Friday, November 1, 2013

We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you?

Guess what week it is (was).  Spirit Week!  I love spirit week.  Unfortunately, I was sick on Monday and so I didn't get to participate in 'Merica Monday.  Tuesday was Twin Tuesday, which I did dress up for, but my twin was sick and wasn't at school.  (Silly Eleanore.)  However, starting with Wednesday, I did successfully participate. 

Can you guess what day it was? Wacky Tacky Wednesday!  (I chose a floral theme, as you can probably tell.)
Kali and Kevin being silly.

Here's a closer look at my hair and lipstick, which caused several people to do a double take.

 Of course, Thursday was Halloween!  I decided (about three days before Halloween) that I wanted to be Marie Antoinette.  I started searching through my wardrobe, and two things quickly became evident: this was going to be a somewhat modernized version, and it was going to be black and white rather than pastel, which would be more accurate.

Here's what I came up with:

Please excuse the messy room and horrible selfie.
Just kidding!  This wasn't my final costume, but it was the basis.  I dug through my scrap box and found an old lace curtain that I decided had a lot of potential.  After a lot of sewing (by hand because my sewing machine decided not to work), especially because I accidentally sewed one of the sleeves on backwards and had to redo it and I sewed lace around the neck before deciding it looked horrible and undoing all the stitches, I came up with this final result:

I think I did a pretty good job.  I had a big lace bow in my hair but you can't see it in this picture.  I also covered my face in baby powder and drew on a beauty mark.  I had a parasol too, but I couldn't use that while inside the school building.  The skirt was huge (thanks to a square dancing crinoline I just happen to have lying around) and made sitting very difficult.  Driving was especially challenging, but somehow I managed it.

Here we have Marie Antoinette, Hannah the Sleepy Senior, Hana as Jess from New Girl, Kali as Minnie Mouse, and Kevin as a nerd.

Today was Phoenix Friday (that's our school mascot), which basically meant wear school colors and school apparel (t-shirts, sweatshirts, pajama pants, etc) and was kind of boring.  I actually forgot to get any pictures of it, too, so just imagine a lot of blue and gray and navy.  (Our colors are, I believe lapis lazuli and gray, technically at least.)

Happy Halloween to everyone!