I am. Well, sort of.
I’m going to a Halloween party on Saturday. Yes, I know it’s All Saints Day instead of All Souls Day, but what they hey. The party organizer suggested that the costumes have a Victorian theme.
Well, I hate to dress up in hoop skirts or general Victorian women’s styles, so I was casting around for what I could dress as. I wanted something archery-related (see user name ), but I wasn’t sure what to do. Then I had an inspiration.
There’s a book by Maurice Thompson called The Witchery of Archery that’s kind of a classic in the field. So I thought “I’ll be The Witch(ery) of Archery!!” I got a store-bought witchy costume and I copied the title from the book (in its archaic type) and made an applique to put on my pointy witch hat and on the back of the costume. I also found an image of a lady archer in Victorian costume that I’ll fasten to the front of the costume.
I made some mini bows and arrows out of bamboo skewers to fasten on my hat.
Nobody but me and Robert will understand what it is, but it makes me happy.
Robert will be in a sort of Victorian vampire costume – not real fancy, but I sewed him a vest and black satin shirt (mmm… black satin…) with ruffles at wrist and throat. That was challenging – I’m not much of a seamstress.
I’ll see if we can get pictures when we’re all dressed up.
Anybody else dressing for Halloween? Posting pictures?