I wish I could say that I have plenty of opportunities to wear period costumes. Alas, I do not. But, I have plenty of opportunities to wear costumes in my job. In fact, the folks in my seniors home are disappointed when I fail to show up in one!
I find wearing a costume quite freeing. People look at you and know you are not dressed normally so they don’t expect you to behave normally. If I walk up to someone I barely know and give them a big hug they will be calling to cops. But if I dress like this….
Ok…likely they’d still call a cop but at work I can get away with this. How did I achieve this glorious look? I found a white skirt and hoodie at a second-hand store. I bought the white face paint, chicken beak, stockings and feather boa at a store that specializes in costumes and party supplies. I also bought angel wings at the same store. I pinned the feather boa to the front of the hoodie. I choose pinning over sewing as it would make it easy for me to use the hoodie later for mucking about the house. I used a big red glittery plastic leaf on the hood to represent the comb (that was also pinned on). The crowning glory was the feet. I took the yellow plastic dish scrubbing gloves that I found at a garage sale and I stuffed the fingers with toilet paper. I then slid the gloves over a pair of shoes. Ta Da…chicken feet!