|Primping before going out.|
I had wanted to be Prince since last November or so, when we watched Purple Rain for the first time and I was seized with inspiration.
|Getting into character. (See my eye pencil side burns?)|
I was able to find almost all the ingredients for my costume at our local St. Vinny's: studded pleather pants, a giant purple men's blazer, and gauzy ruffled curtains.
|Raw materials: pleather pants, curtains, and a purple suit coat.|
I ended up putting in a pretty ridiculous amount of work on the costume. The pants were the easiest part: two quick seams up the legs to make them skinny. The shirt was more involved; I attached the ruffle to the collar of a short-sleeved white button down, built up a tall neck, made sleeves with more ruffles at the wrists, and even sewed on pearly buttons.
|The giant blazer in its original state.|
|I started out by actually studding these, then ended up borrowing my neighbor's hot glue gun and attaching them that way.|
|David and his cinnamon buns.|
|David suggested that maybe instead of Princess Leia, he should just go as a ghost.|
|Exhausted but still fierce after the party.|