This is something of a belated Halloween costume — it’s what I wore to the annual PEERS Bal des Vampyres. I wanted to wear something pretty, gothy, and yet somewhat comfortable (specifically, uncorseted!). The gown was made by the ever-wonderful Donna for me to wear at the Costume College Gala two years earlier. It’s a vintage 1950s pattern, made in pink dupioni silk, worn over a huge crinoline petticoat I bought at a thrift-store.
For the ball, I decided to go as the Prom Queen From Hell. I made a “Miss Hades” sash from silver satin edged in black bat-print ribbon with letters that I painstakingly traced cut out of black satin. The whole sash is held together with FabriTac, no sewing involved.
I used a big net pouf to style my hair into a beehive, wore a black rhinestone tiara, black gloves, and some blingy jewelry. I wore black lipstick (Make Up Forever #50) and pale makeup. Not seen in these photos — big shiny black bat purse and vintage Fluevog shoes.
My pix from the event are on Flickr.