Thursday, April 9, 2009

WOW Time Flies...

I cannot believe it is Thursday evening already. I had wanted to write about the 'Odd Ball' all week and just didn't have the time to edit pictures and sit down and write. 

We had so much fun! The costumes were great and we got many compliments on ours. This event was a fundraiser and there was quite a good turn out. Three costumes were awarded and they each had the element of large boobs....hmmmmm...male judges?? Two of the costumes that won were made by Anne Cubberly. One had a set of boobs that lit up by pulling on cords that hung below each breast.

Very fun. Anne also made grasshopper legs for her costume out of paper mache. They are so much more awesome in person and looked like they were made out of wood.

The headpiece that was giving me anxiety -- I was very pleased with. 

I thought it went well with the rest of the costume Anne gave me to wear.

Yup, I waited until the last minute to make it...even more last minute than I thought I was going to wait. I had planned to do it Friday but it took a back seat to everything else, so I did it Saturday afternoon. It took 4 1/2 hours to complete and I ended up running a half hour later than I wanted to because I ran into a sewing machine glitch toward the end. It didn't last very long but it was enough to send the blood pressure soaring. I still had to shower, paint my face, do my hair and paint R's face and wrap his hair! But, it was all accomplished in time and we made it to the party by the time we needed to be there. 

Here's R's mask, also made by Anne.
Full costume...

I figured R. might want to eat and drink while there so I suggested painting his face for when he took the mask off. I painted it to look like a skull. It was cool, and a little surprise as people thought there would be a naked face underneath. 

So, a little bit of tequila, a bit of dancing, mingling, sight seeing...a very enjoyable evening. Thanks Anne for inviting us!!

If I don't get a chance to write over the weekend -- I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends.


  1. Sooooo totally loving your costumes!! You did such a fabulous job on them, wow!

  2. Wonderful costumes! I love Easter Doggy in the next post too.


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