Isn’t fancy dress the best invention ever? I love love love getting dressed up! It was the perfect excuse to pull out all the stops for one of my best friend’s hen weekend a few weeks ago. The theme? Musicals. What a rich vein to tap…
I spent a few weeks humming and hawing over whether to go as Sally Bowles or the gangster’s moll from Singin’ in the Rain (my favourite musical and one of my all time favourite films full stop). In the end I went with Cyd Cherisse.
Rachel, the hen in question, opted for Sandy from Grease! Fun times indeed…
Once our characters were decided, Rach and I started to build our outfits. Rachel opted for the internet to help pull her kit together, where as I got to cheat a little as I already had the dress! I think we both did pretty well! What do you think?
I pulled a Polyvore together to give a feel for Rachel’s outfit and tried to keep as much of the items as cheap as possible, so if you do fancy being Sexy Sandy for the day it wouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. It was impossible to find an off the shoulder black top for some reason, so the strapless effort will have to suffice as a stop gap solution. And apologies, but the shoes cost a FORTUNE. I couldn’t find a cheap pair of red peep-toe sling-backs.
My Cyd Cherisse dress is one of the best costumes I’ve ever had! I took a close up of the leotard (yes, it’s a leotard) and the separate skirt that goes over the top. All the sequins were hand-stitched onto the garment.The skirt is especially fun – it’s only made of strips of fabric so it’s very swishy and moves a lot.
I have to say that there was a lot of effort for folk’s costumes on the day. We had an Annie, Pink Ladies, Maria from the Sound of Music, Velma and Roxy from Chicago, Princess Fiona from Shrek, Dorothy, Tallulah from Bugsy Malone, and the Phantom of the Opera, amongst other musical stars. Quite the selection!
So who would YOU go as to a musical fancy dress party? I’d love to hear your ideas :)