Since Halloween landed on a Friday this year, how could I not make my Flashback Friday post a Halloween post?
This is from a time in my life when I thought looking scary was fun, oh probably around 1983 or so. I was attending a technical school in the evenings completing training in computer technology - learning basic electronics and how to trouble-shoot and fix big computer mainframes. Personal computers weren't widely available at the time so the curriculum barely even mentioned them. My how quickly technology changes.
Anyway, this was a Halloween party for the students in the school. Being on a super-tight budget I pulled together the costume spending very little money and using my sewing skills.
You know you have a good costume when you arrive at the party and people aren't sure who you are :-)
The dead bride's dress is actually a knit mini-dress that came from my closet. (At the time, the dress was one of my favorite "let's go dancing" dresses, sewn from a McCall's Brooke Shields' pattern.) I sewed a long pull-on skirt out of black broadcloth, trimmed with wide black lace to wear over the mini-dress. The veil was created from black netting. To finish the look I added a bouquet of plastic blood red roses, white and black make up and a fabulous black wig a friend loaned to me.
By the way, this look works much better if you don't smile...guess I better stick to clown and Reading Diva costumes in the future.
And no, I didn't win the costume contest.