Friday, October 30, 2009

Almost Ready!

I don't "do" Halloween at my house. Oh, Mike and Vanessa will bring Ethan by, and I'll take a picture or two of Dr. Q. T. Patootie. Then I'll put candy on the porch in a bowl, turn off the lights and go to Andy and Renee's party. Hopefully, Vanessa can help me get dressed while they're here.

Usually, by the end of Halloween at work, I'm ready for my jammies, but the party is always a lot of fun, so I stumble into a costume, suck down a cup of coffee and head out.

This year, I discovered Steam Punk, thanks to Frank. Steam Punk is a costume/clothing style that is difficult to describe. Sort of Jules Verne meets Wild Wild West meets Goth. Now...that gives a pretty wide range of looks. I posted pictures a while back that I found on line, and I've put together a costume for myself. I hope it works, because I haven't waxed experimental with a Halloween costume in many years. My boots aren't quite right, but they're comfortable, and some of the bits have come from work--petticoats and such.

But, I will need help putting the bits together. I had best lay in some safety pins...

Tonight, I'll attach small decorative bits to my freshly-dyed skirt, and we'll see how it goes.

I'll post pictures, even if it doesn't quite fly!


  1. I going to be the same old tired witch like I am every year.

    I'm interested in seeing your costume. I hope it goes well.

  2. Happy Halloween, Ronni!

  3. Went to a great party! It's almost full moon, and that makes it better...hope you had a good time, too!

  4. How in the world did you fit in the Miata with that big bustle thing? LOL
    Hi.. to Mgt. Happy to "see" you!

  5. It wasn't easy! LOL! I had to shift it all into the passenger's seat and then find the seat belt and gear shift...