Of course, the best part was hanging out with friends and socializing. Much more of that was done during the day. I wore my 1960s pink confetti print sundress with a cardigan, so not really dressed up, thus no pics. (Definitely my "fuck you, I made this dress" moment.) I tried to get a bit of a bouffant hairdo, but not much luck. Later I braided my hair so it would be ready for the evening social.
People petting girliegirl32786's gorgeous silk spencer:
I thought I took more pictures of the weekend than I actually did. What I realized is that it's because I was taking pictures for other people using their cameras. Oh well. I really enjoyed playing photographer for people, even though I'm not that good at it. :) I went to nuranar's "Put Your Fabric to Work" class and got all sorts of inspired by plaids and stripes. I need more bias in my life! I also took jennylafleur's class on curling hair and learned a TON. It was so interesting and informative. I loved it! It also made me want to buy all sorts of things to get good curls. :p
The evening was the Social. There were many of us Game of Thrones folk, which was super fun. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a mishap. I totally jinxed myself by telling starlightmasque that because my bodice had hooks and bars as well as snaps that I wouldn't have any wardrobe malfunctions. Then, while we were getting ready, the thread on my top hook busted, so I had to sew that back on quickly. AND THEN, at the social, the top bar busted. So I had to run off holding my bodice closed down the long hallway and back to the room to sew it back on. Yeesh! Seems like nobody really noticed though. Being too busty isn't a problem that I'd ever thought I'd have. ;p
ashamanja_babu's hand-sewn Anglaise and her hair were amazing!
More gorgeous ladies:
llyrafantasyfae looking sexy and mysterious as Red Riding Hood:
After the social was the Pink Princess Party. OMG you guys, it's exactly what it looks like in people's pictures, but so much more! (Somehow I don't have many pics of this, but others have some really great ones that capture the event much better.) That was when I finally felt like I was REALLY at Costume College, like I'd entered into the pictures that I'd been enviously staring at every year. It was also when I realized that I was with my people, people who were not only incredibly welcoming, warm, friendly, kind, generous, and beautiful, but people who made me feel like a pretty princess too and whom I could be comfortable and relaxed around. *warm fuzzies* :D
I totally wanted to steal girliegirl32786's gorgeous banyan. Silk banyans: the ultimate loungewear.
I was good and only had one pink drink. I also headed to bed at a decent hour because I knew the next morning would be strenuous with ashamanja_babu's Irish Ceili dance class.