Mini Costume Gala 2016

Hello costuming internet! How I have missed you. I’m still busy at work, but it is now down from its peak. Which means it’s time to catch up on costume event photos while I can.

First up is the “Mini Costume Gala” hosted by Carolyn, who is a recent transplant to Washington, DC by way of Ontario, Canada. Carolyn had the great idea to host a party to give local folks the chance to show off any costume of their choosing, similar to the Costume College Gala. The gathering was at the lovely 1910s townhouse that Carolyn is staying in while living in DC.

I decided to wear my Victorian Catwoman costume, since I have not brought it out in a few years. It felt appropriate for a party that was taking place just a couple weeks before Halloween.

Mini Gala

Mike wore late Victorian.
Mini Gala

Our hostess, center, with Maggie and Kat
Mini Gala

Jess in 1920s and Kat in 1830s. Kat is wearing a two-strand pearl necklace she commissioned from my Etsy shop, which I based off of pieces in 1800-1830s portraits.
Mini Gala

Mini Gala

Glynnis wore an amazing robe de style
Mini Gala

Tarisa explains the rules to a period parlor game.
Mini Gala

Carolyn, Taylor, and Jenny-Rose
Mini Gala

Maggie did an amazing job on her jacket, which she sewed from only 1 meter of fabric.
Mini Gala

Mini Gala

Mini Gala

Admiring the work on Carolyn’s gown
Mini Gala

I adore how Kat did her hair.
Mini Gala

Glynnis and Sahrye
Mini Gala

Mini Gala

This is what happens when you try to relax in a barrel chair while wearing stays!
Mini Gala

Mini Gala

I love Jenny-Rose’s lace wrap.
Mini Gala

Glynnis won the tiara (aka a picture of a crown drawn on a card)!
Mini Gala

We video-chatted with some folks who could not make it in person.
Mini Gala

Some architectural details of the beautiful 1910s house
Mini Gala

Mini Gala

Mini Gala

Thank you for a wonderful party, Carolyn! All of my photos are here

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