Sorry I didn’t write last week, I decided that it was better to just wait until today instead of making a random mid-week post telling you that I didn’t have any new challenges!
However I did get some stuff done last week! (aside from going to New York, look at the bottom of the post for some photos!)
Prom is coming up next month, and the theme is Masquerade (great theme, right?) and I am very, very excited! A few months ago I found the PERFECT dress at this vintage shop in LA, but it way out of my price range…. like way out of my price range…. like $475 out of my price range…. so I decided to replicate it on my own! With the help of my mother of course…. So last week I went fabric shopping and also started construction on my mask!
We decided to build off of a pre-existing dress instead of making one from scratch, but the mask will be completely my own, which is fun. The dress is going to be a knee-length, really poofy dress (lots and lots of tulle) with 3 layers of textured, mesh-esque fabrics and a TON of appliques on top.
I was so fortunate to find the right fabrics at S.A.S., they are almost identical to the dress we saw in the vintage shop, and I was so nervous we wouldnt be able to find something close, let alone something similar/better than the original!
The thing that is going to be most challenging is finding appliques, I was looking for a design similar to the design on the right, only in black and silver instead of white…. fat chance, right? Well, if you guys see anything definitely give me a shout out so I know where to look, because so far etsy hasn’t been too helpful…
I also got the base of my mask constructed a few days ago, which meant I got to play with plaster for a few hours, which was… interesting… my eyebrows barely made it out and just for the record, petroleum jelly is a bitch to get out your hair… yeah… how about a photo?
Pictured on the left here is the mask in its first phase of completion, it needs to be sanded down and shaped and decorated and whatnot, but its not bad for my first time playing with plaster wrap! Also pictured is my topsy-turvy-tophat, it picked it up in New York to wear to prom, I figured I’m already breaking the rules with a short prom dress, why not make have a little fun, right? Besides, I’m the kind of girl who would wear a mini top-hat in her everyday life, so I think its a purchase well-made!
This week I will be doing more work on the dress and mask, no promises on completion, however I am planning on finishing another scarf this week, a fluorescent orange one no less ^.^
Now for those of you who would like to know what I was up to this last week, I was in New York City with my Musical Theater II class seeing shows and taking in the sights. It was a truly life-changing experience, as corny as that sounds, and I don’t think I could have spent my spring-break any better. I had the privilege of seeing 4 shows, Next to Normal, Hair, God of Carnage, and In the Heights, as well as attending the Stephen Sondheim 80th Birthday Celebration, all of which were amazing, I think God of Carnage was the only one I didn’t cry during, whether out of sheer happiness or heart-wrenching realization that I wasn’t on the stage too. I cannot wait to move there myself, hopefully I’ll be there in the Fall at NYU, but if not then I’ll just have to wait for a bit before I make the big move. I’ll put some pictures of the trip at the bottom!
Thanks all for reading, I’ll post an update later this week if there is anything to report, but if not then I’ll talk you to on monday!