All growing up I never once attended a themed costume party....in costume that is. We never went out and paid money for a store bought costume that was just right. We never had the right stuff at home to fit whatever the theme was. And I was usually too school for cool...er..cool for school to be caught dead in something that sort of made a lame attempt at fitting the theme, but didn't quite hit the mark.
As a result, I was the equally lame kid who showed up in jeans and a t-shirt who stood around too cool for costumes that weren't quite right, and yet desperate to fit in just once for a themed party.
NOT SO THIS TIME!!!
We got an invitation to William's cousin's birthday party - 1950s themed - and William's all like "let's do this baby, we're doing it!!"
There were usual groans and moans on my part as I tried not to dredge up the bad costume party memories from my childhood, but I told him I'd do my best.
Thankfully I didn't have to rely fully on my best or I still would have been in trouble. I had two friends ready to help out who let me look through their stuff and loaned me almost the entirety of my wardrobe. By the end, I felt ready to rock the 1950s and any party that came with it.
And so, because this might in fact be the only time in my life that I actually attend a themed costume party, IN COSTUME, and look really fabulous doing so, I will now shamelessly post far too many pictures of us in our get up. I admit to feeling awesomely beautiful that night. :-) Thanks girls. :-)
|Someone said a brunette Marilyn.|
|Someone said Black Dahlia. (I had to look that one up.)|
|I just felt awesome and incognito.|
|Pretty Lady and Nerdy Scientist.|
|Nerdy Scientist and his 1950s radio. (from my Grandmother's shed)|
|Slide Rule anyone?|
|He's not overly excited.....|
|Makes you kind of nervous doesn't he?|
|Okay, perhaps Mad Scientist is better.|
|How did the nerd ever get the babe?|
|Can't forget the scarf and gloves.|
|Red lipstick and shades.|
|And the coat and bag. :)|
So there you go. Our totally awesome 1950s birthday party get up. Happy Birthday to Nicole and thanks for having a costume party so that I could for once in my life, go in costume and rock it out! This crunchy mama enjoyed her night of glam! :-)