Great pictures. And kudos, too, for doing the pinstripes on David's suit. The fact no one could tell says a lot.

Point of Fact: All of your costumes were great, but if we're talking about who looked most like their character, the discussion begins and ends with "Future Kevin."

Josh H. said...

aaah, Future Kevin. Definitely the highlight of the evening. Now, I must know, Kev: did you make your costume?

kev said...

Indeed I did. Truth be told, I spent my entire life designing that costume. And as you could see, it was definitely worth it.