So…. I had to make an executive decision – the neon had to go – it wasn’t working as I hoped it had. Here is a picture before I removed it:
The overskirt simply wouldn’t lay right at all. If I had wanted an external hoop on a skirt, it might have done the trick, but the wire was just too inflexible.
It looks better without it….
What is very subtle here is the lighting under the planets – they do sort of glow in daylight, but when the lights get turned off:
I actually have two more items to complete for my costume.
I need a black petticoat, as I used one from a long ago costume to take these shots, and it really doesn’t fit anymore (hmmm, maybe that was WHY it was in the daughter’s dress up box!). I just couldn’t wear it for two nights in it’s current state.
And I need a nice-plain-not-filthy-looking-or-festooned-with-slutty-‘pirate’-lace pirate hat. They don’t exist this year. Why does every pirate hat either go with the pirate mini dresses, or look like it was dragged through the mud to emulate Jack Sparrow? I bought black denim and a small piece of ultrasuede for edging, and will make a nice, plain pirate hat from that. I will use the same method as used last year for the miniature pirate hat, and just enlarge it.
S’s tuxedo needs more gold spray paint, and then someone needs to paint the skull on the back.
Thank goodness I still have a week and a half!
Hmmmm – maybe the neon would make a good hatband.