Friday, 1 February 2013

Alice in Wonderland

I'm not big on "parties" per se, but this weekend sees a good friend of mine turning 40. However, this is not going to be just a regular party and a few drinks. Oh no, this party is fancy dress!

By now you'll have guessed that the theme is Alice in Wonderland. It's a good choice, if there is such a thing as good in terms of fancy dress, as there are a lot of characters to choose from. I've surprised myself just how seriously I'm taking it, most probably because the majority of my friends are very creative, so there's a bit of a challenge. After much deliberation I've decided to go as The White Rabbit.

I searched high and low for a costume but most were fairly poor but expensive. So, there was no other choice. I had to make it myself. However, my track record in this department is not great. A number of years ago I was invited to a fancy dress party for another friends birthday, but you could choose whatever you wanted. I decided to go with a low budget, homemade and original. More of that in a minute.

I arrived at the front door in a fairly well to do area of the city, rang the door bell and waited, quite excited at what I had made. The door opened and to my horror everyone was dressed in the most elaborate and beautiful costumes, most having gone with a Louis the 14th theme, complete from head to foot.
I, on the other hand, was stood on the front door step wearing a black plastic bin bag with a hole cut in it for my head and the word MARS across the front. Yep, I had come as a Mars bar. I don't think I've ever been so embarrassed, but I stuck it out the whole evening. Funnily enough no one commented on my costume.

I've learnt my lesson this time. I've spent the past two days making this costume and I must admit it's looking pretty good. Large fluffy white ears, complete with inner pink parts, a large fluffy white tail, red waistcoat, homemade, with hearts cut of the back, a comedy sized large pocket watch and on the day a friend of mine will create a wow factor face painting of the character. I may get a few odd looks going on the bus to the party though.
So, with just a couple of tweeks left to do, and only £10 spent, the White Rabbit is ready to go. Hopefully I wont be late.

1 comment:

Pauline said...

Wow. If I passed you in the street I even wouldn't recognise you ... and I'd certainly cross to the other side!!!!!