It all started a couple of weeks ago with Ric telling me about a segment on Martha Stewart, where she showed an easy way to make a Halloween wig with a plastic bag, some tape and some paper. Ric's a clever one, and before I knew it he was making the base for a wig. As luck would have it, the wig looked very French...very Louis "something"...very Marie Antoinette.
That conversation lead to a discussion of the amazing paper dress competition that they have on Project Runway...(and the uber-amazing dresses that they made a few weeks ago). You can replay the entire paper dress episode by going to myLifetime.com/ProjectRunway
We then started prowling the internet for pictures of Marie Antoinette-era costumes to have a better idea of what men and women actually wore back then. We discussed doing flat paper-doll-like dresses, full dresses, and then we settled on dresses that would be a "facade", for comedic effect...We did not finish the back of our outfits. Instead we let our "undergarments" show. In this case, the undergarments that we used were Tyvek Has-Mat Suits, that Ric picked up a the local hardware store. These adult-sized "one-sies" were what we taped the paper parts of the costume pieces to.
The whole process was a lot of trial and error, but we had a lot of laughs the whole way through.
I'll have more snapshots from our Halloween eve in my next few blog...Fromthe ghoulish make up applied to our faces & necks by Ric's daughter Erica, close ups of our outfits, last-minute fans to complete "the look", etc...
So y'all come back now, y'hear? There's lots more to show & tell.
Back in two shakes...