Breaking with my longstanding tradition of stitching on costumes until the very last second, I finished my costume a few days ago. There is a sizable dent in my fabric stash, some of it went into a sultan costume for BK’s husband. I cut out the vest, but she decorated it and made his pantaloons. Our turbans were created for the event by skillful tying.The sultan sat patiently while BK stitched a large jewel to his recently wrapped headdress.
BK and I gilded the lily by adding more bangles and bracelets to our outfits.The sultan got a sash and a sword. Said sword was featured in a dance that I performed after drinking two glasses of wine. I am sure that there are photos out there of that!
BK had an Indian Shalwar Kameeze with a matching shawl that she borrowed the pantaloons from. The shawl was reincarnated as a popper and veil. Her top is a purchased coin decorated halter with matching hip scarf.
To be honest, I would have bought one too, but the look is less than flattering on me. Let’s just say that I need a little more help defying gravity.
Before my friends arrived I posed for some photos for Husband.
My braid! This is the same braids that I used last year for the Grito. After unraveling the two, they were braided in one heavy braid and some pearls, cording and a couple of necklaces were intertwined into it. Did I mention it was heavy?
So should I change my profile photo?